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  • Sherry Cocktails & Fresh Fino

    Sherry Cocktails & Fresh Fino

    As the "ultimate natural wine" Sherry fits perfectly into our summer cocktail program, because nothing better encapsulates a summer's ocean breeze than fresh Manzanilla or Fino.  "Flor is like plankton," said André Tamers of De Maison Selections, "the closer you are to the Atlantic, the more vig...

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  • Dominio do Bibei – "The Grand Experiment"

    Dominio do Bibei – "The Grand Experiment"

    The vineyards at Dominio do Bibei The following post was written by Danielle Hilty, who recently returned from Camp De Maison in Galicia. Thanks Danielle! (Photos by Paul Dangel) ... If Ribera Sacra is generally a labor of love, then Dominio do Bibei is an undertaking of immeasurable de...

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  • Camp De Maison in Galicia

    Camp De Maison in Galicia

    Viña Caneiro at D. Ventura in Ribeira Sacra Danielle recently returned from De Maison Selections's Galicia Camp, which she photographed and writes about here. Thanks Danielle! ..... This year’s De Maison Camp ventured to Galicia where I expected to drink crisp Albarino after rappelling ...

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  • Bodegas La Cigarrera

    Bodegas La Cigarrera

    Ignacio Hildago of Bodegas La Cigarrera "I belong to the ninth generation," said Ignacio Hildago, of Bodegas La Cigarrera–the oldest winery in Sanlucar to remain in its original location.  Operating since 1758, La Cigarrera ideally resides in the barrio bajo, the lower part of the Sanlucar pl...

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  • Château l'Oiselinière de la Ramée 2011

    Château l'Oiselinière de la Ramée 2011

    Longstanding in Loire, with roots that date back to 1412, the Chéreau family has been such a prominent player in the area of Muscadet, that there are a large number of wine growers that carry their same name.  Today, with Bernard Chéreau at the helm (as the son of Monsieur Chéreau and Edmonde Ca...

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  • The Ciders of Bordatto Etxaldea

    The Ciders of Bordatto Etxaldea

    From Irouléguy, we bring you the ciders of Bordatto Extaldea.  Farmed and fermented at the hands of Bitxinxo Aphaule, who began his career as a winemaker, these three ciders are made from estate grown heirloom varietals.  Frustrated by the lack of attention that's generally paid to terroir when ...

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  • Doniene Gorrondona Txakolina Tinto Bizkaiko 2011

    Doniene Gorrondona Txakolina Tinto Bizkaiko 2011

    From the coastal town of Bakio, comes Doniene Gorrondona Tinto Bizkaiko Txakolina 2011, made from organically farmed pre-phylloxera vines.  Of the estate's 12ha, these 2ha of 150+ year old Hondarribi Beltza plantings are the estate's oldest vines.  Planted on steep terraced slopes of clay with a...

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  • Bodegas César Florido

    Bodegas César Florido

    César Florido A fifth generation descendant of his bodegas' founder, César Florido is one of the world's few remaining Almacenistas who happens to reside oceanside in Chipiona, a village that was once considered outside of the 'official' Sherry triangle.  And though Bodegas César Florido is l...

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  • TEW's Almacenistas at Sherryfest

    TEW's Almacenistas at Sherryfest

    Ana Cabestrero of El Maestro Sierra After Sherry sales peaked in the 1940's, it took 20-30 years for a corporate climate to follow.  In the 1960's & 70's, small family owned bodegas were no longer producing and bottling their own wines, but  were now being modernized with machinery and co...

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  • Sherryfest at Blue Ribbon Izakaya

    Sherryfest at Blue Ribbon Izakaya

    Our favorite Almacenistas: Ana Cabestrero of El Maestro Sierra, Ignacio Hidalgo of La Cigarrera, Carmen Pou of Gutiérrez Colosia, César Florido of César Florido, Carlota & Carmen Gutiérrez Sherryfest got off to a kickstart on Monday, with Sherryfest at The Ace Hotel in the afternoo...

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