In the Press
No matter the time, the hour is right for Vermouth
Eric Asimov highlights some superb examples for enjoying the Spanish tradition, featuring Trabanco’s singular Alma de Trabanco Quinquina en Rama and BCN’s “classic, modern” Ambre Vermut.
Avinyó Continues to Overdeliver, Discovers NBC News
At New York’s iconic Astor Wines, one of our most beloved go-to bottles shows why its a great choice for celebrating New Year’s Eve, or simply any weekday’s eve.
Clos Cibonne, “continuously redefining notions of what rosé can be”
Absolutely irreplicable, Provence’s Clos Cibonne has always pushed against the boundaries of a category that is too often painted in broad strokes. In the link below, Punch explores their wide-ranging influence.
The No/Low conversation continues with Muri Drinks
Since a leaving “a series of boring corporate jobs in finance,” Murray Paterson has been a pioneer in using fermentation, carbonic maceration, and an array of culinary techniques to build a complex, delicious, and innovative line of beverages, coming soon to the States through De Maison Selections. Link to his conversation with Julia Bainbridge below.
New at De Maison Selections
The Cognac Revolution is Here
Fourth-generation Cognac grower and distiller Frédéric Bourgoin reminds us that “revolution” doesn’t mean the appearance of something new, but rather, a return to that which is pure and fundamental, a restoration of what once was. Through Bourgoin, we have at last come back around to brandy distilled from estate-farmed, organic grapes, without blending, color correction, or filtration. Join us in rediscovering what we’ve all been missing.
A Fresh, Biodynamic Perspective on the Southern Rhône
Sébastien Clément is the proud inheritor of his family’s naturally-farmed vineyards in Châteauneuf de Gadagne, as well as that of the Provençal Occitan culture of his ancestors. He and his delicious single-varietal Rhône wines from Domaine des Garriguettes are carrying on both traditions with boundless enthusiasm.
Bordeaux Pirates Set Sail
A legendary region in the midst of sweeping change, Bordeaux has, in recent years, attracted a wave of innovators from within and outside its borders. Our new Bordeaux wineries share an admiration for this venerable terroir, but divert from the conventional viticultural approach, pursuing a decisively natural course in both the vineyard and the cellar. Their sense of urgency in rescuing Bordeaux from its old ways has brought us enthusiastically aboard this journey.
A Talented Team and Exceptional Loire Terroir in Perfect Harmony
Thanks to the visionary guidance and humility of Michel Petitbois (since 2006, the owner of the historic Châteaux du Breuil et de la Roche), a team centered around sommelier and winemaker David Vigan has coalesced, each individual contributing their diverse skills to the overall mission of this stunning estate. Featuring an uncompromising commitment to regenerative agriculture, the thriving, living soils of Breuil produce some of the most exciting organic wines we’ve yet come across in the Middle Loire.