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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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  • A Tour de Force in Gevrey-Chambertin

    A Tour de Force in Gevrey-Chambertin

    This year, I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite Burgundy producers at TEW, Domaine Tortochot, where Chantal Tortochot spoke about the threats to Burgundy as we know it, her use of oak, and her experience of the 2015 vintage in Gevrey-Chambertin. Thanks Chantal! -Karen Ulrich Five years...

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  • The Boundaries of Remelluri

    The Boundaries of Remelluri

    T. Edward Visits Granja Remelluri in Rioja, Spain La Rioja, the oldest DOCa in Spain, is a bit shy of 2,000 square miles. As of a 2015 report, it has 61,645ha (152,328 acres) planted to vines, 16,413 vineyards, and over 600 wineries. The three principal regions are Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and R...

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  • The Gentle Giant, Bertrand Jousset

    The Gentle Giant, Bertrand Jousset

    Danielle Hilty traveled to Loire, where she met up with Bertrand and Lise Jousset in Montlouis sur Loire. Between Tall and Great I’ve always felt that a gregarious winemaker makes good wine, perhaps because he appreciates its true purpose is to be shared amongst friends...

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  • Breaking Up is Hard to Do

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do

    The Crew at Vinedo de los Vientos Dan George is back from a whirlwind tour of South America, including Uruguay, where the team visited Vinedo de los Vientos. Thanks Dan! The Last Legs We arrived at the Montevideo airport, on the tail end of a ten day ...

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  • All Roads Lead to Burgundy

    All Roads Lead to Burgundy

    Bookends The journey began with a strike at the car rental place that book-ended beautifully with a taxi strike the last day heading home to the airport….Viva la France. When I think of great wines that I love, all roads lead to Burgundy.  I was loo...

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  • The TEW Tour of California, Part III

    The TEW Tour of California, Part III

    David Jeffrey of Calluna Vineyards Calluna, by Bonney Rowley On the last day of our T. Edward West Coast Tour, the bus wound its way up to Calluna Vineyards to meet with winemaker David Jeffrey. In 2001, David left behind his career on the East Coast and began to pursue his passion for win...

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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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  • The TEW Tour of California, Part 1

    The TEW Tour of California, Part 1

    Matthew Rorick of Forlorn Hope The T. Edward team is recently back from a whirlwind tour of our winegrowers in California. Here's a few excerpts from our team, beginning with Forlorn Hope by Danielle Hilty. It would suffice to say that the team was extremely excited to get off our 80s-era ...

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