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  • On the Crawl

    On the Crawl

    We're just back from an amazing week in Loire that began with Lise & Bertrand Jousset in Monlouis-sur-Loire. We ate, drank, danced and chased away the wild boars with song. Tasting our way through Salon St Jean, La Dive & Le Salon des Vins de Loire, we visited with our extended TEW family, and welco...

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  • Hot, Dry & Natural in D.O. Madrid with Marc Isart

    Hot, Dry & Natural in D.O. Madrid with Marc Isart

    A few hours after landing in Madrid, I drove southeast with Marc Isart to visit his vines. As we passed through an incredibly arid landscape, where the poorest of soils were allocated to vines, Marc spoke of the two most recent vintages, hot and dry, and no doubt a result of climate change. Luckily,...

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  • Naturally Made Wines

    Naturally Made Wines

    Much has changed in the perception, production and market of naturally made wines over the past ten years. Of course we’ve had winegrowers such as Robert Sinskey who has been organic and Demeter certified for 25 years, and Pierre Frick who has farmed organically since 1970 and biodynamically since 1...

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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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  • 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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  • Between Two Cities with Bill Fitch

    Between Two Cities with Bill Fitch

    Bill Fitch of Vinegar Hill House “It’s humans making things with the earth,” said Bill Fitch on wine, “trying to preserve the beauty of the earth, the diversity of the ecosystem and creating a new aesthetic that’s based on ethical ideas. It doesn’t matter how pretty something is. Good aesthetics ...

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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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  • 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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