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Love to @punch_drink s guide to the current state of #californiacabernet, which recommends Napa Valley Legend Philip Tognis second label, Tanbark Hill 2014. This is Cabernet for those who dont want training wheels...its a growling, tough mountain Cabernet, but decant it and try it over a couple of hours and you see the full magnitude of Cabernet in its classic form. Word @jbonne ! Link in profile. : @luxecompass

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Reading up in @sciencemagazine on an 8,000 year old jar that contains traces of wine, pushing back the estimate of when our species first tippled by about 1,000 years! #georgianwine

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Thank you to @mgvsol and @christoph_hoch for making it, to @toa_fhj for bringing it to our attention, to @winewonderwoman for managing it, to @grandesplacesselections and @grandes.locaciones.selecciones for distributing it in California and for @rawwineworld for celebrating it. #rawwine ...And we cant forget @mpiaker for taking pictures of it!

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Champagne on the brain, all over the world But if you happen to be in NYC tonight, check out @jmseleques #solessence, BTG at @terroirny. We like @peterliems description in his amazing new tome: ...rich in texture, while remaining lively and buoyant. #champagne #growerchampagne #pierry #coteauxsuddepernay #organic #3rdgeneration #vigneron #vigneronindependent

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Boca, pictured here, is the highest growing region in all of Piemonte at 450-500 meters. It is also tiny, with a mere 30ha of vines across 5 hilly villages. Santuvario has 2.5 of those hectares, and we are thrilled to add them to our portfolio from @louisdressnerselections. #altopiemonte #boca #nebbiolo #croatina #uvarara #santuvario #vininaturali

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These are some of the most powerful, structured Blanc de Blancs readers will come across. Best of all, the wines are bursting at the seams with personality and character. -Antonio Galloni, writing in @vinousmedia. For more on Le Brun Servenay, imported by @beckywasserman.co, click the link in our profile. #champagne #growerchampagne #cotedesblancs #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #salt #chalk

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Repost from @christy_canterbury_mw - That shot. #Nofilter #ChambertinClosdeBeze #PierreDamoy #LaCabotte #Burgundy #Bourgogne

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Meet the @rawwineworld winemakers at the opening party at @thetenbells on Saturday Nov 4th! 8:30 til.....? #rawwineweek

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One of our favorite wine vendors Kristen Lee Sargeant of @twonoteswine performing live at one of our favorite NYC restaurants @bluefinny. Go see, hear, eat and drink! (This week!) #jazz #nycjazz #sushi #wine
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 A Look at Le Brun Servenayby Paul Wasserman “Only in wine does the ungrateful chalk pour out its golden tears.” —ColetteThe bedrock of northern Champagne is chalk, a form of limestone. It is at its most ungrateful, with the least clay topsoil, in the Côte des Blancs. With little to no clay, this is where champagne tastes the most consistently chalky, cutting, racy, and suspenseful. To a certain kind of wine lover, Champagne is not champagne, the Côte des Blancs is champagne.There is a new wave of ultra-talented growers in Champagne today. They favor riper ...
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Many of you know that four of the wineries in our California portfolio were deeply affected by last month's wildfires: Bucklin lost buildings and some vines; Kent Humphrey of Eric/Kent lost his home and car; Sky lost their homes and suffered massive vineyard damage; and the winery at White Rock burned to the ground. David Bowler has asked them how we can help, and they all said, "Continue to buy our wine." That's easy, and it's not enough. So, for the month of November, all of the profits from sales of those four wineries ...
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 Written by Paul Wasserman. Republished with permission from beckywasserman.com“Only in wine does the ungrateful chalk pour out its golden tears.” —ColetteThe bedrock of northern Champagne is chalk, a form of limestone. It is at its most ungrateful, with the least clay topsoil, in the Côte des Blancs. With little to no clay, this is where champagne tastes the most consistently chalky, cutting, racy, and suspenseful. To a certain kind of wine lover, Champagne is not champagne, the Côte des Blancs is champagne.There is a new wave of ultra-talented growers in Champagne ...
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 We are delighted to see a beautiful profile of Foradori in the November, 2017 issue of Decanter. Christelle Guibert, Decanter's Tasting Director, visited Elisabetta at the winery in the Dolomites and describes her as, "...a key figure in Italian winemaking, who put Trentino and its native grapes on the map."Guibert's profile is warm and personal, and captures Elisabetta's magnetism. "Meeting Foradori, one is immediately struck by her calm poise, her elegance, charm and intensity. She comes across as friendly with a bohemian-chic look, oozing charisma as ...
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As you probably know, there have been unstoppable wildfires ravaging Napa and Sonoma counties. While the destruction continues, I feel inclined to touch upon the perseverance and positivity of our friends and partners in California. On the eastern foothills of the Mayacamas mountain range, Will Bucklin and his nephew trespassed onto his own estate, which along with much of the North Coast has been evacuated due to major safety concerns, in order to siphon water to protect what he could (electricity is non-existent for the time being). As of his most recent update, the vineyard is intact ...
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I was able to visit vineyards with Claude de Nicolay from Chandon de Briailles earlier this summer, and we spent some time in Corton Marechaudes. It's a Grand Cru of Corton that is not as well known as Corton Clos du Roi or Bressandes, probably because there are only three owners and it's one of the smaller climats of Corton with only 4.5 hectares.  Corton is just north of Beaune and it's easy to spot; it's a big hill with a forest on top. It's a limestone outcropping that is set apart from the main "cote" of the Cote de Beaune or Cote de Nuits. It is a ...
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An article about rosé that's actually  worth reading? We were incredulous, too, but the lastest from Jon Bonné sums up all the nonsense that so often accompanies pink-wine writing in a few characteristically pithy lines: "[Rosé] is not a thing that needs our sympathy, our derision or our puppy love. It just is. It’s a wine that is pink, as other wines are white or red. Sometimes it is delicious. Sometimes it sucks." Can we get an AMEN?! With that out of the way, Bonné moves on to highlighting the best of rosé's "second wave"-- wines that ...
Our German Brand Manager, Evan Spingarn, recently wrote up his thoughts on the muliplicity of challenges he encounters in selling German wine to New York City restaurants. The article was  published in Lars Carlberg's outstanding newsletter on German wine and can be read here: http://www.larscarlberg.com/the-challenges-of-selling-german-wine-to-new-york-restaurants/ Please join us in encouraging Evan to write more, please!  ...
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Two of our wines appeared in the lineup for New Beaujolais, but Not Nouveau!Wines of the Times by Eric Asimov ★★½ JEAN-PAUL BRUN DOMAINE DES TERRES DORÉES BEAUJOLAIS L’ANCIEN VIEILLES VIGNES 2015 Bright, spicy and inviting, with aromas of flowers and tart red fruits. (Louis/Dressner Selections, New York) ★★ BARBET BEAUJOLAIS BEAU 2015 $14Zesty and vibrant, with rich, bright flavors of dark fruit. (David Bowler Wine, New York) ...
TESTIMONIALI have been tasting and drinking and selling the Pinot Blancs made by Hansjorg Rebholz for a decade now, from vintages stretching back twice as far, and I will attest with naked honesty (and admittedly contrarian glee) that I have enjoyed them and wondered at them in their mature versions more than ANY dry white wines I have ever tasted. The Rebholz Weisserburgunder GG Im Sonnenschein—his top cuvee which he picks from a grand cru of 250 million year old limestone—is carved like an ivory Chinese devotional, infinitesimally detailed, burnished by smoke and ...