The Somm Set by Benchmark Wine Group






Featuring Jonah Beer,
Importer, Winemaker, and Entrepreneur

Jonah Beer

My name is Jonah Beer, and I am an importer, winemaker, and entrepreneur. With that out of the way, let’s start things off with a confession. I don’t like Champagne. I know that this will infuriate some, and I can already hear the text messages being clicked out with unsolicited advice such as, “but wait until you try this Champagne!” Now, please don’t confuse the issue here. I understand Champagne. I can tell the good ones from the pedestrian and the ordinary from the stellar. But I never care for a second glass, no matter how ‘unbelievable’ the bottle is. My dismissive nature of Champagne makes me a pariah amongst most Somms and Winemakers. And I don’t care because I win them all back with my love affair of Burgundy and Piedmont. When you look in our cellar, there are 500 bottles of old-school Napa Cab, 500 bottles of Burgundy, 500 bottles of Barolo, and one lone bottle of bubbles for our friend Nicole.

 

My amazing wife Sara and I started our import and distribution company—True North Wine Merchants—to focus on our love of Burgundy and Barolo (and we began Pilcrow to celebrate old-school Napa Cab). Six years later, we find ourselves more enamored, gobsmacked and charmed by all that Bourgogne and Piemonte have to offer. I’ve come to believe that these two regions were separated at birth. For everything I love about Burgundy—like the intricacies of the climats—I find in Piedmont too (MGAs). For everything I love about Piedmont—like the generations-long family ties to the land—you find the same thing in Burgundy. And let’s be clear. Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo often share the exact ethereal nature. Long-lost twins, or soul mates, choose your analogy. But join me over a four-week journey of discovery and exploration of Burgundy and Piedmont, and for a moment, ignore all the Somms shoving Champagne down your gullet. 


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Leroux, Benjamin
Comm G.B. Burlotto
2016
3 Pre-Arrival
750ml
V100

Wines due to arrive June 2024.

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Meo Camuzet, Domaine
1999
5 In Stock
750ml
CT92
V(+?)91
BH90–92
2012
1 In Stock
750ml
V93
WA93
CT92
This product is a part of The Decade Cellar
2009
4 In Stock
750ml
TA96
BH94
WS93
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2000
2 In Stock
750ml
SL
WA94
CT94
BH93
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Dujac
2008
2 In Stock
750ml
V94
CT93
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Roagna
2016
1 Pre-Arrival
750ml
CT92

Wines due to arrive 3-4 months after purchase.

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