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Crowd Pleasers

Crowd Pleasers

Crowd pleasing wines for immediate consumption
Collectible Selections

Collectible Selections

Serious wines for today, that often reward cellaring.
Pinot Selections

Pinot Selections

All pinot, all the time!
Grand Cru Selections

Grand Cru Selections

Quarterly shipment of luxury-class wines.

Featured Wines


Jean Milan Champagne Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blanc Grand Reserve “1864”, $89.99


Luxe, for sure. The very definition of a fine Champagne experience. Not to be confused with the lesser Jean Milan BdB (which is still delish, just not as special). Look for the special “1864” bottle (left).



Badel 2015 Grande Vignes “Intuition” St-Joseph, $47.99

From a reclaimed Roman vineyard (the coin on the label is one of many artifacts found when planting the vineyard), planted to Syrah with traces of Viognier vines – the classic combination in St. Joseph. Organically farmed. Unfined, unfiltered.

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Is Olive Oil Really Good for You? Oleavanti Says “Yes!”

About a decade ago, I found myself working on a project with a wine grower who had a deep background in horticulture and arboriculture. When I told him we had an olive farm with about 185 trees, he asked “How old are they?“ “15-25 years“, I said. “Why would you want to do  that?” he …

Mt Etna Wines Are Exploding (Literally)

Mt Etna Erupts, Spring of 2021. Nearby wineries jubilant??? In rather dramatic fashion, Mt Etna has been erupting again this week. Though volcanic eruptions are a humbling testament to the raw, unpredictable power of nature, wine lovers can be thankful their black, volcanic soils produce uniquely delicious wines like those from the Etna DOC. Assuming …

Winter Recipe: Braised Beef Cheeks

This delicious winter dish used to be considered low-brow, and as a result, beef cheeks were inexpensive. But they became pricey about ten years ago after appearing on upscale winter menus at $35 per serving.  Even so, we found some in Whole Foods’ frozen meat section for $8.99/pound. Given there are no bones and little …

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What Wine Lovers are Saying

I can't tell you how much I look forward to receiving 2 new bottles ever other month. The fact that there is someone out there doing what you do provides a sense of looking forward and excitement...hope you keep it up! ~ Seth Pariser

Dave - a quick note to tell you how much my wife and I enjoy the wines you send us. Your wine club has consistently sent great tasting wine from the very beginning - and that is quite a record, seeing as I was one your inaugural members back in 2005. So keep up the great job - both you and your club have exceeded my expectations. ~ Mo

The arrival of a Sideway's Wine Club shipment is doubly exciting. Not only do I get great wine - but the recipes are out of this world!!! ~ L. Hyde

Dave - I make it a priority to try the recipes from each shipment and have yet to be disappointed. I've even shared them with my butchers! ~ Liesl H.

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