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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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  • The Five Faces of Bobal at Bodegas Ponce

    The Five Faces of Bobal at Bodegas Ponce

    At last week's South American & Iberian Portfolio Tasting, we had a chance to catch up with Juan Antonio Ponce of Bodegas Ponce, to discuss the key differences between his five bottlings of Bobal.  And though Bobal is a varietal that was once reserved for rosé, it has since been catapulted i...

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  • South American & Iberian Portfolio Tasting at the Standard Biergarten

    South American & Iberian Portfolio Tasting at the Standard Biergarten

    Andre Tamers of De Maison Selections Yesterday's South American & Iberian Portfolio Tasting at the Standard Biergarten was a smashing success with equal representation from both north and south of the Equator.  We'd like to thank our producers who made the trip, both old friends and new, ...

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  • Forecasting the Harvest at Bodegas Santalba

    Forecasting the Harvest at Bodegas Santalba

    The Green Harvest at Bodegas Santalba, August 26, 2012 We just got word from Bodegas Santalba that the harvest in Rioja Alta has not yet started, as it normally begins during the first week of October, but that the pre-harvest forecast is in.  Thanks Roberto! "The harvest forecast in the D...

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  • My Conversation with Andre, About Sherry

    My Conversation with Andre, About Sherry

    We are excited by all the talk about Sherry in the air, like yeast in the Bodega, including the #SherryRevolution started on Twitter by André Tamers of De Maison Selections, and Eric Asimov's most recent publications for the NY Times.  To quench the dialogue's thirst, we hosted a Sherry tasting ...

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  • Introducing Juan Antonio Ponce–The Prince of Bobal

    Introducing Juan Antonio Ponce–The Prince of Bobal

    We are excited to announce the most recent addition to our Iberian Portfolio: Bodegas Ponce from Manchuela! In 2005, after working as Telmo Rodriguez's righthand man at Remelluri for a few years, Juan Antonio Ponce, who was just 23 years-old at the time, launched Bodegas Ponce, which quickly rose to...

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  • Txikifest 2012

    Txikifest 2012

    The traditional pouring of Ameztoi Rubentis Txakolina On Sunday, a bunch of us spent the afternoon at Txikifest 2012 , a fabulous Txakoli fair located in the back alleyway of Txikito, a Basque restaurant in Chelsea.  With producers from D. O. Bizkaiko Txakolina, D.O. Arabako Txakolina and D.O...

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