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  • Wigle - America's youngest, oldest Whiskey...

    Wigle - America's youngest, oldest Whiskey...

    Wigle distillery located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania takes its name from one of America's earliest champions of domestic whiskey production, Phillip Wigle, credited with participating in the famous Whiskey Rebellion of 1791. It's common to hear of American Whiskey and immediately think of southern Bo...

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  • Grower Cava at Avinyó

    Grower Cava at Avinyó

    On our first day in Spain we arrived at the Avinyó winery in Penedes excited and slightly jet lagged. We were greeted with cava poured from parones and a steaming plate of paella (that respectively enhanced the excitement and removed the jet lag). In a region dominated by large producers and bulk wi...

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  • In the Presence of Greatness

    In the Presence of Greatness

    Mid-summer, I had the great fortune to visit with Jean-Michel Gaunoux during our trip to Burgundy, and cannot express enough, what a honor it is to be able to offer these wines to you. -Karen Ulrich Small with yields and production, but grand in generosity and grace, Jean-Michel Gaunoux has alway...

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  • Sebastien David

    Sebastien David

    Thank you Meghan Ivey for this post from Loire! When we arrived at Sebastien David in St. Nicholas de Bourgueil the weather could not have been more beautiful. Spring had been a challenge for many all over France, and the Loire was no exception, with as much as 60-100 percent loss of ...

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  • Farming Monsant with Joan d'Anguera

    Farming Monsant with Joan d'Anguera

    The saying, fine soil makes fine wine, has been passed from one generation of winemakers to another in the d’Anguera family. Their estate sits nestled between several mountain ranges and just east of the Ebro river in one of Spain's newest D.Os, Montsant. This is a region often overshadowed (literal...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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