News - Basque Country
A Return to Roots with André Tamers
André Tamers with Thierry Tissot in Bugey Named for his grandfather, whose father who had a general store in old Savoie on the Annecy Lake, De Maison Selections is returning to its French roots. “A long time ago,” said André Tamers, “we had quite a bit of French wines. But then I realized I h...Read More
Looking Back on 2014...
2014 was an amazing year for all of us here at TEW. And for this, we offer great thanks to our families and friends, to our winegrowers and buyers, and to everyone who supports us and them. Looking back on the year, our 20th as a company, we've a lot to reflect on. Cheers to a beautiful year! We...Read More
An Identity Crisis, Rioja with Andre Tamers
Andre Tamers (right) "Our idea of wine in Spain is just Rioja," began Andre Tamers of De Maison Selections to a group who'd gathered at Toro's Backbar Room to taste with Tamers. "Dusty, earthy, classic, old school Rioja...I'm gonna take that and throw it all out the window. Spain has incredible ...Read More
The Ameztoi Txakolina Dinner Party at Aldea
Chef George Mendes at the center of Aldea's kitchen Anticipating the arrival of Chef George Mendes' My Portugal: Recipes and Stories (soon-to-be-released on October 7th), we couldn't wait for last Monday night's Ameztoi Txakolina Dinner at Aldea. Seated at the chef's counter, we watched Mendes pi...Read More
The Queens Kickshaw, A Cider Destination
Jennifer Lim & Ben Sandler, wife & husband team at The Queens Kickshaw "Modern cider-making realizes that the quality of fruit is important," said Jennifer Lim of The Queens Kickshaw. "We like to be able to ask our cider makers what apples they use and not get a run around answer," a...Read More
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!...Read More
Donostia -- A Slice of Basque Country in the East Village
"The Basque have been coming out of the woodwork," said Jorge de Yarza, who along with his partner Marissa Miller is the proprietor at Donostia, a slice of Basque Country in the East Village. "We never knew so many Basque were in New York!" Open in the morning for Café Con Leche and Tortillas,...Read More
Uriondo & Doniene Gorrondona 2012 from Bizkaiko Txakolina D.O.
Savoring every last sip of summer, we're drinking Txakolina from Uriondo and Doniene Gorrondona, both from Bizkaiko Txakolina D.O. Wrapped around Bilbao along the Bay of Biscay, Basque Country's largest D.O. was founded in 1990 and is home to Hondarrabi Zuri, the dominant varietal in the D.O.'s...Read More
Txikifest 2013 at Txikito
As warm and sunny skies finally came to NYC this weekend, Txikifest took Chelsea by storm! For the third year in a row, Eder Montero and Alex Raij the owners and chefs of Txikito packed the back alley behind their famed Basque Country restaurant with Txakoli wines from 15 different producers and...Read More