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Check here often to learn about upcoming events, news from our producers and critical acclaim for our wine selections. As we travel to Europe to taste the new vintage and meet with our growers, we’ll be sure to post pictures and reflections here as well.

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Insider’s Tip: 2015 Southern Rhône Whites

Insider’s Tip: 2015 Southern Rhône Whites

Southern Rhône white wines — showcasing the vibrant, sultry flavors of grapes such as Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Marsanne and Roussanne, among others — are complex and flavorful, with good body, acidity and balance.

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A Trio Of Talent: Wine & Spirits Top 100

A Trio Of Talent: Wine & Spirits Top 100

North Berkeley is honored and proud to have THREE partners named to the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries list for 2016 — what a showing! This list is the who’s who of worldwide wineries that consistently perform and have wowed Wine & Spirits tasters over the past year. Drum roll, please! Here’s our winners.

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2014 Arlaud Charmes-Chambertin: “Powerful, Dense”

2014 Arlaud Charmes-Chambertin: “Powerful, Dense”

The Wine Spectator lauds the Arlaud family’s efforts in 2014, highlighting their Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru: a wine to which they give a nearly 30 year aging window, given its concentration and complexity. A truly grand cru, indeed!

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NEW ARRIVALS! 2015 Calot Morgon Vieilles Vignes

NEW ARRIVALS! 2015 Calot Morgon Vieilles Vignes

We’ve loved this older-vine Morgon over the years because it just keeps giving: gorgeous and fleshy when young, Calot Morgon ages stupendously, shining with five to even 10 years of cellar time. And think about it: How many Burgundy wines can you name that hail from 100-year-old vines on terroir that should essentially be “premier cru” and still cost under $30? We thought so.

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