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@junewinebk is organizing a win-win-win proposition: drink great wines, support great wineries in need, hang out with great people (like @happybellyhappylife), all in one fell swoop. Monday October 23rd, 5pm til late. #wildfirerelief #california #brooklyn #instawine

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There are still a few minutes to come by our office to taste the stunning new Champagne Le Brun Servenay line-up. Trade only#cotedesblancs #avize #champagne #champagnetasting #grandcru #cramant #avize @beckywasserman.co : @anna_harlow

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We are excited to welcome Alberto Passeri from Fattoria La Gerla in Montalcino to the Big this week! La Gerla represents one of the feathers in our @bowler_italia cap, making soulful Rosso & Brunello di Montalcino from holdings formerly part of Biondi-Santi. Alberto will be at our trade-only in-office tasting of our Italian & Champagne portfolios TOMORROW, so come with your best questions about this idyllic property. #lagerla #sangiovese #rossodimontalcino #brunellodimontalcino #italianwine #vinoitaliano

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Joyeux anniversaire.... Repost from @louisdressnerselections: Friends of the trade! LDM is 21, we are celebrating at our annual tasting on Tuesday October 24th @bathhousestudio !!! RSVP is mandatory, please do so at rsvp@louisdressner.com

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So much admiration for Will Bucklin's levity amidst destruction. We are thinking of you! Repost from @willbuckzin: Damn, and I just spent days organizing my filing cabinets. I guess one way of looking at it is now they are super organized. Tired punchy humor...

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In less than two weeks, we welcome an amazing crew of @louisdressnerselections winemakers to NYC, and @haveandmeyer has put together an amazing event featuring the wines and winemakers from #northernitaly in October 22nd. Yes, this is going up on @instagram well in advance because #donotmiss. #trentino #veneto #piemonte #emiliaromagna For more info, email info@haveandmeyer.com

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Wow. Floored by Eric Texier's 2015 Syrahs. Bravo, mon ami. #brezeme #stjulienenstalban #beyondcotesdurhone

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They're here!!! We are thrilled to welcome @brazoswine imports to the #probowler family. These three beauties are now available for sale in NY, NJ and PA with more from #brazos coming next week. Brazos is all about terroir from the best subregions of Argentina and Chile. Welcome, amigos! #brazos #reunion #rjvinedos #JiJiJi #malbec #chenin #argentinewines #chileanwines #instawine

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Chicago rules for #byob! Happy Date Night! Thanks @redandwhitewines for the recommendation. #heiligenstein

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Keeping your Friday funky-fresh, we bring you: Gomariz's Abadia Tinto 2012, a unique and very affordable new addition to our Galician portfolio. 50% Sousn, 30% Brancellao and 10% each Mencia and Ferrol, all from proprietary vineyards composed of granite, schist and clay that are farmed without insecticides, following the principles of Masanobu Fukuoka. Hand-harvested and de-stemmed. 2012 is the current release, drinking beautifully. #newspain #ribeiro #galicia #spanishwine #naturalwine #winesofinstagram #instawine
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 Note from the editors: This was originally an internal email sent by brand manager Juliette Pope to our sales team; it struck us as too pertinent to not publish for a wider audience. THE MAIN THING TO KNOW is the impeccable quality of this well-respected, under-the-radar, 10th-generation Burgundy vigneron. Thomas Morey tends to get a little lost in our book—not to mention out in the market with its million options—because 1) Bowler has a half a million Burgundy producers and 2) Morey doesn’t fit the stereotypical, oft-unfair LDM profile of ...
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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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We recently organized a comprehensive tasting of the Tue-Boeuf wines with Jules Dressner. It was eye-opening, including for old dogs like me, who had a lingering impression -- even as a fan and buyer of them -- from ages ago, that the wines can be predictably variable, flagrantly funky, consistently inconsistent. The entire line-up was excellent overall, full of personality (which they’ve never lacked) along with a sense of place, which comes through quite clearly.Jules helped crystallize it: he suggested thinking about Tue-Boeuf in the same terms as a small Burgundian estate, in their ...
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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, ...
VITTORIA, Sicily — The red wines made in the vicinity of this midsize town in southeastern Sicily can be elegant and beautiful, with a crunchy freshness and a reticent austerity. They can be intriguingly mineral, gorgeously perfumed and astonishingly pure, while still displaying rich, focused fruit flavors. They offer a lot to love.... read more ...