Martin Wine Cellar


  • August 09, 2016

    Bodegas Volver Paso a Paso Organica White Wine 2015

    “This delightfully inexpensive Sauvignon Blanc from Spain really over delivers. Clean, citrus flavors make this a Summertime ‘go-to’ in our house. Perfect with seafood or just as a ‘porch wine’, ‘beach wine’, ‘dog walking wine’…you get the picture.” -Marc, Uptown Wine Consultant

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  • August 08, 2016

    101 Best Wineries in America 2016

    By The Daily Meal Each year the panel of experts at The Daily Meal ranks the top wine producers not just from California but from 14 states in all, from Washington to Virginia.  101 can seem a lot to read through, so we picked a few of our favorites for you! So enjoy, and Happy […]

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  • August 02, 2016

    La Posta Red Blend 2014

    “Red fruits and coffee dominate the nose on this Malbec/Syrah/Bonarda blend from Argentina; raspberry and cocoa flavors permeate on the palate. Because this is a bit lighter bodied than the 100% Malbec it’s a lot more versatile in pairing with food. Grilled meats will always work, but try it with grilled or baked fowl as […]

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  • July 26, 2016

    Aia Vecchia Vermentino 2014

    “Vermentino is a grape that can usually be found on the island of Sardinia, but Nicola Scottini has made a new home for it near Bolgheri. An excellent wine to pair with seafood and grilled white meats, this little Tuscan white has zesty aromas of grapefruit, freshly cut grass, and a slight salinity. The rich […]

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  • July 18, 2016

    Chateau de Lascaux Coteaux du Languedoc Rose 2015

    “A particularly beautiful Languedoc rosé, Lascaux has lovely aromas of red currant, lavender and thyme. Exceptionally fresh due to the limestone soils that make up the vineyards, it’s elegance is heightened by a sharp acidity preserved by destemming and direct press in the winery, as well as blocked malolactic fermentation. Aged seven months in tank […]

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  • July 18, 2016

    Coopers’ Craft Bourbon

      COOPER’S CRAFT IS THE FIRST NEW BOURBON FROM JACK DANIEL’S OWNER IN 20 YEARS   “Coopers’ Craft is a non-age statement, 82.2 proof bourbon aged in “barrels raised by master coopers at the Brown-Forman Cooperage” and crafted “using a special beech and birch charcoal filter finishing process, creating a smooth and flavorful” whiskey. “Coopers’ […]

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  • July 11, 2016

    Sidebar Sauvignon Blanc 2014

    “High Valley, Lake County; This Sauvignon Blanc comes from High Valley’s Brassfield vineyard, in a unique east-west transverse valley at 1760-1800 feet in elevation. It is one of the coolest microclimates in Lake County. Grapes are whole cluster pressed, native yeast fermented, non-ML, in a mixture of stainless steel and old oak barrels. Aged sur […]

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  • July 06, 2016
  • July 05, 2016

    Bodegas Volver Tarima Red 2014

    “D.O. Alicante, Spain; 100% Monastrell (AKA Mourvedre and Mataro) The 100% Monstrell is grown from 25-30 year old vines located in the typical Alicante climate conditions. It’s basically organic and they use no irrigation and all grapes are hand picked. The wine is aged in French oak for 5-6 months. This is a simple bang […]

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  • June 28, 2016

    Bodegas Volver

    LOCATION : Alicante, Spain WINEMAKERS : Jorge Ordonez and Rafael Canizares KNOWN FOR :  The philosophy of the wine companies, is to return to the traditional grape varieties and their cultivation, to create a true wine region of origin D.O. La Mancha, D.O. Alicante and D.O. Jumilla. HISTORY : The company was founded in 2004 by Jorge Ordonez […]

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  • June 28, 2016

    Sidebar Cellars

    LOCATION : California WINEMAKERS : Lydia Cummins KNOWN FOR : Being the pet project of one of California’s greatest winemakers, providing excellent wine at an affordable price point. My favorite is the Lake County Sauvignon Blanc! HISTORY : Sidebar is the fun side project of David Ramey, his wife Carla, and their daughter, Claire. It was born from […]

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  • June 27, 2016

    Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rose 2015

    “The 2015 Patelin de Tablas Rosé is a pretty light peach color. On the nose are explosive aromatics of nectarine, wild strawberries, grapefruit pith, and jasmine. The mouth is rich but vibrant, with flavors of ruby red grapefruit, plum, mineral, spice and rose petals. The acids are bracing on the long finish. Drink now and […]

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  • June 20, 2016

    Ponzi Pinot Gris

    “Pinot Gris is often overlooked when people are choosing a summer white wine, but the Ponzi Pinot Gris could easily become your “go-to” during those hot, summer months. The nose is full of vibrant tangerine, delicate flowers, and lemon meringue. It is easy to drink on its own – balanced between a subtle fruity-sweetness and […]

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  • June 16, 2016

    Hemingway Daiquiri

     Ingredients: 2 oz Plantation Silver Rum 3 Stars 3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 1/4 oz simple syrup Procedure: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice.  

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  • June 15, 2016

    Grilled Salmon Stuffed Avocados

    Salmon Stuffed Avocados Serves 2-3 Ingredients: 1 lb Salmon 2 Large Avocados 3 Sweet Peppers 1 Bunch of Green Onions 12-15 Halved Grape Tomatos 2 Cloves of Chopped Garlic 1/2 c Olive Oil (We recommend Bill Sanders California First Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil) 1/4 c White Wine Vinegar 1 lemon 1 tsp Agave or Honey 1 tsp […]

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  • June 13, 2016

    Teso la Monja Romanico 2012

    “Romanico is a deep, rich red wine made from 100% Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo) from Spain that is quite the value. Notes of plum, vanilla, and leather are noticeable on the nose while cherry, blackberry, and a hint of pepper are evident on the palate. In conjunction with the long, slightly floral finish, this wine […]

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  • June 06, 2016

    BY. OTT Cotes De Provence Rose 2015

    “BY. OTT is a new rose from Provence produced by the team at Domaines Ott. Domaines Ott  was founded in 1912 by Marcell Ott, an agricultural engineer from Alsace. Today, the wineries are owned and managed by Champagne Louis Roederer. BY. OTT sources its grapes from Chateau de Selle, Clos Mireille, along with two additional […]

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  • May 31, 2016

    Bodegas Muga Blanco 2014

    “This family-owned winery was founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martinez. On the death of the founder in 1969, his children Manuel, Isabel and Isaac Muga Cano took over the family business. Muga is one of only six estates in the world that owns its own cooperage and they import the oak directly from the […]

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  • May 24, 2016

    Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Tavola 2013

    This truly represents and amazing entry level effort from Ponzi. The Tavola offers plenty of good, upfront fruit with just a bit of spice on the finish to round everything out.

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  • May 17, 2016

    52 Weeks in a Year to Stick to a Healthy Diet

    by Andrew Adorno, DTR Martin’s is one of those lunch/dinner spots that warrants multiple return visits. For many customers, dining out at Martin’s can definitely be a weekly (or should I say daily) occurrence. Classic sandwiches, gourmet cheese plates, specialty salads, chef entrée specials, + fresh picks from the deli case are all reasons to […]

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  • May 16, 2016

    Chateau Trinquevedel Tavel Rose 2015

    This is not a wimpy rose. This Tavel reaches out of the glass with bold flavors, but still maintains a beautiful sense of freshness. Try this with an etouffee or hearty salad.

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  • May 10, 2016

    Jaboulet Parallèle 45 Cotes du Rhone Rouge

    The notes of pepper on the nose is very indicative of Rhone wine and you will notice some leather laced with red fruit as well. The wine drinks balanced, soft, briny, and finishes with bright acidity. This is a sure crowd-favorite. Serving with sharp cheese or a pork dish to enhance the flavor.

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  • May 03, 2016

    Strub Niersteiner Brückchen Riesling Kabinett 2014

    This crowd pleasing Riesling is firing on all cylinders! This Riesling is full-bodied with lots of fruit up front but has a zesty component that balances out the fruit nicely and finishes clean with nice minerality. Serve this with spicy, bold foods or by itself on a hot day.

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  • May 02, 2016

    Paul Jaboulet Aîné

    LOCATION : Rhone, France WINEMAKERS : Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois KNOWN FOR : Caroline Frey was born in Reims in Champagne into an affluent Bordeaux family. The Frey’s own Chateau La Legone in Bond, a Third Growth, and are substantial shareholders in Billecart-Salmon. HISTORY : Paul Jaboulet is a recent addition to our portfolio, although they are certainly not […]

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  • April 28, 2016

    Ponzi Vineyards

    LOCATION : Scholls, Oregon WINEMAKERS : Luisa  Ponzi KNOWN FOR : World renowned and award winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Dry Riesling and rare Italian varietals. HISTORY : In the 1970’s Dick Ponzi and his wife Nancy, after spending time abroad in Burgundy took what was considered at the time to be a daring risk. They purchased […]

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  • April 25, 2016

    Castle Rock Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    Located on roughly the same latitude as France’s famed Burgundy region, the Willamette Valley of Oregon is uniquely qualified to grow world class Pinot Noir – and it is certainly the home to many incredible wines. Castle Rock has managed to make a complex, smooth, delicious Oregon Pinot Noir for a fraction of the cost […]

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  • April 19, 2016

    Brewer Clifton Chardonnay SantaRita Hills 2013

    Santa Rita Hills is an exciting new viticulture area.  It is located midway between Los Angeles and Monterey Bay along the Pacific Coast. Due to its proximity to the ocean, this region has a maritime climate which results in warm days and cool nights.  These conditions are ideal for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Brewer-Clifton wines […]

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  • April 14, 2016

    Strawberry Orange Whiskey Smash

    Check out Shrub and Co’s Strawberry Shrub with Meyer Lemon and New Orleans Finest Orange Flower Water! The Strawberry Shrub acts as a replacement for simple syrup – which slashes the added sugar in half + adds flavor complexity. The Orange Flower Water brings out the essence of the orange slice – keeping this cocktail […]

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  • April 12, 2016

    Domaine la Roquete Megaphone Ventoux

    80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. The grapes are hand-harvested from the rocky clay and sandy soils of this very small vineyard – only 5 acres! The wine is aged in cement tanks for 15-20 days, followed by 10 months in large oak barrels. Classic southern Rhône with aromas of red berries and notes of floral […]

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  • April 06, 2016

    Garofoli Winery

    LOCATION : Loreto, Marche WINEMAKERS : Carlo Garofoli KNOWN FOR : The Garofoli family has been involved in the wine industry for more than five generations. The same philosophy has always guided the estate: constantly updating production techniques while respecting traditional winemaking methods and the unique terrior of the Marche. HISTORY : Darla Garofoli’s husband […]

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