The Rare Wine Co.

1-800 999-4342 280 Valley Drive
Brisbane, CA 94005
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The Rare Wine Co. is one of America's most respected wine merchants. We are specialists in sourcing impeccably cellared examples of the world's greatest and most sought-after wines, and our prices are often the lowest you'll find. We maintain a vast inventory of rarities at our home in Brisbane, as well as in Europe.

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  • Are thoughts of Thanksgiving Pinot starting to dance in your head? It’s not time for that just yet. But when the holiday wine planning finally begins, there’s a good chance you’ll be thinking about Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Established in 1984 (and now consisting of six sub-regions), the Willamette Valley AVA has consistently garnered accolade... Read More

    From the article The Top Secret Chardonnay Files

  • Irancy les Cailles 2009


    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex [ ] Irancy is an AOC created in 1999 although viticulture in this area goes back to at least the Romans for red wines only from around the village of that name about 8 miles south of the town of Auxerre on the east bank of the river Yonne. The main grape is... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • I see Rare Wine Co. has some of their Chards from the 80's, seems worth a try.According to the current story/regime they are just starting with Cabernet as of 2009. I'm finding more and more young vines don't bother me, it's the rapport between the soil, grape, and rootstock that really counts. Read More

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  • Hello everyone!  I'm George, co-founder at I'm so happy to join snooth and make some interesting (I hope so) contributions to the forum community.Let me introduce myself. I'm George from Georgia, I mean I was born there. People say Georgia is the birthplace of wine. So I always felt like connected with wine world and starting th... Read More

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  • Does anyone have any experience with these wines?Seems like it would suit my palate. Interesting that they're a Napa producer known for their whites, and their blocked malo/ neutral barrel Chardonnay. Apparently the winemaker who's been there for 40 years was an assistant for Ric Forman for a couple years before getting plucked by Stony Hill.I'm... Read More

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  • Australia finished second behind France in the recent 2015 International Wine Challenge (IWC) medal count, taking home more than 800 medals and earning glowing praise from the event’s co-chair, Charles Metcalfe. “Australian wine continues to go from strength to strength, as its native winemakers demonstrate their star quality,” Metcalfe told Aus... Read More

    From the article Australian Wines Take Home Big Haul From Vino Comp

  • Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of vigorous exercise. So before summer rosés officially take hold, get in on the last gasps of Cabernet. I tasted through forty different Cabernets, all under $16. There are some superb examples here that you’re going to want to try. Cabernet, because of the value inhere... Read More

    From the article Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late

  • Had the pleasure to taste with GregT in San Diego yesterday evening. I had the idea to pair up Greg and a friend from the Netherlands who was in San Diego for a convention, due to their interest in Tokaj, and it seemed to work well, everyone having a good time.Lessons Learned: Harslevelu is good stuff, and probably my new favorite white wine gra... Read More

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  • Cyprus and Paphos vales, the smiling LovesMight leave with joy fair ... ... portfolio.  Mannie owns the Rare Wine Company, and is a longtime proponent of Madeira as well. To Mannie, sherry’s not the right comparison. “Hipster wines come and go,” he says. “What you really want to do is establish a presence in the market with a broad base of app... Read More

    From the article Madeira: Twenty Years on the Comeback Trail

  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • Excellent Service and superb products.

    Store rating of by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido

  • Simply put one of the best stores in the country.

    Store rating of by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

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