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Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Jean Marc Crochet Sancerre 2010, France

Long live Sauvignon Blanc. It’s grown all over the world and it takes on many different styles, but one thing is for sure – if you’re looking for fresh, crisp, clean, and appetizing wines, Sancerre is a solid go-to appellation. Deep in the heart of the Loire River Valley in France, Sauvignon Blanc reigns supreme […]

Wine for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Jocelyne Massicot Pouilly Fumé 2009, Loire Valley – France

Pouilly Fumé is an appellations in the Loire Valley in northwestern France that specailizes in white wines based on the

Kiwi fruits laced with graphite and chalk

grape, Sauvignon Blanc. It is often overshadowed by the similary-sounding, Pouilly Fuissé, which is a completely different appellation located further east in Burgundy that is best known […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Chateau Canteloudette 2010, Bordeaux, France

A bottle of white loungin' in a cradle

Chateau Canteloudette is an estate located in the small village of Lugasson. The town falls within the boundaries of Entre-Deux-Mers, which roughly translates to “between two seas”. Rather than between two seas, the area is positioned between two of the three main river systems in Bordeaux: […]

Get to Know Your Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc

As the spring months bring warmer weather, it’s convenient to brush up on our white wines. Grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, and Riesling make ideal sipping wines to keep you cool as the mercury rises. Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most resilient grape varieties, which is why it’s grown on every winemaking […]