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There are still a few minutes to come by our office to taste the stunning new Champagne Le Brun Servenay line-up. Trade only#cotedesblancs #avize #champagne #champagnetasting #grandcru #cramant #avize @beckywasserman.co : @anna_harlow

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We are excited to welcome Alberto Passeri from Fattoria La Gerla in Montalcino to the Big this week! La Gerla represents one of the feathers in our @bowler_italia cap, making soulful Rosso & Brunello di Montalcino from holdings formerly part of Biondi-Santi. Alberto will be at our trade-only in-office tasting of our Italian & Champagne portfolios TOMORROW, so come with your best questions about this idyllic property. #lagerla #sangiovese #rossodimontalcino #brunellodimontalcino #italianwine #vinoitaliano

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Joyeux anniversaire.... Repost from @louisdressnerselections: Friends of the trade! LDM is 21, we are celebrating at our annual tasting on Tuesday October 24th @bathhousestudio !!! RSVP is mandatory, please do so at rsvp@louisdressner.com

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So much admiration for Will Bucklin's levity amidst destruction. We are thinking of you! Repost from @willbuckzin: Damn, and I just spent days organizing my filing cabinets. I guess one way of looking at it is now they are super organized. Tired punchy humor...

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In less than two weeks, we welcome an amazing crew of @louisdressnerselections winemakers to NYC, and @haveandmeyer has put together an amazing event featuring the wines and winemakers from #northernitaly in October 22nd. Yes, this is going up on @instagram well in advance because #donotmiss. #trentino #veneto #piemonte #emiliaromagna For more info, email info@haveandmeyer.com

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Wow. Floored by Eric Texier's 2015 Syrahs. Bravo, mon ami. #brezeme #stjulienenstalban #beyondcotesdurhone

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They're here!!! We are thrilled to welcome @brazoswine imports to the #probowler family. These three beauties are now available for sale in NY, NJ and PA with more from #brazos coming next week. Brazos is all about terroir from the best subregions of Argentina and Chile. Welcome, amigos! #brazos #reunion #rjvinedos #JiJiJi #malbec #chenin #argentinewines #chileanwines #instawine

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Chicago rules for #byob! Happy Date Night! Thanks @redandwhitewines for the recommendation. #heiligenstein

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Keeping your Friday funky-fresh, we bring you: Gomariz's Abadia Tinto 2012, a unique and very affordable new addition to our Galician portfolio. 50% Sousn, 30% Brancellao and 10% each Mencia and Ferrol, all from proprietary vineyards composed of granite, schist and clay that are farmed without insecticides, following the principles of Masanobu Fukuoka. Hand-harvested and de-stemmed. 2012 is the current release, drinking beautifully. #newspain #ribeiro #galicia #spanishwine #naturalwine #winesofinstagram #instawine

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Did you know that we represent the first distillery to open in Buffalo, NY since Prohibition? That's @lockhousedist, and we're so glad that @lightlet introduced us! The amaro pictured here draws its color from the herbs and spices used for maceration. Try it in a deceptively simple "Black Manhattan": 2 oz Rye Whiskey 3/4 oz Lockhouse Amaro 2 dashes Angostura Bitters Put all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice and stir until chilled (about 20 seconds), strain into a coup or rocks glass; garnish with lemon twist. credit: @davidmcduff // @wineworksnj (where this amaro will be available starting TMWR!) #amaro #buffalo #uptheupstate #lockhousedistillery #classiccocktails #craftcocktails #cocktailsofinstagram #cocktailrecipes #manhattanrecipe
From Chablis Gets the Côte de Beaune Treatment from Mother Nature, July 2016by Stephen Tanzer"...Négociant Patrick Piuze, who offers a very full range of Chablis bottlings from village to grand cru, told me his 2015s were already tender wines and should make for “a good commercial vintage, in between 2009 and 2011 in style.” Piuze, who is able to choose his harvest dates and picks by hand with his own team, began in Courgis and Fyé on the afternoon of September 1, barely 12 hours after the hailstorm at 1:30 that morning; he brought in his top hailed- ...
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In his most recent "Drinking Out Loud" column at Wine Spectator, Matt Kramer describes a Canary Island education that started with a complete tabula rasa. "It was just a handful of years ago that Canary Island wines were unknown and unseen in America. I certainly knew nothing about them," he writes. "Then the wines began to trickle in, sporting obscure varietal names such as Listán Negro, Listán Blanco, Negramoll, Vijariego, Marmajuelo and Tintilla, among others. The producers’ names were equally unfamiliar. Even with the labels in full view it was, at least for ...
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"Sommeliers approach Clos Rougeard’s Cabernet Franc on bended knees, said one wine professional." Wall Street Journal Columnist Lettie Teague travels to the Loire Valley’s Saumur region to see if it’s worthy of the adoration. Our own Jake Halper, LDM Portfolio Manager, is quoted. Check out the full article by clicking here.  ...
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Burgundy has been pumping out wine since before the Magna Carta was written, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing left to discover. Jon Bonné writes in PUNCH on the ten rising star winemakers who are shaping the region's future, featuring our very own Domaine Berthaut! Check out the article here. ...
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Nusserhof, located in the center of Bolzano in the Südtirol, squeezed between the Adige river and the A22 highway, is a tiny 4 hectare estate specializing in local grape varieties such as Lagrein, Teroldego, Schiava and Blatterle. The family have been farmers in the area since 1788 and the city has literally grown around them. What used to be farmland is now industry and their estate is a little patch of green alongside the river.The estate is well-known not only for its wine but because of the family history.  Josef Mayr-Nusser (27 December 1910 - 24 February 1945) was an Italian Roman ...
“Porter Creek is like a snapshot from Pinot's past… The approach Davis takes is the opposite of the modern style; it's nuanced, pure in its fruit and informed by his time in some of Burgundy's greatest cellars. It harks back to a much defter view of what Russian River could yield.”  -Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronicle Certain things make me nostalgic; one such thing is film. Actual film. Not because I think digital photos are missing anything necessarily—I’ve seen plenty of lousy photos from both mediums and I’m honestly not sure I ...
This just in from PUNCH's "Crib Sheet," your monthly shortcut to what's hot in wine right now, in four bottles, courtesy of Jon Bonné.This month: the Canary Islands, the Spanish archipelago off Africa that is home to a grab bag of volcanic wines. Read the article here! ...
Two of our wines were amongst the top selections in the recent “Wine Without Walls” competition at Vinitaly this year. This is a new competition that was established by Alice Feiring, who was one of the judges. The competition focused on natural wines. The other judges were Pascaline Lepeltier from Rouge Tomate, Diego Sorba from Tabarro, Pietro Vergano from Convivium and Mike Bennie—consultant and writer. To be eligible the wine had to be organic and have no additives or adjustments--except minimal So2.   Our two wines were:·      ...
  Among the few industries in the United States that have survived all the shifts in generations, technology, fashion, social change, wars, industrial advances, collapse, and rebirth, few have done so as well as wine. The first Europeans to explore the United States around 1000, Vikings, called it Vinland due to the incredible quantity of grapes they found growing there.  In the 1560’s, French Huguenots made the first recorded wines, in what would now be Jacksonville, Florida. The early colonies in Virginia and the Carolinas included winemaking as a goal in their charters ...
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 20 reposado tequilas with a panel of 17 judges. Strict tasting rules were applied, and the scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. Double-Gold, Gold and Silver medals are awarded according to a set range of final point scores received from the judges. Take a look at which Tequila is at the top of the list!   ...