Some wine lovers never look beyond Bordeaux and Burgundy. Never so much as glance at the wines of Rhône, Alsace, Loire, Provence, et. al. Don't they know, we sometimes find ourselves wondering, that this way terroir-driven treasure lies?


Estates that fall outside the exalted appellations know they have to work harder, smarter, and with a constant, passionate commitment to their craft if they ever hope to gain wider notice. That often has a delicious pay-off to you, the drinker. And speaking of pay-off: wines that hail from these lesser-known appellations are also nearly always a fraction of the cost of the big boys. In our book, that's a thrilling two-fer.


Today, for your consideration, we have gathered together the best of the best of these less-vaunted regions — a curated selection of recent vintages, all showing beautifully, all proving themselves to be exceptionally good values, and, yes, all ready to drink right now.


Among the bargain gems you'll find in our four-week "Destination: France Marketplace" are:


* the 2018 Domaine des Versauds Morgon, a Beaujolais Cru that James Suckling, in a 93-point rave, hailed for its "tight, integrated tannins. Juicy wild red berries and dried spice"


* the 2021 Le Pont Bandol Rosé that Suckling swooned over, singing of its "Grapefruit, crushed strawberries and white cherries on the nose. Medium body and a sleek mouth-feel to the pristine, bone-dry palate”


* the 2017 Bestheim Anne de K Schlossberg Grand Cru Pinot Gris from Alsace; in a mouth-watering review, Wine Enthusiast praised the "fruit [that] breaks through fully on the palate" and the "lovely freshness [that] underscores [its] vivid juiciness"


As I mentioned, all of these wines are ready to drink right now. And because they’re also currently in our possession, you can expect to have them at your door in 8-12 weeks.


Act now, folks, to secure these delicious and eminently versatile wines for your table.



(And keep an eye on this space, as we'll be launching more Marketplaces in the coming weeks and months -- curating, for your consideration.)

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in 8-12 Weeks.  With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA.  All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales.  No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in MI, NY, or TN. The wines from Domaine Brusset are not available in MA, NJ, and WI.  This offer will expire on Sunday October 2, 2022, or until items are sold out.


*Due to limited storage space for pre-ordered product, we can only hold orders for 30 days from the first notification that your order is ready for pickup.


If you are unable to pick up your order within 30 days, please contact Concierge Sales at (855) 841-2752 or to make an arrangement.


A store associate may reach out periodically to notify you of your order. Unfortunately, if no arrangements have been made, after 30 days, the order will need to be cancelled and we will provide a full refund.  No orders will be cancelled without multiple communication attempts.