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How to beat the Burgundy Bubble blues? Lettie Teagues recommendations include Amlie Berthauts beautifully delineated Fixin and Patrick Piuzes crisp, vibrant Chablis. Link to the full WSJ article in profile. #burgundy #amelieberthaut #patrickpiuze #fixinforfixin #chablis #wsj #thepour

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Tasty treats to brighten your Monday. @crankinjohn #aligoYAY #pipeo #arcese #unlitro #tintodoumia #monday #december

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Most of you did not recognize our spirits portfolio manager @richter.tom from his cymbal-clapping days, so @hobnobmag spells it out for you. Dashing and classy as always, Tom! #probowler Link in profile

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Wines here span the color spectrum, and range from dry to sweet. But flavors and aromas like salt, mineral, flint and smoke associated with volcanic souls create an unmistakable through-line. -Ellen Bhang in the @bostonglobe

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Meet Pot de Vin: Merlot is sexy again! #organic #merlot #potdevin #bringingsexyback

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The @winewonderwoman is excited for the mini-Burgundy tasting in our office TODAY!!! By appointment only (trade only) - call the office to book a time. @davidbowlerwine @domaine_arnoux_lachaux @domainevincentlatour @amelieberthaut ...not photod, but we will taste them too! #chandondebriailles #burgundy #terroir

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Repost from @dandywineshop - THURSDAY NIGHT WINE TASTING 6-8PM: A very special evening with Skyla from Sky Vineyards @skyatsky #drinkwine #greenpoint #skyvineyards #mtveeder #napa #zinfandel #syrah #makeartnotwar

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Lately, @bowlerdomesticdesk has us reminiscing about our 2010 trip to Sky. They lost their home and suffered massive vineyard damage in the recent wildfires, but the spirit of Sky is alive and well. Taste with @skyatsky at @dandywineshop and discover these treasures. 6-8pm TONIGHT in Greenpoint! #skyvineyards #zinfandel #syrah #mtveeder #winetasting

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Lets play.... Name That David Bowler Wine portfolio manager! Hint: #minnesota

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But...But the Amontillado? Ah, yes, yes indeed; the Amontillado. Check out Fernando de Castillas Antique Amontillado, in good company in this months @nytimes Wine School proctored by @ericasimov. And then reread the Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe no less disturbing for its brevity! #sherry #fernandodecastilla #amontillado #edgarallenpoe
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Many of you know that four of the wineries in our California portfolio were deeply affected by last month's wildfires: Bucklin lost buildings and some vines; Kent Humphrey of Eric/Kent lost his home and car; Sky lost their homes and suffered massive vineyard damage; and the winery at White Rock burned to the ground. David Bowler has asked them how we can help, and they all said, "Continue to buy our wine." That's easy, and it's not enough. So, for the month of November, all of the profits from sales of those four wineries ...
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 Written by Paul Wasserman. Republished with permission from beckywasserman.com“Only in wine does the ungrateful chalk pour out its golden tears.” —ColetteThe bedrock of northern Champagne is chalk, a form of limestone. It is at its most ungrateful, with the least clay topsoil, in the Côte des Blancs. With little to no clay, this is where champagne tastes the most consistently chalky, cutting, racy, and suspenseful. To a certain kind of wine lover, Champagne is not champagne, the Côte des Blancs is champagne.There is a new wave of ultra-talented growers in Champagne ...
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Decanter Magazine
 We are delighted to see a beautiful profile of Foradori in the November, 2017 issue of Decanter. Christelle Guibert, Decanter's Tasting Director, visited Elisabetta at the winery in the Dolomites and describes her as, "...a key figure in Italian winemaking, who put Trentino and its native grapes on the map."Guibert's profile is warm and personal, and captures Elisabetta's magnetism. "Meeting Foradori, one is immediately struck by her calm poise, her elegance, charm and intensity. She comes across as friendly with a bohemian-chic look, oozing charisma as ...
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As you probably know, there have been unstoppable wildfires ravaging Napa and Sonoma counties. While the destruction continues, I feel inclined to touch upon the perseverance and positivity of our friends and partners in California. On the eastern foothills of the Mayacamas mountain range, Will Bucklin and his nephew trespassed onto his own estate, which along with much of the North Coast has been evacuated due to major safety concerns, in order to siphon water to protect what he could (electricity is non-existent for the time being). As of his most recent update, the vineyard is intact ...
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I was able to visit vineyards with Claude de Nicolay from Chandon de Briailles earlier this summer, and we spent some time in Corton Marechaudes. It's a Grand Cru of Corton that is not as well known as Corton Clos du Roi or Bressandes, probably because there are only three owners and it's one of the smaller climats of Corton with only 4.5 hectares.  Corton is just north of Beaune and it's easy to spot; it's a big hill with a forest on top. It's a limestone outcropping that is set apart from the main "cote" of the Cote de Beaune or Cote de Nuits. It is a ...
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An article about rosé that's actually  worth reading? We were incredulous, too, but the lastest from Jon Bonné sums up all the nonsense that so often accompanies pink-wine writing in a few characteristically pithy lines: "[Rosé] is not a thing that needs our sympathy, our derision or our puppy love. It just is. It’s a wine that is pink, as other wines are white or red. Sometimes it is delicious. Sometimes it sucks." Can we get an AMEN?! With that out of the way, Bonné moves on to highlighting the best of rosé's "second wave"-- wines that ...
Our German Brand Manager, Evan Spingarn, recently wrote up his thoughts on the muliplicity of challenges he encounters in selling German wine to New York City restaurants. The article was  published in Lars Carlberg's outstanding newsletter on German wine and can be read here: http://www.larscarlberg.com/the-challenges-of-selling-german-wine-to-new-york-restaurants/ Please join us in encouraging Evan to write more, please!  ...
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Two of our wines appeared in the lineup for New Beaujolais, but Not Nouveau!Wines of the Times by Eric Asimov ★★½ JEAN-PAUL BRUN DOMAINE DES TERRES DORÉES BEAUJOLAIS L’ANCIEN VIEILLES VIGNES 2015 Bright, spicy and inviting, with aromas of flowers and tart red fruits. (Louis/Dressner Selections, New York) ★★ BARBET BEAUJOLAIS BEAU 2015 $14Zesty and vibrant, with rich, bright flavors of dark fruit. (David Bowler Wine, New York) ...
TESTIMONIALI have been tasting and drinking and selling the Pinot Blancs made by Hansjorg Rebholz for a decade now, from vintages stretching back twice as far, and I will attest with naked honesty (and admittedly contrarian glee) that I have enjoyed them and wondered at them in their mature versions more than ANY dry white wines I have ever tasted. The Rebholz Weisserburgunder GG Im Sonnenschein—his top cuvee which he picks from a grand cru of 250 million year old limestone—is carved like an ivory Chinese devotional, infinitesimally detailed, burnished by smoke and ...
I worked in a wine store on New York’s upper west side in the 1990s. It was called Nancy’s Wines For Food and I learned the wine trade there by working my way up from cellar rat to manager. The original wine buyer was Willie Gluckstern. Given the personnel, it won’t surprise anyone to know that we had the largest selection of German wines in New York, over 100 of them at our peak. A lot of it was Terry Theise wine, thanks in large part to the efforts of David Bowler at Skurnik. Rudi Wiest’s wines did not have a large presence in New York in those days (unlike today, ...