2017 TENUTA LA PERGOLA MONFERRATO ROSSO During a trek in Piedmont one year, Kermit and Dixon Brooke (who works with Kermit on his Italian imports) enjoyed a pitcher of wine from the region during a stop at a trattoria. This led them to the cellars of Tenuta La Pergola, in the town of Cisterna d’Asti. Alessandra Bodda now runs the estate her great-grandfather founded in 1903, farming 30 hectares of indigenous Piedmontese varieties with the help of her son Emanuele. The sandy and clay soils of the Roero and Monferrato, where their vineyards are situated, give softer wines than the... 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 $34.99 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 CANTINE ELVIO TINTERO LANGHE ARNEIS In 1900 a Frenchman named Pierre Tintero set out for Piedmont in search of work. He found an opportunity to do odd jobs at a small estate where Widow Rosina Cortese was struggling to handle all the work herself. Pierre married Rosina, built a successful vineyard operation, now in its third generation of production. Located in the commune of Mango in the heart of Moscato country, Tintero devotes 20 of 30 hectares to planting Moscato. Among the remaining land, 3.33 hectares are planted to Arneis—averaging 10 years old—grown on clay soil and limestone with... View Article