Spring is in full swing. Although gatherings are not the same, wine options have not changed. Whether it is an upcoming celebratory occasion or a date night in to celebrate each other, many often wonder about the perfect wine choice for the occasion or meal. Well, you don’t have to think too hard because we […]
We continue our Women in Wine series with Isabelle Icard, the Administrative Manager of Château L’Orangerie. She is no stranger to the wine industry. Her family has been in the business for generations, eight to be exact. “My wine history has been written for several generations,” says Isabelle, whose great-grandparents made wine in Loupiac, a […]
Alas, fabulous news for the wine industry and French winelovers! The United States and European Union are suspending wine tariffs for four months, which went into effect on March 11, 2021. The tariff pause is on most French, German and Spanish Wines. This brings huge relief to the industry, as imports of French wine were […]
It is always music to our ears at DMS Wine to hear that “Wine Spectator” awarded 92 points to one of our Milligan Selections! Today we’re celebrating Domaine du Vieux Lazaret 2017, a luscious red that was awarded the 92-Point score in the the Jan-Feb 2021 issue of the magazine. A rich red to toast […]
DMS Wine is thrilled to learn that Pizay Morgon 2019 earns 93 points from “The Tasting Panel“ When a wine review for one of our Milligan Selections bottles reads, “This is a beauty,” and “Outstanding Gamay,” you know you’re in for an unforgettable treat. Top if off with an Under $20 price tag and you’re […]
In honor of National Women’s Month, we celebrate Stéphanie Dondain, Owner of Château Cabezac. Please join us in taking an inside look at the family winery. Watch VIDEO now “I love the creativity of winemaking,” says Stéphanie, “How to transform what the land provides into something special that people can enjoy.” Stéphanie spent years at […]
When DMS Wines are named Best Buys, it is always a welcomed win. Couple that with a Best Buy for the last 3 vintages also earning 90 points, and we’re thrilled! That is just what La Berriere Muscadet will do in Wine & Spirits Magazine this April. Order up some oysters! “Sings of summer with its fresh citrus […]
In honor of National Women’s Month, please enjoy a walk in the Famille Quiot vineyards with CEO Florence Quiot: Watch VIDEO now “Traditionally, in France, in family business, women are just there to help their husbands in the fields, doing the documents, and taking care of everything at home. The situation is changing slowly, […]
Domaine Houchart Rouge is a quirky little wine. It’s a red from Provence, the land most winelovers associate with Rosé, including our consistently 90-point-rated, best-buy-named Houchart Rosé. And with all the barrels and barrels of Rosé flooding the markets, this little beauty can get overshadowed by its more well-known cousin. In Food & Wine magazine, […]
What an honor to serve French wines from David Milligan Selections at the Aquidneck Club in Rhode Island during a recent tournament. The luncheon guests enjoyed some of the signature wines of the DMS Wine portfolio, including Houchart Rose, Fournier Sancerre, La Berriere Muscadet and Ch de Pizay Morgon. The Aquidneck Club is situated in […]
Not only is the delicious Fournier Sauvignon Blanc a beautiful Loire Valley wine, it also just earned 90 Points from James Suckling at an under $20 price point. “A fresh, fruity white, with sliced apples and pear character, medium body and a clean, crisp finish,” James Suckling describes the Fournier Sauvignon Blanc, also pointing out […]
Departures Recommends “Refreshing” Pizay Morgon for Summer Sipping! A new Departures Magazine article recommends refreshing chilled reds all summer long, namely Château de Pizay Morgon from DMS Wine. Pizay Morgon chills well because it’s lower in alcohol with “a balance between fruit and spice, and enough acidity to make your mouth water,” writes Brian Freeman in Departures. “Gently […]
We are so pleased to report that the esteemed Decanter Magazine thinks Domaine Fournier Les Belles Vignes 2019 is delicious! The 2019 Vintage arrives in states across the country in the coming weeks and we cannot wait to show it off.
On Y Va was chosen by the fantastic Ray Isle at Food & Wine Magazine as a Best Canned Wine of Summer 2020. We are so thrilled to be included and to spread this delicious beverage across the country. See the Map at DrinkOnYVa.com to find the chic canettes near you!
For the second year in a row David Milligan Selections is honored to import a Judge’s Selection from the esteemed Texsom Conference in Texas. Last year it was Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2017. This year we were honored with Best Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Fournier “Les Belles Vignes” Sancerre 2018. This historic […]
David Milligan Selections was proud to provide delicious French wine to our community at the Ridgefield 25, celebrating 25 of the most creative, dynamic, generous, and entrepreneurial individuals who make Ridgefield, CT such a wonderful place to call home! Hosted by TownVibe at BMW of Ridgefield, our wines were perfectly paired with fantastic catering by […]
Much to our delight, Domaine du Vieux Lazaret has earned 93 points in the February 2020 Wine Spectator. Following a 92 point score for the 2015 vintage Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 James Molesworth calls it “silky from start to finish” with a “ripe and forward feel” and a “subtle sanguine thread lacing up […]
We are honored that one of the newest wines in the David Milligan Selections’ lineup, Domaine Fournier Pinot Noir, was recommended in a new article in Food & Wine “Drink These 50 Wines to Be a French Wine Expert.” The 2016 Domaine Fournier Pinot Noir is mentioned in the Value Buyer section because as writer […]
Just in time for all your favorite fall activities, apple-picking to fire pits and scenic overlooks, Château de Pizay Morgon 2018 earns 92 Points from Decanter Magazine. The subscription-only London pub says the spicy red is fantastic for picnics (we heartily agree!). Taster Andy Howard eloquently went on to write: “This is a serious Morgon with […]
Domaine Houchart Côtes de Provence Rosé received another excellent score for the 2018 vintage, in keeping with tradition. The wine earned 90 Points in the June 2019 issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine. “Always an attractive wine,” writes wine critic Roger Voss, describing the 2018 vintage as “full, ripe with a touch of caramel” along with […]
I mean, look at that gorgeous (!) label shot! Woo hoo — this beauty appeared in an article by Food & Wine that went live today and recommended Fournier Sauvignon. The writer makes a fabulous point that with Sancerre’s rapidly increasing popularity — and price point — sometimes, a Sauvignon produced in the same region […]
DMS Wines makes its mark on TEXSOM this year. Founded in 2005, TEXSOM‘s among the wine world’s most lauded events. Each year, a select assembly of wine pros gathers in Dallas for the competition. With 3,294 entries tasted by 63 judges from 6 countries, 2019 was the largest ever. Nearly half the panel were Master Sommeliers or Masters of Wine. If you, like us, geeked out […]
It’s still snowing here in CT, and many other states, and nothing goes better with snowstorms, juicy steaks and cozy fires than a velvety Bordeaux. Named an Editors’ Choice in Wine Enthusiast’s April 2019 issue, and awarded 91 Points, Château Labadie 2016 Médoc is a stellar choice. “Both generous and well-structured” with “attractive black-currant fruits,” Roger Voss describes the voluptuous red as a powerful wine “full of potential from […]
La Berriere Muscadet Recognized in Wine & Spirits When Wine Enthusiast interviewed Alex in the fall, they asked what wine myth he wanted to break. Without blinking, he said: “That Muscadet is sweet–it’s not, it’s nothing like Moscato. Muscadet is dry and crisp and fantastic with oysters.” Now, our awesome La Berriere Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieuis Sur Lie is being recognized in the April […]
DMS is now serving MD, DE, VA and Washington, DC! We’re thrilled to be working with Bacchus, our new distributor serving MD, VA, DE & Washington, DC. They’re infusing new energy into 4 markets left underserved after closures of International Wine Brokers and J.W. Sieg. Bacchus has been recognized for its expertise in curating fine wines. Owned by the Merinoff family since 1994, Bacchus was […]
Congrats Denis & Maxime Dutron! Château Vitallis Mâcon-Fuissé 2016 Earns 92 Points. We just got the excellent news that Château Vitallis Mâcon-Fuissé 2016 earned 92 Points from Wine & Spirits magazine and will be showcased in the April 2019 issue. It’s also named a Year’s Best White Burgundy and a Best Buy. This Burgundian Chardonnay boasts refreshingly bright acidity coupled with pleasant tropical fruit tones. It’s an easy-going, elegant […]
It is with great excitement that we announce on February 01, 2019, the appointment of Jenny Davis Mueninghoff as National Key Accounts Director. Jenny will be based in Texas and is responsible for managing several major states, including Texas, Illinois and Louisiana. Jenny joins us from Craft + Estate, a member of the Winebow Group. […]
If those shelves could talk, they’d tell you how awesome that French wine in front of you is — how many 90-plus points it has, what accolades it’s earned and how the wine writers describe the delicious juice. Check out our fresh new shelf-talker designs below! Like what […]
Hip, Hip Hooray! We received the fantastic news that Domaine du Vieux Lazaret White 2015 received 93 points and made the Top 100 Cellar Selections list for 2018 in Wine Enthusiast. To give you an idea of how hard it is to have the honor of being named to this list, the magazine reviews some […]
Many of you are extremely transient and we find our cards getting old-fashioned mailed to you get sent back. We just can’t keep up with all you movers and shakers out there. So, if you didn’t receive our card, well, here it is! As you can see, we’re very into the three-generation thing right now. […]
It was with heavy hearts that we learned of the passing of Jerome Quiot of Vignobles Famille Quiot in November 2018. He was one of a kind and loved by so many. May Jerome rest in peace and the Quiot find solace over time in the memories they hold dear. Below is a press release […]
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from the Milligan Family Our first year hosting. A lot of fun!
We had a blast hosting our first wine tasting at home for the Newcomers Club of Ridgefield. Our theme was excellent French wines for your Thanksgiving table. When registration opened, we quickly hit capacity with 20 unknown neighbors, mostly couples, registering! We had to cap the event at 20 because that’s really all we can […]
While visiting some family on Cape Cod, we decided to meander into the main retail wine shops of Wellfleet, Massachusetts to see what was shaking. We’re always on the lookout for interesting and creative labels and cool shelf-talkers that tell us about new wines. Boy, were […]
We’ve gotten word that the 2018 harvest went extremely well at Château de Pizay! You’ll recall that this is one of the oldest and most famous estates of the Beaujolais region in France. Check out the beautiful and artistic photos from this year’s fruitful harvest. The vineyard, based in Morgon, covers 100 acres […]
My, oh my! Ridgefield, you have such good taste. In the September/October 2018 issue of Ridgefield Magazine, we read an article entitled “Wining Out” (nice play on words, by the way) in which the top four restaurants with the best wine lists were called out. Imagine our joy at seeing David Milligan Selections wines on […]
Congratulations are in order to Monsieur Pierre Chariol! It is with great pleasure we announce that Chateau de Lescours St Emillion Grand Cru 2015 has been awarded 91 points by Wine Enthusiast. This high score will be appearing in the esteemed “Best of the Year” 2018 issue of the wine magazine. The Chariol family has proudly owned […]
It’s Harvest Time in France! And it’s going swimmingly for Chateau de L’Orangerie in Bordeaux, Export Manager Colin Sheriffs tells us. The wine harvest started at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 3rd at Chateau de L’Orangerie. (This grueling work is clearly not for those who want to sleep in!) “We are indeed very happy with […]
In general, we’re huge small-business supporters. We relished them living in NYC—all those unique spots with that je ne sais quoi ambiance you get when a business is a person, or a family, or a dream. That special sauce you just can’t find in cookie-cutter franchises. And we really enjoy supporting local businesses that support us. […]
Man, reds are hot, hot, hot right now! The latest of our red wines to be graced with a fantastic rating is our Chateau du Trignon Cotes-du-Rhone 2015. The luscious red received 91 points from James Suckling, one of the most respected and widely read wine critics out there today. (You’ll recall he was once […]
Our family loves to take some R ‘n’ R on Anna Maria Island every chance we get (usually once a year; twice, if we’re lucky). We enjoy seeing our relatives there, swimming in the beautiful blue-green gulf and feasting on local seafood. And, what goes perfect with Gulf oysters, fish and shrimp? Our Fournier Sancerre, […]
Much to our delight, two David Milligan Selections wines earned 92 points in the October 2018 Wine Spectator. THE FIRST: Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015 James Molesworth calls the red “alluring,” with a “silky finish” that “is sneaky long” with a “light sanguine echo.” The Quiot family’s been in Chateauneuf-du-Pape since 1748. Through marriage and […]
Gold and Silver medals and world titles: Congrats are in order to Domaine Fournier Père et Fils, which took high honors at this year’s Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, the preeminent global wine competition recognizing the celebrated varietal. The winery landed two Gold Medals and two Silver Medals, but the real standout was Fournier Pouilly Fume “Grand Fume”, which […]
We are delighted to introduce two new wines to the David Milligan Selections family! This fall, we are adding to our lineup of fine French wines, a Pinot Noir from Domaine Fournier Père et Fils, as well as Lucie Dutron Mâcon-Villages. You likely recognize the name Dutron. That’s because we have been working for years with the […]
We just received the wonderful news that two of our wines have received ratings of 90 or higher for the November 2018 issue of Wine Enthusiast. With a high score of 92, Domaine du Vieux Lazaret 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of three of our wines that recently got awarded a 92. Another notable ranking is for […]
At David Milligan Selections, we know that as delicious as our French wines may, they don’t sell themselves. That’s why as one of our most recent projects, we just completed 40 (Yes, 40!) brand-new shelf talkers. That’s a new shelf talker for nearly every wine we sell across 30 states. It’s hard to believe, but […]
It’s been quite a year for Alex Milligan, and the good times just keep on rolling. Last October, life as he knew it forever changed with the birth of his first child, a son. A move out of a tiny city apartment and into his first home with his new family soon followed. After the […]
We’re tickled pink, er red, that three of our red wines get major nods in the October 2018 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine, including two reds that garnered 92 points each. It’s quite an honor seeing as the October issue is always heavy-hitting. And with autumn at our doorsteps, there’s no better time to get […]
Today is a happy and proud day for Alex Milligan, as he takes the reins of his family’s wine-import business, David Milligan Selections. After working side-by-side with his father in the wine industry for 12 years, Alex takes on leadership of the French-wine import company with an eye on courting the next generation of wine […]
In the January Issue of Decanter Magazine Chateau de Pizay Morgon 2015 is included in their article “34 Festive Wines for the Holidays” It also earns a brilliant 90 Points! “A great-value Gamay that is packed full of juicy red fruit and has enough grip and weight to match your Sunday roast pork or […]
Domaine Fournier is on a roll! Not only did the Sancerre “Les Belles Vignes” make the Wine Spectator Top 100 list. Domaine Fournier’s Sauvignon was just included on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine Values List. Between the two accolades it is clear Domaine Fournier is at the top of their game, producing top quality […]
In a fantastic turn of events, Domaine Fournier Sancerre “Les Belles Vignes” 2015 has been chosen as #48 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100!
Looking for a great place to Drink DMS wines in the Hamptons? Head to The Palm for steak paired with Chateau du Trignon Gigondas. Or you could have some Lobster with Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc or Domaine Fournier Grand Fume!
In the latest issue of Wine Spectator Domaine Fournier Sancerre “Les Belles Vignes” 2015 received a stunning 92 Points. “Very pure and chiseled, with gooseberry, straw and flint flavors tightly coiled, driven by a mouthwatering fleur de sel note through the long, bone-dry finish, which is built on minerality.” In other news from Fournier: Wine […]
Looking for a glass of Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc this weekend? Jean Georges is pouring BTG. Don’t want the full experience? Head next door to Nougatine.
After many years of steady progression, a successful audit for Chateau de Pizay just earned them the 3rd level of environmental certification of farms. Pizay is now recognized as “High Environmental Value level 3”. There are now 54 HVE certified hectares (and 5 other hectares certified organic since 1996), the Estate is positioning itself as a […]
In the June Issue of Food & Wine Magazine Ray Isle writes about his love of Rose, cause who doesn’t love Rose. Anyway, can you guess which wine he picked as one of his favorites this summer? That’s right Domaine Houchart St Victoire 2015. Better get some while it lasts!
Joshua Reynolds gives Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2012 90 Points “Deep ruby. Aromas of dark berries, cola and vanilla are lifted by a hint of peppery spices. Fleshy and open-knit, offering sweet blackberry and cherry flavors and a touch of mocha. Fine-grained tannins make a late appearance, adding shape and grip […]
When my father started this company in 1995 he had no idea it would grow to the level we are at today. As we celebrate 20 years importing fine French wine we now sell to 31 distributors in 29 states and represent 16 outstanding wineries. We could never have done it without our wineries, our distributor […]
Vintage Report 2015 – Provence – Domaine Houchart Provence was marked by a very long, hot and dry summer. The perfect sanitary condition of the vineyard allowed for an unusually late harvest, with perfect ripeness. Domaine Houchart was the last estate to harvest Grenache. They have beautiful Cinsault and great success for all varieties. These should be […]
Vintage Report 2015 – Gigondas and surrounding appellations – Chateau du Trignon In general the conditions in this region were similar to Chateauneuf du Pape. Here also the wines benefited from the August rains after an extremely hot and dry summer. The wines are concentrated, but well balanced. Mourvedre was very successful and the wines show […]
2015 Vintage Report – Chateauneuf du Pape & Ventoux Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge A long, dry and hot summer with some heat waves was followed by welcome rain at the end of August. This refilled the shrunken grapes and reduced the alcohol content raised by concentration of the juice. This enabled the grapes to reach […]
In the latest Eric Asimov Wine School, Chateau du Trignon Gigondas gets honorable mention from the esteemed writer.
Fournier Grande Cuvee Sancerre was just chosen as a Top Wine of the Loire in the new issue of Wine Spectator 90 Points! – “This Sancerre still has good zip despite the late release, with lively thyme, marjoram and verbena notes leading the way.”
We are pleased to report that several of our properties have adopted the advanced Diam cork. Through a special process, these special corks eliminate the presence of TCA and promise complete sensorial neutrality. Find out more here These unique corks are now used by Domaine Fournier, Chateau de Pizay and La Berriere.
Domaine Renaud Pouilly Fuissé “Cuvée Vieilles Vignes” 2014 gets 90 Points! “Lean and stony, showing lemon, apple and mineral flavors, with tension and energy. Harmonious and approachable no, but this should improve over the next year or two. Fine length.” The New York Times singled out this fantastic estate in an article about the troublesome 2013 vintage