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  • The Good People of Viña Echeverria

    The Good People of Viña Echeverria

    One of the most rewarding aspects of working at a small, fine wine importer is the friendships that evolve over the years with our many winemakers and winery owners. It's our job to sell wine, but to also have a personal connection to the family or person that worked hard to give us this very wine i...

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  • Passport Terroir, The Photo Booth!

    Passport Terroir, The Photo Booth!

    In case you missed it, we had a photo booth at last week's 20th Anniversary Tasting at The Public Theater, tucked away between the lobby and Joe's Pub. Big thanks to all who came out to play.  Check the collection of photo strips below. Cheers! ...

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  • Passport Terroir, Celebrating 20 Years!

    Passport Terroir, Celebrating 20 Years!

    Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate an amazing 20 Years with us at The Public Theater.  Stay tuned for images from the event tomorrow, and in the mean time, check out our instagram uploads at tedwardwines, along with those of hawk_wakawaka.  Cheers!...

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  • Ancestral Winemaking at Bodegas RE

    Ancestral Winemaking at Bodegas RE

    "While looking at the fireplace, having a Cuban cigar with a glass of RE Velado," wrote Pablo Morande of Bodegas RE, "it's a good opportunity to introduce myself and my family."  Not that Pablo Morande needs any introduction.  "I've known Pablo for 15 years, since 1998," said Jorge Perez, our So...

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  • 2013 Vintage Report from Vina Altair

    2013 Vintage Report from Vina Altair

    "It's the same change I saw in Europe 15 years ago," said Claudia Gomez of Altair Wines.  The "climate is changing every year. It's getting warmer and warmer.  The warm season [now] lasts longer until June.  Ten years ago, it finished in May."  Located in the Alto Cachapoal Valley, at just under...

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  • Big Red Tasting

    Big Red Tasting

    Christy Frank from Frankly Wines (top) Hana Muniz from Mari Vanna (bottom) At yesterday's Big Red Tasting in Studio 206, all the city's players came out to taste.  With older vintages secured from Il Colle Brunello di Montalcino, Mauro Veglio Barolo and Milziade Antano Sagrantino di Montefalc...

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  • Casa Marin Syrah Miramar Vineyard 2009

    Casa Marin Syrah Miramar Vineyard 2009

    In this bottle, María Luz Marín of Casa Marin, achieves the seemingly unattainable– a low alcohol (12%), cool-climate Chilean Syrah that is fresh and bright with acidity that targets the palate and lingers.  Driven by instinct, María Luz – Chile's first female winemaker – was drawn to this site on...

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  • Welcoming the Wines of Casa Marin

    Welcoming the Wines of Casa Marin

    "I knew this place since I was a child," said María Luz Marín, of her property on the Pacific coast, in the San Antonio Valley, "my father bought land near."  And though she had familial connections to the region, her path to becoming the first female Chilean winemaker and winery owner, was not ...

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  • Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca Valley

    Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca Valley

    Aiming to infuse big joy into the last month of summer, we're shining a light on the best bang for everyone's buck–Chilean Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca Valley.  Located just 30 km from the Pacific Coast, Casablanca Valley is much like Carneros.  Planted to wandering bovine herds until the mid-...

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  • Sauvignon Blanc from Coastal Chile

    Sauvignon Blanc from Coastal Chile

    Pablo Morande (photo courtesy of Nash Wines) In 1982, Pablo Morande, one of Chile's most influential winemakers who was then the chief oenologist at Concha y Toro, discovered the potential of Casablanca Valley as a viticultural region.  Located 30km from the coast, Casablanca Valley had been ...

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