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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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  • Organic Matter & Biodynamics at Huia Vineyards

    Organic Matter & Biodynamics at Huia Vineyards

    Buckwheat cover crops at Huia “I think a lot of people find a lot of things about biodynamics to be strange,” said Mike Allan of Huia Vineyards, “but working around the moon and the natural cycles is incredibly normal in human activity. We work with the tides. Conventional farming understands tha...

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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 TEW Tour of California, Part II

    The TEW Tour of California, Part II

    Heron Lake Vineyard, Enfield Wines This week's post features a continuance of reportage from our sales team who took part in our TEW Tour of California! Enfield Wines, by Ryan Looper Heading up to the Heron Lake vineyard in the Wild Horse AVA of Napa our bus got stuck and couldn’t c...

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  • Introducing Wahaka Mezcal

    Introducing Wahaka Mezcal

    Agave Fire Pit at Wahaka Mezcal This week, we hosted a luncheon to toast the arrival of Wahaka Mezcal to our spirits portfolio. An artisanal distiller from the Central Valley of Oaxaca, the Mendez family tended agave fields five generations ago, and now Alberto “Beto” Morales Mendez is the ma...

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  • Robert Sinskey Abraxas 2003-2013

    Robert Sinskey Abraxas 2003-2013

    Robert Sinskey Abraxas Vertical 2003-2013 Recently, we had the honor of celebrating ten years of Robert Sinskey Abraxas at The Modern with Maria Sinskey. “A once in a life time event, even for me,” said Maria, “with so little reserves at the winery.” A white vin de terroir from Robert Sinskey’s o...

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  • Beauty, a Multitude of Imperfections with Andrea Calek

    Beauty, a Multitude of Imperfections with Andrea Calek

    “When I was a child, I wanted to be God,” said Andrea Calek, and laughed. “Not president or a winemaker. President is nothing. It’s so small. I wanted to be God.” And while he doesn’t consider his work in the cellar or vineyards to be god-like in any way, he has found a slice of paradise in Ardèche,...

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  • Team TEW Rides the South of France

    Team TEW Rides the South of France

    On Sunday, a few of us rode La Provençale Sainte-Victoire, a 95KM ride in Provence. A stunning course that included three pretty serious climbs (totaling 4,130 feet), and some harrowing descents, it was the most beautiful 95K that I have ever ridden, scented with lilacs, lavender and shrub Prove...

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