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  • Domaine des Espiers Gigondas 2010

    Domaine des Espiers Gigondas 2010

    In the midst of a week that's once again celebrating the obvious benefits of the Mediterranean diet, including its recommended daily dosage of wine in your glass, we uncorked a bottle of Domaine des Espiers Gigondas 2010.  Certifiably organically farmed, the Espiers is a natural food that your F...

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  • Big Red Tasting

    Big Red Tasting

    Christy Frank from Frankly Wines (top) Hana Muniz from Mari Vanna (bottom) At yesterday's Big Red Tasting in Studio 206, all the city's players came out to taste.  With older vintages secured from Il Colle Brunello di Montalcino, Mauro Veglio Barolo and Milziade Antano Sagrantino di Montefalc...

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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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  • Domaine Frederic Mochel

    Domaine Frederic Mochel

    Guillaume Mochel Located in the Bas-Rhin of Alsace, Domaine Frederic Mochel resides in the village of Traenheim, 20km west of Strausbourg where the family has been making wine for 14 generations, since 1669.  Using organic and biological products, the family sustainably farms their 10ha, five...

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  • Domaine de Montvac Vacqueyras 'Arabesque' 2009

    Domaine de Montvac Vacqueyras 'Arabesque' 2009

    Awarded 90 points, the Domaine de Montvac Vacqueyras 'Arabesque' 2009  was named one of Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines for 2009.  A blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre,  from organically farmed but not certified vines that range in age from 25 to 40 years old, ...

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  • Picasso Black and White, & The Noble Chardonnay

    Picasso Black and White, & The Noble Chardonnay

    Pablo Picasso, Accordionist (L’accordéoniste), Céret, summer 1911 At the Guggenheim until Wednesday, "Picasso Black and White" is a brilliant exhibit that demonstrates the artist's capacity for expression when limited to these two ends of the color spectrum.  Like the noble grape Chardonnay, ...

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  • Looking Back on Burgundy

    Looking Back on Burgundy

    Jean-Michel Gaunoux gripped by the jaws of his cellar pooch Last year, we  journeyed to Burgundy to visit with our producers, a trip that resulted in the most recent addition to our French Portfolio, Domaine de la Douaix.  And so, as we were reflecting, we thought we'd revisit the posts that ...

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  • Welcoming Domaine de la Douaix

    Welcoming Domaine de la Douaix

    Gilles & Mark Moustie of Domaine de la Douaix at the Salon des Jeunes Talents When we first met Mark and Gilles Moustie, the charmingly affable Belgium father/son team of Domaine de la Douaix, at the Salon des Jeunes Talents at the Grands Jours de Bourgogne, they were one of fifty young w...

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  • Cécile Dusserre on the 2012 Vintage at Domaine de Montvac

    Cécile Dusserre on the 2012 Vintage at Domaine de Montvac

    Photo of Cécile Dusserre by Sylvie Fraissard "2012 was an exceptional year with respect to both the weather during the growing season and the resulting quality of the wines," writes Cécile Dusserre of Domaine de Montvac.  Committed to the purity of her wines and to the preservation o...

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