Domaine Durand 2011 Premices Cornas

Domaine Durand is an old family estate that was taken over by the dynamic duo of two brothers, Eric and Joel Durand, in 1991. It’s a small, 13 hectare property that straddles the wine regions of Cornas and St. Joseph. Here, the approach to winemaking is modern...

Weekly Wine Buy in Pennsylvania

d’Arenberg 2004 “The Laughing Magpie” Shiraz/Viognier, McLaren Vale (AU) Why does d’Arenberg sell this wine for so little in our humble state of Pennsyltucky? Why sell a wine for under $20 when so many people are happy to spend over $30? Even the critics...

Domaine Hauts Chassis 2007 “Les Galets” Crozes Hermitage

It is rare to find a very good Northern Rhone wine for $20. That makes this delicious syrah a great find. Drinks more like an Hermitage than its often lesser Croze neighbor. With classic mineral and tobacco notes leading into a mess of blood and tar. Only in a wine...