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Natural wine in Midwest

Herebelow are natural wines that I recommend and how to buy them from Midwest.

The establishments qualified sell by the bottle with no obligation to make another purchase (even if they are bistros).

 

Bottlings selected in 2019

red Côtes du rhône - SCA les Vignerons d'Estézargues - Cuvée des galets - Non filtré

2018 - USD 15 - serve at a cool temperature - blackcurrant jam, cherry and smoke - blackberry, liquorice, pepper, nutmeg, dense but easy drinking, very juicy

A shop in Michigan, at the southeast corner of South University and South Forest, 601 South Forest Ave, Ann Arbor: Village Corner

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Chapeau melon - (merlot de cuve)

2018 - USD 15 - intense - yellow pepper, plum - yellow pepper, plum, dense, dries the mouth, easy, round

A wine store at 7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 314.727.8788

A wine store at 9755 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 314.962.8150

A wine store at 14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 636.527.1144

A wine store at 457 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 314.989.0020

An online store in Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. (314) 962-8150

An importer in Saint Louis, Missouri: F & R Wine Imports

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming: Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Impair… ! - (cabernet sauvignon, élevage 50% en barrique)

15-17 - USD 19 - served cool: a great aromatic intensity, a high purity - ripe varietal (so no pepper), blackcurrant pie, moka - pie crust, blackcurrant, present on the palate with a beautiful maturity of cabernet sauvignon (so no pepper), moka, full, bitter, dries the mouth, round

A wine store at 7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 314.727.8788

A wine store at 9755 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 314.962.8150

A wine store at 14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 636.527.1144

A wine store at 457 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 314.989.0020

An online store in Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. (314) 962-8150

An importer in Saint Louis, Missouri: F & R Wine Imports

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming: Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants

red Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Rouge (1 litre) - (gamay)

2018 - USD 19 - raspberry, foxy - raspberry, foxy, deep, juicy, firm

An online store with delivery in New Jersey, New York State, Ohio: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: De Wine Spot

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: De Wine Spot

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York State, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

white Vin de france [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Q blanc - Ugni blanc

2018 - USD 18 - a great aromatic intensity - nougat - smooth, nougat, white fruit, powerful but hollow, fresh

A wine store at 7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 314.727.8788

A wine store at 9755 Manchester Rd, Rock Hill, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 314.962.8150

A wine store at 14748 Clayton Road, Ballwin, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 636.527.1144

A wine store at 457 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur, Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. 314.989.0020

An online store in Missouri: The Wine and Cheese Place, tel. (314) 962-8150

An importer in Saint Louis, Missouri: F & R Wine Imports

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

An online store with delivery in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming: Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants

white Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Blanc (1 litre)

2018 - USD 18 - nice - vibrant, a little stiff, vivid

An online store with delivery in New Jersey, New York State, Ohio: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: De Wine Spot

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: De Wine Spot

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York State, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Y’a plus qu’à - (sylvaner et auxerrois)

2017 - USD 19 - a huge aromatic intensity - nougat, yeast, bitter - nougat, yeast, broad then hollow, beading, bitter, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2016 - USD 19 - intense, pink grapefruit - aromatic, pink grapefruit, a little steep, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

white Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2017 - USD 22 - white fruit - little smoothness, white fruit then bitter, thin but fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

Crémant d'Alsace [sparkling] wine labelwhite Crémant d'Alsace [sparkling] - Domaine Rietsch - Extra Brut Nature

15+16 - USD 26 - yeast - baked apple, brioche, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

white Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - pur - Pinot Blanc

2017 - USD 31 - the aromatics are enormously intense - grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat - not onctuous, airy, grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat, gaz beads, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York State, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

Illinois importer and distributor (forbidden to sell direct to consumers), 2455 S. Damen Ave, Suite 900, Chicago: Cream Wine Company, tel. (312) 421-1900

Wein-aus-Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] wine labelwhite Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - Holy Chapel - Pinot Blanc

2016 - USD 32 - very pure and intense - zest, lemon pie, bitter - velvety, nougat, lemon pie, bitter, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York State, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

Illinois importer and distributor (forbidden to sell direct to consumers), 2455 S. Damen Ave, Suite 900, Chicago: Cream Wine Company, tel. (312) 421-1900

 

Bottlings selected in 2018

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Y'a plus qu'à - (sylvaner et auxerrois)

2016 - USD 18 -

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - [70% sauvignon blanc, 30% chardonnay]

2017 - USD 24 - very aromatically intense, very pure - passion fruit, nougat, peach, apricot - passion fruit, peach, apricot, no stiffness, fresh

An online store with delivery in New Jersey, New York State, Ohio: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: De Wine Spot

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: De Wine Spot

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York State, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

 

Bottlings selected in 2017

white Crémant d'Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Brut

NV - USD 19 -

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - [70% sauvignon blanc, 30% chardonnay]

2016 - USD 23 -

An online store with delivery in New Jersey, New York State, Ohio: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: Manchester Wine and Liquors

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: 67 Wine

An online store with delivery in Michigan, New York State, Ohio: De Wine Spot

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, Wisconsin: De Wine Spot

A wine shop at 972 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Leon & Son, tel. +1 616-570-0860

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York State, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, Wyoming: Leon & Son

An online store with delivery in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington state, Wisconsin: Solano Cellars

white Alsace muscat - Audrey et Christian Binner - Hinterburg - [sans sulfite ajouté]

2013 - USD 30 - very intense, Muscat - wide, fresh almond, intense and minerally, fresh

An online store that ships to Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming: Wine Therapy

 

Price figures are only rough estimates of the US retail tags, at the date of the tasting. Wines are selected on personal criteria.

If the results above are too vague or the wine shops too distant from your area, then you may wish to explore a location more specific than Midwest. The following places show recommended wines: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, or you may type a ZIP code in the box below.

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