From Chablis Gets the Côte de Beaune Treatment from Mother Nature, July 2016by Stephen Tanzer"...Négociant Patrick Piuze, who offers a very full range of Chablis bottlings from village to grand cru, told me his 2015s were already tender wines and should make for “a good commercial vintage, in between 2009 and 2011 in style.” Piuze, who is able to choose his harvest dates and picks by hand with his own team, began in Courgis and Fyé on the afternoon of September 1, barely 12 hours after the hailstorm at 1:30 that morning; he brought in his top hailed-on crus the following day. Piuze is generally an early harvester, yet he admitted to me that he picked his hail-affected parcels eight or nine days earlier than he would have liked. "But the best... 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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Jan Eymael may be part of #generationriesling, but we all know he's the king of #scheurebe. Tasting the 2015 dry scheurebe, you will wonder where the layers of texture are coming from. The wine saw extended skin contact -- 12 hours -- before pressing and vinification in stainless. Hit @espingarn up to taste with Jan TODAY! #rudiweist #pfalz #pfeffingen #riesling #scheurebe #gewurztraminer #herrenberg #gg #grossesgewchs #winegeeks #winetasting #terrarossa

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