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Fresh and vibrant wines to buy in Chesapeake Bay

You may also order vibrant wines (that i have qualified) online for delivery across the USA.

Herebelow are vibrant wines and where to buy them in Chesapeake Bay.

Here is my selection of vibrant wines. The establishments must sell by the bottle (without asking you to purchase anything else, even if they are bistros). []

 

Bottlings selected in 2020

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie wine labelMuscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie - Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2019 - USD 16 - no problem - radiant - no velvety, radiant, no stiffness, fresh

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

A wine shop at 10 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC: Domestique, website, itineraries, tel. (202) 853-3897

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company, website, itineraries

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie wine labelMuscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie - Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - Clos des Briords Vieilles vignes

2019 - USD 19 - crystalline, mineral, fresh but not stiff

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

A wine shop at 10 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC: Domestique, website, itineraries, tel. (202) 853-3897

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company, website, itineraries

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine wine labelMuscadet Sèvre et Maine - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Château Thébaud

2014 - USD 26 - almond, star fruit, nougat - no smoothness and very intense, almond, star fruit, nougat, fresh

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

A wine shop at 10 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC: Domestique, website, itineraries, tel. (202) 853-3897

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company, website, itineraries

Crémant d'alsace [sparkling] - Audrey et Christian Binner - KB - Extra Brut Zéro dosage [sans sulfite ajouté], magnum, assemblage

2008 - USD 35 - white fruit, yeast - fine bubbles, full, white fruit, nougat but dry, toasted loaf, great aromatic depth, no stiffness, fresh

A wine web shop with delivery in Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia: Wine Therapy, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2019

Vin-de-pays-du-Jardin-de-la-France wine labelVin de pays du Jardin de la France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - La Pépie - Cabernet franc

2018 - USD 14 - a very good imitation of a Mediterranean wine, but less alcohol - red fruit - velvety, fat and sweet, red fruit, balanced acidity

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

A wine shop at 10 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC: Domestique, website, itineraries, tel. (202) 853-3897

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company, website, itineraries

vin de France wine labelVin de France - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Domaine Rimbert - Bu End

2018 - USD 16 - an easy natural wine, very aromatic - blackcurrant, white pepper - blackcurrant, more aromatic intensity and less body than other bottlings from the same domain, tiny gas beads, balanced acidity

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine wine labelMuscadet Sèvre et Maine - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2018 - USD 16 - joyful - almond, lichee - almond, lichee, a very light body, fresh

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

A wine shop at 10 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC: Domestique, website, itineraries, tel. (202) 853-3897

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company, website, itineraries

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

15+16 - USD 26 - yeast, toasted bread - baked apple, brioche, toasted almond, nougat, dry but not stiff, fresh

An online store with delivery in Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia: Wine Therapy, website

Crémant [sparkling] - Domaine Buronfosse - Brut - Chardonnay & savagnin

2016 - USD 37 - lots of pressure - toast, honeysuckle, grapefruit - fine bubbles, honeysuckle, grapefruit, dry and fresh

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia: Wine Therapy, website

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2018

Vin-de-France wine labelVin de France - Domaine Navarre - Vin d'Œillades - (œillade)

2016 - USD 15 - intense, blackberry, grape stalk - blackberry, grape stalk, astringent, balanced acidity

Distributor for Virginia, Washington, DC, and Montgomery county, Maryland: Williams Corner, website

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2017 - USD 16 - twinkling, almond, lichee - twinkling, almond, lichee, intensity in a very light body, aerial, fresh

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

A wine shop at 10 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC: Domestique, website, itineraries, tel. (202) 853-3897

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company, website, itineraries

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords Vieilles vignes

2017 - USD 18 - lime - lime, fresh

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

A wine shop at 10 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC: Domestique, website, itineraries, tel. (202) 853-3897

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company, website, itineraries

 

Bottlings selected in 2017

Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit

2014 - USD 15 - pure - barrel, firm

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

A wine shop at 10 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC: Domestique, website, itineraries, tel. (202) 853-3897

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company, website, itineraries

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2016 - USD 15 - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, short, lively - opens up on the second day

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

A wine shop at 10 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC: Domestique, website, itineraries, tel. (202) 853-3897

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company, website, itineraries

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Vieilles vignes

2016 - USD 18 - grapefruit, peach - neither oily nor stiff, grapefruit, peach, fresh

An online store with delivery in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: 67 Wine, website

An online store with delivery in Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, Washington, DC: Flatiron NYC, website

An online store with delivery in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC: De Wine Spot, website

A wine shop at 10 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC: Domestique, website, itineraries, tel. (202) 853-3897

Distributor for Virginia and Washington, DC: Roanoke Valley Wine Company, website, itineraries

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

NV - USD 19 -

An online store with delivery in Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia: Wine Therapy, website

 

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 Chesapeake Bay. The following places show recommended wines: West Virginia, Washington metropolitan area, or you may type a ZIP code in the box below.

There also are must-taste natural wines in Chesapeake Bay.

 

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