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Fresh and vibrant wines to buy in the South

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 the South.

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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, website, itineraries, tel. +1 212 807 1680

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

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, website, itineraries, tel. +1 843 576 4845

A Montrose cafe and bar, 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas: Penny Quarter, website, itineraries, tel. +1 (281) 888 6121

A bar at 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, and an online wine and booze store with delivery in Texas: Bar & Garden, website, itineraries, tel. 214-774-9620

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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, website, itineraries, tel. +1 212 807 1680

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

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, website, itineraries, tel. +1 843 576 4845

A Montrose cafe and bar, 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas: Penny Quarter, website, itineraries, tel. +1 (281) 888 6121

A bar at 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, and an online wine and booze store with delivery in Texas: Bar & Garden, website, itineraries, tel. 214-774-9620

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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, website, itineraries, tel. +1 212 807 1680

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

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, website, itineraries, tel. +1 843 576 4845

A Montrose cafe and bar, 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas: Penny Quarter, website, itineraries, tel. +1 (281) 888 6121

A bar at 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, and an online wine and booze store with delivery in Texas: Bar & Garden, website, itineraries, tel. 214-774-9620

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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

A wine web shop with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

A wine web shop with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy, website

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

Florida distributor: City Beautiful Beverage Company, website

Georgia distributor: Sour Grapes, website

Tennessee distributor: Ajax Turner, 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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, website, itineraries, tel. +1 212 807 1680

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

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, website, itineraries

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd, website, itineraries

A Montrose cafe and bar, 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas: Penny Quarter, website, itineraries, tel. +1 (281) 888 6121

A bar at 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, and an online wine and booze store with delivery in Texas: Bar & Garden, website, itineraries, tel. 214-774-9620

Madiran - Denis Capmartin - Château Barréjat - Tradition

2016 - USD 15 - red fruit, spice - fruit-forward, accessible, dries the mouth, full but with balanced acidity

An online store with delivery in Texas: Bottle Barn, website

An online store with delivery in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Wyoming, Washington state, Wisconsin: Bottle Barn, website

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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Florida distributor: City Beautiful Beverage Company, website

Georgia distributor: Sour Grapes, website

Tennessee distributor: Ajax Turner, 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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, website, itineraries, tel. +1 212 807 1680

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

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, website, itineraries

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd, website, itineraries

A Montrose cafe and bar, 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas: Penny Quarter, website, itineraries, tel. +1 (281) 888 6121

A bar at 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, and an online wine and booze store with delivery in Texas: Bar & Garden, website, itineraries, tel. 214-774-9620

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 Florida: Wine Therapy, website

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

An online store with delivery in the Georgia state: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in Louisiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in Tennessee: La Cave des papilles, 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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

 

Bottlings selected in 2018

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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, website, itineraries, tel. +1 212 807 1680

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

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, website, itineraries

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd, website, itineraries

A Montrose cafe and bar, 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas: Penny Quarter, website, itineraries, tel. +1 (281) 888 6121

A bar at 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, and an online wine and booze store with delivery in Texas: Bar & Garden, website, itineraries, tel. 214-774-9620

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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, website, itineraries, tel. +1 212 807 1680

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

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, website, itineraries

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd, website, itineraries

A Montrose cafe and bar, 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas: Penny Quarter, website, itineraries, tel. +1 (281) 888 6121

A bar at 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, and an online wine and booze store with delivery in Texas: Bar & Garden, website, itineraries, tel. 214-774-9620

 

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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, website, itineraries, tel. +1 212 807 1680

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

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, website, itineraries

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd, website, itineraries

A Montrose cafe and bar, 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas: Penny Quarter, website, itineraries, tel. +1 (281) 888 6121

A bar at 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, and an online wine and booze store with delivery in Texas: Bar & Garden, website, itineraries, tel. 214-774-9620

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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, website, itineraries, tel. +1 212 807 1680

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

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, website, itineraries

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd, website, itineraries

A Montrose cafe and bar, 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas: Penny Quarter, website, itineraries, tel. +1 (281) 888 6121

A bar at 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, and an online wine and booze store with delivery in Texas: Bar & Garden, website, itineraries, tel. 214-774-9620

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 Florida: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Texas: Chambers Street Wines, website

An online store with delivery in Florida: 67 Wine, website

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

An online store with delivery in Florida: De Wine Spot, website

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

Distributor for New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina: David Bowler Wine, website, itineraries, tel. +1 212 807 1680

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

A wine shop at 1107 King St. Suite B, Charleston, South Carolina: Monarch, website, itineraries

An online store at 2908 W Gandy Blvd. Suite B, Tampa, Florida: Craft & Curd, website, itineraries

A Montrose cafe and bar, 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas: Penny Quarter, website, itineraries, tel. +1 (281) 888 6121

A bar at 3314 Ross Ave, Dallas, and an online wine and booze store with delivery in Texas: Bar & Garden, website, itineraries, tel. 214-774-9620

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

NV - USD 19 -

An online store with delivery in Florida: Wine Therapy, website

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

An online store with delivery in the Georgia state: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in Louisiana: La Cave des papilles, website

An online store with delivery in Tennessee: La Cave des papilles, 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 the South. The following places show recommended wines: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia state, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or you may type a ZIP code in the box below.

There also are must-taste natural wines in the South.

 

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