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May 2016

March 2016

FOLLOWING THE RHONE RIVER

2017-03-06T03:16:18+00:00

-Chamonix, Thursday, March 31st       We begin our wine journey with a special treat from the Loire. The wine we started with was a vineyard designates Sauvignon Blanc from Joseph Mellot. Sancerre is the growing region and La Grande Chatelaine is the vineyard. The Mellot family has been growing in this region [...]

2013 RATTLESNAKE RIDGE ZINFANDEL

2016-06-28T23:08:28+00:00

Harwigs is featuring the highly sought after 2013 Rattlesnake Ridge Zinfandel from Turley. The vineyard is nestled up 2600ft in the Howell Mountains, where the grapes receive copious amounts of sunshine as well as the occasional snowfall. Mike Lang, Harwigs' sommelier, remarks on the concentration of the fruit, its spiciness, and vanilla notes from the [...]

February 2016

CORKS vs SCREWCAPS

2017-03-06T03:16:19+00:00

Harwigs' Sommelier Mike Lang asks the question on everyone's mind: Which are better: Corks or Screwcaps? Ahhh…the argument continues over the enclosures of wine bottles… the screw cap vs. the cork. What is the age old saying? “Go with what you know”? However, does this really apply in this case? We are so used to [...]

January 2016

A TASTING MENU TO REMEMBER IN HARWIGS’ CELLAR

2017-03-06T03:16:19+00:00

Ten people, nine courses, six bottles of wine and one memorable evening.  Oyster trio Rockefeller, truffle pearl, fresh wasabi tomato L’Arvi Arrufi Garnacha Blanco 2010, Pinol  —— Sliders, dates & cheese Four Fat Fowls, Petit Basque, Mimolette  —— Lobster bienville crępe heirloom tomato, kaffir spilanthes, lobster bisque  Francois de Salin Corton Charlemagne 1997  —— Prime [...]