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Top Notch Cava From Mestres

May 31st, 2013
The ancient cellars at Mestres.   On a recent trip to Spain Sarah Gallaher (our Spanish Brand Manager) and David Bowler, paid a visit to Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, a town in Alta Penedes (Catalunya) founded in the ...
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A Special Tasting Tonight @ Chambers St. Wines With Gideon Beinstock of Clos Saron!

May 24th, 2013
"Our limited production cuvées focus on the expression of their place of origin, rather than grape varieties. The specific conditions of their terroir drive our blending decisions: no pre-conceived formulas, no recipes from anywhere else…" – Gideon Beinstock ...
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A Week in the Life of a German Brand Manager

May 12th, 2013
Evan Spingarn, our German Brand Manager, just got back from Germany, where he attended the VDP Weinbörse (a trade fair that occurs once a year in Mainz, Germany. For more info http://www.germanwineusa.com/news-events/ ...
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A Sandy Relief Tasting Today: Drink Top Wines for a Good Cause!

May 1st, 2013
Come one, come all! TODAY, David Bowler Wine, and the rest of the Fine Wine Alliance, invite you to come on down to Soho for an epic tasting event, featuring some of the best wines available in the New York market! Over 500  ...
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A Video From Our Friends in the Pfalz, Koehler-Ruprecht!

Apr 23rd, 2013
Last week the young Dominik Sona, winemaker at Koehler-Ruprecht, was here in New York to work the market with us.  We had a great time with him and are convinced, more than ever, that he and his team are making some of the most interesting Riesling, Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Chardonnay in the ...
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Tasting for Sandy Relief!

Apr 22nd, 2013
Open to the public! Join us May 1st, where over 500 of the best wines from 12 of the top New York wine purveyors will be presented. Proceeds benefit New York victims of hurricane Sandy.
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Bordeaux 2.0: Family Owned, Small Production & Terroir Driven

Apr 15th, 2013
image via imperialwinesoflondon.org   If we were playing a word association game and said "Bordeaux", what would you say? Maybe you'd name one of the First Growths? Or offer up words like ...
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Help Us Fight the Goliath's of the Wine Industry!

Apr 8th, 2013
We are taking on the Goliath's of the wine world. Help us out!   Yesterday, the front page of the The NY Post featured an article about Senator Jeff Klein, who has been trying to push through ridiculous legislation  ...
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Media Criticizes "AT REST"

Apr 7th, 2013
The two largest liquor wholesalers in NY State are pushing a new "AT REST" bill in both the New York State Senate and Assembly. If they succeed small wholesalers will effectively be shut out of the New York market. The press has jumped on the issue with three articles criticzing the bill and ...
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Rebholz: The Prime Source for Naturally Made, Terroir-Driven Wines in Germany

Apr 4th, 2013
Evan Spingarn, our German Brand Manger, wrote up a great producer profile on Weingut Rebholz for our April price book and I wanted to share it with you all here.  I have added in some imagery to round out the story.  Enjoy! ...
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Dinner with Asimov at Gramercy Tavern? '90 Krug Clos de Mesnil?

Mar 26th, 2013
image via http://www.de-vineintervention.com/   Ever wondered what it would be like to dine at Gramercy Tavern with New York Times wine critic, Eric Asimov? Or Jancis ...
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New Napa Producer! Fama: Beautiful Chardonnay From the Famed Hudson Vineyard

Mar 25th, 2013
We'd like to think we are on some kind of roll over here at David Bowler Wine, particularly with the newest addition to our domestic portfolio: Fama Chardonnay "Hudson Vineyard" 2010, a beautiful, lush Chardonnay ...
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Moscato, Bling & Bera

Mar 18th, 2013
image courtesy of the nytimes.com   Vittorio Bera & Figli., who makes some of the best Moscato d'Asti out there, as well as Ronco Malo (a delicious Barbera) and Arcese (an aromatic white blend) was featured, this past Friday, in the NY Times article, "Moscato Finds a New Following". For the ...
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Attention Burgundy Lovers! Introducing Domaine Joliet...

Mar 17th, 2013
A retired press, that Joliet remembers his grandfather using,which dates back the 12th century!   On a recent trip to France, David Bowler and Michele Peters, our French brand manager, were introduced to ...
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Noussan in the NY Times

Mar 13th, 2013
Winemakers Franco and Gabriella Noussan's granddaughter, Iris, in the vineyards.   Franco and Gabriella Noussan, "garagiste" producers, located in Valle d'Aosta, Italy made the #5 and #10 spots in Eric Asimov's column ...
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Rieslingfeier!

Feb 14th, 2013
Rieslingfeier, which translates to "a celebration of Riesling," will be a two-day event in NYC this February 15th and 16th, bringing together winemakers, collectors, journalists and Riesling-fanatics from around the world. Events will range from a $500-a-person rare wine dinner to a free, open-to- ...
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Sense of Restraint About Zinfandels

Dec 19th, 2012
...The subject was zinfandel, and our goal was not merely to focus on a year or an appellation. Instead, we set out to see whether we could isolate a particular style that we had in mind...
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Wines That Make Friends Easily at a Crowded Thanksgiving Table

Nov 7th, 2012
What would happen if Thanksgiving were canceled? The wine panel inadvertently tested this proposition when Hurricane Sandy collided with our annual holiday wine tasting. Every year, our home team gathers for a preliminary Thanksgiving meal. We drink a series of wines with a typical feast, assess ...
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NY Times Picks for Thanksgiving

Nov 7th, 2012
  The top pick for Thanksgiving goes to Edmunds St. John Bone Jolly! Also included on the list is Renardat-Fache Cerdon de Bugey and Yves Martin Sancerre Chavignol.  
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20 Autumn Wines for $20

Oct 17th, 2012
Color is not the most significant factor in drinking seasonally — it’s texture and weight. Nights grow longer and days shorter, but like reds and whites, we still have both. Thinking seasonally, Eric Asimov has picked 20 great fall wines, all at the magical price point of $20, where the greatest ...
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"I'll Drink to That!" Episode 15 David Bowler

Aug 13th, 2012
Wine importer and distributor David Bowler has one of the most exciting portfolios in the business. Today he recounts his long history in the New York wine scene and talks a bit about where his company is headed.
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Wine’s Sweet Spot Is a $20 Bill

Jul 23rd, 2012
What's the right price for a bottle of wine? Silly question, I know. All sorts of prices are right, depending on the quality of the wine, the scarcity, the demand and other economic, social and psychological imperatives. Strictly speaking, a wine can be a great value at $10 or $200, though for most ...
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The Mâconnais, Poised for Rediscovery

Jun 28th, 2012
The wines of the Mâconnais region of France are nobody’s idea of a new discovery. Back in the 1980s, when I began drinking a lot of wine, they were a reliable source for fresh, crisp, inexpensive whites, and they have remained so. This has never been truer for wine lovers than it is today, when ...
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Spring in a Bottle: 20 Great Wines for $20

May 8th, 2012
Spring is a transitional season for wines. In the end, weight, not color, is the crucial factor in selecting bottles. Below are 20 great spring wines for $20 each, presented in no particular order.
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