INSIDER'S PICK: NV Vve FOURNY & FILS CHAMPAGNE 1er CRU 'GRANDS TERROIRS' $59.99 NV Vve. FOURNY & FILS CHAMPAGNE 1er CRU 'BRUT NATURE' BLANC de BLANC $64.99
Even though we will not be doing the public tasting portion of the Insider's Pick until further notice, we will still be offering the wine for purchase with the usual 10% discount on Thursday and Friday. The wines will still be ones we highly recommend, and the tasting notes will still be our own. We will be returning to doing just the one wine on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. We hope you are able to come by and get some wines to enjoy.
No better way to finish off our Anniversary celebration that with some Champagne, and on top of that we get to celebrate with an old friend. Amazing for us to think that we've been here for the arrival, departure, AND triumphant return of this winery. An independent family producer since 1856, we got to know the current Forny generation very well when a local importer first picked them up in the early 2000s. We were charmed by the brothers Charles-Henry and Emmanuel many times during their visits to the region, tasting their lineup and helping to host dinners, and their wines developed a deeply loyal following for their fantastic quality and value across their breadth of styles. Sadly, for us at least, they could not stay a hidden gem for long and were eventually discovered by a major national importer (Kermit Lynch, who we also love, so you can't really blame them tbh). The last 7+ years the demand has been so much for their wines in the major American markets our wholesaler for Kermit's wines just hasn't been able to get any Fourny. Thankfully that has changed, and we couldn't be more thrilled. These are pure, distinct, and fairly intensive styles of 'grower Champagnes' that showcase the character of the vineyards around Vertus, built with low dosage for a drier character; the purple label Blanc de Blanc is 'Brut Nature', essentially the driest level of Champagne. This is an either/or situation for the Insider's Pick, so you don't have to get both to get the discount. Even if you don't have something Champagne-worthy to celebrate right now, this may be one to get now in case it isn't here when that celebration comes around. These will definitely start disappearing once word gets out they've returned to our area.
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We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!