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.
1) 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.
2) 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!).
3) 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.