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  • The Good People of Viña Echeverria

    The Good People of Viña Echeverria

    One of the most rewarding aspects of working at a small, fine wine importer is the friendships that evolve over the years with our many winemakers and winery owners. It's our job to sell wine, but to also have a personal connection to the family or person that worked hard to give us this very wine i...

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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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  • Sipping Spain with Gretchen Thomas of Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurants

    Sipping Spain with Gretchen Thomas of Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurants

    Gretchen Thomas of Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurants "It's not easy to sell Bobal from Manchuela," said Gretchen Thomas, the Wine and Spirits Director at the Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurants, "but if you bring the staff to meet Juan Antonio Ponce, you can't not sell Bobal for the man."  At...

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  • Passport Terroir, The Photo Booth!

    Passport Terroir, The Photo Booth!

    In case you missed it, we had a photo booth at last week's 20th Anniversary Tasting at The Public Theater, tucked away between the lobby and Joe's Pub. Big thanks to all who came out to play.  Check the collection of photo strips below. Cheers! ...

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  • Passport Terroir, Celebrating 20 Years!

    Passport Terroir, Celebrating 20 Years!

    Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate an amazing 20 Years with us at The Public Theater.  Stay tuned for images from the event tomorrow, and in the mean time, check out our instagram uploads at tedwardwines, along with those of hawk_wakawaka.  Cheers!...

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  • The Uncorking of Spring Rosé Tasting

    The Uncorking of Spring Rosé Tasting

    Big thanks to everyone who came out to yesterday's Uncorking of Spring Rosé Tasting in Studio 206! Roused from a long winter slumber by the early bursts of sun, the crowd fill the room by 11, and kept on coming at the speed of 33 RPM. And as if 32 bottles of rosé weren't enough to inspire, we ad...

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  • "To Die Under Your Own Laws" -- Matias Mayol

    "To Die Under Your Own Laws" -- Matias Mayol

    "Mendoza is an organic paradise, but my dad wants to kill me," said Matias Mayol, of Familia Mayol, and laughed.  "It's a lot of work, but he finally understands that the effort we put into the vineyard comes back to us once the wine is bottled."  To best allow for the terroir's expression, Mayol an...

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  • Ancestral Winemaking at Bodegas RE

    Ancestral Winemaking at Bodegas RE

    "While looking at the fireplace, having a Cuban cigar with a glass of RE Velado," wrote Pablo Morande of Bodegas RE, "it's a good opportunity to introduce myself and my family."  Not that Pablo Morande needs any introduction.  "I've known Pablo for 15 years, since 1998," said Jorge Perez, our So...

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  • 2013 Vintage Report from Vina Altair

    2013 Vintage Report from Vina Altair

    "It's the same change I saw in Europe 15 years ago," said Claudia Gomez of Altair Wines.  The "climate is changing every year. It's getting warmer and warmer.  The warm season [now] lasts longer until June.  Ten years ago, it finished in May."  Located in the Alto Cachapoal Valley, at just under...

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  • South American & Iberian Portfolio Tasting at the Standard Biergarten

    South American & Iberian Portfolio Tasting at the Standard Biergarten

    Andre Tamers of De Maison Selections Yesterday's South American & Iberian Portfolio Tasting at the Standard Biergarten was a smashing success with equal representation from both north and south of the Equator.  We'd like to thank our producers who made the trip, both old friends and new, ...

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