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  • Grower Cava at Avinyó

    Grower Cava at Avinyó

    On our first day in Spain we arrived at the Avinyó winery in Penedes excited and slightly jet lagged. We were greeted with cava poured from parones and a steaming plate of paella (that respectively enhanced the excitement and removed the jet lag). In a region dominated by large producers and bulk wi...

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  • Farming Monsant with Joan d'Anguera

    Farming Monsant with Joan d'Anguera

    The saying, fine soil makes fine wine, has been passed from one generation of winemakers to another in the d’Anguera family. Their estate sits nestled between several mountain ranges and just east of the Ebro river in one of Spain's newest D.Os, Montsant. This is a region often overshadowed (literal...

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  • Looking Back on the Bounty of 2015

    Looking Back on the Bounty of 2015

    Francesco Grosso of Marea, Pam Yung & José Ramirez-Ruiz of Semilla, Lee Campbell of Andrew Tarlow's group, Sean Sant Amour of Blue Ribbon, Bill Fitch of Vinegar Hill House 2015 was an amazing year of great growth and change for us here at TEW! We added a number of new members to our family, b...

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  • A Year in New Wine, The Tasting

    A Year in New Wine, The Tasting

    Thank you to everyone who came out on Tuesday to A Year in Wine at Lafayette! It's been quite a year since our 20th Anniversary Tasting in 2015. Keeping things fresh, we opted to pour only items that had joined our book since then, including 34 estates and 6 new craft distilleries, totaling over...

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  • 2014 at Do Ferreiro with Manuel Méndez

    2014 at Do Ferreiro with Manuel Méndez

    "Cepas Vellas" 200+ year-old Albarino Vines at Do Ferreiro In 1973, Geraldo Méndez’s father purchased a plot of land in Rias Baixas that became Do Ferreiro. “They really bought it because of the house,” said Manuel Mendez, who now works with his father Geraldo. “When they began to clean the whole...

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  • Ancestral Varietals at Dominio do Bibei

    Ancestral Varietals at Dominio do Bibei

    Dominio do Bibei “When you’re an interventionist, you’re changing the profile of the vines,” said Iría Otero of Dominio do Bibei, in Ribeira Sacra. “We’re not exactly biodynamic, because there are some things in biodynamics that we don’t completely love, so we started to work organically. We try ...

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  • Low-Touch Wines & Spirits with Tom Kearney at June Wine Bar

    Low-Touch Wines & Spirits with Tom Kearney at June Wine Bar

    Tom Kearney at June Wine Bar When June Wine Bar first opened at the start of 2015 on Court Street in Brooklyn, it was an industry destination. But it didn’t take long for June to settle into the streets of Cobble Hill, where it quickly became a neighborhood haven. “Here, the audience that we’ve c...

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  • Summer Reading

    Summer Reading

    While we're gearing up for fall and soaking in the last rays of summer sun, we're taking this week to look back at a few highlights from the summer and spring. Happy Labor Day! We'll see you in full gear next week. The Youth of All of Us, with Sean Sant Amour at Blue Ribbon Sean Sa...

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  • The Earthy Side of Wine with Lee Campbell

    The Earthy Side of Wine with Lee Campbell

    “I think I’d sort of been faking it for a little while when I first got into wine,” said Lee Campbell of the Andrew Tarlow group. “I knew I was fascinated by it but I wasn’t quite sure why. I think I thought it was because I thought it was like taking an interdisciplinary course in a liberal art...

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  • A Return to Roots with André Tamers

    A Return to Roots with André Tamers

    André Tamers with Thierry Tissot in Bugey Named for his grandfather, whose father who had a general store in old Savoie on the Annecy Lake, De Maison Selections is returning to its French roots. “A long time ago,” said André Tamers, “we had quite a bit of French wines. But then I realized I h...

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