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  • Looking Back on the Bounty of 2015

    Looking Back on the Bounty of 2015

    Francesco Grosso of Marea, Pam Yung & José Ramirez-Ruiz of Semilla, Lee Campbell of Andrew Tarlow's group, Sean Sant Amour of Blue Ribbon, Bill Fitch of Vinegar Hill House 2015 was an amazing year of great growth and change for us here at TEW! We added a number of new members to our family, b...

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  • Five Generations at Domaine Roger Perrin

    Five Generations at Domaine Roger Perrin

    Three Generations at Roger Perrin: Veronique, Xavier & Mme Perrin “I really like what I do. I really like working with two generations of my family,” said Xavier Perrin, the 5th generation vintner at Roger Perrin. “I work with my mother and grandmother. She still helps. Each time she comes to...

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  • Organic Matter & Biodynamics at Huia Vineyards

    Organic Matter & Biodynamics at Huia Vineyards

    Buckwheat cover crops at Huia “I think a lot of people find a lot of things about biodynamics to be strange,” said Mike Allan of Huia Vineyards, “but working around the moon and the natural cycles is incredibly normal in human activity. We work with the tides. Conventional farming understands tha...

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  • Daringly Delicious at High Wire Distilling

    Daringly Delicious at High Wire Distilling

    Scott Blackwell at High Wire Distilling When Scott Blackwell was a baker, he developed a line of gluten-free products with alternative grains. As the distiller at High Wire, he and his wife Ann Marshall craft Sorghum Whiskey and Four Grain Bourbon. “He has researched so many grains and knows inna...

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  • Crafting Cider at Foggy Ridge with Diane Flynt

    Crafting Cider at Foggy Ridge with Diane Flynt

    Diane Flynt at Foggy Ridge Cider Growing up near her grandparents’ farm, Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider has always wanted to return to the land. “I graduated from college in the ‘back to the land’ movement and really wanted to be a farmer,” said Diane, “but I couldn’t envision how to do that in...

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  • Taste History at TEW

    Taste History at TEW

    French Offerings This past Tuesday we uncorked some amazing bottles for our Taste History event, because as every buyer knows, it’s OND. October-November-December, when spirits are high and hearts and wallets are open. We splurge on our loved ones and ourselves. We dine and wine and welcome oppor...

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  • Between Two Cities with Bill Fitch

    Between Two Cities with Bill Fitch

    Bill Fitch of Vinegar Hill House “It’s humans making things with the earth,” said Bill Fitch on wine, “trying to preserve the beauty of the earth, the diversity of the ecosystem and creating a new aesthetic that’s based on ethical ideas. It doesn’t matter how pretty something is. Good aesthetics ...

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  • From Field-to-Glass at Far North Spirits

    From Field-to-Glass at Far North Spirits

    Swanson Rye at Far North Spirits “My dad always looked different at harvest time because it was very rewarding,” said Michael Swanson of Far North Spirits. “It sounds very simplistic but it was real.” It was this remembrance that drove Mike and his wife Cheri Reese back to his family’s farm in th...

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  • A Year in New Wine, The Tasting

    A Year in New Wine, The Tasting

    Thank you to everyone who came out on Tuesday to A Year in Wine at Lafayette! It's been quite a year since our 20th Anniversary Tasting in 2015. Keeping things fresh, we opted to pour only items that had joined our book since then, including 34 estates and 6 new craft distilleries, totaling over...

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  • 2014 at Do Ferreiro with Manuel Méndez

    2014 at Do Ferreiro with Manuel Méndez

    "Cepas Vellas" 200+ year-old Albarino Vines at Do Ferreiro In 1973, Geraldo Méndez’s father purchased a plot of land in Rias Baixas that became Do Ferreiro. “They really bought it because of the house,” said Manuel Mendez, who now works with his father Geraldo. “When they began to clean the whole...

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