Lots of Travel and Tons of News….

I will be at Napa Premiere this weekend. 

Premiere is the best source in Napa to buy futures on some fantastic wines at auction.  I am going with my daughter Elizabeth.  This is her second journey to this trade-only auction.   We hope to find treasures we can buy now and drink later.  We also hope to continue to find new producers as well as cultivate relationships with our current producers.  Every single producer we have  from Napa in our inventory is represented at Napa Premiere.  Please see the map below for the Napa AVA’s and Sub AVA’s

For our Scotch lovers, I just brought two very select Single Malt Scotch Whiskeys.  They were bottled for me along with two other retailers (one in Wisconsin and one in  Iowa).  Both were selected and produced by Gordon and McPhail .  The first is a 14 year Premier Cru from Glenallachie Distillery in the heart of Speyside near Aberlour, matured in a bourbon barrel to produce vanilla with hints of ripe banana and pear.  The second, which is 13 years old, comes from Inchgower Distillery, matured in a sherry barrel to produce fresh pineapple and peach aromas.