2015 QUITE VERONICA ORTEGA Born and raised in Cadiz, Veronica Ortega came of age surrounded by the pungent aromas of flor, evaporating sherry, and the ocean. She has worked in Priorat, New Zealand, in Burgundy at Comte Armand, and DRC, in the northern Rhone at Domaine Combier—all before finally returning to Spain and working several years alongside Raul Perez in Bierzo. In Bierzo, Veronica found Mencia, a variety that bears many similarities to both Pinot Noir and Syrah—refreshing acidity, bright fruit flavors, and an affinity for expressing terroir. Bierzo is home to an ancient winemaking tradition, a unique climate that... View Article
Susan's Wine Club
Do you enjoy exploring different wines, wineries, vintages, appellations, and varieties? Would you like to save money on each wine purchase? Then, Susan’s Wine Club is for you. Each month, we carefully select two different wines for your enjoyment. The selection usually includes one white and one red, but we’ll occasionally mix it up by possibly including a rosé or a sparkling wine. At the beginning of each month, your wines are packaged, we notify you by e-mail and you’re charged $29.99 for these two bottles. You can come by the store any time and pick them up. We even hold them for you if you’re out of town.
The wines we select are chosen to help expand your taste, your experience. They might be varieties you’ve never encountered before, or they might be from regions you never would have considered. The wine-club selections are always delightful, quality choices and are a great value with the normal shelf price of each typically ranging from $16.99 to over $20. And you get both for $34.99. The wine club offers additional benefits:
- Wine Club members get a 10% discount on all wine purchases regardless of quantity.
- Wine Club members get discounts and priority access to limited-seating seminars.
- Occasionally, wineries make promotional items available to us and we give those to Wine Club members.
- Membership can be cancelled or even suspended at any time, so part-year residents can enjoy Wine Club membership.
Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits Wine Club Selections
2018 HERÈNCIA ALTÉS GARNATXA BLANCA Terra Alta is a Denominación de Origen Protegida (DOP) in Catalonia, Spain. One of the primary grapes planted here is the Garnatxa, (Grenache in France). Herència Altés is a relatively new winery with a stated mission of creating wines that work well for their “amazing garnacha grapes.” The Garnatxa Blanca is a young, fruit-driven, clean and unoaked wine. In making this wine, the winemaker blended fruit from very old vines and younger vines to create a wine with complexity and balance. Grapes are picked before they lose their natural acidity. Whole clusters are sent to... View Article