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Love to @punch_drink s guide to the current state of #californiacabernet, which recommends Napa Valley Legend Philip Tognis second label, Tanbark Hill 2014. This is Cabernet for those who dont want training wheels...its a growling, tough mountain Cabernet, but decant it and try it over a couple of hours and you see the full magnitude of Cabernet in its classic form. Word @jbonne ! Link in profile. : @luxecompass

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Reading up in @sciencemagazine on an 8,000 year old jar that contains traces of wine, pushing back the estimate of when our species first tippled by about 1,000 years! #georgianwine

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Thank you to @mgvsol and @christoph_hoch for making it, to @toa_fhj for bringing it to our attention, to @winewonderwoman for managing it, to @grandesplacesselections and @grandes.locaciones.selecciones for distributing it in California and for @rawwineworld for celebrating it. #rawwine ...And we cant forget @mpiaker for taking pictures of it!

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Champagne on the brain, all over the world But if you happen to be in NYC tonight, check out @jmseleques #solessence, BTG at @terroirny. We like @peterliems description in his amazing new tome: ...rich in texture, while remaining lively and buoyant. #champagne #growerchampagne #pierry #coteauxsuddepernay #organic #3rdgeneration #vigneron #vigneronindependent

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Boca, pictured here, is the highest growing region in all of Piemonte at 450-500 meters. It is also tiny, with a mere 30ha of vines across 5 hilly villages. Santuvario has 2.5 of those hectares, and we are thrilled to add them to our portfolio from @louisdressnerselections. #altopiemonte #boca #nebbiolo #croatina #uvarara #santuvario #vininaturali

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These are some of the most powerful, structured Blanc de Blancs readers will come across. Best of all, the wines are bursting at the seams with personality and character. -Antonio Galloni, writing in @vinousmedia. For more on Le Brun Servenay, imported by @beckywasserman.co, click the link in our profile. #champagne #growerchampagne #cotedesblancs #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #chalk #salt #chalk

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Repost from @christy_canterbury_mw - That shot. #Nofilter #ChambertinClosdeBeze #PierreDamoy #LaCabotte #Burgundy #Bourgogne

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Meet the @rawwineworld winemakers at the opening party at @thetenbells on Saturday Nov 4th! 8:30 til.....? #rawwineweek

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One of our favorite wine vendors Kristen Lee Sargeant of @twonoteswine performing live at one of our favorite NYC restaurants @bluefinny. Go see, hear, eat and drink! (This week!) #jazz #nycjazz #sushi #wine
  Among the few industries in the United States that have survived all the shifts in generations, technology, fashion, social change, wars, industrial advances, collapse, and rebirth, few have done so as well as wine. The first Europeans to explore the United States around 1000, Vikings, called it Vinland due to the incredible quantity of grapes they found growing there.  In the 1560’s, French Huguenots made the first recorded wines, in what would now be Jacksonville, Florida. The early colonies in Virginia and the Carolinas included winemaking as a goal in their charters ...
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 20 reposado tequilas with a panel of 17 judges. Strict tasting rules were applied, and the scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. Double-Gold, Gold and Silver medals are awarded according to a set range of final point scores received from the judges. Take a look at which Tequila is at the top of the list!   ...
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Old Hill Ranch is a special haven of California’s history. Planted in the mid 1800’s, it is in the running for the oldest vineyard in Sonoma. It has been dry-farmed, organically farmed, and meticulously preserved by the Bucklin family over the most recent decades of its long life.   ...
German Pinot Noir (a.k.a., Spätburgunder) has been receiving attention from many quarters lately, some within the trade (Jancis Robinson, John Gilman, Tyler Coleman, Jon Bonné), and some in the mainstream (Forbes Magazine’s #1 trending wine topic for 2016). At a time when Burgundy prices have skyrocketed out of reach for many consumers and American Pinots seem to be following suit, Germany is suddenly looking like an untapped goldmine of well-made, well-priced, terroir-driven Pinot. What are the salient characteristics of German Pinot, versus its American and ...
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Thanks for pointing out how delicious our Pumpkin Spirit is, Eater! Check out the write up hereTry it in:Pumpkin Maple Old Fashioned2 oz Pumpkin Spirit1/2 oz pure maple syrup2 dashes Angostura bitterssmall disc of orange zest  ~Over a mixing glass squeeze orange zest through a flame to expel burnt oils into the glass. Drop into glass.  Add Pumpkin Spirit, maple syrup, and bitters to glass. Fill with ice, stir for 30 seconds. Strain into chilled rocks glass. Garnish with orange zest spiral. ...
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The top of Pico del Ingles on Tenerife, with a view of the Atlantic. Close your eyes. Imagine standing on one of the world’s largest volcanoes, wiggling its black volcanic sand between your toes and looking out over the expanse of blue ocean before you… all while tasting wine from grapes that are planted nowhere else in the world, all grown on 100% Pie Franco rootstocks. Where on earth could such a fantastical vignette take place? There’s only one place: the Canary Islands. Known to Homer as Elysium and to the explorers of the Age of Exploration as the last place to ...
2013 German Vintage Report  By Evan Spingarn, German Brand Manager at DBW I just attended the VDP Mainzer Weinborse (the annual tasting in Mainz, Germany of the top 200 growers in the country) and made a few key visits to winemakers in the Rheingau, Rheinhessen and Nahe. Here are my raw, earliest observations to share with you about the decidedly wacky 2013 vintage. Remember 2010? Get ready for its short, nervy, slightly A.D.D. younger brother. The main things for which the 2013 vintage will be remembered are its precipitously low yields and ragingly HIGH ACID. You can’t taste a ...
Vineyards at Los Bermejos Monday March 17th*A SPECIAL MONDAY TASTING AT CHAMBERS ST. WINES: THE INCREDIBLE WINES OF BERMEJOS!5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM 148 Chambers St. (Tribeca). Free and open to the public. For more information: https://www.chambersstwines.com/Tuesday March 18th:*WINE DINNER AT CulinAriane IN MONTCLAIR, NJ FEATURING STAR MEURSAULT PRODUCER DOMAINE VINCENT LATOURCulinAriane, 33 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ. For more information: http://www.amantivino.com/calendar/event?eventid=19803&category=&page_title=&id=BsguFwT5Wednesday March 19th:*DINNER AT COSTATA: A ...
David Bowler, Kevin Tunney and Gab Bowler in Von Hovel's tasting room this past August, which also houses one of the most impressive cork screw collections we've ever seen! Photo credit: David Mcduff Producer Snapshot: Weingut von Hövel  Baron Eberhard “Adt” von Kunow is the owner and proprietor of the small but wonderful von Hovel estate. He made the wines there from 1973 to 2010; however, after a debilitating stroke (from which we are pleased to report he has largely recovered), his son Maximilian (the 7th generation) took charge ...
David Bowler Wine is very excited to announce that beginning in January, we will be distributing the famed Andrew Will wines from Washington state. Coincidentally, just as we firmed up this new partnership we were delighted to see that John Gilman, in his most recent issue of View From the Cellar, had written a wonderful piece about Andrew Will Cellars entitled, "Andrew Will Cellars-America's Answer to Chateau Cheval Blanc".  Whether you know these wines and their story well or not, this piece is well worth a read, so with John Gilman's permission we are ...