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Established 1991

BRITISH COLUMBIA PORTFOLIO SUMMER 2009


Foreward In September 1967, my father Carmine D’Onofrio opened the family shoe import business in earnest with the signature location on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, the focal point of the city’s Italian community. With an unwavering dedication to quality, value and service, Kalena’s Shoes thrived. Over the years, many in the Italian community voiced their opinion that with the containers of shoes already coming over from Italy, perhaps the family busi­ ness should expand to include wines from the homeland. After all, the selection of Italian wines in the market at the time did leave room for improvement. In 1991, Stile Wines was born. The name ‘Stile’ (pronounced ‘Stee­lay’ in Italian), corresponding to its English counterpart ‘style’, was chosen not only to represent the stylish wines that became part of the portfolio, but also to reflect the culture of incorporating wine stylishly as part of enjoying life to the fullest. Over time, the list of highly regarded Italian producers working with Stile grew, to the ex­ tent that Stile Wines became synonymous with Italian wine. To this day, we are proud to say that we offer one of the very finest portfolios of Italian wine in Canada. Along the way, we have strived to add products from reputable producers from all over the world, always keeping in mind our goal of offering the absolute best possible quality and value. While we will undoubtedly always be viewed as an Italian specialist, we can now lay claim to being a truly diversified, international importer. My father passed away in 2005, but his spirit remains very much alive in all that we do. We are happy to know that the fine products that we bring to this special part of the world have brought joy and a real appreciation for the finer things in life to so many. With this in mind, we invite you to peruse the latest catalogue of fine offerings from our agency. Grazie e buon santé,

Carmen D’Onofrio Jr. Managing Director

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1528 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y2 T 604.255.2518 F 604.255.7750 E info@stilewines.com W stilewines.com

British Columbia ­ Vancouver/Lower Mainland Carmen D’Onofrio Jr., Managing Partner Cellular 604.612.0329 carmenjr@stilewines.com

Paul Jordan, Sales & Marketing Manager Jim Rodgers, Account Executive Vancouver, Whistler Cellular 604.789.5896 paul@stilewines.com

Lower Mainland Cellular 604.312.4169 jim@stilewines.com

Donne DiPasquale, Sales

Terry Chalmers, Sales

Lower Mainland Cellular 604.341.6000 donne@stilewines.com

Lower Mainland Cellular 778.229.4819 terry@stilewines.com

Sharlene Kutilin, Sales

Frank Valente, GLS Sales

Fraser Valley Cellular 604.803.4361 kutilins@gmail.com

Lower Mainland Cellular 604.763.3160 frank@stilewines.com

Gord Epp, Sales Lower Mainland Cellular 778.227.3550 gord@stilewines.com

Administration ­ Head Office Elio Maurizio Masci

Liz Dwan

Tel. 604.255.2518 Fax 604.255.7750 office@stilewines.com

Tel. 604.255.2518 Fax 604.255.7750 info@stilewines.com

British Columbia ­ Vancouver Island Benjamin Philip, Sales Cellular 250.812.2781

ben@stilewines.com

British Columbia ­ Interior Anderson & Son Wine Brokerage, Gerrit Anderson Cellular 250.490.5786

Telephone 1.866.826.9463

gerrit@bcwineshop.com

Alberta United Distributors Rick Anand, General Manager

Gloria Hrynuik, Sales Manager

Tel. 403.313.5550 Fax 403.313.3352

Cellular 403.680.3428 ghrynuik@platinum.ca

Manitoba Aqua Vitae Filia, Rod Biebrich Tel. 204.955.2238

Fax 204.256.5178

aquavitaefilia@shaw.ca

British Columbia Portfolio Summer 2009 3


Table of Contents Wines Argentina Australia Chile France Italy Abruzzo Apulia Campania Emilia Romagna Friuli Latium The Marches Molise Piedmont Sardinia Sicily Trentino Alto Adige Tuscany Umbria The Veneto New Zealand Portugal South Africa Spain U.S.A.

5 5­7 8­10 11­12 13­36 13 14 15­16 17 18­19 18 20 21 21­23 24 25 26 27­30 31 32­36 37 38 39 40 41­44

Spirits Italy Italy, Scotland Mexico, France Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua

45 46 47 48

Beer Belgium Germany United States Thailand Italy

49 49 49 50 50

Italian Wine Facts Supplier Websites

51 52 LEGEND

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General listing Price BCLDB retail price Specialty listing Licensee Cost BCLDB retail price less 8.621% Speculative listing, available by the case LRS Cost BCLDB retail price less 23.241% Speculative listing, available by the case, product in BCLDB warehouse for faster turnaround Special Order LTO Limited Time Offer

S (CD)

Specialty listing, where all stock has been CROSS­DOCKED and is only available only through selected BCLDB store locations, and NOT through store 100. Current inventory and locations can be located through the ‘Product Search’ function on the top right corner of the BCLDB website at www.bcliquorstores.com. If stock is not already in your local BCLDB location, then individual bottles can be inter­store transferred there from a location that does have stock. If you need assistance, please contact your Stile Wines representative.

Prices subject to change without notice.

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PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

HUMBERTO CANALE At 39.2 degrees South, in Argentine Patagonia, wines coming from one of the world's most southern regions are made. This is the High Valley of the Río Negro, whose special climate, with very cold nights and intensely sunny days, is ideal for the development of fine grape varieties. The province of Río Negro is located in the northern part of Patagonia. The Negro River, with origins in the Andes Mountains, flows across Patagonia and into the Atlantic Ocean. Along its course, it gives birth to fertile valleys that are a real oasis in the middle of these wasted lands. In 1909, the Humberto Canale Winery was founded by the engineer who gave it his name. He played an important role in the development of the Upper Valley’s industry of small, individual wineries. His professional know­how promoted investigation and creativity, thus allowing the world to see that the region possessed a special terroir that gave birth to different, very characteristic, and undeniably excellent wines. Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

Diego Murillo Malbec 2007

750 ml

$ 9.99

$ 9.13

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527176

750 ml

$ 9.99

$ 9.13

Spec

590851

*85 Points—Wine Spectator Diego Murillo Merlot 2007

CLARE VALLEY, AUSTRALIA

PIKES Englishman Henry Pike immigrated to South Australia in 1878, settling in the Ade­ laide Hills. In 1886, he established the family brewing business called H. Pike & Co. This name became well known throughout South Australia for its quality beer, soft drink and tonic ale. The company used the English Pike fish on its labels, which re­ mains to this day—a symbol of Pikes’ long heritage. Henry Pike’s great grandson Edgar was well established in the wine industry, and his sons Andrew and Neil both followed in their father’s footsteps, establishing Pikes in 1984 in the beautiful Clare Valley. The winery is situated in the historic, picturesque Polish Hill River sub­region on the eastern side of the valley. The climate in this area is cooler and the soils are quite unique to the rest of the region, attributes that im­ part distinctive flavours and aromas to the wines. Though they produce a number of varietals, Riesling has become the flagship for which Pikes is best known. The winery has consistently met its goals of producing absolute top quality varietal wines—worthy of the longstanding distinctive fish logo that is still found on all Pikes wines. White Wine

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Pikes ‘Traditionale’ Clare Valley Riesling 2008

750 ml

$ 24.99

$ 22.84

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Pikes ‘Eastside’ Clare Valley Shiraz 2004

750 ml

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

Listing S

CSPC 291260

*The #1 Selling Riesling Over $20 in Australia

Listing Spec

CSPC 155010

*91 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 5


BAROSSA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA

TWO HANDS Two Hands is one of Australia’s most decorated wineries, making its most sought after wines. The ‘two hands’ are Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz, who formed the com­ pany in 1999 with the clear objective of making the best possible Shiraz wines from prized Shiraz producing regions within Australia. Michael Twelftree’s background included years of exporting Australian wine to USA and Asia, while Richard Mintz was a former CEO of one of Australia’s leading cooperages in the Barossa Valley. The two old friends set out in 2000 with just 17 tonnes of fruit from the McLaren Vale and Padthaway wine regions. From the start, the wines were well received with a healthy stream of reviews, culminating with Robert Parker’s 2004 declaration of Two Hands as ‘the finest negociant operation south of the equator’. Two Hands concentrates its efforts on sourcing the best fruit from the best Shiraz vine­ yards in Australia, working with its growers on achieving the full potential from each individual site. The results speak for themselves. Red Wine

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Price

Licensee

The Lucky Country Shiraz Barossa Valley 2007 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz Barossa Valley 2006

Listing

CSPC

750 ml

$ 19.99

$ 18.27

S

170555

750 ml

$ 34.99

$ 31.97

Spec

018614

750 ml

$ 59.99

$ 54.82

Spec

864413

The Bull & the Bear Shiraz/Cabernet Barossa Valley 2005 *89 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 750 ml

$ 59.99

$ 54.82

Spec

223412

750 ml $ 74.99 (6 per case)

$ 68.53

S

788760

750 ml $ 74.99 (6 per case)

$ 68.53

S

744391

750 ml $ 74.99 (6 per case)

$ 68.53

S

232736

Harry & Edward’s Garden Shiraz Langhorne Creek 2006 *90 Points—Wine Spectator 750 ml $ 74.99 (6 per case)

$ 68.53

Spec

162727

Sophie’s Garden Shiraz Padthaway 2006

750 ml $ 74.99 (6 per case)

$ 68.53

Spec

485763

750 ml $ 74.99 (6 per case)

$ 68.53

Spec

650358

$ 109.65

Spec

221515

Aphrodite Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley 2006 750 ml $ 199.99 *95 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (6 per case)

$ 182.75

S (CD)

754903

Ares Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006

$ 228.44

S (CD)

152546

*90 Points—Wine Spectator Bad Impersonator Shiraz Barossa Valley 2006

*91 Points—Wine Spectator

Lily’s Garden Shiraz McLaren Vale 2006

*93 Points—Wine Spectator Max’s Garden Shiraz Heathcote Victoria 2006

*92 Points—Wine Spectator Bella’s Garden Shiraz Barossa Valley 2006

*93 Points—Wine Spectator

*91 Points—Wine Spectator Samantha’s Garden Shiraz Clare Valley 2006

*92 Points—Wine Spectator

Coach House Block Single Vineyard Shiraz Barossa Valley 2006 *96 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 750 ml $ 119.99 (6 per case)

*97 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate *96 Points—Wine Spectator

750 ml $ 249.99 (6 per case)

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VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

ANDREW PEACE The business began as a vineyard in 1980, then became a full fledged winery in 1995. The first year grape intake of 3,000 tonnes has grown steadily each year to the 16,250 tonnes crushed in 2003, ranking it 17th in Australia. The winery is 14th largest based on export sales volume. Designed and constructed by Andrew Peace, the winery has an emphasis on an even flow of must and juice, with minimal oxygen contact to ensure maximum quality and fruit flavour retention. Despite its size, Andrew Peace Wines remains a family opera­ tion, with great care and attention paid to all facets of wine production. The results are consistent, robust wines with all of the character and flavour that wine lovers around the world have come to expect from vineyards Down Under. The new 1 litre Tetra Pak wines are a particularly exciting venture. White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

‘Mighty Murray’ Chardonnay Tetra Pak

1 Lt

$ 8.99

$ 8.21

Super Spec

397778

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

‘Mighty Murray’ Shiraz Tetra Pak

1 Lt

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

*New Sale Price!

S

038513

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COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE

VIÑA SANTA CRUZ In 2003, the Cardoen Investment Group’s decision to invest in the wine industry led to the creation of Vina Santa Cruz. The winery is dedicated to the production of top quality grapes and wines, and contributes to the development of the Colchagua Valley Tourism Industry, the fundamental mission of the Cardoen Group. The winery is located 25 km from the town of Santa Cruz, en route to the Lolol region. The vineyards are lo­ cated over 220 hectares of gentle slopes, with 80 hectares under vine. Vina Santa Cruz is well known for its rich, robust, intense reds, which of­ fer excellent value for consumers.

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

‘Chaman’ Carmenère/Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

750 ml

$ 14.99

$ 13.70

Listing Spec

CSPC 234104

LIMARI VALLEY, CHILE

CASA TAMAYA In the vineyards of Viña Casa Tamaya, located in the Limari Valley (400 km north of Santiago and only 20 km from the Pacific Ocean) were found vestiges of the ancient Diaguita culture, which reigned in this zone between the 8th and 15th centu­ ries. Inspired by its culture, the winery was named after the highest peak above the Limarí Valley: Tamaya. Blessed with an exceptional climate in a land of virgin soils free from contamination, Tamaya is strategically located in the foothills of the majestic Andes Mountains. There, the winery has succeeded in achieving a perfect equilibrium between the com­ bination of its varietal grapes and the character of its land. It is this balance of privi­ leged characteristics which bestows unparalleled quality upon each of the varieties of the grapes, which are then carefully harvested by hand. This is the secret of how Tamaya brings to life the very finest, most innovative wines produced in the North of Chile. White Wine

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Viognier/Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc 2007

750 ml

$ 14.99

$ 13.70

Spec

104570

Chardonnay 2003

750 ml

$ 14.99

$ 13.70

Spec

146852

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Winemaker’s Selection Carmenere 2006

750 ml

$ 24.99

$ 22.84

Listing S

CSPC

CSPC 940635

*Silver Medal—Wines of Chile *90 Points—Descorchados 2008 8


CASABLANCA, MAIPO & RAPEL VALLEYS, CHILE

VIÑA MORANDÉ **WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE — CHILEAN WINERY OF THE YEAR 2007 & 2008** With the experience of its enologist, Pablo Morandé (founder of the Don Melchor label series for Concha Y Toro), and the recognized quality of its wines as guarantee, Viña Morandé is attempting to use its trademarks to consolidate its position as a modern, go­ahead winery. Viña Morandé was founded in 1996 and its people have been working from the very beginning to break traditional moulds within a conservative market. Their strategy has been to achieve recognition as an innovative winery, with a wide variety of products and the best value for money.

White Wine

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Price

Licensee

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Sauvignon Blanc Pionero 2008

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Rosé Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Rosé Pionero 2008

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Cabernet Sauvignon Pionero 2005

750 ml

$ 11.99

$ 10.96

Spec

129981

Carmenère Pionero 2008

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

074138

Merlot Pionero 2006

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

417295

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

456343

Syrah Pionero 2007

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

030205

Pinot Noir Reserve 2007

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

Spec

274928

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

Spec

074146

750 ml

$ 23.99

$ 21.92

Spec

373696

750 ml

$ 24.99

$ 22.84

Spec

074104

750 ml $ 44.99 (6 per case)

$ 41.11

Spec

074096

Spec

CSPC 074088

*90 Points—Daenna Van Mulligan, Wine Diva

Listing Spec

Listing

CSPC 128363

CSPC

*87 Points—Wine & Spirits Pinot Noir Pionero 2008

*90 Points—Daenna Van Mulligan, Wine Diva

*Vancouver Magazine Top 100 Wine of the Year 2008 Carmenère Reserve 2006

E.T.A. August 2009 Limited Edition Pinot Noir 2004

*Organically grown grapes Grand Reserve Syrah 2005

*90 Points—Wine & Spirits *Silver Medal—Wines of Chile Awards 2009 House of Morandé Red 2005 (Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot)

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MAIPO VALLEY, CHILE

TERRAMATER In 1996, at an age when most people think of retiring, the three Canepa sisters, Gilda, Edda and Antonieta, responded to their passion for producing fine wines that had been part of their family’s life since the 1930’s, linking their well estab­ lished vineyard holdings into a state­of­the art, brand new winery facility called TerraMater, a name that tells us a lot about the company itself. It was born from exceptional land, with vineyards full of noble grape varieties and well estab­ lished vines of 40, 50 and 60 years old, not to mention marvelous olive groves with thick trunks and orchards of mainly apple trees. TerraMater is now one of Chile’s best known medium size wineries. Huge in­ vestments in the winery have given it an edge over many competitors. Its eco­ nomical, easy drinking wines are frequent winners in international competitions. Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese 2006

750 ml

$ 12.99

$ 11.87

Spec

089953

Zinfandel/Shiraz 2006

750 ml

$ 12.99

$ 11.87

Spec

062380

Altum Shiraz 2006

750 ml

$ 26.99

$ 24.66

Spec

089680

750 ml

$ 44.99

$ 41.11

Spec

088179

*Silver Medal—Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles 2008 Unusual Cabernet/Shiraz/Zinfandel 2005

*90 Points—Wine Access Buyers Guide (International Value Wine Awards Edition)

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LANGUEDOC­ROUSSILLON, FRANCE

CHATEAU PECH LATT

(100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC)

The first vines at Chateau Pech­Latt, planted by the monks from the Lagrasse Abbey that was founded by Charlemagne, can be traced back to 784 A.D. To­ day, Chateau Pech­Latt is a 325 hectare estate, of which 100 acres are planted with vines. The winery is proud to rank among the pioneers in organic farming, a choice which stems from their aim to preserve a well balanced and sound environment. The vineyard is sparsely fertilized, and if so, only with organic products. Pesticides, weed killers and other synthetic fertilizers are banned. Thus, Pech­Latt enables wine lovers to maintain a healthy way of life and discover, on site in Lagrasse, an ideal natural environment, isolated and spared from pollution. Red Wine

Size

Corbieres Vieilles Vignes AOC 2006 750 ml (Syrah/Carignan/Grenache/Mourvédre) *Silver Medal—International Wine Challenge (London)

CHATEAU DE CARAGUILHES

Price

Licensee

$ 24.99

$ 22.84

Listing S

CSPC 571083

(100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC)

Historically, the Corbières region has always been connected with winegrowers and the making of wine. As of the 12th century, the Abbey of Fontfroide was taken over by the monks of the Cistercian Order, highly skilled winegrowers who undertook to restore the art of the vine in the Corbieres once started by the Phoenicians and fur­ thered by the Romans. So began the history of the domaine known as Caraguilhes. The famous chateau that one sees today was constructed in the early 17th century. The vines still grow in an ideal location known for its exceptional soil quality, with a mixture of clay and limestone. In 1935, the winery’s new owner became the only grower to refuse to   and weed killers or chemical fertilizers—well ahead of his time. In­ use insecticides spired by the same precision and philosophy, the same love of the soil and of authen­ ticity, current owner Laurent Max continues this practice. Since 1990, the organic status of the wines of Caraguilhes are formally guaranteed by ECOCERT. White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

Domaine de l’Olivette Blanc VDP 2007 (Bourboulenc/Grenache Blanc/Marsanne)

750 ml

$ 15.99

$ 14.61

S

147207

Classique AOC Corbieres Blanc 2007 (Marsanne/Grenache Blanc)

750 ml

$ 19.99

$ 18.27

Spec

008722

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Domaine de l’Olivette Rouge VDP 2006 (Syrah/Grenache/Merlot)

750 ml

$ 15.99

$ 14.61

S

626242

Classique AOC Corbieres Rouge 2007 (Syrah/Carignan/Grenache/Mourvédre)

750 ml

$ 19.99

$ 18.27

Spec

242271

Solus AOC Corbieres Rouge 2004 (Carignan/Grenache Noir/Syrah) *Silver Medal—Japanese Wine Challlenge 2007

750 ml $ 37.99 (6 per case)

$ 34.71

Spec

851279

Listing

CSPC

CSPC

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LANGUEDOC­ROUSSILLON, FRANCE

DOMAINE GAYDA Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by its vineyards, Domaine Gayda is a new destination in the Languedoc, 25 km south­west of Carcassonne, in the village of Brugairolles. Known traditionally for its large area of vineyards producing volume table wines, things have changed rapidly in the Languedoc over the last 5 to 10 years. The revolution of change is in full swing, and Domaine Gayda is in the centre of it. The Languedoc is blessed with so many exciting ‘terroirs’, diverse in soil types, aspect and climate. This diversity is Gayda’s opportunity to not only grow grapes of out­ standing quality on its own vineyards, but to work with partner growers through­ out this beautiful, diverse region of France. Domaine Gayda has a passion for the traditional ‘cepages’ grown across the many diverse soils and climates of their vineyards. While the grapes are rooted in tradition, the winery itself is all about the ‘new’, with investments in state­of­the­ art equipment and technology, with wines that are full and flavourful to appeal to today’s consumers. White Wine

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Cuvee Occitane White 2007 750 ml (Marsanne/Grenache Blanc/Roussane/Viognier) *Silver Medal—International Wine Challenge (London)

$ 26.99

$ 24.66

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Three Winds Syrah 2007 *87 Points—Gismondi on Wine

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

S

847608

Cuvee Occitane Red 2006 (Grenache/Syrah/Carignan/Mourvèdre) *88 Points—Wine Spectator

750 ml

$ 26.99

$ 24.66

S

79533

S

Listing

CSPC 641043

CSPC

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ABRUZZO, ITALY

CANTINA TOLLO *** WINNER GRAN VINITALY AWARD *** Abruzzo is a land where great wine has been made for many centuries. Writers and poets have sung its praise since the times of ancient Rome. Natural splen­ dour thrives in Abruzzo, a region which stretches from the mountains to the sea, and the only in Europe to devote a third of its territory to nature reserves. In this paradise, Cantina Tollo was founded over 40 years ago with a passion for produc­ ing quality wines that embody the culture of Abruzzo. The gentle breeze from the Adriatic creates a wonderfully mild climate over the hills of Cantina Tollo, as the perfect amount of rain and sun helps to produce their signature Montepulciano, Trebbiano and Cerasuolo wines. Tollo is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through a promise that they have always kept—that its wines tell a story, through aroma, emotion and memory. White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

Tollo Bianco DOC 2008 (Trebbiano d’Abruzzo)

1 Lt

$ 8.99

$ 8.21

Super Spec

019315

Tollo Pinot Grigio IGT 2007

1 Lt

$ 9.99

$ 9.13

Spec

623801

Rocca Ventosa Pinot Grigio IGT 2007

750 ml

$ 12.99

$ 11.87

Spec

563718

Aldiano Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2006/07

750 ml

$ 21.99

$ 18.27

Spec

053363

750 ml

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

Spec

329342

Price

Licensee

*Two Red Glasses—Gambero Rosso Cretico Chardonnay IGT Terre di Chieti 2004

*Two Red Glasses—Gambero Rosso

Red Wine

Size

Listing Super Spec

CSPC

Tollo Rosso Terre Di Chieti IGT 2008 (Montepulciano d’Abruzzo)

1 Lt

$ 8.99

$ 8.21

007799

Tollo Sangiovese IGT 2007

1 Lt

$ 9.99

$ 9.13

Spec

652263

Valle d’Oro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2006

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

328286

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

G

331652

$ 24.99

$ 22.84

Spec

055830

750 ml $ 34.99 (6 per case)

$ 31.97

Spec

351643

$ 89.54

Spec

571240

*Two Glasses—Gambero Rosso, Regional Oscar– Quality Price/Ratio Colle Secco Rubino Mont. d’Abruzzo DOC 2005

750 ml

*88 Points—’World’s Greatest Wine Values’, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Aldiano Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2005

750 ml

*Two Red Glasses—Gambero Rosso Cagiolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2004

*Gran Vinitaly Award—Vinitaly 2006 Colle Secco Rubino Mont. D’Abruzzo DOC 2005

3 Lt

$ 97.99

*88 Points—’World’s Greatest Wine Values’, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Available on a per bottle basis. Limited bottles remaining.

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APULIA, ITALY

PICHIERRI — VINICOLA SAVESE The history of this firm is closely connected to the grandfather­figure Gaetano Pichierri, who farmed the fruitful vineyards of Primitivo. He refined his knowl­ edge of winemaking in the wine growers' cooperatives of Sava, made famous by its oenologists Don Amerigo Mancini and Guido Calò. Right after the war, Gaetano guided the Pichierri family to start their own production of selected wines, leaving to his sons Cosimo, Vittorio, Roberto and Aldo the duty to continue the family’s great tradition. Picchierri’s famous Tradizione del Nonno Primitivo is an Amarone­style wine made by leaving the grapes to hang and raisinify on the vines, creating a rich, intense, raisinate red wine with a delightful slight residual sweetness. It is a wine for hearty dishes and must be tried to be believed. Red Wine

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Licensee

Tradizione Del Nonno Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2006

750 ml

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

Listing S

CSPC 506527

*5 Stars out of 5 ­ Association of Italian Sommeliers

CANTINE DEL COLLE In 1961, a group of vine­growers created the cooperative called Cantina Sociale di Santeramo in Colle, Apulia, in order to have stability in the mar­ ket. Throughout the years, the cooperative underwent a series of updating improvements, passing from simple mass production to the current pro­ duction of high quality wines using state­of­the­art winemaking techniques and the careful selection of grapes brought in by the members. Recently the cooperative changed its name to Cantine Del Colle to strengthen the new productive and business organization. Its wines have been praised the world over for their ripe flavours and intensity, showing off the truly unique style of winemaking from the Apulia region. Red Wine

Size

Falco Grillaio Primitivo DOC 2004

750 ml $ 24.99 (6 per case)

$ 22.84

Spec

093344

750 ml $ 29.99 (6 per case)

$ 27.40

Spec

855940

*90 Points—Wine & Spirits Pagliarone Primitivo Dolce IGT 2006

*3 Stars—Decanter

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

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CAMPANIA, ITALY

FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO Feudi di San Gregorio, a symbol of today’s rebirth of fine wine from the south of Italy, is dedicated to the rediscovery of the unique flavours of the Mediterranean. The crusade began in the mid­80’s with the idea of rewriting the history of winemaking in the Irpinia region. The central concept was to invest in a real future for the great wines of the South by upholding local traditions and developing their latent potential. In other words, to take a fresh look at Campania and her native grape varieties—Aglianico, Fiano, Greco and Falanghina. Over the last ten years, Feudi di San Gregorio has come to represent the growing reputation of the wines of Irpinia. Ancient ties have been reinforced by a new interpretation of the potential of the south of Italy. The will and resources of two local families, united by a single passion, has breathed new life into this ancient land. These are modern wines with an ancient soul. They are authentic, while their traditional values are maintained through the use of modern technology, and impeccable quality standards. White Wine

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Price

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Listing

CSPC

Greco di Tufo DOC 2007

750 ml

$ 31.99

$ 29.23

Spec

055657

750 ml

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

S

044479

750 ml

$ 27.99

$ 25.58

S

634907

*89 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Fiano di Avellino DOC 2007

*88 Points—Wine Spectator Sannio Falanghina DOC 2007

*90 Points—Wine Spectator ,*Vancouver Magazine Top 100 Wine of the Year 2007 Cutizzi Greco di Tufo 2004

750 ml

$ 37.99

$ 34.71

Spec

457622

750 ml

$ 37.99

$ 34.71

Spec

277947

Size

Price

Licensee

*88 Points—Wine Spectator Pietracalda Fiano di Avellino 2004

*88 Points—Wine Spectator

Red Wine

Listing

CSPC

Ognissole—Apulia location production: Ognissole Primitivo di Manduria 2005/06

750 ml $ 24.99 (6 per case)

$ 22.84

S

262543

Aglianico del Vulture 2006

750 ml $ 29.99 (6 per case)

$ 27.40

Spec

457556

Rubrato Irpinia Aglianico IGT 2005

750 ml

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

S

055673

750 ml $ 99.99 (6 per case)

$ 91.37

S

050153

*88 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Vigne di Mezzo—Basilicata location production:

*Four Stars—Decanter Serpico Irpinia IGT 2004 (Aglianico)

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso,*92 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Taurasi Selve di Luoti DOCG 2004 (Aglianico)

750 ml $ 69.99 (6 per case)

$ 63.96

Spec

050138

750 ml $ 199.99 (6 per case)

$ 182.75

Spec

049932

*93 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Patrimo Irpinia Merlot DOCG 2003

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso

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CAMPANIA, ITALY

MASTROBERARDINO Mastroberardino — a combination of modern experimenting with a centuries’ old successful tradition. Classicism and innovation in viticulture and winemaking con­ tribute to the production of wines of great impact. Mastroberardino is a steady and consistent point of reference for the grape growing and winemaking of the whole Campania region. The white wines are well balanced, soft and smooth, with a characteristic bouquet. The red wines come from a careful selection of grapes with a well balanced use of wood ageing, resulting in a very complex wine with aromatic bouquets and full, rich and original character. White Wine

Size

Greco di Tufo DOC 2007

750 ml $ 29.99 (6 per case)

$ 27.40

S

238204

750 ml $ 37.99 (6 per case)

$ 34.71

Spec

216911

750 ml $ 37.99 (6 per case)

$ 34.71

Spec

759779

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso

Red Wine

Size

Licensee

Radici Taurasi DOCG 2003 (Aglianico)

750 ml $ 54.99 (6 per case)

*89 Points—Wine Enthusiast Radici Fiano di Avellino 2005

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso Greco di Tufo ‘Novaserra’ DOCG 2007

Price

Price

Licensee

$ 50.25

Listing

Listing

CSPC

CSPC

S (CD)

238188

Radici Taurasi Riserva DOCG 2003 750 ml $ 69.99 $ 63.96 (Aglianico) (6 per case) *Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso, *90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Spec

024356

Radici Taurasi Riserva DOCG 1999 (Aglianico)

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso, *90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso *92 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Radici Taurasi Riserva DOCG 1997 (Aglianico)

750 ml $ 69.99 (6 per case)

$ 63.96

Spec

610113

5L (Single)

$ 502.58

Spec

166199

$ 63.96

Spec

661785

Spec

109801

Spec

181065

$ 550.00

750 ml $ 69.99 (6 per case)

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso, *92 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Centotrenta Taurasi Riserva DOCG 1999 (Aglianico)

750 ml $ 79.99 (6 per case)

$ 73.09

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso, *92 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available. Naturalis Historia Taurasi Riserva DOCG 2004 (Aglianico)

750 ml $ 89.99 (6 per case)

$ 82.23

*92 Points—Wine & Spirits

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EMILIA ROMAGNA, ITALY

CANTINE SGARZI LUIGI The family Sgarzi has been growing vines and producing wines for many generations in Castel S. Pietro Terme, a city located on the ‘Wine Route’ and situated between the best Italian gastronomical itineraries. It borders both plains and hill country at the point where Emilia becomes Romagna, where vines have been cultivated from the most ancient times. The first recognition of the winery dates back to 1933. Since those early days, Cantine Sgarzi Luigi has ensured continued success by combining tradi­ tional viniculture with modern technologies. It has evolved into a sizable company with its own international trading network, supplying more than 40 countries around the world. White Wine

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CSPC

Luigi Leonardo Pinot Grigio 2007

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

040360

‘Ciao’ Pinot Grigio Tetra Pak N/V

1 Lt

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

869271

‘Ciao’ Organic Chardonnay Tetra Pak N/V

1 Lt

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

004945

*100% certified organic—the only organic tetra pack product available in BC

Red Wine

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CSPC

Luigi Leonardo Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

021162

Luigi Leonardo Chianti 2005

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

850644

Luigi Leonardo Montepulciano 2007

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

648501

Luigi Leonardo Nero d’Avola/Syrah 2004

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

356832

Luigi Leonardo Primitivo 2005

750 ml

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

454009

‘Ciao’ Primitivo/Merlot Tetra Pak N/V

1 Lt

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Spec

932459

‘Ciao’ Organic Sangiovese Tetra Pak N/V

1 Lt

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

S

340711

*100% certified organic—the only organic tetra pack product available in BC

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FRIULI, ITALY

DI LENARDO The estate of Massimo di Lenardo, located in the famous DOC areas of Friuli DOC Grave and Friuli DOC Aquileia, dates back to the early 1800s. However, it was only from the 1987 vintage that quality took a real leap forward, with the introduction of new techniques including the hand picking of grapes and the use of refined methods of vinification based on physical principles and electronically controlled temperature during fermentation. With his pool of respected wine consultants, Massimo di Lenardo person­ ally oversees production, ensuring consistency for all wines, bringing rec­ ognition for di Lenardo Vineyards as one of the very best brands in the Friuli­Grave area. White Wine

Size

Price

Pinot Grigio IGT Venezia­Giulia 2007/08

750 ml

$ 18.99

Licensee

Listing

$ 17.35

S

CSPC 125658

*89 Points—Wine Enthusiast *’Genuine Grigio!’, ‘A’ Rating—Kenji , *’Richer­style PG!’, ‘A­’ Rating—James, The Province, July 10, 2008

Red Wine

Size

Merlot IGT Venezia­Giulia 2007

750 ml

Price $ 19.99

Licensee $ 18.27

Listing S

CSPC 869537

*3 Stars—Decanter

SCHIOPETTO Az. Agr. Mario Schiopetto s.s. is one of the oldest wine estates in the Collio area. In the rolling hills in Capriva del Friuli, in the province of Gorizia, Mario Schiopetto has been making wine since 1965 and his children Maria Angela, Carlo and Giorgio are delighted to carry on the family tradition. Sensations, experience and tradition—these are the elements linking three generations with the same passion for the earth, vines and wine—good wine that bears witness to the uniqueness of the area and the people who make it. All wines from Schiopetto have limited availability.  White Wine

Size

Pinot Bianco Collio DOC 2007

750 ml $ 39.99 (6 per case)

$ 36.57

S

463240

750 ml $ 39.99 (6 per case)

$ 36.57

S

463786

750 ml $ 39.99 (6 per case)

$ 36.57

S

764670

750 ml $ 39.99 (6 per case)

$ 36.57

Spec

741306

*91 Points—Wine Spectator

Red Wine

Size

Licensee

Blumeri Rosso Venezia Giulia IGT 2003 (Merlot/Refosco/Cabernet Sauvignon)

750 ml $ 54.99 (6 per case)

*90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Pinot Grigio Collio DOC 2007

*89 Points—Wine Spectator Tocai Friulano Collio DOC 2006

*92 Points—Wine Spectator Sauvignon Blanc Collio DOC 2006

Price

Price

Licensee

$ 50.25

Listing

Listing Spec

CSPC

CSPC 463216

*94 Points—Wine & Spirits

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FRIULI, ITALY

COLLAVINI In 1896, the Collavini family oenological history began, with the founder Eugenio supplying well­to­do Udinese families with his wines, without ever imagining that a century later, they would reach the world over. In 1970, an innovative turn with sparkling wines took the winery to the peak of notoriety with Ribolla Gialla Brut, the result of careful research and an origi­ nal method. During this decade, the winery acquired an old manor of the 16th century known as Corno di Rosazzo, to become the family’s residence and winery cellars. In 1980, Collavini’s operations were all combined in this prestigious manor, and Manlio, the present owner, invested heavily to enlarge production capabilities. The year 1996 brought a comprehensive program to ensure buttoned­down quality production at all levels, including loyalty agree­ ments with local growers allowing careful supervision of the grapes, and up­ grading of production equipment allowing soft pressing and temperature con­ trolled vinification. Forward thinking has kept Collavini at the forefront of pro­ ducers in the prestigious Friuli region. Rose Wine

Size

Price

Pinot Grigio Rosato IGT 2007

750 ml

$ 21.99

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

$ 20.09

S

054759

*B.C.’s first Pinot Grigio rosé!

LATIUM, ITALY

SAN MARCO The unique character of the land resides in its wines. The most precious San Marco’s inheritances are its vineyards, cared for with the passion which comes from the tie between man and grape and between grape and the land. San Marco believes that wines should not only be excellent and technically perfect, but also unique, enriched with the character that only each specific land can bring.

White Wine

Size

Solo Frascati DOC 2007

750 ml $ 15.99 (6 per case)

* Bronze Medal—London Int. Wine Challenge

Price

Licensee

Listing

$ 14.61

S

CSPC 180166

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THE MARCHES, ITALY

UMANI RONCHI The foundation of the winery in Cupramontana by Dr Gino Umani Ronchi dates back to the 1950s. Later, Eng. Bianchi entered into partnership and the pro­ duction and marketing of ‘Umani Ronchi’ wines increased notably. Today, Umani Ronchi owns 110 hectares in the Verdicchio Classico area, 60 hectares in the Rosso Conero, and 30 in Abruzzi. Though the winery is a leading exponent of two native Marches wines—Verdicchio and Rosso Conero—wines from foreign grape varieties, notably Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, have resulted in wines that have achieved international acclaim. White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

$ 14.99

$ 13.70

Spec

270777

750 ml $ 23.99 (6 per case)

$ 21.92

Spec

025403

*Two Red Glasses—Gambero Rosso

Red Wine

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Price

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‘Exclamation’ Sangiovese Marche 2007

750 ml

$ 14.99

$ 13.70

Spec

345769

750 ml $ 44.99 (6 per case)

$ 41.11

Spec

007609

750 ml $ 79.99 (6 per case)

$ 73.09

Spec

019919

‘Exclamation’ Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2007

750 ml

Listing

CSPC

*First Italian 750 ml screw cap product! Casal di Serra Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2006

CSPC

*First Italian 750 ml screw cap product! E.T.A. August 2009 Cumaro Rosso Conero 2004 (Montepulciano)

*88 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Pelago Marche IGT 2001 (Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)

*89 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

VELENOSI Ercole Velenosi is an award winning winery founded in 1984 in the Ascoli Piceno province of the Marches region. It is well known for producing the best wines in the region. The vine­ yards are hillside clay soil with excellent exposure. The respect for tradition is apparent in the vineyard management and winemaking techniques of consulting winemaker Attilio Pagli. "Il Brecciarolo" is from the tiny area within the province of Ascoli—the only zone where Rosso Piceno can take on the "Superiore" designation. Aged in neutral French oak barrels, it is a typical blend of 55% Montepulciano and 45% Sangiovese. The heartiness of Montepulciano dominates, while Sangiovese lifts the aromatics and brightens the wine. Currant flavors, ripe fruit and spices dominate. Red Wine

Size

Price

‘IL Brecciarolo’ Rosso Piceno Superiore DOC 2003 (Sangiovese/Montepulciano)

750 ml

$ 14.99

Licensee $ 13.70

Listing S

CSPC 098319

*National Oscar 2007—’Red Wine Value of the Year’ ­ Gambero Rosso *Vancouver Magazine Top 100 Wine of the Year 2008

20


MOLISE, ITALY

DI MAJO NORANTE Azienda Agricola Di Majo Norante is located to the north of the Gargano in Molise on the estate of the Marquees Norante of Santa Cristina. Since the 1800’s, its ancestors have dedicated themselves to vine cultivation (ancient wine cellars are located under the main town square and the old palace in Campomarino). In 1968, a modern canteen was constructed, along with the first replanted vines in the Ramitello zone. This zone has northeastern exposure, constant summer breezes, a light limestone soil, and a slope toward the Scabolone and Madonna Grande valleys, combining to create a very favorable grape growing environment. Di Majo Norante uses only estate grown grapes, cultivated without the use of chemical or synthetic additives, yielding a product that can be considered “biological”. Passion and love for the grapes are combined with the most advanced technology in farming methods and production facilities. Red Wine

Size

Price

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CSPC

Cabernet Sauvignon IGT 2007

750 ml

$ 14.99

$ 13.70

S

869263

750 ml

$ 15.99

$ 14.61

G

607325

*88 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Sangiovese ‘Terre degli Osci’ IGT 2007

*87 Points—­Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate ‘World’s Greatest Wine Values’ Prugnolo Del Molise IGT 2004

750 ml

$ 21.99

$ 20.09

Spec

535740

750 ml

$ 21.99

$ 20.09

S

420547

750 ml

$ 24.99

$ 22.84

S

535732

Spec

634790

*89 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Ramitello ‘Biferno Rosso’ DOC 2004 (Aglianico/Montepulciano)

*90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Contado Aglianico del Molise DOC 2004

*91 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Vancouver Magazine Top 100 Wine of the Year 2008 Don Luigi DOC 2005 (Montepulciano/Aglianico)

750 ml $ 59.99 (6 per case)

$ 54.82

*92 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

PIEDMONT, ITALY

STEFANO FARINA

Stefano Farina

Giancarlo, Bruno and Gino Farina, sons of the founder, manage this family winery, located in Diano d'Alba, in the heart of Dolcetto country. Using grapes from 16 acres of their own vineyards, Stefano Farina creates modern styled wines with berry and cedar character. Consistency and the constant search for quality with respect to value are the hallmarks of this pioneering family.

White Wine

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Price

Licensee

Gavi DOCG 2007

750 ml

$ 24.99

$ 22.84

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Barolo DOCG 2004 750 ml *91 Points, ‘Top 100 Wines of the Year’—Wine Spectator

$ 49.99

$ 45.68

S

476077

Barbaresco DOCG 2004

$ 47.99

$ 43.85

Spec

056044

750 ml

Listing

CSPC

Spec

869032

Listing

CSPC

*90 Points—Wine Spectator 21


PIEDMONT, ITALY

BROVIA In the wonderful hills of Barolo, where the landscape begins to take on a differ­ ent, more animated guise, there is a family that has always been associated with wine: the Brovias. This prestigious winery, established in 1863, is settled in Cas­ tiglione Falletto. Brovia always pays attention to the importance of the “terroir”, with uncompromising attitude to the selection of the finest vineyards in Langa, The family has been able to acquire great vineyards in the Barolo growing area: Rocche, Villero and Garblèt Sue’ in Castiglione Falletto, and Ca’Mia and Brea in Serralunga d’Alba. Thus, the philosophy of Brovia is to propose great personality Barolos, all similarly made with very specific and clean characteristics, yet al­ ways different among them– Barolos that faithfully reflect the richness of the great Langa vineyards. Red Wine

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Price

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CSPC

Barolo Brovia Villero DOCG 2000

750 ml

$ 97.99

$ 89.54

Spec

287334

750 ml $ 97.99 (6 per case)

$ 89.54

Spec

895037

750 ml

$ 97.99

$ 89.54

Spec

287375

750 ml $ 97.99 (6 per case)

$ 89.54

Spec

114504

750 ml $ 97.99 (6 per case)

$ 89.54

Spec

565515

750 ml

$ 97.99

$ 89.54

Spec

287342

750 ml $ 97.99 (6 per case)

$ 89.54

Spec

215913

750 ml $ 97.99 (6 per case)

$ 89.54

Spec

375444

*91 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available. Barolo Brovia Villero DOCG 2001

*92 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available. Barolo Brovia Ca’Mia DOCG 2000

*Three Glass Award—Gambero Rosso *92 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available Barolo Brovia Ca’Mia DOCG 2001

*93 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available Barolo Brovia Ca’Mia DOCG 2003

*92 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available Barolo Brovia Rocche dei Brovia DOCG 2000

*90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available. Barolo Brovia Rocche dei Brovia DOCG 2003

*91 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available. Barolo Brovia Garblet Sue DOCG 2003

*91 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available.

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PIEDMONT, ITALY

DAMILANO Damilano is one of the historical Barolo producing farms, founded over a century ago by Guiseppe Borgogno, The tradition was kept up by his son­in­law Giacomo Damilano and with his children, until it was passed on to his four grandchildren, who very attentively manage their forefathers’ land today. The wines are re­ nowned for their upright style and the estate is widely appreciated due to the strictness and passion that accompany all of the company’s activities. The vine­ yards are situated in the most famous crus of the Langa region: Cannubi, Liste, Fossati and Brunate, which are almost entirely cultivated with Nebbiolo da Barolo. White Wine

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Price

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Listing

Langhe Arneis DOCG 2007

750 ml

$ 21.99

$ 20.09

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Dolcetto d’Alba 2007

750 ml $ 27.99 (6 per case)

$ 25.58

Spec

041335

Nebbiolo d’Alba 2005

750 ml

$ 27.99

$ 25.58

Spec

009456

750 ml

$ 49.99

$ 45.68

S

854620

750 ml $ 89.99 (6 per case)

$ 82.23

S

039800

750 ml $ 89.99 (6 per case)

$ 82.23

Spec

239483

750 ml $ 89.99 (6 per case)

$ 82.23

Spec

746412

S

Listing

CSPC 362616

CSPC

*90 Points—Wine & Spirits Barolo ‘Lecinquevigne’ DOCG 2004

*91 Points, ‘Critic’s Choice’—The Wine Enthusiast Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2004

*91 Points—Wine Spectator Barolo Liste DOCG 2001

*92 Points—Wine Spectator Barolo Liste DOCG 2000

*93 Points—Wine Spectator

MASCARELLO The members of the Giuseppe Mascarello family have been growing wines for more than 150 years in the prime Barolo region of Castiglione Falletto, including the prestigious Monprivato area. They have built on years of family experience to the present day Mauro Mascarello, who began in 1970 to vinify the grapes grown on each single vineyard separately, starting with the Monprivato Nebbiolo. In 1985, the efforts paid off with international recognition of the highest order. The 1978 vintage Barolo emerged as the best wine in the Forum Vinorum in London, with the only perfect score, and a ranking higher than 27 other Italian DOC and DOCG reds, and also 56 Châteaux, Grand Cru and Premier Cru producers, includ­ ing such names as Petrus, Margaux, Latour, Lafite, Mouton Rothschild and Haut­ Brion. To this day, the spectacular Barolos of Mascarello are highly decorated and well sought after by top buyers around the world. Red Wine

Size

Barolo Monprivato 2003

750 ml

750 ml

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

$ 169.99

$ 155.33

S (CD)

539882

$ 169.99

$ 155.33

S (CD)

545277

*93 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available. Barolo Monprivato 2004

*96 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available. 23


SARDINIA, ITALY

ARGIOLAS Argiolas has firmly established itself as one of the very top producers from Sardinia, the newest critics’ darling region of Italy. Sardinia has followed in the footsteps of Sicily in making a name for itself through producing fabulously aromatic wines from indigenous grape varietals— at very fair prices. Argiolas’ history began in 1918, when Francesco Argiolas planted the first vineyard with the assistance of some returning Italian POWs. But it was Antonio Argiolas, whose great enthusiasm and experience in viticulture set the stage for greatness, buying new estates and setting up a modern farm. In the late 1970's, Antonio’s sons Franco and Giuseppe reorganized the business in all aspects, from vineyards to cel­ lars. They chose one of Italy's leading oenologists, Giacomo Tachis, who joined forces with oenologist Mariano Murru. Now three generations of the Argiolas family are together: patriarch Antonio (now 97 years old), his two sons and his grandchildren. White Wine

Size

S’elegas Nuragus di Cagliari 2007

750 ml $ 21.99 (6 per case)

$ 20.09

S

457929

750 ml $ 21.99 (6 per case)

$ 20.09

Spec

457945

375 ml $ 11.99 (12 per case)

$ 10.95

Spec

546416

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Perdera Monica di Sardegna 2006

750 ml

$ 22.99

$ 21.01

S

457937

$ 25.99

$ 23.75

S

457911

$ 14.99

$ 13.70

Spec

413955

$ 54.82

Spec

457903

$ 91.37

S

457895

*87 Points—Wine Spectator Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna 2007

*89 Points—Wine Spectator

Price

Licensee

Listing

Listing

CSPC

CSPC

*89 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (6 per case) Costera Cannonau di Sardegna 2007

750 ml

*90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (6 per case) Costera Cannonau di Sardegna 2006

375 ml

*90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (12 per case) Korem Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2003 (Bovalesardo, Carignano, Cannonau)

750 ml $ 59.99 (6 per case)

*90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Turriga Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2003

750 ml

$ 99.99

*93 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (6 per case)

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SICILY, ITALY

CUSUMANO

The main assets of Cusumano include 140 hectares of family vineyards set in specific, diverse areas according to microclimatic conditions throughout Sicily; the constant study of the soil aimed at finding the best varieties to be chosen for their specific features; and the continuous research from grape growing to winemaking area. Knowledge of the soils, the constant monitoring of the vines, and the appropriate balance between production and cultivation are always taken into account. Alberto and Diego Cusumano have spearheaded a renaissance in Sicilian wines, garnering international interest in the unique wines from this region. White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

Insolia IGT 2007

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

S

141242

750 ml

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

Spec

015388

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

Syrah IGT 2007

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

S

015479

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

S

143610

$ 27.40

Spec

015289

*87 Points—Wine Spectator Angimbe IGT 2005 (Insolia/Chardonnay)

*90 Points—Wine Spectator

*86 Points—Wine Spectator Nero d’Avola IGT 2007

*National Oscar—’Red Wine Value of the Year’ ­ Gambero Rosso Benuara IGT 2004 (Nero d’Avola/Syrah)

750 ml

$ 29.99

*Two Glasses & Oscar Award (Quality/Price) ­ Gambero Rosso

FIRRIATO The Firriato winery near Trapani in the northwest of the island was founded in 1985 by the Di Gaetano family and is the personification of the "New Sicily". Start­ ing with the 1994 vintage, scrupulously selected, ripe grapes from low­yielding, hillside vineyards have been vinified by a team of local and antipodean winemakers. The only aim was quality, using indigenous Sicilian and international grape varie­ ties. Seven years with continuous growth, global distribution, and many medals and awards under their belt (including ‘Best Italian Winery’ by Luca Maroni in 2007), Firriato truly is putting Sicily on the map! White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Primula Catarrato Sicilia IGT 2008

750 ml

$ 10.99

$ 10.04

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Primula Nero d’Avola Sicilia IGT 2006/07

750 ml

$ 10.99

$ 10.04

Listing

CSPC

Spec

606368

Listing

CSPC

S

606368

S

175943

Spec

613182

Spec

029314

*87 Points, ‘Hot Buy’, Top 25 Value Wines of the Year 2008—Wine Access Santagostino Baglio Soria IGT 2006 (Nero d’Avola/Syrah]

750 ml $ 31.99 (6 per case)

$ 29.23

*91 Points, ‘Top 100 Wines of the Year’ —Wine Spectator Quarter Rosso IGT 2006 750 ml (Nero d’Avola/Perricone/Frappato/Nerello Capuccio]

$ 39.99 $ 36.57 (6 per case)

*’Best Red Wine of Italy’ —Luca Maroni Camelot IGT 2006 (Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot]

750 ml $ 54.99 (6 per case)

$ 50.23

*5 Grapes—Duemilavini Guide (Association of Italian Sommeliers) 25


TRENTINO ­ ALTO ADIGE, ITALY

FERRARI “The history of a wine lies in the history of the soil that nourishes the vines.” In 1902, after several years studying winemaking and viticulture in France, Giulio Ferrari decided to challenge his French counterparts with his winemaking skills on his own land. In the process, he created a masterpiece. The leadership of Casa Ferrari was passed from the founder to the Lunelli family in 1952. The names have changed, but the enthusiasm has remained the same. A century of history and Ferrari is the best selling, most recognized and most celebrated Italian spumante in the world. Sparkling Wine

Size

Trento Brut N/V

750 ml $ 41.99 (6 per case)

$ 38.37

Spec

366427

750 ml $ 44.99 (6 per case)

$ 41.11

Spec

134866

750 ml $ 49.99 (6 per case)

$ 45.68

Spec

862037

750 ml $ 124.99 (6 per case)

$ 114.21

Spec

134387

*Two Glasses—Gambero Rosso Rosé DOC N/V

*Two Glasses—Gambero Rosso Perlé DOC 1998

*Two Red Glasses—Gambero Rosso Finalist Giulio Ferrari Riserva

*Two Red Glasses—Gambero Rosso Finalist

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

TENUTA SAN LEONARDO The history of Tenuta San Leonardo dates back at least 1500 years, with the return of prisoners from Trentino, who erected a chapel in honor of the patron saint of prisoners, Saint Leonard. Today, the ancient monastery hospice, which once gave shelter to the destitute, is now the cellar where the wines mature in barrels. The estate has witnessed many historical events, including acting as headquarters in both world wars. Present owners the Guerrieri Gonzaga family have taken advan­ tage of the specific terroir to create Bordeaux­inspired blended wines, under the guidance of master winemaker Carlo Ferrini and consultant winemaker Giacomo Tachis, who is considered to be a genuine maestro of Italian winemaking through his creation of some of Tuscany’s most influential wines from the 1970s onwards. This talented pair ensures calculated ageing—at least 6 months in large format Sla­ vonian oak, then 24 months in small French oak barrels—and masterful blending of each contributing varietal. This is followed by at least one year of bottle ageing. The results are consistently nothing short of spectacular. Red Wine Villa Gresti 2004 [Merlot/Carmenère]

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

750 ml (6 per case)

$ 57.99

$ 52.99

S (CD)

421024

750 ml (6 per case)

$ 97.99

$ 89.54

S (CD)

924076

*Two Red Glasses—Gambero Rosso Limited cases available. Dolomiti IGT 2003 [Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot]

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso Limited cases available. 26


TUSCANY, ITALY

ALTESINO Altesino is a highly regarded, world class winery situated northeast of Montalcino and covering an area of approximately 64 hectares. The vineyards cover an area of approximately 27 hectares, divided into three different sub zones called Altesino, La Velona and Montosoli. The grape variety Sangiovese di Montalcino makes up the largest part of the vineyards, as it is used for Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Palazzo Altesi. Altesino has always been determined to produce wines of the highest quality possible; thus, the aging requirements for Brunello di Montalcino are even more stressed in the Altesino cellars. White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

Bianco di Toscana IGT 2006 (Malvasia/Trebbiano)

750 ml

$ 19.99

$ 18.27

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Rosso di Toscana IGT 2007 (Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot)

750 ml

$ 21.99

$ 20.09

S

553933

Vin Santo 2001 (Late Harvest Trebbiano/Malvasia)

375 ml $ 44.99 (6 per case)

$ 41.11

Spec

801266

750 ml $ 64.99 (6 per case)

$ 59.39

Spec

042762

750 ml $ 59.99 (6 per case)

$ 56.65

S

139220

375 ml $ 34.99 (12 per case)

$ 31.97

Spec

658468

500 ml $ 69.99 (6 per case)

$ 63.96

Spec

161539

750 ml $ 149.99 (6 per case)

$ 137.06

S

082974

1.5 L

$ 325.00

$ 296.98

Spec

012609

3L

$ 650.00

$ 593.96

Spec

434050

5L

$ 995.00

$ 909.22

Spec

782144

750 ml $ 149.99 (6 per case)

$ 137.06

S

043513

S

Listing

CSPC 637520

CSPC

Limited cases available. Alte d’Altesi IGT 2003 (Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon)

*88 Points—Wine Spectator Limited cases available. Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2004

*92 Points—Wine Spectator Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2003

*89 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Grappa di Brunello

Limited cases available. Brunello di Montalcino ‘Montosoli’ DOCG 2003

*90 Points—Wine Spectator Note: Large format bottles available as singles.

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2001

*92 Points—Wine Spectator Limited cases available.

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TUSCANY, ITALY

BORGO SCOPETO Borgo Scopeto is an estate covering an area of 503 hectares (1243 acres), located in the Siennese commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, prevalently on clay soil, with arenaceous elements bonded with limestone. The wine cellar of Borgo Scopeto, renewed and enlarged over the last few years, is equipped with the most modern technology for vinification. The refining of the wines takes place in Slovenian oak barrels of 30/50 hectolitres and French oak barriques of 300 litres.

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

Chianti Classico DOCG 2005

750 ml

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

Spec

260091

750 ml

$ 49.99

$ 45.68

Spec

256289

*Two Red Glasses—Gambero Rosso Chianti Classico Riserva Misciano DOCG 2004

*Two Red Glasses—Gambero Rosso

TENUTA CAPARZO The name ‘Caparzo’ seems to originate from Ca ‘Pazzo, as seen in several an­ cient maps. The vineyards of the Caparzo Estate include 85 hectares in Montal­ cino itself and 4 hectares in Buonconvento. More than 30 years have passed since the first rows were planted. Tenuta Caparzo aims to ensure top quality products through meticulous, craftsmanlike techniques, while equally taking a modern approach to efficiency and innovation. It has kept faith with the traditions of Brunello and the various local terroirs, at the same time enhancing its wines with creative spirit and dedication to innovation to ensure the highest possible quality. This is why Caparzo wines are served by the most famous restaurants in the world, as well as at international meetings and on official state occasions.

Red Wine

Size

Brunello di Montalcino 2001

750 ml $ 69.99 (6 per case)

$ 63.96

Spec

246645

750 ml $ 119.99 (6 per case)

$ 109.65

Spec

792382

750 ml $ 119.99 (6 per case)

$ 109.65

Spec

611103

*90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available. Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2001

*91 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available. La Casa Brunello di Montalcino 2001

*91 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available.

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

28


TUSCANY, ITALY

FATTORIA LAVACCHIO

(100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC)

Fattoria Lavacchio is an established organic farm, producing wine and olive oil in the Chianti Rufina region of Italy. All of Fattoria Lavacchio’s vineyards are 100% certified organic by the European Union and Ecocert. Grape picking is carried out by hand according to old country traditions, for the best product quality. The limited production imposed by biological cultivation guarantees a better quality the year later. Products are only proposed in vintage years in which they reach their best researched characteristics. The composition of the land, rich in structure and marl, together with the climate of the area, con­ tribute to the high quality level of Lavacchio wines. These are recognizable for the typical mark which links this to the production territory. Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Cedro Chianti Rufina DOCG 2004

750 ml

$ 24.99

$ 22.84

Listing S

CSPC 027516

*90 Points—The Wine Enthusiast

PIANIROSSI The Pianirossi estate is a result of the vision and efforts of owner Stefano Sincini, originally a respected fashion entrepreneur, born and raised in the culture of wine. Sincini discovered the magnificent location just a stone’s throw away from Castello Banfi and the first slopes of Montalcino. He gathered a highly competent team, with consultation from acclaimed oenologists Carolo Ferrini and Gioia Cresti, and set about creating a wine unique to the terroir, deciding to bring from his native Marches the cuttings of Montepulciano to complement the traditional Tuscan San­ giovese and the Alicante and Petit Verdot. By slightly veering off the path of traditional Tuscan offerings, Pianirossi has estab­ lished itself as a rising star of a new generation of Maremma estates. Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Solus Maremma Toscana IGT 2006 (Sangiovese/Montepulciano/Alicante)

750 ml

$ 39.99

$ 36.57

Listing S

CSPC 614859

MORIS FARMS The Moris family has dedicated itself for generations to agriculture, increasingly spe­ cializing in viticulture, and have been rewarded with the highest consumer satisfac­ tion. The farm is 476 hectares, divided into 420 hectares located near Massa Marit­ tima (Fattorio Poggetti), of which 37 hectares are contained within the DOC of “Monteregio di Massa Marittima”. The other 56 hectares are situated within the property of Poggio la Mozza, of which 33 hectares of vineyards are contained within the DOC of Morellino di Scansano. The wines of Moris Farms are well decorated for their power, length, elegance and finesse. Red Wine

Size

Morellino di Scansano Riserva DOCG 2004

*Two Glasses—Gambero Rosso Avvoltore Maremma Toscana IGT 2005

Limited cases available

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

750 ml $ 49.99 (6 per case)

$ 45.68

Spec

238550

750 ml $ 69.99 (6 per case)

$ 63.96

Spec

238543 29


TUSCANY, ITALY

MONTEVERTINE Montevertine lies within the heart of the Chianti hills, in the community of Radda at an altitude of 425 m. Documents show that the site had been dwelled on since the 11th century. Traces of the original construction are still preserved. In 1967, Sergio Manetti, at the time a steel product manufacturer, bought Mon­ tevertine as a holiday house, and restored it to its original dwelling destination. He then planted two hectares of vines and set up a small cellar to produce some wine for friends and customers. The first vintage produced in 1971 was more than decent, so Sergio presented it at Vinitaly in Verona. This was an immediate success and he was so enthused that only a few years later he gave up his main former activity to dedicate all his efforts to winemaking. New vineyards were planted, new cellars installed, and expansion has continued to this very day. With Sergio’s passing in 2000, management passed to his son Martino Manetti, who is assisted by Klaus Johann Reimitz and Bruno Bini, the latter be­ ing born in Montevertine and an in­depth expert of the zone and the soil. Giulio Gambelli, the expert wine taster, is the consultant and offers his assistance dur­ ing the production of the wines. Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

Pian del Ciampolo IGT 2006 (Sangiovese/Canaiolo/Colorino)

750 ml

$ 34.99

$ 31.97

S (CD)

549337

750 ml

$ 57.99

$ 52.99

S (CD)

515775

750 ml

$ 119.99

$ 109.65

S (CD)

628552

*89 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Montevertine Toscana IGT 2005 (Sangiovese/Canaiolo/Colorino)

*90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate La Pergole Torte IGT 2004 (Sangiovese)

*94 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available.

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UMBRIA, ITALY

SPORTOLETTI Sportoletti’s winery is located near Spello and Assisi, two ancient medieval towns in the region of Umbria in central Italy, about 55 miles north of Rome. Umbria, the hilliest region in Italy, is an extremely green and pristine area, where nature and history blend together. Winemaking traditions in this region reach back to the Etruscans and Romans, but as in Burgundy, grape growing and wine­ making were developed and enriched by the monks during Medieval times. The Sportoletti family has been in agriculture for generations and has always been dedicated to the production of fine wine in Umbria. Brothers Ernesto and Remo have followed their father Vittorio’s teachings on high quality productions. The family owns 50 acres of vineyards and produces four wines, two whites and two reds. Thanks to the impressive success of their wines, the overall production has soared to 200,000 bottles. Their Merlot, which is worth noting, is produced from old vines planted at Sportoletti more than 50 years ago. The soil’s richness, in conjunction with innovative methods of production, give Sportoletti’s wines their unique identity and make them among the best expres­ sions of Umbrian winemaking. In 1998, the two Sportoletti brothers hired the highly esteemed and world renowned enologist Riccardo Cotarella, marking the start of a highly successful professional relationship. White Wine

Size

Assisi Grechetto DOC 2007

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

750 ml $ 21.99 (6 per case)

$ 20.09

Spec

438259

Red Wine

Size

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

Assisi Rosso DOC 2006 (Sangiovese/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon)

750 ml $ 23.99 (6 per case)

$ 21.92

S

128405

750 ml $ 54.99 (6 per case)

$ 50.25

S

385674

*89 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate *Two Glasses—Gambero Rosso

Price

Price

*90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Villa Fidelia Rosso IGT 2004 (Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc)

*94 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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THE VENETO, ITALY

MIONETTO Few lands identify themselves like Valdobbiadene so totally and directly with a completely special "drinking philosophy". Try, for example, tasting a glass of Prosecco ­ the most renowned "offspring" of these hills. You will feel that you have been projected into a world which you believed lost forever, where life still pro­ ceeds at a liveable pace and where values remain unchanged: equilibrium and lightness, elegance and genuineness, delight in getting together and enjoying life. From Prosecco to Cartizze and many other straightforward, generous wines ­ the fascinating history of the vines and wines of Valdobbiadene has trodden a long path, but it has always been true to itself. You only need to travel along the Prosecco Road ­ the first enological route to have been created in Italy ­ to be aware of it all. In these places, the savours, nature, everything is still authentic and incomparable. It is in this land and with this singular tradition that an equally unique entrepreneurial story has become associated: that of the Mionetto family. Sparkling White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

Pergolo Prosecco Spumante

750 ml

$ 14.99

$ 13.70

S

591933

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 17.35

S

378638

375 ml $ 10.99 (24 per case)

$ 10.04

Super Spec

463968

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 17.35

S

073932

375 ml $ 10.99 (24 per case)

$ 10.04

Spec

859413

750 ml

$ 21.99

$ 20.09

G

432369

750 ml $ 27.99 (6 per case)

$ 24.66

S

515551

Sparkling Rosé Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

IL Rosé Frizzante IGT N/V

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 17.35

Spec

231803

Sergio Mionetto Rosé Spumante N/V

750 ml $ 26.99 (6 per case)

$ 24.66

S

098038

*87 Points—Wine Enthusiast IL Prosecco Frizzante IGT N/V

*91 Points—The Wine Report *Vancouver Magazine Top 100 Wine of the Year—2006

IL Moscato Frizzante IGT N/V

*90 Points—The Wine Report

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Frizzante DOC N/V

*92 Points—Wine Enthusiast Sergio Mionetto ‘MO’ Extra Dry Spumante N/V (Prosecco)

*92 Points—Wine Enthusiast ‘Best Buy’

Listing

CSPC

32


THE VENETO, ITALY

BOTTEGA ­ La Cantina dei Poeti Originality, creativity and quality have elevated this winery to the next level. In 1992, Bottega diversified to create its Cantina dei Poeti sparkling wine line, which took Bottega in a new direction. The Petalo Moscato is a stunning wine that amazingly captures the essence of the naturally sweet Moscato grapes from which it is made. It has an aroma of flowers and fruits, and balances crisp acidity with peach and rose flavours. Per its name, it truly is ‘The Wine of Love’. Its counterpart, the Prosecco ‘IL Vino dei Poeti’ (‘The Wine of Poets’), is fresh, crisp and elegant, with a delicate fra­ grance of acacia blossoms. It is dry, refined and well balanced, with a persis­ tent effervescence. It is well worthy of the line in which it is found. Bottega’s Artist edge is clearly expressed in the exceptional presentation of its products, which invite one to taste the wines. Sparkling White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

Petalo Moscato ‘IL Vino Del Amore’ IGT

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

S

580993

750 ml $ 19.99 (6 per case)

$ 18.27

S

095711

*Silver Medal—International Wine Challenge (London) *Vancouver Magazine Top 100 Wine of the Year 2007 & 2008 Prosecco ‘IL Vino dei Poeti’ Spumante DOC

*90 Points—Wine & Spirits

CA’ RUGATE Ca’ Rugate, established by the Tessari family in 1986, takes its name from the volcanic hills where most of the vineyards are to be found. The Ca’ Rugate vine­ yards cover 40 hectares, 30 of which are located within the commune of Mon­ teforte d’Alpone in the rugged heart of Soave Classico, with 10 hectares in the commune of Montecchia di Crosara in nearby Valpolicella. Ca’ Rugate uses only indigenous grape varieties such as Garganega, and Trebbiano di Soave for white wines; and Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone for reds. The Soave wines of Ca Rugate are unique, produced from 100% Garganega grapes, without blending in Trebbiano or other inexpensive grapes, as is done for most Soave wines. They also utilize single vineyard production, resulting in wines that are among the best of their kind, with full, fresh fruit and hints of almonds. White Wine

Size

San Michele Soave Classico DOC 2008

750 ml $ 17.99 (6 per case)

$ 16.44

Spec

180653

750 ml $ 24.99 (6 per case)

$ 22.84

S

180273

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso

Red Wine

Size

Licensee

Rio Albo Valpolicella DOC 2007

750 ml $ 21.99 (6 per case)

$ 20.09

Spec

422899

750 ml $ 69.99 (6 per case)

$ 63.95

Spec

278291

E.T.A. August 2009 Monte Fiorentine Soave Classico DOC 2007

*89 Points—Wine & Spirits Amarone della Valpolicella DOC 2004

*91 Points—Wine & Spirits

Price

Price

Licensee

Listing

Listing

CSPC

CSPC

33


THE VENETO, ITALY

TRABUCCHI The estate of Trabucchi has a total area of about 27 hectares, divided into 21 hectares of vineyard and 6 hectares of olive groves, made all the prettier by the presence of 400 cypress trees, horse chestnut trees and rose bushes. Trabucchi is very well known for the production of wines of magnificent struc­ ture, richness and character. Their Valpolicella wines are ruby­red in appear­ ance, with intense fragrances of fresh red fruit, blackcurrants and blackberries, and sumptuous, silky smooth flavours. The Amarone is quality of the highest order—rich, velvety and intensely fruity. Trabucchi wines are found in selected top restaurants and wine shops around the world. Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Valpolicella Superiore Terre di San Colombano DOC 2003 *Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso 750 ml

$ 39.99

$ 36.57

S

004325

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2003

$ 94.99

$ 86.80

Spec

061051

750 ml

Listing

CSPC

*Three Glasses—Gambero Rosso

BRUNELLI Ever since it has existed, the name Brunelli has has been closely linked to the area of San Pietro in Cariano, a small valley in the Valpolicella Classico area whose name derives from that of the Roman Cariae family. It is in this spot in the countryside where the Brunelli family has handed down from generation to generation the an­ cient passion which has made its wines known and appreciated all over the world. The estate is now in the hands of Luigi, the oenologist, and of his wife Luciana who, sharing Luigi’s expertise and passion, has created a special range of wines that dis­ tinguishes itself for both the virile and the feminine values it expresses. The character of a wine is the expression of its creator’s emotions. This is all the more true in the case of the wines from Brunelli estate. The Amarone Campo del Titari, with its forthright style that pulls no punches, is the very image of a deter­ mined and enigmatic craftsman of the soil like Luigi Brunelli. Luiciana, on the other hand, is mirrored in the nuances of the gentle and graceful Amarone Campo Inferi, with its feminine traits and respect for tradition. Red Wine

Size

Price

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2005

750 ml $ 69.99 (6 per case)

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

$ 63.96

Spec

806612

‘Campo Inferi’ Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2003 750 ml $ 119.99 (6 per case)

$ 109.65

Spec

911495

‘Campo del Titari’ Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2004 750 ml $ 169.99 (6 per case)

$ 155.33

Spec

340752

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THE VENETO, ITALY

CARPENE MALVOLTI Over 140 years of history, embracing four generations of the family, testify to Car­ penè Malvolti’s long heritage of product quality and the prestige image of the brand. Convinced that a similar wine to champagne could be produced in Italy, Antonio Car­ penè established Carpenè­Malvolti Winery in the Conegliano zone in the Veneto in 1868. He taught methods of cultivation to the local farmers, and co­founded the first school of Enology in Italy. In WWI, the winery was entirely destroyed, and son Etile Carpene reconstructed the company. In 1924, the first Prosecco label was released. In the mid 1930s, Etile’s son Antonio Carpenè Jr. was the first to affirm that the Charmat method was the one best suited for enhancing the characteristic aromas and elegance of certain Italian sparkling wines, such as Moscato d’Asti and Prosecco. Antonio reconstructed the winery after WWII, and went on to become a huge figure in Italian sparkling winemaking. Son Etoile is the current chairman, and has overseen the growth of the company into a well recognized global brand. Sparkling Wine Prosecco di Conegliano DOC Cuvee Brut N/V

Size

Price

750 ml

$ 22.99

Licensee $ 21.01

Listing Spec

CSPC 923623

*90 Points—Wine Enthusiast

TEDESCHI Numerous generations of the Tedeschi family have dedicated love and devotion to viticulture in the Valpolicella, giving them an enviable wealth of experience, tradition, and nobility, all of which are used to achieve the highest level of quality. According to old documents which have recently come to light, the first purchase of vineyards was drawn up in 1630. The descendents followed suit, bringing pres­ tige, respect and esteem to the family, to the extent that they were called upon to carry out important political and religious duties. In 1824, Nicolò Tedeschi purchased more vineyards, and with his skill and genuine personality, brought the family business many steps forward, to the extent that all successors would dedicate their lives to upholding the good name of the family and its wines. The most recent generation—Antonietta, Sabrina and Riccardo—work together to maintain the spirit of the Tedeschi family as upholders of the finest wines that The Veneto region can produce, and as purveyors of these wines to an attentive audience of buyers and consumers around the world. Red Wine

Size

Price

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2004

750 ml $ 57.99 (6 per case)

$ 52.99

Spec

110312

375 ml $ 31.99 (12 per case)

$ 29.23

Spec

110320

$ 27.40

Spec

299271

$ 90.46

Spec

308957

‘Capitel San Rocco’ Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso IGT Veneto 2005 750 ml $ 29.99 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC ‘Capitel Monte Olmi’ 2004 750 ml $ 98.99 (6 per case)

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

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THE VENETO, ITALY

SPINATO The land on which Anna Spinato’s grapes are grown has been used for that same pur­ pose since the 12th century. Wine was first produced there, on the banks of the Piave River, by the monks of the Sant’ Andrea Abbey. Even the Spinato logo tells of the family’s “passion and love for our culture and the tradition of winemaking.” Today, the wines reflect all the elegance and unpretentious sophistication that Anna Spinato herself is so well known for. Anna Spinato wines have been awarded medals at such events as Vinitaly, the Japan Wine Challenge, and MIWine of Milan. Indeed, the popularity of Anna Spinato’s wines is such that Spinato corks are embedded with a special microchip that guarantees the authenticity of every bottle. White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Pinot Grigio Marca Trevigiana IGT 2006/07

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

Spec

118752

Sauvignon Blanc Marca Trevigiana IGT 2007

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

Spec

689281

Size

Price

Sparkling Wine

Licensee

Listing

Listing Spec

CSPC

CSPC

Gocce di Luna Prosecco DOC N/V

750 ml $ 19.99 (6 per case)

$ 18.27

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Cabernet Sauvignon Piave DOC 2007

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

Spec

829440

Merlot Piave DOC 2005

750 ml

$ 17.99

$ 16.44

Spec

410142

Listing

506683

CSPC

36


NELSON, NEW ZEALAND

RICHMOND PLAINS

(100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC)

Located at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, Nelson is one of the world's finest cool­climate wine growing regions, blessed with the most sunshine hours in the country, cool autumn nights, and free­draining soils of ancient river beds, forming ideal grape growing conditions on the alluvial plains. This temperate climate, mod­ erated by the surrounding mountains and the Pacific Ocean sea breezes, is perfect for producing vibrant fruit driven white wines and well­structured, elegant reds. Richmond Plains began in 1991 as a small vineyard owned by Lars and Samantha Jensen, who believe that great wines are made in the vineyard by working with na­ ture. By using organic methods, without the use of synthetic herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and fertilizers, they can express the vineyard’s character in the wines. White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Sauvignon Blanc Nelson 2008

750 ml

$ 19.99

$ 18.27

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Pinot Noir Nelson 2006

750 ml

$ 24.99

$ 22.84

Listing

CSPC

S

756874

Listing

CSPC

*90 Points—Wine & Spirits

Spec

401877

*90 Points—Wine & Spirits

NELSON, NEW ZEALAND

TE MANIA Te Mãnia is a family­owned Nelson winery established in 1990 by Jon and Cheryl Harrey, located near the beautiful coastline of Tasman Bay in Nelson, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. The vineyards flourish on the ancient alluvial terraces, through which rivers flow from the mountains to the sea. These stony soils, combined with Nelson’s cool maritime climate and high sunshine hours, produce grapes and wines of the finest quality. Nelson is famous for its rich blue skies, brilliant sunshine, beaches and lakes, spectacular national parks, cafés, artists, vineyards and winer­ ies. This free spirit of Nelson’s idyllic lifestyle and climate is captured by the Harrier Hawk gliding on the breeze above the Te Mania vineyards. White Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Sauvignon Blanc Nelson 2008

750 ml

$ 21.99

$ 20.09

Red Wine

Size

Price

Licensee

Pinot Noir Nelson 2007

750 ml

$ 27.99

Pinot Noir Reserve Nelson 2007

750 ml

$ 39.99

Listing

CSPC

Spec

303289

Listing

CSPC

$ 25.58

Spec

554097

$ 36.54

Spec

758508

*90 Points—James Halladay

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DÄO, PORTUGAL

VINHOS BORGES Sociedade dos Vinhos Borges was established in 1884 by the brothers Antonio and Francisco Borges. Since 1998, it has been a part of José Maria Vieira, a Portuguese family group, which is also the most important distributor of Borges wines in Portugal. Borges has a complete portfolio of DOC wines from the most traditional and old wine producing regions in Portugal, incluuding Port wines, Douro wines, Dao wines, Vinho Verde, rosé wine from Trás­os­Montes region, and sparkling wines. The company has two vinification centres: one at Lixa, the heart of the Vinho Verde region, and the other at Vila Real, in the Trás­os­Montes region, with a global production capacity of about 5.8 million litres. It is a force in the production and marketing of fine wines from around the country of Portugal, with exports to countries all over the world. White Wine

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Vinho Verde Gatao N/V

750 ml

$ 10.99

$ 10.04

S

796201

750 ml

$ 11.99

$ 10.96

S

947895

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Dao Meia Encosta Red 2006

750 ml

$ 11.99

$ 10.96

*85 Points—Gismondi on Wine Dao Meia Encosta White 2007

*87 Points—Gismondi on Wine

Listing S

CSPC 040923

*89 Points, ‘Top 100 Values of the Year’—Wine & Spirits

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ROBERTSON VALLEY, SOUTH AFRICA

EXCELSIOR Excelsior Estate Winery has been under the ownership of the de Wet family since 1870. The current owners are the fourth generation of De Wets to farm the fertile land of the Robertson Valley in the Western Cape. Excelsior is one of the largest private wine estates in South Africa, with over 200 hectares planted to vineyards. The philosophy of the De Wet family is to produce wines that are immediately appealing, with opulent fruit in good balance, and elegant lengthy finishes.  The wines are made available at prices that offer incredible value. White Wine

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CSPC

Chardonnay 2006

750 ml

$ 15.99

$ 14.61

Spec

184028

Paddock Viognier 2008

750 ml

$ 15.99

$ 14.61

S

662171

Red Wine

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Price

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Paddock Shiraz 2006

750 ml

$ 15.99

$ 14.61

S

183996

750 ml

$ 15.99

$ 14.61

S

183970

*3 Stars—John Platter

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CSPC

*3 ½ Stars—John Platter Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

*3 ½ Stars—John Platter

WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

GOLDEN KAAN Golden Kaan wines originate from selected vineyards at the southernmost tip of Africa – the fertile, lush Western Cape centered on Cape Town. Here, the Golden Kaan varietals flourish in the rich soils of the Table Mountain sandstone along with the Malmesbury shale, and profit from the ideal terrain of the Western Cape, which resembles a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and good winter rainfall, ensuring the minimum amount of irrigation. These weather and terroir conditions ensure sun­ripened varietal grapes of the highest quality, which are then used to produce the full­bodied and unique wines of Golden Kaan. Golden Kaan remains committed to environmentally friendly vineyard practices and wine sourcing. All the wines and grapes sourced for Golden Kaan derive from vineyards that are fully IPW (Integrated Production of Wine) certified. White Wine

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Sauvignon Blanc 2007

750 ml

$ 12.99

$ 11.87

Red Wine

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Price

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Shiraz 2006

750 ml

$ 12.99

$ 11.87

S

147728

750 ml

$ 12.99

$ 11.87

Spec

149658

Spec

CSPC 147710

*85 Points—Wine Enthusiast

Listing

CSPC

*89 Points—Wine Enthusiast Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

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MADRID, SPAIN

BODEGAS TAGONIUS Bodegas Tagonius, located 40 km southeast of Madrid, is a relative new­ comer to the wine industry, having opened in 2000. Its wines have quickly been placed among the very best from Spain. The winery lies in the Tajuña River Basin, where the ancient Romans enjoyed the wine from the Iberian Peninsula. A century ago, Galician fisherman travelled to Madrid to trade their fish for fine wine. Today, modern winemaking has brought a renais­ sance to the region—the ‘Vinos de Madrid’ have gained rapidly in popularity worldwide. The online wine review Iberians on Wine wrote, “Tagonius is a top Madrid red, clearly connected with the wine revolution of La Mancha…”  Red Wine

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Price

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CSPC

$ 25.58

Spec

807453

750 ml $ 37.99 (6 per case)

$ 34.71

Spec

506915

750 ml $ 79.99 (6 per case)

$ 73.09

Spec

385609

750 ml $ 197.99 (3 per case)

$ 180.92

Spec

Tinto Roble 2003 750 ml $ 27.99 (Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah/Merlot) (6 per case)

Licensee

*90 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Crianza 2004 (Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah)

*91 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Tagonius Reserva 2003 (Cabernet Sauvignon/Tempranillo/Syrah)

*93 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available. Gran Vino 2003 (Cabernet Sauvignon/Tempranillo/Syrah)

771816

*95 Points—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate Limited cases available.

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U.S.A. NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

CHIMNEY ROCK The story of Chimney Rock is entwined with the story of Napa Valley's Stags Leap District, home to some of the most elegant Cabernet Sauvignon pro­ duced on American soil. The winery's beginnings hark back to the original owners' love of Bordeaux. When the late Hack Wilson and his wife Stella retired after a long career in the beverage industry, they decided to fulfill a life­long passion and began searching for a winery. Their search started in South Africa, their home, and continued in France. In 1980, a 185­acre estate located on the Napa Valley's Silverado Trail and occupied by a golf course called Chimney Rock, captivated the Wilsons and they decided to make it home. By this time, the Stags Leap area was already gaining world­ wide attention and acclaim for its Cabernet Sauvignon. Red Wine

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CSPC

Elevage Stags Leap District 2002 (Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc)

750 ml

$ 99.99

$ 91.37

Spec

353532

$ 136.98

Spec

354456

*91 Points—Wine Spectator Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Stags Leap 2001

*92 Points—Wine Spectator

750 ml $ 149.90 (6 per case)

RUTHERFORD HILL Nestled high in the Eastern Hills, Rutherford Hill Winery commands a spectacular view overlooking the Rutherford bench of Napa Valley. It is from a handful of the most select Napa vineyards that Rutherford Hill continues its tradition of crafting legendary wines. In 1976, while the rest of the world was just beginning to take notice of Napa Valley, the founders of Rutherford Hill recognized a unique opportu­ nity. They believed that the climate and soil of the valley, similar to Pomerol, were well suited to Merlot and were among the first to pioneer what has become Napa's premier varietal. Today, this tradition of quality continues, expressed by wines of great complexity and character.

White Wine

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Rutherford Hill Chardonnay 2006

750 ml

$ 37.99

$ 34.71

Red Wine

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Rutherford Hill Merlot 2002

750 ml

$ 39.99

$ 36.54

Listing Spec

CSPC 250332

*90 Points, ‘Smart Buys’ —Wine Spectator

Listing Spec

CSPC 573972

*90 Points—Wine News

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U.S.A. SONOMA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

GLORIA FERRER “Gloria Ferrer reliably produces some of California best sparkling wines, from the fruit­forward blanc de noirs to the richly structured Carneros Cuvée. On a warm day, step out onto the terrace of the visitors center as you sip your bubbly or one of the winery's Pinot Noirs or Chardonnays…” Wine Spectator, Travel to California Wine Country, June 15, 2008

In 1982, the Ferrer family, proprietors of the world’s largest producer of sparkling wine, Freixenet U.S.A., purchased 250 acres of land in Sonoma’s Carneros wine dis­ trict, where they planted vineyards with the traditional sparkling wine grapes of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In 1986, their state­of­the­art winery, with Spanish­style archi­ tecture and breathtaking vista terrace, overlooking the estate vineyards and the roll­ ing Carneros hills, opened to the public. The winery was named after José Ferrer's beloved wife. The winery now cultivates 385 acres in Carneros and produces a range of sparkling and still wines. Gloria Ferrer is dedicated to the production of wines that reflect the artistry of the winemaker and the marriage of vine to place in the vineyard. Gloria Fer­ rer’s still wines complement the sparkling wines that will always remain the first love of the Ferrer family. White Wine

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Carneros Chardonnay 2005

750 ml

$ 34.99

$ 31.97

Sparkling Wine

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Sonoma Brut N/V

750 ml

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

S

192898

750 ml

$ 32.99

$ 30.15

Spec

244392

750 ml

$ 37.99

$ 34.71

Spec

244376

750 ml

$ 43.99

$ 40.20

Spec

244418

Red Wine

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Carneros Pinot Noir 2005

750 ml

$ 38.99

$ 35.63

Spec

CSPC 000109

*91 Points—Wine Enthusiast

Listing

CSPC

*90 Points—Wine Spectator Blanc de Noirs N/V

*88 Points—Gismondi on Wine Blanc de Blancs 2002

*88 Points—Gismondi on Wine Royal Cuvee 1996

*88 Points—Gismondi on Wine

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CSPC 638361

*Double Gold—Taster’s Guild Annual Consumer’s Wine Judging 2006

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U.S.A. SONOMA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

B.R. COHN Founded by Bruce Cohn in 1984, B.R. Cohn Winery is located in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Bruce Cohn bought the land now known as Olive Hill Estate Vineyards in 1974. The small family operated winery is surrounded by the 90­ acre Olive Hill Estate Vineyards, where soils warmed by underground natural hot springs and gentle ocean breezes create a unique microclimate resulting in ideal growing conditions for ultra­premium Cabernet Sauvignon. B.R. Cohn also produces Merlot, Pinot Noir, SyrCab (a unique blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sau­ vignon), Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Port, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. These award­winning wines have placed B.R. Cohn among the leaders of great California wine producers. Red Wine

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Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

750 ml

$ 36.99

$ 33.80

Spec

351866

Olive Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

750 ml

$ 76.99

$ 70.35

Spec

351759

*91 Points—Wine Spectator

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

SANFORD In the mid 1970s, pioneer winemaker Richard Sanford and botanist Michael Benedict planted the Sanford & Benedict vineyard, the first Pinot Noir vine­ yard in the region. Sanford wines are made exclusively from estate fruit grown at its certified organic vineyards. The new vineyards and winery have allowed Sanford Winery to raise the quality of its wines to a new level. San­ ford gained international fame when it was featured in the movie ‘Sideways.’ where it was the first winery the characters visited on their way through Santa Barbara wine county. White Wine

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Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2004

750 ml

$ 37.99

$ 34.71

Red Wine

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Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2005

750 ml

$ 49.99

$ 45.68

S

347799

750 ml

$ 84.99

$ 77.66

Spec

974055

Spec

CSPC 336719

*90 Points—Wine Enthusiast

Listing

CSPC

*91 Points—Wine Spectator Pinot Noir Sanford and Benedict Vineyard 2002

*93 Points—Wine Enthusiast

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U.S.A. WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON

BENTON­LANE Steve and Carol Girard have been owners of Benton­Lane since 1988. They headed north from their home state California, feeling that Oregon’s cooler climate offered the possibility of producing Pinot Noir with better balance, structure, and more interesting flavours. The Girards settled on a property called ‘Sunnymount’ in the southern Willamette Valley, so named for its rain shadow position due east of the highest peaks in the coastal range. Sunnymount straddles the border between Benton and Lane counties. Over the years, the vineyard has grown to 138 acres predominantly planted to Pinot Noir, with 7 distinct clones on a wide variety of root­ stocks carefully matched to the planting location. In 2004, the winery began full production of Pinot Gris for the first time. Benton­Lane is distributed throughout the United States and several international markets. It continues to be highly re­ garded for its exceptional crafted wines, which show off the amazing capabilities of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. White Wine

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Pinot Gris 2007

750 ml

$ 27.99

$ 25.58

Red Wine

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Estate Pinot Noir 2006

750 ml

$ 34.99

$ 31.97

Spec

098749

750 ml

$ 74.99

$ 68.53

Spec

207647

Spec

Listing

CSPC 137265

CSPC

*89 Points—Wine & Spirits First Class Pinot Noir 2005

*92 Points—Wine Spectator

COLUMBIA VALLEY, WASHINGTON

BOOKWALTER The Bookwalter family roots are deep in agriculture and the Washington wine and viticulture industry. With several of the top vineyard sources in the state and a commitment to excellence in winemaking, Bookwalter Winery continues to fulfill the growing demand for ultra premium wines from Washington State. In 1997, John Bookwalter joined the family winery, established by parents Jerrold and Jean, as the 10th generation of Bookwalters to be involved in agriculture, fo­ cusing on producing ultra premium red wines. To do so, he joined with world­class winemaker/vineyard consultant Zelma Long, who had just retired from her illustri­ ous 30 year wine industry career. Success was immediate, as both the 2000 vin­ tage Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines were released to rave reviews. The next two vintages brought two top 100 wines of the year rankings, several 90 point­plus Parker ratings and another Wine Spectator "Wine of the Week" ac­ knowledgement. Red Wine

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CSPC

Columbia Valley Merlot 2005

750 ml

$ 52.99

$ 48.42

Spec

608679

750 ml

$ 59.99

$ 54.82

Spec

611871

*91 Points—Wine Spectator Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

*91 Points—Wine Spectator

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SPIRITS THE VENETO, ITALY

DISTILLERIA BOTTEGA Distilleria Bottega was set up in 1977 by Aldo Bottega, a master distiller with over 30 years of experience. The distillery began modestly, operating in the local grappa market. In 1983, with the death of its founder, son Sandro took on the manage­ ment of the company with the assistance of siblings Barbara and Stefano. In a few years, Distilleria Bottega left its anonymity, thanks to an innovative distillation sys­ tem that makes grappa mellower and more delicate. In 1987, the Alexander brand joined Bottega; this new brand is intended for those consumers who have devel­ oped a much more educated and refined palate. All Alexander Grappa has its origin from very fresh and vinous marcs that are distilled in copper stills following the steam distillation in order to guarantee the highest quality. The Venetian blown glass bottles, designed by Sandro Bottega, are the ideal container to view the clarity and transparency of the Alexander Grappa. They were also the object of a prestigious international exhibition called “Art in Grappa”. Spirits

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Sambuca

700 ml (6 per case)

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

S

758862

700 ml (6 per case)

$ 39.99

$ 36.54

S

432468

Grappa Platinum (Amarone)

700 ml (2 per case)

$ 75.99

$ 69.44

Spec

062927

Top Five Grappa Set (Prosecco, Falanghina, Moscato, Müller­Thurgau, Cabernet Sauvignon)

5 x 200 ml (3 per case)

$ 88.99

$ 81.24

Spec

062505

Grappa Pesca (Peach)

500 ml (6 per case)

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

Spec

131151

Grappa Gianduia (Hazelnut/Chocolate)

500 ml (6 per case)

$ 34.99

$ 31.97

Spec

134635

Grappa Limoncino (Lemon)

500 ml (6 per case)

$ 29.99

$ 27.40

Spec

176016

*5 Stars—F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal Grappa

*Food & Wine Grappa of the Year 2006 *90—95 Points—The Wine Enthusiast

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CSPC

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SPIRITS ITALY

ROBERTO CAVALLI VODKA “I love the purity of vodka, especially of my vodka: it’s like fire and water merged into a single element…” — Roberto Cavalli Captivating, seductive, the quintessence of pure femininity...Roberto Cavalli Vodka is all of this. Produced in line with Italian tradition and the experience of the best distilleries, Roberto Cavalli Vodka is sophisticated and elegant, for more discerning palates. Made with the purest water gushing from the slopes of Monte Rosa, Roberto Cavalli Vodka is produced using the finest quality grain grown in the valleys where the south­west Alps meet the river Po. For many years Roberto Cavalli only shared the pleasure of this delicious ultra pre­ mium vodka with family and friends. Famous for his busy nightlife and passion for hav­ ing a good time, Roberto Cavalli has now decided to share this treasure, up to now a jealously guarded secret, with the rest of the world. Vodka

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Roberto Cavalli Vodka

750 ml $ 89.99 (6 per case)

Licensee $ 82.23

Listing Spec

CSPC 029389

*90 Points, ‘Exceptional’ —Beverage Testing Institute, Chicago 2006 *Gold Medal—World Spirits Competition, San Francisco 2006

CAMPBELTOWN, SCOTLAND

SPRINGBANK DISTILLERS Springbank Distillery is a true original in many regards. It is the oldest distillery in Scotland that survives in the ownership of its founders, the Mitchells, Scotland’s senior distilling family. The present distillery was built in 1828 on the site of the previous illicit distillery of Archibald Mitchell. Springbank is the signature producer of Campbeltown, one of the five recognized production regions of scotch. It has its own unique and de­ lightful nuances which make it among the world's best single malt producers. Springbank is unique amongst Scotland’s distilleries in that all parts of the production process, from traditional malting to bottling, are carried out at the one location. Of note, it is the only distillery that has never used chill filtering and the addition of cara­ mel to add back colour in the production of its fine malts, ensuring that the essential oils, esthers and proteins are maintained in the product, guaranteeing whiskies of the finest pure aroma and flavour. Whiskey

Size

Springbank 10 Year Old

750 ml $ 89.99 (6 per case)

$ 82.23

750 ml $ 149.90 (2 per case) 750 ml $ 149.99 (2 per case)

*”A highly complex malt” ­ Michael Jackson Springbank 15 Year Old

*”A true water of life” ­ Michael Jackson Springbank 7 Year Old Gaja Barolo Finish

Limited cases available

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

S

086454

$ 136.98

Spec

445858

$ 137.06

Spec

128009 46


SPIRITS MEXICO

CASA NOBLE

Casa Noble represents the pride, passion and quality commitment of more than 200 years of tequila production. First established in 1776, Casa Noble’s family of tequilas has a rich history, earning them a position as one of the finest spirits in the world. Casa Noble began as a hacienda surrounded by a vast land where only one thing was to be found: blue agave (tequilana weber), tequila's one and only source. In a few years, this hacienda became one of the most industrially developed facilities of the region; its lands holding close to 1 million agave plants, in a region with a recorded 6 million in total. At the turn of the century, the hacienda had a daily production capacity of ten 66 ­liter barrels. Casa Noble ultra premium tequilas begin as carefully selected mature blue agave plants which have met strict requirements for water and sugar content. Using tradi­ tional methods, the rich agave pinas are slow­cooked for 38 hours in stone ovens. Then, using only the core and hearts of the agaves, the sweet nectar is extracted. The fermentation process is 100% natural, followed by a triple distillation. The result is a tequila so pure and full of agave flavor that it has elevated the concept of tequila to new levels around the world. Tequila

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Price

Casa Noble Crystal Tequila

750 ml $ 119.99 (6 per case)

Licensee

Listing

$ 109.65

S

CSPC 462572

*Double Gold Award Winner 2000—San Francisco World Spirits Competition

FRANCE

MAGELLAN In 1519, five ships led by Ferdinand de Magellan set out to circumnavigate the world and explore ‘the spice islands’. Three years later, only the ship Victoria returned to Spain, with 18 people and hundreds of cloves. Sadly, Magellan, who died in battle during the voyage, never saw the results of his spice discoveries. Those spices inspired the creation of gin as we know it, and it is to cloves in particular that Magellan Gin owes its inspired taste. Created by spirits guru Michel Roux, Magellan is made in small batches in Cognac, France, from triple­distilled neutral spirits, spring water and 11 freeze­dried botanicals, a mix that includes cloves. During the fourth and final distillation, the gin is infused with deep­blue iris petals. The result is a sensationally flavourful, 88 proof spirit with a captivating, light blue tint. That’s right—the blue is not the bottle. It’s the gin! Magellan Gin is a bona fide headliner. It has a supple, medium­weight body and an engaging bouquet laced with the aromas of flora, citrus and spice. It has a delightfully soft entry that quickly entertains the mouth with a fanciful array of tantalizing flavours. The finish is cool and crisp. Created with a cocktail glass in mind, Magellan’s great looks and incomparable taste make it unbeatable. Gin

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Price

Magellan Gin

750 ml $ 49.99 (6 per case)

Licensee $ 45.68

Listing S

CSPC 523951

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SPIRITS TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

ANGOSTURA In 1936, Robert E. Siegert, the great­grandson of the founder of Angostura rum, built a modern distillery for the production of column­distilled rums, which are the instruments still used by Angostura to this day. Seventy years later, and Angostura has Siegert to thank for its distillery being not only the largest in the Caribbean, but one of the most progressive and technologically advanced in the world. All Angos­ tura rums are distilled from the fermented product of sugar cane, in this case, mo­ lasses. Over 50% of this byproduct of sugar production is sourced locally, and it is remarkably rich, due to the fact that molasses in Trinidad is extracted using tradi­ tional methods that date back through history. Rum

Size

Angostura 1919 8 Year Old Aged Rum

750 ml (6 per case)

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

$ 39.99

$ 36.54

S

309245

$ 75.99

$ 69.44

S

380311

*91 Points, ‘Exceptional’—Chicago Beverage Testing Institute Angostura 1824 12 Year Old Aged Rum

750 ml (6 per case)

*Gold Medal—Internationaler Spirituosen Wettbewerb 2006 (Germany)

ANTIGUA

ANTIGUA DISTILLERY The Antigua Distillery has long been the premium distiller of fine rums in The Leeward islands. They are committed to maintaining the high standards production and pack­ aging that have been developed over recent decades. The company produces high quality rums with the finest all­natural ingredients, using a skillful combination of tradi­ tional methods and modern technology. They continue the tradition of using copper  pipes for their five column continuous copper still that can produce 1.5 million litres a year. Ageing is done in 220 litre American oak casks that were previously used for  ageing bourbon, covering a time frame of a minimum 2­3 years, allowing the "angels" to take their share.  Rum

Size

Price

Licensee

English Harbour Five Year Old Antigua Rum

750 ml

$ 31.99

$ 29.23

Listing

CSPC

S

391078

*95 Points, ’Highly Recommended’—Chicago Beverage Testing Institute *Double Gold Award Winner, 2004 & 2005—San Francisco World Spirits Competition

ZAYA Once in a great while, a spirit is born with a master’s touch, where artistry, intellect and patience unite to create a legend. Zaya, the world’s finest luxury rum, is a tribute to these virtues. Crafted with elegance, this limited production rum is in a class by itself. Handcrafted and distilled with pure virgin sugar cane, Zaya is patiently matured in fine oak barriques for twelve long years before it is released. The result is a finely crafted rum that is smooth and deep. The forward inviting flavours are layered in he­ donistic textures, aromas, and a seamless finish that stretches on for miles. Zaya is a truly distinct rum that will impress even the most astute rum connoisseur. Rum

Size

Price

Zaya Gran Reserva 12 Year Old Rum

750 ml $ 89.99 (6 per case)

Licensee $ 82.23

Listing

CSPC

S

916718

*Double Gold Award Winner 2005—San Francisco World Spirits Competition 48


BEER BELGIUM

PALM BREWERIES Family brewed since 1747, Palm Breweries is the leading brewery of Belgian special beers. Palm Breweries is unique because four fermentation processes are joined in one brewery group: bottom fermentation, top fermentation, mixed fermentation and spontaneous fermentation. For years, Palm Breweries has carried the famous ’Belgian horse’ in its logo, the living symbol of authentic Bel­ gian rural culture, strength, and roots. Beer

Size

Palm Export

330 ml $ 2.50 (24 per case)

$ 2.28

S

122895

330 ml $ 2.99 (24 per case)

$ 2.73

S

122879

#1 Selling Specialty Beer in Belgium Rodenbach Grand Cru

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

‘The Most Refreshing Beer in the World’ ­ Michael Jackson

GERMANY

KULMBACHER In the early 1950’s, the Kulmbacher Brewery of Germany set out to make the world’s biggest beer. Naturally, it would be done according to the Bavarian Purity Law, using nothing but barley malt, yeast, hops and water. German beer consumers picked Kulmbacher as the best Pils in Germany. In Kulmbach, the center of the country, not far from the western border of old Bohemia, the best balance between the malty and hoppy elements of a classic Pils is achieved. Beer

Size

Kulmbacher Export

500 ml $ 2.99 (20 per case)

Top Beer Producer from Germany

Price

Licensee $ 2.73

Listing S

CSPC 402768

UNITED STATES

ANCHOR BREWING San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam, the classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber color, thick creamy head, and rich flavour all testify to its traditional brewing methods. Anchor Steam is unique, for its brewing process has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world. The ‘steam’ reference comes from the fact that the brewery started with no way to chill the boiling wort, so they pumped it to large open­top bins on the roof for it to be chilled by the cool air blowing in off the Pacific Ocean. Thus while brewing, the brew­ ery had a distinct cloud of steam around the roof let off by the wort as it cooled. Beer

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Price

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CSPC

Anchor Steam

6 x 355 ml $ 13.49 (4 per case)

$ 12.33

S

576009

Anchor Porter

6 x 355 ml $ 13.49 (4 per case)

$ 12.33

Spec

101915

Anchor Liberty Ale

6 x 355 ml $ 13.49 (4 per case)

$ 12.33

Spec

866210 49


BEER THAILAND

THAI BEV Chang Beer has captured the imagination of the Thai people due to the brand’s commitment to quality, harmony, balance and complete authenticity. Within four years of its launch in 1995, Chang became the number 1 selling beer in Thailand. Today, its share in the domestic Thailand market sits at 50%. The brand has rode this domestic success into the international market, where it has truly become an iconic brand. Recently, Chang Beer was awarded the Gold Medallion at the International Beer Competition in Australia. The word ‘chang’ translates as ‘elephant’ ­ an animal that has played a major part in Thailand’s rich history. It is revered in religion and among royalty and has helped cultivate the land that now produces Chang’s unique flavour. Chang is produced in three state­of­the­art breweries that employ the very lat­ est technology to ensure that consumers are getting the highest quality prod­ uct available, and that Chang’s environmental footprint is kept to an absolute minimum. Beer

Size

Chang Beer

6 x 330 ml

Price

Licensee

Listing

CSPC

$ 11.80

$ 10.78

Super Spec

862813

Thailand’s #1 selling beer and a truly global brand (4 per case)

ITALY

BIRRA MENABREA The historic Menabrea brewery – the oldest in Italy – was built in 1846 in the town of Biella at the foot of the Italian Alps. Still run by the founding family, it is now the country's only fully Italian­owned brewery. Menabrea 1846 is still brewed in the original building, which boasts an extensive network of under­ ground cellars where the beer is fermented and aged. Menabrea 1846 is a premium prestige lager beer. Additive free, it is the only Italian lager still brewed by bottom fermentation, a completely natural ‘slow fer­ mentation’ process using spring water from the Alps and brewed with malt, maize, hops and yeast. Unlike mass produced beer, no water is later added to standardize the alcohol content. The results are a testament to eight genera­ tions of brewing expertise by the Menabrea family ­ a full bodied beer with a light colour and optimum flavour.  

Menabrea 1846 has won numerous international awards, the first being the Gold Medal Award at the London International Exhibition in 1925, and the most recent being the top prize for two years running at the Chicago International Beer Championships in 1997, 1998, and then again in 2000. Beer Menabrea Beer

Size 6 x 330 ml

Price

Licensee

$ 13.99

$ 12.78

Listing Spec

CSPC 609529

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Italian Wine Facts Total Regions ~ 20 Total Wine Production ~ 51 million hectoliters Red Wine Production ~ 70% White Wine Production ~ 30% Wine & Grape Varietals ~ approx. 2000

Classifications IGT ~ Indicazione Geografica Tipica ~ Wines made with approved grape varietals typical of region and/or appellation

DOC ~ Denominazione Origine Controllata ~

Wines made from specific grape varietals grown in defined areas according to set production methods

DOCG ~ Denominazione Origine Controllata Garantita ~

Wines made from specific grape varietals grown in defined areas according to set production methods meeting commission standards

Regions & Varietal Stereotypes Region

Acres

Friuli

45 840

Trentino-Alto Adige 33 780

Red Varietals

White Varietals

60% White

Cab Franc, Merlot, Refosco

Pinot Grigio, Tocai, Sauv Blanc

60% Red

Pinot Nero, Merlot Cab Sauv, Teroldego

Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Gewurztraminer, Sauv Blanc

Veneto

190 000 60% White

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara (Vallpolicella, Amarone, Bardolino)

Prosecco, Garganega, Trebbiano (Soave), Pinot Grigio

Lombardy

66 000

60% Red

Nebbiolo, Pinot Nero, Bonarda

Moscato, Pinot Bianco

Valle d’Aosta

1 600

75% Red

Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Petit Rouge

Chardonnay, Moscato, Petit Arvine

Piedmont

145 795 65% Red

Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto

Moscato, Cortese, Chardonnay

Liguria

13 600

Ormeasco

Vermentino, Pigato, (Cinque Terre)

Emilia-Romagna

153 922 75% Red

Sangiovese, Lambrusco Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Sauv Blanc, Chardonnay, Albana

Tuscany

210 040 80% Red

Sangiovese, Cab Sauv, Merlot (Chianti, Brunello)

Trebbiano, Malvasia, Chardonnay Pinot Grigio

Umbria

40 772 60% White

Sangiovese, Cab Sauv, Merlot (Torgiano, Montefalco Sagrantino)

Trebiano, Malvasia, Grechetto (Orvieto)

The Marches

61 530 70% White

Montepulciano, Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon

Verdicchio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

Latium

95 700 95% White

Merlot, Sangiovese, Montepulciano

Malvasia, Trebbiano (Frascati)

Abruzzo

82 286 65% Red

Montepulciano, Sangiovese

Trebbiano

Molise

22 240 75% Red

Aglianico, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Tintilia

Greco, Falanghina

Campania

111 200 55% White

Aglianico, Piedirosso, (Lacryma Christi)

Greco Di Tufo, Fiano, Falanghina (Lacryma Christi)

Apulia

326 180 55% Red

Primativo, Negromaro Malvasia Nero

Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco Malvasia

Sardinia

107 070 60% White

Monica, Connonau, Carignano Giro

Vermentino, Malvasia, Nuragus Moscato

Basilicata

39 540 90% Red

Aglianico, Sangiovese, Montepulciano

Moscato, Malvasia

Calabria

78 085 90% Red

Gaglioppo, Greco Nero, Magliocco, (Ciro)

Greco, Mantonico

Sicily

346 000 90% White

Nero D’Avola, Syrah Cab Sauv, Merlot

Insolia, Catarratto, Moscato, Malvasia, Chardonnay, Grillo

80% White

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