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  • Waging the Good Fight at Cascina Ca'Rossa

    Waging the Good Fight at Cascina Ca'Rossa

    We arrived in the Roero just a few days after the rain let up. Apparently, the tail-end of spring had brought both cold and wet weather, but now in the first days of summer there was a full swing in temperature and we were seeking shade under the 90 degree sun. Stefano Ferrio, third generation wi...

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  • Davide Carlone - The Revival of a Great Wine from Alto Piemonte

    Davide Carlone - The Revival of a Great Wine from Alto Piemonte

    Funnily enough, Davide Carlone and his family live in a frazione of Grignasco called Torchio, or “press” in English. When I mentioned this to Davide he looked at me as if he couldn’t believe I’d only just noticed and I was the 50th person to mention it to him that day. Although really, I’d be surpri...

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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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  • 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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  • All in the Family, Succession at Tenuta Fiorano with Prince Alessandrojacopo

    All in the Family, Succession at Tenuta Fiorano with Prince Alessandrojacopo

    Prince Alessandrojacopo of Tenuta Fiorano “In 1998, he told me everything about the Tenuta Fiorano estate. He told me everything about the vineyard, the wine, the vines. The method of producing wines,” said Alessandrojacopo Boncompagni Ludovisi, of his cousin Prince Alberico. “So, in this moment,...

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  • 1100 Selections at Marea with Francesco Grosso

    1100 Selections at Marea with Francesco Grosso

    Francesco Grosso at Marea “I wanted to open my own wine bar,” said Francesco Grosso, the soft-spoken Beverage Director at Marea. “I fell in love with wine and there was a place on the Lower East Side called ‘inoteca. I went a few times and said I’d love to open a place like this. It was my then p...

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  • Drinking Italian at Frankies 570 with Orland Delgado

    Drinking Italian at Frankies 570 with Orland Delgado

    Orland Delgado at Frankies 570 "You want to have easy drinking wines for the most part to go with food," said Orland Delgado, of Frankies 570 in the West Village. "Then you want to have bigger wines, something aged, more special, unique, so you get the older vintages. There are certain ye...

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  • From Barolo to Cinqueterre, Elio Altare & the Revolution

    From Barolo to Cinqueterre, Elio Altare & the Revolution

    Elio Altare at Campogrande in Cinqueterre When the godfather of Barolo, Elio Altare, purchased Campogrande in 2000, the vineyard had already been abandoned for 50-60 years. “Fifty or forty years ago,” he said, “there were 1,300ha of vineyards. Now, there are 80ha.” Trees were growing through the ...

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  • 2014 Harvest Report from Rocca di Montegrossi

    2014 Harvest Report from Rocca di Montegrossi

    Thanks Marco! (pictured above) Now that the harvest has come to an end and the alcoholic fermentation is almost complete I can finally announce, together with our entire team, that 2014 has been a great harvest! It was an almost impossible mission to accomplish. I had previously said that 201...

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  • Expressing Terroir with Marilena Barbera

    Expressing Terroir with Marilena Barbera

    Marilena Barbera “I wanted to practice spontaneous winemaking,” said Marilena Barbera. “When I told my mother she said I was crazy. She was afraid to waste a vintage. But the wines were better. Not because of me, but they were more loyal to the terroir.” It was 2006, and Marilena’s father had rec...

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