Martin Wine Cellar

 
 

  • January 26, 2017

    Domaine Robert Serol Petillant Turbullent NV

    “Fun, unassuming and fresh, this Loire bubbly is juicy and light. There is a pretty strawberry and boysenberry fruit character perfectly balanced with the lively acidity of fresh apples. It all comes together for a soft and lingering finish.” – Jeff, Metairie Wine and Spirits Consultant

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  • January 16, 2017

    Bodegas Ordonez Tineta 2014

    “Full oak meets juicy strawberries in this Spanish beauty. The wine is soft on the palate with well-integrated tannins to add body on the mid-palate. This is a crowd pleaser!” – Jeff, Metairie Wine & Spirit Consultant

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  • January 11, 2017

    Bodegas Borsao

    LOCATION: Campo de Borja, Spain KNOWN FOR: Bodegas Borsao is one of the most prominent growers of Garnacha (Grenache) in the world. They are also recognized as producing wines that vastly over deliver for their price. HISTORY: When you can claim that the oldest vineyards in your region date to 1145, then you know that “tradition” is not […]

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  • Winery of the Month - Castle Rock
    January 11, 2017

    Castle Rock Winery

    LOCATION: California, Oregon and Washington WINEMAKER: Eric Laumann KNOWN FOR: Castle Rock has the reputation of being one of the best value wineries in America. They source grapes from a multitude of renowned growing regions to bring a variety of crowd-pleasing wines to market. HISTORY: Quality and Value — Castle Rock makes no secret about their goal when making […]

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  • Domaine du Salvard Sauvignon Blanc Unique 2015
    January 09, 2017

    Domaine du Salvard Sauvignon Blanc Unique 2015

    Domaine du Salvard Sauvignon Blanc Unique 2015 “Classic Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc here. The slight grassy aromatics give way to citrus and passionfruit flavors culminating in a racy, minerally finish. A crisp, clean, lovely wine.” – Marc, Uptown Wine Consultant

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  • January 02, 2017

    Bodegas Borsao Berola 2012

    “A delicious blend of Garnacha, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from high elevation vineyards in Spain’s Campo de Borja,  this wine is a knockout value at $13.99 (AND it’s on sale for less!). Juicy, ripe black fruits give way to an almost volcanic minerality on the finish.  This is a tremendous value from Jorge Ordonez.” […]

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  • December 26, 2016

    Delamotte Brut Le Mesnil sur Oger NV

    “Subtle power, appealing freshness, soft curves & a precise, fresh fruit finish. This dry and extremely attractive champagne is balanced and elegant. Each grape plays a part as Chardonnay sets the wine in place, its foundation and roots. Pinot Noir gives it more breadth and depth. Pinot Meunier brings its aromatic charm to produce a […]

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  • December 21, 2016

    12 Days of Martin’s – Top 10 Whiskeys

      Our Spirit Expert’s Top 10 Whiskeys   Hazelburn 1997 Single Malt Scotch 18 yr Beautiful citrus peel and sea spray with notes of vanilla and toffee. Herbal and malty with a great balance of vanilla and caramelized fruits on the back of the mouth. The finish is pleasant with notes of cacao nibs and […]

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  • Borgo Scopeto Borgonero
    December 19, 2016

    Borgo Scopeto Borgonero 2013

    “A lovely charged ruby in the glass with an ethereal and ample bouquet, refined and enticing, with noble aromas. Full-bodied with extraordinary structure, terrific harmony, and surprising softness. An awesome Italian blend (Super Tuscan) that any Napa Cabernet drinker would enjoy. Try it with roasts, grilled meats, truffled dishes, and aged cheeses.” -Leah, Metairie Wine […]

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  • December 16, 2016

    The 6 Best Holiday Beers

    Our beer experts have chosen their choices for the 6 best holiday beers this season. See their picks below!      The Bruery ‘9 Ladies Dancing’ Allocated item, made with vanilla bean, cocoa nibs, and coffee. Tastes like tiramisu.        Mikkeller ‘Winbic’– A Saison, spontan ale hybrid, this wild ale is new to […]

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  • December 14, 2016

    Guilt-Free Eggnog Frozen Yogurt

    Try out this quick, easy, and nutrient-dense version of a holiday favorite – eggnog. I used Swerve confectioner’s style sweetener as a zero-calorie, plant-based alternative to sugar. Perfect as a guilt-free dessert, snack, or post-workout treat! Rich in protein, low in added sugar, and delicious! Eggnog Frozen Yogurt Makes approximately 8 four-ounce servings 24 ounces […]

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  • December 14, 2016

    Tips To Cut Down On Holiday Sugars

    Practical Tips for Reducing Holiday-Induced Added Sugars By Andrew Adorno, DTR Added sugars during the holidays can skyrocket faster than Santa and his reindeer on a winter night’s sky. We know that high intakes of added holiday sugars are linked with chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis – but […]

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  • December 13, 2016

    12 Days of Martin’s – Day 4 – 4 Aged Rums

      On the 4th day of Martin’s my true love gave to me…FOUR Aged Rums, Three French Roses, Two Cabernets and a Parmesan we bought from Italy! Our Spirit Expert recommends these four aged rums to enjoy at any of your holiday gatherings: Appleton Estate Rare Blend Rum Aged 12 yrs (Jamaica) Possesses a dark amber […]

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  • December 06, 2016

    Martin’s Gift Guide – Liquor Gifts

      Martin’s Cocktail Kits Cocktail Kit Sazerac $79.99 One of Six Martin’s Cocktail Collection gifts, this kit provides everything you need to craft delicious Sazerac Cocktails using local Cocktail & Sons syrup. For even more ways to craft flawless cocktails such as the classic Old Fashioned, Mojito, French 75 and more, see the entire collection […]

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    December 05, 2016

    Donati Family Vineyards

    LOCATION : Templeton, California & Paicines, California WINEMAKERS : Denise Valoff KNOWN FOR :  Donati is one of the few wineries in the relatively unknown Paicines AVA in Central California. They are known for making quality California wines for prices far lower than similar wineries in the more famous growing areas. HISTORY : LDonati Family Vineyard was founded […]

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  • Riff Pinot Grigio
    December 05, 2016

    Riff Pinot Grigio Progetto Lageder 2015

    “A great example of the quality one can expect from Alto Adige​ in Northeast Italy. More German-speaking than Italian, try this dry, minerally Pinot Grigio with some crawfish sausage from our gourmet department!” – Candace, Uptown Wine Consultant

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  • Donati Ezio Paicines 2013
    November 28, 2016

    Donati Ezio Paicines 2013

    “Donati’s Ezio is a Bordeaux-style Cabernet that hits the mid-palate with tart blackberry and cassis. Finishing with bright acidity and lingering tannins, this Cabernet is made to pair with steak or any other hearty protein.” – Drew, Baton Rouge Wine Consultant

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  • Louis Latour Grand Ardeche 2014
    November 21, 2016

    Louis Latour Grand Ardeche 2014

    “A French Chardonnay made in the Californian style. Latour Grand Ardeche hits the palate with fresh apricots, and vanilla finishing in rich buttery cream. A fantastic wine to enjoy throughout the holidays and beyond.” – Drew, Baton Rouge Wine Consultant

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  • November 14, 2016

    Saintsbury Pinot Noir Carneros 2013

    “The grapes for this wine come from Carneros, California. The cool climate of Carneros is ideal for growing Pinot Noir. This wine has a classic garnet color with a bouquet of plum, raspberry and black cherry. It is medium-bodiedand is seamless from start to finish.” – Steve, Metairie Wine Consultant

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  • November 09, 2016

    Louis Latour

    LOCATION : Aloxe-Corton, Burgundy, France WINEMAKERS : Louis-Fabrice Latour KNOWN FOR :  Maison Louis Latour has been family owned and a benchmark in Burgundian winemaking since 1797 HISTORY : Louis-Fabrice Latour, the seventh Louis Latour, now operates Maison Louis Latour, one of the most important producers and negociants in Burgundy.  From their entry level Ardeche line to their […]

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  • November 09, 2016

    Ridge Vineyards

    LOCATION : Santa Cruz, California WINEMAKERS : Eric Baugher, John Olney, David Gates KNOWN FOR :  This iconic winery has been making Zinfandel based blends and the world famous Monte Bello Cabernet since the mid-1960s. HISTORY : The history of Ridge actually begins in the late 1800s when Italian immigrants began planting grapes on Monte Bello Ridge, south […]

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  • November 07, 2016

    Masseria Li Veli Askos Verdeca 2015

    “The grapes for this wine comes to us from Puglia, a southern region forming the heel of Italy’s boot. This wine has a brilliant yellow color and a bouquet of citrus, pear and tropical fruit. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a wonderful balance from start to finish.” – Steve, Metairie Wine Consultant

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  • caparzo sangiovese
    November 01, 2016

    Caparzo Sangiovese Toscana 2014

    “Vivid flavor at an affordable price. Fresh aromas of ripe blackberries,wild strawberries, spice, and inviting vanilla waft to the nose. Intense flavors of juicy berries and exotic spice on the finish. Pairs well with roasted red meats, hearty pasta dishes, or even pizza.” – Jim, Baton Rouge Store Manager

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  • October 24, 2016

    Perrin et Fils Cotes du Ventoux 2015

      “This is always a crowd pleasing option from Perrin. The Ventoux offers pretty, medium-weight, berry fruit flavors along with an easy going finish. This wine pairs great with lighter chicken or pork dishes, and also does very well on its own for a party, especially with a slight chill. ” – Jim, Baton Rouge […]

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  • October 17, 2016

    Chateau de Breze Saumur Blanc Clos du Midi 2015

      “The aromas are discrete expressions of honey, dried exotic fruits, herbal tea and sweet lemon. Although this wine is 100% Chenin Blanc, it bears the freshness of a young Sancerre, the soft richness of Chabis, but with the unmistakable charm of Chenin Blanc. It’s a stunner!” -Alex, Uptown Store Manager

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  • Grays Peak
    October 14, 2016

    Grays Peak

    Enjoy the refreshing taste of Grays Peak vodka and gin paired with a few extras to prepare your own fresh and tasty cocktails. Recipes inside. Includes: Grays Peak Gin (750mL) Grays Peak Vodka (750mL) Cocktail & Sons Mint & Lemon Verbena (8oz) Shrub & Co. Strawberry with Meyer Lemon Shrub (16oz) Wine-Oh! Fleur de Lis […]

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  • Old Fashioned
    October 14, 2016

    Old Fashioned

    This cocktail kit includes all the necessities to craft delicious Old Fashioned cocktails. Recipe inside. Includes: Rowan’s Creek Small Batch Bourbon (750mL) Cocktail & Sons Spiced Demerara (8oz) Angostura Aromatic Bitters (6.7oz) True Brands Neptune Ice Ball 2.5” Oenophilia Shot Glass 1.2 oz $67.99

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  • Margarita
    October 14, 2016

    Margarita

    This kit provides everything you need to create classic Margarita Cocktails using local Cocktail & Sons component syrup. Recipe inside. Includes: Dos Manos Reposado Tequila (750mL) Cocktail & Sons Honeysuckle & Peppercorns (8oz) Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao (750mL) Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice (16oz) Rokz Salt Rimmer (4 oz) $65.00

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  • French 75
    October 14, 2016

    French 75

    This cocktail kit provides everything you need for a twist on a classic French 75 cocktail. Recipe inside. Included: Citadelle Reserve Gin (750mL) Philippe Dublanc Brut Blanc de Blanc (750mL) Cocktail & Sons Oleo Saccharum (8 oz) Fee Brothers Lemon Bitters (4 oz) Oenophilia Double Jigger $65.00

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  • Sazerac
    October 14, 2016

    Sazerac

    This kit provides everything you need to craft delicious Sazerac Cocktails using local Cocktail & Sons component syrup. Recipe inside. Included: Sazerac Rye Whiskey (750mL) Cocktail & Sons Spiced Demerara (8oz) Absinthe Ordinaire 92 Proof (750mL) Peychaud’s Bitters (10oz) Oenophilia Stainless Steel Pourers $79.99

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