August 1, 2018 by PWM



$5.95 btl./$60.00 6-pack

     Due to our low, low prices and warehouse-style layout, many people mistakenly compare our store to “Pirate John’s”, a chain of natural food liquidators who dabble in the wine business. While we also buy our cheese and dried fruit there and often feature merchandise from bankruptcies and close-outs here, we beg to differ with their theory that cooked $20 dollar wine becomes a good value if they sell it for $2.99. Sorry, “John”, that just makes it cheap bad wine! You can be confident that every label in our store represents ten that we tasted and didn’t buy as we are always on the lookout for distressed merchants not distressed merchandise, a crucial distinction.  Remember our motto: “We taste the bad wine so you don’t have to!”

    This month our monthly missive is so chock full of 'Steals' making this column quite redundant BUT we have focused our crosshairs on one wine in particular:  2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Gerard Bertrand from vineyards near the castle ridden town of Carcassonne.    

     Not only is this well endowed Cabernet full on delicious and really packs a punch BUT it also is made completely Organic & Natural. Crafted by Gérard Bertrand, a former rugby union player who represented France, RC Narbonne, and the Stade Français and then retired from rugby to take over the family estate to become a renowned winemaker of Languedoc-Roussillon.   In 2013, Gérard Bertrand is awarded the title of Red Winemaker of the Year 2012 in the International Wine Challenge.  Sporting a deep, saturated ruby color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with ripe black fruits, chocolate, licorice and smoked herbs give way to a ripe, sexy, concentrated and rounded effort that's a classic Old World red.