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It finally feels like summer in New York City. Time to pop a bottle of the very tasty 2017 vintage of @bodegabermejos white hot rosado. Link to @jbonnes full article in @punch_drink in profile. Los Bermejos: Sure, Spains Canary Islands are so hot right now, but this property on the easternmost island of Lanzarote has been making exceptional rosado since well before it was a must-have, harnessing the indigenous listn negro grape. Candidly, this has been Team PUNCHs go-to pink wine for years.

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We are delighted to welcome this iconic winery, Weinlaubenhof Kracher, to our portfolio. Gerhard, thank you for your time in NY this week and sharing your encyclopedic knowledge and enthusiasm. #auslese #beerenauslese #trockenbeerenauslese #austrianwines #kracher

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Its a tightly choreographed symphony of decadence at #thegrill. The price tag for dinner is not cheap, but considering its also entry onto their sybaritic time machine, all in all, its a deal. #yquemwall Thanks for the royal treatment @jazzandjuice !

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Spring feels.

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LDM portfolio manager @julietterpope reports from the ground that Frappato is just starting to flower in the Tami vineyard. @ariannaocchipinti smelled it as soon as she got out of the car. Sure enough, the nose knows! #bowleritalia #ldm #frappato #spring #flowering #occhipinti

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Follow @bowlerimports as @hakimaniac travels through the Canaries this week, and for news and additions to our import portfolio. Repost from @bowlerimports - #pollomacho #bodegasmonje #canarywine #islandwine #chavocoloco #carbonicmaceration

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Repost from German PM @espingarn - Dear World, please meet the incredible, brave, smart, funny, American Lily Davis and her German husband Andreas Rink who run the coolest f***king wine bar in Berlin, Ottorink in X-berg. @davidbowlerwine in NYC is soon partnering with Lily in her new brokerage venture Am Liebsten, to bring the cutting edge of #germanwines to the US. Hang on tight, its all about to change. #ottorinkweinbar @ottorink_weinbar @am.liebsten.wines @lilyaicha @davidbowlerwine #riesling #spatburgunder #grauburgunder #sekt #naturalwine #jungwinzer #coolbottles #sommwine #qualitywine #dryorsweetwhocares

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Repost from @bowlerdomesticdesk - New to the Bowler domestic book: Nicolas-Jay! Beautiful Pinot Noirs from the Willamette Valley made by longtime friends Jay Boberg and Jean Nicolas Meo of Domaine Meo-Camuzet. Truly stunning wines, and they are inbounding today! @nicolasjay

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We are so pleased to offer by pre-sale the debut release of Immich-Batteriebergs Riesling Batterieberg RESERVE, never before seen by mortals. Only one barrel made from 80 y/o vines that yielded 10hL/ha. Dry and richly textured. Contact your #probowler for more details. Batterieberg is a steep monopole within the Zeppwingert vineyard (see photo #2); along with Ellergrub and Steffensberg, these sites were among the highest-ranked vineyards according to the 1897 Mosel-Weinbau-Karte, the Prussian viticultural tax map of the Mosel. Immich-Batterieberg is the most important estate working today in these grand crus and is mainly responsible for their restoration and preservation. The estates holdings include 1.1ha in the Batterieberg, which is composed of grey slate and planted with extremely old and PRE-PHYLLOXERA vines on their original rootstock. #respect #riesling #reserve

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Our friends Chiara & Michele at Oltretorrente (meaning beyond the stream, or countercurrent) report that spring has sprung in Paderna, Italy! High temperatures plus rain have made everything green and growing. #oltretorrente #collitortonesi #italianwine #piedmont @bowler_italia
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David Bowler recently participated in a "virtual panel" organized by PUNCH to discuss if and how natural wine can move into the mainstream. The panelists included Lou Amdur, owner of Lou Wine Shop in Los Angeles; Jon Bonné, Senior Contributing Editor, PUNCH; David Bowler, owner of  David Bowler Wine; Chris Brockway, Winemaker and Owner, Broc Cellars; Alice Feiring, wine writer and author of The Dirty Guide to Wine; Helen Johannesen, Wine Director, Animal, Son of a Gun and Helen’s Wines; Rajat Parr, Partner/Proprietor, Sandhi Wines and Domaine de ...
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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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 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 ...