There are several tenets in the world of wine that are undeniable to traditional winemakers, importers, and consumers.
The first is that great wines are always made in the vineyard. Without healthy, physiologically mature grapes, noble wine cannot be made. For all the wonderful, modern winemaking techniques that exist today, none can transform bad grapes into good wine. Every producer represented at the Corkscrew adheres to the notion that the only way to make great wine is to tend vines as the best of us tend our gardens.
The second tenet is that wine should reflect its terroir. The soil that grapes are grown in, the minerals the vine absorbs from the earth, and the idiosyncrasies of each appellation’s weather should be echoed in the wine. At the Corkscrew, we only sell "terroir wine."
The third tenet of our philosophy is that wine is to be consumed at the table. Wine is as much a product of the earth as the truffles harvested in the southern Rhone Valley or the fabulous smoked ham of Parma. If wine does not marry well with food, it does not belong on our shelves.