Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

In Vino Veritas

October 20, 2020

How’s your cellaring going during this sustained time at home?  How’s your wine consumption?  Both mine are up!!!!

Here are three great sources I’ve been enjoying in the US.

  • Porthos – The Wine Insiders (San Rafael, California).  With a great personalised concierge service – Rebecca Rodriguez works with us and is a wizard on hard to find, small, boutique Bordeaux, Burgundies and Super Tuscans.  We discovered them via American Express Centurion who recommended them.
  • Total Wine.  A complete contrast.  America’s Wine and Spirits Superstore.  8,000 wines, 3,000 spirits, 2,500 beers.  Great pricing.  Great service.  Great selection of Bordeaux at every price point.  Huge warehouse locations – three outlets close by us in Arizona.  A monthly treat visit (masked and social distanced of course!).
  • Wally’s Wine – A Santa Monica / Beverly Hills hybrid. Wine store, wine bar, café/restaurant, brilliant up-scale selections.  Check out their newly acquired Masterpiece Collection – a private collection.




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