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  • Eight Generations at Domaine des Huards

    Eight Generations at Domaine des Huards

    Thank you Suzanne Barros for this post from Cour-Cheverny! Our host for the tour of Domaine des Huards, tasting and fantastic lunch was Alex Gendrier, the 8th generation to run the estate in Cour-Cheverny, a small appellation with only 58ha of vines. Alex’s father Michel Gendrier ...

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  • Long Live Marc Pichon 1963-2016

    Long Live Marc Pichon 1963-2016

    With tears in my eyes, I must share with you all some very sad news. We lost a loving brother, an eccentric, loyal and devoted family member last night Sept. 10, 2016. He was phenomenally chaotic, brilliant, honest, dutiful and legendary in his generosity. Marc brought light to the core of T Edwa...

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  • At the Gate of Manoir de la Tete Rouge

    At the Gate of Manoir de la Tete Rouge

    On July 7th we made our way through the low hills of Le Puy de Notre Dame in the Loire Valley. Towering above the vines on the central hills is the church’s central spire, where William the 9th is purported to have interred some of the Virgin Mary’s garments after the Crusades.  We were greeted at t...

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  • The Gentle Giant, Bertrand Jousset

    The Gentle Giant, Bertrand Jousset

    Danielle Hilty traveled to Loire, where she met up with Bertrand and Lise Jousset in Montlouis sur Loire. Between Tall and Great I’ve always felt that a gregarious winemaker makes good wine, perhaps because he appreciates its true purpose is to be shared amongst friends...

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  • The Crus of Savoie

    The Crus of Savoie

    We are crazy about Savoie! Domaine les Cantates, Domaine Lupin and Domaine Delalex, all tucked between Jura, Switzerland and Bugey. Home to a range of mountains, lakes and rivers Savoie has three appellations and over 2100ha of vines spread across its alpine terrain. With steep-slopes, a mountainous...

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  • Humble Sancerre

    Humble Sancerre

    Siobhan Lowe is recently back from Loire with a few thoughts on Philippe Raimbault and Sancerre. Sancerre has become a brand of wine, kind of like saying Kleenex as a catchall for tissue. So it may come as a surprise that the town of Sancerre is a sleepy, medieval hilltop town with a population o...

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  • Organically Farming Corbières with Sainte Croix

    Organically Farming Corbières with Sainte Croix

    In 2004, when Jon and Elizabeth Bowen of Sainte Croix were looking for a property to call their own, Jon had a few prerequisites in mind. “Old Carignan, old Grenache and limestone,” he said. “And then we came across an area which I now know as Hautes Corbières, which I didn’t really know at all beca...

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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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  • Five Generations at Domaine Roger Perrin

    Five Generations at Domaine Roger Perrin

    Three Generations at Roger Perrin: Veronique, Xavier & Mme Perrin “I really like what I do. I really like working with two generations of my family,” said Xavier Perrin, the 5th generation vintner at Roger Perrin. “I work with my mother and grandmother. She still helps. Each time she comes to...

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  • Taste History at TEW

    Taste History at TEW

    French Offerings This past Tuesday we uncorked some amazing bottles for our Taste History event, because as every buyer knows, it’s OND. October-November-December, when spirits are high and hearts and wallets are open. We splurge on our loved ones and ourselves. We dine and wine and welcome oppor...

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