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Paul Blisson Rosé (
Costières di Nîmes, France) -- Reg $15.99 | Mixed Case $12.79 -- Light, refreshing & simple.  Summer cherries and raspberries with soft minerality and clean acidity.

... includes mixed cases!
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05.17.2017  Azienda Agricola Franchetto: Sustainabilty, Harmony & the Family Business

In our interview with  Giulia Franchetto (pictured holding the French horn), this up and coming 27-year old enologist and daughter of proprietors Antonio & Mara Franchetto (holding the trombone & sheet music, respectively) has quite a lot to share!  Hear about her local take on sustainable farming, how they use solar energy to power the entire estate, how they colaborate to create award-winning Soave,  AND about her family's second love -- MUSIC, and more! I hope you enjoy this post. I had a lot of fun interviewing Giulia and writing it up for you! --Jaci

<< NEWS FLASH 5/17/17 >>  
The same day as we made this post, Franchetto was awarded the following:

  * Soave DOC "Recorbian" 2015  BRONZE medal 
  * Soave DOC "La Capelina" 2015 PLATINUM medal for BEST VENETO WHITE!!!!  

Here's an exerpt from the article:
Many Old World winemakers, land-owners and enologists are trained in sustainability.  It is a part of the culture and lifestyle.  When asked about certification and regulation, it is an awkward shuffle to define European standards- yet many of them follow standards, dabble in the designation programs as well as attempt certification (though it is a moving target).  The biggest question is- why do they grow their grapes sustainability without caring about formal certification? It is their way of life! Woman winemaker and  sustainability-trained enologist Giulia Franchetto explains in her own words...

"We are a family run winery, located in Terrossa di Roncà, a little village situated between the provinces of Verona and Vicenza – in the Veneto region. Our company has peasant origins from 8th Century but it is in 1982 that we have taken up the road of winemaking. Antonio Franchetto, my father, founder and owner, understood the fortune to have vineyards in this great land and decided to start his big adventure: transform his own grapes into wine. In the year 2000 we created the brand Franchetto and we started to bottle our wine. It’s been a quite long road to arrive to the wine that Antonio had in his mind. Today, by our philosophy, the wine has to tell about the terroir that it comes from, without contamination; it is for this reason that our main vines are Garganega and Durella: two indigenous vines with strong roots in this beloved area. 

From 2016, I, Antonio’s oldest daughter, Giulia, have run the winery with the support of my parents. I graduated in enology in 2015 and have worked in the family’s winery since 2012. Today, at 27, I am like-minded with my parents – aware of the importance of her vineyards and soils.  My younger sister Anna shares chores of bottling and supports, however it is not her passion.  (We will talk more of this later!)"

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Paul Blisson Rosé (
Costières di Nîmes, France) -- Reg $15.99 | Mixed Case $12.79 -- Light, refreshing & simple.  Summer cherries and raspberries with soft minerality and clean acidity.

... includes mixed cases!

Vinchio Vaglio Serra Roero Arneis (Piedmont, Italy) -- Reg $21.99 | INSIDER $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 "The Little Rascal", is the translation for this killer Italian white varietal. Difficult to grow- easy to consume. Peaches, apricots, hazelnut oils and subtle white floral notes. Crisp acidity and balanced body.

... includes mixed cases!

Purchased on a close out- so enjoy it while our stock lasts!  

Domaine Giudicelli Niellucciu | Patrimonio Rouge (Corsica, France) -- Reg  $42.99 | INSIDER $23.99 | Mixed Case Discount $19.19 --  The rouge is a robust, rich red with inky black cherries, medium-soft tannins and hedonistic spice undertones- star anise, black peppercorn and cinammon. 

Domaine Giudicelli Vermentino | Blanc
(Corsica, France) -- Reg $42.99 | INSIDER $23.99 | Mixed Case $19.19 -- 
The blanc is another rich wine, yet full and charasmatic. Soft olive oil undertones with ripe summer apples glistening with hints of lemon and lime citrus.
... includes mixed cases!

Vazart Coquart & Fils NV Blanc de Blancs Réserve Brut
(Champagne, France) -- Reg. $59.99 | Mixed Case $47.99 -- "Close to Epernay and on the cusp of the Chardonnay-dominated Côte des Blancs, this producer has Grand Cru holdings in the village of Chouilly. Those vines have produced a wine that balances mineral-laced fruit with a soft aftertaste. Young and with apple flavors, it's great now but will continue to develop in the cellar. Drink from 2018." Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast 90 pts Ratings Key>

... includes mixed cases!

Weingut Prechtl Classic Grüner Veltliner
(Weinviertel, Austria) -- Reg $15.99  | INSIDER $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 -- Simplicity and elegance!  Aromatic white flowers softly combined with cooked green apples, legumes, crispness.  Understandable why Somm's like to pair with this beauty!

... includes mixed cases!

Cedergreen Cellars Viola Rosé (Columbia Valley, Washington)  -- Reg $17.99 | Mixed Case $14.39 --  "A balance of minerality, rose petals, fresh cherries and raspberries. Hints of thyme as well.  Delightful." --Jens  ...Who's Jens?

... includes mixed cases!

Bale Breaker Brewing Co. Top Cutter IPA (Yakima, Washington) $2.49 | 12 fl oz - "Our flagship IPA is a well-balanced yet aggressive West Coast IPA that showcases Yakima Valley hops at their finest. Late additions of Simcoe®, Citra®, Loral™, and Mosaic™ give this beer its complex citrus, fruity, and floral aroma and flavor. Named for a unique piece of farm equipment that removes hop vines from the trellis during the annual hop harvest, Topcutter IPA delivers loads of hoppiness all year long."

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