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McKinsey & Company + Beach Wine Regions

Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Guest Speaker: David Messina, Buyer from Wine ConneXtion

About Domaine Cabirau: From 1980-2007, importer Dan Kravitz sold OPW (other people’s wine). In ’07 he took the plunge and bought 13.5 acres of Grenache vineyards in Roussillon, the French part of Catalonia. The vineyard is 20 miles inland from the Mediterranean and 20 miles north of Spain. Ten acres were 20 years old, the rest 60. The name “Cabirau” has been on the plat map for 100 years. The vines were planted on steep slopes of schist, dark sharp rock that gives a distinctive mineral character to Grenache, different from the earthiness of Cotes du Rhone planted on flat vineyards of smooth white river stones. Stainless steel vinification. The Grenache, Carignan and Syrah were vinified separately and blended in January 2018. Matured 7 months in stainless steel tanks. The backbone of the Syrah and Carignan ally perfectly with the opulent Grenache, giving a medium‐bodied wine of intense black fruit flavors, redolent of mountain herbs.

About Quinta da Lixa: Owned and operated operated by the Meireles family from the town of Vila da Lixa since the mid-1980s, Quinta da Lixa began its life as a cellar-door vendor of what the locals lovingly called “o tal vinho da Lixa”– ‘that Lixa wine’. The family had great foresight in acquiring estate vineyard land early on and over the ensuing decades, ensuring an increasingly consistent source of high-quality and relatively low-cost estate-grown grapes. The 1990s saw the construction of a new winery devoted to transitioning the family business from bulk local-market sales to estate bottling. Another piece of the puzzle was completed in the early 2000s with the hiring of Carlos Teixeira, a local who had left town to make his name as one of Portugal’s most respected oenologists. He’s still at the helm of this beloved winery today, producing textbook Vinhos Verdes at an unimpeachable level of quality for the very modest price point from 35 ha vineyards.

The Wine List

Two Easy Ways to Get Your Wine

1. In-Store Pickup

Wines for the Longevity tasting event are available for in-store pickup during normal store hours.

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2. Ground Shipping

Alternatively, you can have the wines shipped to you. Shipping is FedEx Ground Shipping. The last day that orders can be shipped is Friday, February 12, 2021 before 4pm. Cost is $25 per shipment. Please fill out the form below with your contact and shipping information. We cannot deliver to PO Boxes. Wine ConneXtion will call you to process payment.