Winemonger Talk

10th Annual Marin Winemaker Celebration! Sunday June 1 from 2-5

May 29th, 2014

Taste the best of the best from Marin County's top winemakers, while enjoying delicious snacks set out by La Loggia cafe in San Anselmo. This is the place to be on Sunday June 1 2014 from 2-5PM! YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS BEFOREHAND FOR $40 AT THIS LINK, OR AT THE DOOR FOR $50 MarinWineTastingLaLoggia

Cantine Garrone: Welcome to the Val D’ossola and Prunent

April 18th, 2014

We are very excited to present the wines of Cantine Garrone. Our in-house Italian specialist, Diego Meraviglia, shares with you the history of this new Winemonger direct import: "The Val D'Ossola is the absolute Northern-most area of Piemonte, right in the Alps and right on the border with Switzerland in a closed valley, and it is absolutely gorgeous.
Historically, Pliny the Elder (the Roman historian, not the beer) wrote about the Celtic tribes of Northern Piemonte having a grape that they ...

NEWS: Winemonger and TexaCali Wine Co. Partner Up!

February 5th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marin County based TexaCali Wine Co. and Winemonger Form Strategic Partnership to Enhance National Exposure (SAN RAFAEL, Ca and San Anselmo Ca) ­­– February 5, 2014 – TexaCali Wine Co.. and Winemonger today announced the formation of a strategic partnership to advance sales & marketing efforts for Winemonger imports, wholesale and online retail properties. This new partnership builds upon wine sales expertise and innovative branding from both companies to enhance exposure of the highly sought after Winemonger portfolio of wines and Zalto glassware. Owner Alison Smith-Story “TexaCali ...

Free Shipping Offer and Shipping Transit Times!

December 11th, 2013

FREE SHIPPING on orders of $99 or more Free Standard Shipping on single merchandise orders excluding taxes. Offer not valid on 1-day or 2-day delivery. Applies only to single-address shipments to the contiguous 48 United States. Not combinable with other offers and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer expires 1:00 P.M. ET on 12/24/13. SHIPPING TRANSIT TIMES For your orders of Wine or Zalto Stemware, please see below for the approximate transit times. The maps are clickable for a larger view. Zalto orders received by 12:00 PST ship out the next day, excluding ...


November 21st, 2013

For your orders of Wine or Zalto Stemware, please see below for the approximate transit times. The maps are clickable for a larger view. Zalto orders received by 12:00 PST ship out the next day, excluding weekends or holidays. Wine orders received by 2:00 PST ship out the next day, excluding weekends or holidays. ZALTO STEMWARE Zalto orders ship out of our warehouse in New Jersey. Approximate Transit Times via Ground Service: ONE DAY: CT, DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY(Eastern), PA, RI, VT TWO DAY: GA(Northern), IN, IL(Northern), KY, ME, MI, NC,NH, NY(Western), OH, PA(Western), SC, TN, ...

Smoked Trout and Cucumber Sandwich in a Bun paired with Stroblhof Strahler Pinot Blanc

August 21st, 2013

Many thanks to the New York Times Wine Club for selecting our Stroblhof Strahler Pinot Blanc 2011 for their members, and especially thanks for sharing this great, healthy and quick recipe for smoked trout and cucumber sandwich-- perfect summer snacking with one of our favorite summer wines. First, a bit from them about the wine:
Stroblhof Strahler 2011
Often thought to be related to Chardonnay, to which it can be stylistically similar, Pinot Blanc is in fact a ...

What We Are Drinking Now: Stroblhof Strahler Pinot Bianco from the Alto Adige

June 14th, 2013

Stroblhof Strahler 2011
With Summer already warming up some parts of the country, and lingering right around the corner in others, we are all about transporting ourselves to Italy with this lovely white wine from the Alto Adige region. The Strahler is beautifully fresh, with finely-tuned acids supporting its ripe and generous fruit tones. Fermented and matured partially in large oak casks and partially in super-stainless steel tanks, this light yet still complex white was blended from 90% Pinot Bianco ...

9th Annual Marin County Wine Celebration – May 11th, 2013

April 11th, 2013

TASTING TIME! Easkoot and Foggy Bottom Pinot Noir will be flowing at the Marin County Wine Celebration
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Join us at this special opportunity to taste a rare collection of newly-released Marin-grown wines, and some library selections, poured by the vintner/growers at the historic Escalle Winery in Larkspur. From celebrated Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon and dry Riesling, these critically acclaimed “small lot” wines are truly hand-made and reflect the unique bounty of Marin County agriculture and its vintners' ...

Philharmonic Taste – An Austrian Tasting for Ear and Palate

February 27th, 2013

What is the taste of Schubert? And which movement by Brahms pairs with Riesling? We bring this to you from our friends at the Austrian Wine Marketing Board and Austrian Trade Commission - a wine, food & music event hosted by world-renowned chef Lidia Bastianich and Andreas Grossbauer, first violinist of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, on Monday, March 4th, at 7pm at the Del Posto restaurant in New York City. The Austrian Wine Marketing Board and the Austria Trade Commission are proud to present the Philharmonic Taste – An Austrian Tasting ...

Universal Foolishness / Opera Glasses…

February 14th, 2013

So tomorrow night is opera: Parsifal at the Met, and while preparing myself for five hours of exquisite pleasure and spiritual renewal where normal folks would find only tedium and bellowing, I began to think about the last time I saw the work. Which was not quite a year ago, on Easter Sunday in Vienna. And I think about how many aspects of our lives carry cultural significance, and that they sometimes meet of an evening... and it’s got ...



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