Two of our wines were amongst the top selections in the recent “Wine Without Walls” competition at Vinitaly this year. This is a new competition that was established by Alice Feiring, who was one of the judges. The competition focused on natural wines. The other judges were Pascaline Lepeltier from Rouge Tomate, Diego Sorba from Tabarro, Pietro Vergano from Convivium and Mike Bennie—consultant and writer. To be eligible the wine had to be organic and have no additives or adjustments--except minimal So2.   Our two wines were:·         2014 Cascina Tavijn RuchéDB0315-14           Tavijn Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato 2014 ·      ... Continue reading

We are proud to welcome the Vega Sicilia wines to our portfolio in April!

Spain’s most famous and important wine estate is located at Valbuena del Duero, 30 km east of the ancient university town of Valladolid.  The northern boundary of the estate is marked by the main road that runs along the left bank of the Duero (Douro) river between the river bank and the hilltops are some of Spain’s most prized vineyards, on north-facing slopes at altitudes of 750-800m above sea level.  Continue reading

We are in the craft spirits business! 

As of July 1st we can now offer you a portfolio of fine spirits centered on the excellent line-up from Craft Distillers.   We plan to grow the spirits portfolio, slowly, in a similar fashion to our wine portfolio; choosing producers who focus on local ingredients, use care in the process and who show a sensitivity to the environment-- and oh yes--who also stress flavor and character! 

We are happy to be part of this growing movement of craft spirits and look forward to being a part of it for a long time to come.

Healthy grapes and bright acidity are considered just as important as Oechsle measurements in today's wines

The 2015 vintage will be remembered for its dry, hot summer growing season. It will also be revered for the stellar quality fruit harvested by the VDP estates, even if overall yields were distinctly lower than in years past. Extensive manual selection, world-class vineyards and well-timed interventions paid major dividends this year, leading to frequent comparisons to the legendary 1959 and 1971 vintages.  Read more

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