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Our own Tom Richter is interviewed by Liquor.com

Dec 7th, 2018
HOW TO BUILD A GREAT LIQUOR PORTFOLIO FROM SCRATCHContributed by Ben Schaffer Posted on Oct 12, 2018 Chasing new flavors and better ingredients has always been Tom Richter’s style. In the late 1980s, he tended bar at San Francisco’s landmark Zuni Café, with its a pioneering bar program featuring ...
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Even Bad Jokes Can Make Good Thanksgiving Wines

Nov 19th, 2018
Agile, energetic wines that are versatile with many foods are best for the holiday feast. But with delicious food and lively company, it’s hard to go wrong. 
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AGAVE A-GO-GO!

Nov 16th, 2018
We are honored to welcome two new beautiful Mezcal lines to our portfolio…Erstwhile and Noble Coyote.  Erstwhile features a never before Agave ...
David Bowler Weighs in on the Future of Natural Wine
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David Bowler Weighs in on the Future of Natural Wine

Jan 3rd, 2018
David Bowler recently participated in a "virtual panel" organized by PUNCH to discuss if and how natural wine can move into the mainstream. The panelists included Lou Amdur, owner of Lou Wine Shop in Los Angeles; Jon Bonné, Senior Contributing Editor, PUNCH ...
David Bowler Wine Wildfire Relief Promotion Lasts Entire Month of November
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David Bowler Wine Wildfire Relief Promotion Lasts Entire Month of November

Nov 7th, 2017
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  ...
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Le Brun Servenay: Guardian of the Classic Côte des Blancs Aesthetic

Nov 7th, 2017
  Written by Paul Wasserman. Republished with permission from beckywasserman.com “Only in wine does the ungrateful chalk pour out its golden tears.” —Colette The 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 ...
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Wildfire Update

Oct 10th, 2017
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 ...
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Corton Marechaudes from Chandon de Briailles

Sep 5th, 2017
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 ...
Highlights from Punch's Guide to the Second Wave of Summer Rose
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Highlights from Punch's Guide to the Second Wave of Summer Rose

Aug 21st, 2017
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 ...
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The Challenges of Selling German Wine to New York Restaurants

Apr 26th, 2017
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:  ...
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Eisenberg is Austria's Greatest Wine Secret

Apr 24th, 2017
What’s the most beautiful winegrowing region specializing in reds that you’ve never heard of? My guess is that it could well be the dramatic hill country of the Eisenberg, close to the Hungarian border in the southeast of Austria. Steep vineyards alternate with dense forest and meadows, and the ...
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Who doesn't love a shout-out in the NYTimes?

Apr 10th, 2017
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 ...
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Rebholz: Magnum GG

Oct 24th, 2016
TESTIMONIAL I 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 ...
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RIP Fritz Hasselbach: September 1, 1946 — October 3, 2016

Oct 6th, 2016
I worked in a wine store on New York’s upper west side in the 1990s. It was called Nancy’s Wines For Food and I learned the wine trade there by working my way up from cellar rat to manager. The original wine buyer was Willie Gluckstern. Given the personnel, it won’t surprise anyone to know that we ...
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NYT features Arianna Occhipinti

Aug 11th, 2016
VITTORIA, Sicily — The red wines made in the vicinity of this midsize town in southeastern Sicily can be elegant and beautiful, with a crunchy freshness and a reticent austerity. They can be intriguingly mineral, gorgeously perfumed and astonishingly pure, while still displaying rich, focused fruit ...
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Your Next Lesson: Albariño

Aug 1st, 2016
Eric Asimov explores the many facets of Albariño.
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Wine Spectator's Matt Kramer visits the Canary Islands and finds the wines "collectively clean, pure-tasting and different..."

Jul 6th, 2016
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 ...
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Lettie Teague Reports on a Cult Wine That Lives Up to Its Hype

Jun 14th, 2016
"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 ...
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The Next Stars of Burgundy

Jun 9th, 2016
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 ...
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Bruna Geta a Shout-Out in PUNCH!

Jun 6th, 2016
In Liguria, Vermentino shares space with Pigato, a grape that is essentially its freckled twin. But are they actually the same? Megan Krigbaum on the unexpected differences between the two, and whether they can be identified when paired head-to-head in a blind tasting.Check out the article
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As part of our "Hey, did you know we carried this?" series, we bring you...Nusserhof Lagrein Riserva

May 24th, 2016
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 ...
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Porter Creek Vineyards

May 23rd, 2016
“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 ...

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