Entries by Paul Marcus Wines

Domaine de Beudon

Just last week we brought in two deliciously obscure wines from a tiny Swiss producer in Valais, which the importer alleges is accessible only by a dangerous-looking alpine gondola. Unfortunately, as I reached out for more information about these wines, I was alarmed to hear that Jacky Granges, the grower and winemaker who took over in 1971 and developed the vineyards to be fully biodynamic by 1992, had passed away in the short time between tasting his wines and their arrival at the shop.

Article from Vintage 59 Imports

This morning I started off with the visit I was both most excited and most concerned about. Jean Pierre Charlot at Domaine Joseph Voillot in Volnay has been through the ringer more than anyone that I am slated to visit. The hail and small crops of previous vintages have impacted him more than most, and he’s also on the wrong end of the spectrum of those affected by this year’s frost.

Rosé Season

Edmunds St. John Bone-Jolly Rosé featured in The New York Times Link to articlehttp://http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/27/dining/best-wines-under-20-dollars-spring-2016.htmlCongrats to local winemaker, Steve Edmunds for his recent accolades in the NYT article, “20 Wines for Under $20: Spring Edition.”  We are big fans of this excellent Gamay rosé currently on our shelf for $23.00 “The wine stores tell us it’s ros&eacut […]

Article in The New York Times

Eric Asimov’s article in The New York Times this week, “12 Everyday Bottles for Wine Lovers”, is a savvy list of versatile, food-friendly wines you should keep stocked around at all times. Paul Marcus Wines currently is carrying several of these producers and types of wine recommended.

Pink: The Missing Link

This time of year here at Paul Marcus Wines we are down right Rosé crazy! We live, breath and well uh.. drink the drink the stuff like it is going out of style. And if being fanatical about Rosé is wrong, then we don’t wanna be right. There is something about the crisp and refreshing nature of Rosé wine, not to mention it’s hugely versatile food pairing capability, that makes us all warm and fuzzy like a troop of giddy schoolgirls.  And just when we thought our p […]

Wines to Give Thanks For

This Thanksgiving, we took the guesswork out of wine shopping for you and created a special section filled with some of our favorite bottles. Whatever your palate or price point, your turkey is sure to be in good company with any of these wines. We have plenty more recommendations that we couldn’t fit on the shelf–feel free to ask us for a personalized pairing!Sparkling:N/V Gaston Chiquet Tradition Champagne, $50A classic Champagne with rich, toasty flavors balanced by lively a […]

Burgundy: 6 Questions, with a focus on Gevrey-Chambertin

The great wines of Burgundy satisfy the body and the soul. This is not to say other wines, indeed many other wines, don’t; but the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of the Cote d’Or do so in a unique and inimitable way. But it’s not really about the varieties here; it’s about the specificity of the land. The song of the grapes is nowhere bettered than in the vineyards of Burgundy. The medium is the message here, and the medium is the earth.

An Evening of Oregon Food & Wine at BayWolf Restaurant

Join us and Northwest Wines at BayWolf Restaurant on Monday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm for an Oregon wine tasting adventure. Visiting winemakers Dick & Nancy Ponzi of Ponzi Vineyards and Harry Peterson-Nedry of Chehalem Vineyards will be sharing a range of their wines paired with foods inspired by the Pacific Northwest. For $76 (plus tax and gratuity), enjoy six courses and many wines (full menu here) and the ability to purchase your favorite wines of the evening at a discounted rate. The […]

Scarpetta: A Serious Pinot Grigio

By Nikki GoddardFew grape varieties divide the wine-drinking masses more than Pinot Grigio. The fact that it has been constantly struggling with a very public identity crisis benefits neither vine nor consumer. Not actually its own distinct variety, Pinot Grigio, like Pinot Blanc, is actually a color mutation of the much more universally beloved Pinot Noir. If Pinot Noir is a high-maintenance but friendly beauty who strives for perfection in all she does, Pinot Grigio is known as her plai […]

The Mother of All Wines

Crafting a great bottle of wine can be quite similar to raising a family. From shielding sensitive young grapes in the vineyard from pests and disease to controlling unruly fermentations in the cellar, certain winemakers already know that the process of growing up depends on both nature and nurture. This Mother’s Day, celebrate the mothers in your life with a glass of wine made lovingly by a winemaker who is also a mother.All wines listed are 15% off now through Sunday, May […]