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  • The Preparation and Practice of Emmanuel Giboulot

    The Preparation and Practice of Emmanuel Giboulot

    For Emmanuel Giboulot there are no fancy appellations. Do not expect a Montrachet, a Corton-Charlemagne or a Chassagne under his name or label. Emmanuel vinifies Haute-Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, IGP but in such a precise way that the terroir speaks with the same level of confidence and specifici...

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  • A New Era for Marsannay

    A New Era for Marsannay

    Laurent Fournier, winemaker at Domaine Jean Fournier, is deeply and understandably attached to his land—not to mention the legacy entrusted to him from the centuries before. Laurent talks a lot about how past generations fought against urbanization to preserve the unique terroir of the Marsann...

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  • Balance in the Vineyard

    Balance in the Vineyard

    One of the first biodynamic producers in Mendoza, Andrej Razumovsky purchased an empty plot of 35ha in 2005, off the beaten path, in the southernmost region of Lujan de Cuyo, in Ugarteche. Finding land that had never been exposed to chemical farming was of the utmost importance to Andrej and his two...

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  • Wigle - America's youngest, oldest Whiskey...

    Wigle - America's youngest, oldest Whiskey...

    Wigle distillery located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania takes its name from one of America's earliest champions of domestic whiskey production, Phillip Wigle, credited with participating in the famous Whiskey Rebellion of 1791. It's common to hear of American Whiskey and immediately think of southern Bo...

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  • On the Crawl

    On the Crawl

    We're just back from an amazing week in Loire that began with Lise & Bertrand Jousset in Monlouis-sur-Loire. We ate, drank, danced and chased away the wild boars with song. Tasting our way through Salon St Jean, La Dive & Le Salon des Vins de Loire, we visited with our extended TEW family, and welco...

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  • Hot, Dry & Natural in D.O. Madrid with Marc Isart

    Hot, Dry & Natural in D.O. Madrid with Marc Isart

    A few hours after landing in Madrid, I drove southeast with Marc Isart to visit his vines. As we passed through an incredibly arid landscape, where the poorest of soils were allocated to vines, Marc spoke of the two most recent vintages, hot and dry, and no doubt a result of climate change. Luckily,...

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