1976-06 June Classic Newsletter

June 1976 Selection of California Wine


The San Joaquin Valley of northern California once enjoyed a reputation for producing fine wines. In recent years however, that section of the state has been associated with the production of inexpen­sive jug wines, frequently of poor quality. A few years ago Angelo Papagni set out to re-establish and perpetuate the highly esteemed achievements of early day San Joaquin vintners.

The Alicante Bouschet grape came to us from France where it is used as a blending grape through­out the Burgundy region. In California, thousands of acres are planted in this variety and it is used extensively for blending. This Papagni wine may well be the first offered as a varietal.

Angelo Papagni Alicante Bouschet is a big wine, very dark in color, with an expansive nose. Try this one with a hearty dish and discover for yourself what the San Joaquin Valley is capable of producing. A surprising wine at an even more surprising price. We consider this a real find.

$2.80/fifth $30.24/cs

June 1976 Selection of Imported Wine


The Rheingau is considered by some experts to be the greatest white wine district in the world. It covers the foothills of the Taunus range west of Wies­baden in Germany. Here the vineyards benefit from the warmth of the reflected sunshine off the Rhine.

Rauenthal, from which this wine takes its name, is is a small village of the region, set back in the hills behind Eltville. Its best vineyards are said to be the most valuable agricultural land in all of Germany. In the opinion of many experts it produces the most distinguished of all Rhine wines. A wine labeled as a Rauenthaler Steinmacher is a grosslage, or district wine, which may or may not come from Rauenthal itself.

The riesling grape dominates this entire dis­trict and those from the Rauenthal area are noted for spiciness, fruit and breed. This Rauenthaler Stein­macher is a good example of the wines of this area; light and fruity. Serve chilled with light dishes.

$3.49/fifth $37.69/cs


We continue our listing of all the wines we carry. Later vintages of some of the wines will automatically replace Published vintage Years as stocks are depleted. If you like a particular vintage, we suggest you stock up. We never know what vintage our next shipment will be. Larry Wardzala, assistant wine manager, Hank Leitz, store manager, and Paul Kalemkiarian, wine manager, are available for consultation at Your convenience. Just call.

10% discount on case quantities, mix and match with any wine we stock except sale wines.


Cresta Blanca n.v. -- $2.30
Oakville 1973 -- 2.50
Parducci 1974 -- 2.50
Sutter Home n.v. -- 2.75


Sutter Home Moscato Amabile n.v --$2.75
Charles Krug Moscato di Canelli -- 5.00
Oakville Moscato di Canelli 1974 --5.00


Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs '73 -- $8.95
Schramsberg Cuvee de Gamay 1972 -- 7.25
Korbel Natural -- 6.89
Korbel Brut -- 5.99
Korbel Extra Dry -- 5.99
Korbel Brut Magnum -- 11.98
Korbel Natural Magnum -- 13.78
Mirassou 1969 Late Disgorging -- 9.95
PaulMasson Brut -- 5.50
Paul Masson Extra Dry -- 5.50
Paul Masson Blanc de Pinot -- 6.95
Weibel Blanc de Blanc -- 3.99
Chateau de la Mer tenth -- 1.59
Chateau de la Mer Magnum -- 5.29
Chateau de la Mer fifth -- 2.69
Chateau Malaga tenth -- 2.31
Chateau Malaga fifth -- 4.29
Almaden Extra Dry Magnum -- 10.50
Almaden Blanc de Blancs '73 -- 7.59
Almaden Blanc de Blancs -- 6.50
Le Domaine Extra Dry -- 3.25
Le Domaine Extra Dry tenth -- 1.82
Le Domaine Brut -- 3.25
Jacques Bonet Extra Dry -- 2.19
Hans Kornell Brut -- 5.80
Hans Kornell Extra Dry -- 5.80
Hans Kornell Brut tenth -- 3.12
Hans Kornell Sehr Trocken -- 7.40
Llords & Elwood Cuvee -- 5.50
Franzia Extra Dry -- 1.99
Andre Extra Dry -- 2.29


Le Domaine -- $3.25
Korbel Rose -- 5.99
Jacques Bonet -- 1.99
Paul Masson Crackling Rose -- 2.99
Weibel Crackling Rose -- 3.99


Le Domaine -- $3.25
Beaulieu Rouge 1970 -- 6.00
Korbel Rouge -- 5.99


Jacques Bonet -- $2.19
Le Domaine Select -- 3.25
Paul Masson Very -- 4.99
Weibel Crack??g Duck -- 3.99


Schramsberg Cremant Demi-Sec -- $7.25
Korbel Sec -- 5.99
Kornell Muscat Alexandria --6.95


Mirassou Harvest Selection Zinfandel 1970 - $4.50/fifth
Mirassou Late Harvest Zinfandel 1969 - $6.00/fifth
Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay 1973 - $20.00/fifth
Mount Eden Vineyards Pinot Noir 1972 - $15.00/fifth
Stag's Leap Cellars ???? Riesling 1974 - $4.25/fifth
Chateau St. Jean Pinot Blanc 1974 - $4.75/fifth
Cresta Blanca Fin-de-Nuits Sherry $2.70/fifth
Cresta Blanca Dry Watch Sherry $2.70/fifth

In case of typographical error A.B.C. posted prices prevail. Revised 3/76.

Our June Wine Sale is another whopper. Four Bordeaux, three red Burgundies, two red Cote du Rhones, a red Rioja, an Anjon rose, three Bully Hill New York white wines, a Loire, and Alsace, and a Spanish sherry.

Our buying trip for the June 1976 sale produced a discount range of 23% to 60% OFF the original prices.

A separate price list and orde3 form describing all the 17 differ­ent wines accompanies this news­letter. Take a second to browse through it. You will be pleasantly surprised with the price, and your palate will too. Try one of each, and stock up on your favorites. Most of them are limited quantity wines.


Seagull Brand Liebfraumilch n.v. - $2.99/fifth
Richard Langguth Krover Nacktarsch 1973 - $3.29/fifth
Chateau de Cheman,Cabernet D'Anjou 1962 - $7.50/fifth
Freixenet Cordon Negro Spanish Champagne 1970 - $4.29/fifth
Dow's Boardroom Port $9.98/fifth
Welsh Brothers Bual Madeira $2.99/fifth
Welsh Brothers Dry Sercial Madeira $2.99/fifth
Welsh Brothers Sweet Malmsey Madeira$2.99/fifth

"Wine of the Month" PROGRAM


– for a fun way of discovering new wines each month. We select one domestic and one imported wine and feature it in our wine shop. We send you a bottle of each selection monthly. We send you a newsletter describing the wine and its background. We restrict our selections to the popular price range, not to exceed $10.00 for the two bottles of wine each month.

If you are new to wines, it is a good way to learn about them. If you are a seasoned connoisseur, we invite you to test our evaluations and make your recommendations for future selections.

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Please send me the domestic and imported selection each month.

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