May MTW Wine Reviews

In order to save you time and money, I’ve tasted hundreds of bottles and selected the highest quality, under-$15 wines that I could find. These wines will rotate on a regular basis, but what won’t change is my commitment to providing you with superb, yet affordable, wines that you can enjoy on Mondays, Tuesdays, and […]

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Hidden Napa Gem, under the radar – so far!

My job is to seek out and find rare hidden gems that drink so spectacularly that you just have to get the most stock you can. This is one of those hidden gems that flies so far under the radar and drinks so well it’s criminal that no one knows about it. All the better […]

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Benton Lane Winery

Founded by Steve and Mary Girard- yes, you guessed it, one and the same people that established Girard Winery in Napa- one of my favorites. In the course of producing some amazing wines in Napa, Mary discovered and fell in love with Pinot Noir and convinced Steve on the grape’s merits. So begins a new […]

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Flowers Winery

Joan and Walt Flowers established Flowers winery over 30 years ago and persevered over the years dispite the rugged Sonoma coastline with its adverse weather and dense fog and steep slopes. Today the fruit of their labor and vision is Flowers Winery, with a wealth of experience cultivating great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their approach […]

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Natural, Organic, Vegan, Biodynamic – what does it really mean?

Natural wine is wine made with minimal chemical and technological intervention, both in growing grapes and making them into wine. The winemaker neither adds nor removes anything during the winemaking process, which means that all-natural wines are, at a minimum, farmed organically; many growers are biodynamic in the vineyard as well. But not all organic […]

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V&T hand-picked Wathen’s Bourbon has landed!

Those who have been following Vine & Table’s barrel program over the last several years know that we always seem to return to Charles Medley and Wathen’s Bourbon. We have had over a half dozen picks from Wathen’s in the last four years. With so many burgeoning distilleries some might wonder why we keep returning […]

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MTW Wines- A new concept in wine

If you’re tired of hunting for high-quality weekday wines, I’d like to introduce you to a new concept that I’m calling MTW Wines. In order to save you time and money, I’ve tasted hundreds of bottles and selected the highest quality, under-$15 wines that I could find. These wines will rotate on a regular basis, […]

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Winery of the Month – Heritance

Heritance has been described as the cornerstone Napa Valley brand of Taub Family Vineyards, but its history predates the Taub family’s recent acquisition of the winery. The name Heritance combines the words ‘heritage’ and ‘inheritance’- two important concepts signifying a new tradition and the continuation of an enduring legacy championed by Heritance’s founders, Bernard Portet […]

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