Beaujolais Part Deux

Just after discovering Céline Hirsch’s gorgeous wines, I stumbled upon another new and upcoming domaine in the Beaujolais.  And here I thought I was done working and could enjoy a day off without wine…  Named for the winemaker’s son Victor, it’s a special project from an already-established Organic winery based in Régnié-Durette that is run […]

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A New Touraine

What is it about the wines from the Touraine region of the Loire?  I find them lively and fresh, depending on the winemaker of course, but in general my palate seems to be really attracted to wines from this area.  First we had Pascal Pibaleau in Azay-le-Rideau, then Thierry Landry in Chinon and Laurent Herlin […]

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Beaujolais Part 1

I’ve wanted to import a good Beaujolais for years, but it was nearly impossible to find one that married high quality to affordability and availability.  Add to that some sort of environmental consciousness, and you can just forget about it.  To say we tasted a ton of samples from the area and rejected most of […]

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F’ing Falanghina

So I was at a trade show in Naples in 2014, in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius (the dangers I won’t brave for my customers!), tasting through wave after wave of insipid whites and overoaked, over-extracted reds.  Then I came to a table where a kindly old lady, who spoke no English and barely any French, […]

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Chablis! We have Chablis!

Can you tell I’m happy?  Sometimes, I love this job… I was introduced to Louis and Catherine Poitout’s wines through the grapevine, no pun intended.  Several of my contacts started hearing about this couple in Chablis making gorgeous wines with minimal intervention.  And best of all, they had 100+ year old ungrafted vines of Petit […]

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Tradeshows & Tastings Oh My

Vins de mes Amis

Another year, another round of trade shows, tastings, and winery visits in Europe.  This year’s trip was a quickie, as I had a ton of things to do in the US.  In addition, I was on the move almost every day, which made this one a very tiring visit to the Continent. A day after […]

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Thanks for a Great 2014!

Thanks!

  First, I hope everyone had a very Happy Holiday season!  And of course a very Happy New Year! Most importantly: thank YOU! Thank you to our wholesalers, who are spreading the gospel of small farmer, Organic and Biodynamic wines.  Thank you to the retailers and restaurants who bought them for believing enough in our wines to […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Happy Thanksgiving from our little family to yours from one of the most magical cities in the world! May your turkey be moist, your sides be delicious, your family fun, and your wines from small Organic and Biodynamic farms! Sincerely, Vinotas Selections

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Benvenuto Italia!

I was minding my business in Europe, tasting all sorts of Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wines from all over the Continent, when I came across a gorgeous Italian red wine.  Medium-bodied, with pretty red and blue fruits backed up by earthy, mineral and herbal nuances on an elegant structure, it really caught my attention.  I […]

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Turkey Wines

Ruh roh

It’s almost that time of the year again, Thanksgiving! Time to gather the family, roast a turkey, eat until you can’t move and grab a few bottles of good vino so you can handle said family and food.  Luckily I’m here to help you wash away your woes with a list of delicious wines that […]

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Our New Organic Chinon

I was at an Organic wine show in France one day and starving, so I sat down with my lunch at a table where two gentlemen were discussing business.  After a while, in between bites of a lovely open-faced toast of luscious rillettes, we began to talk, and I discovered that one of them was […]

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Be Gentle…

  It’s our first time… our first Portfolio Tasting that is. After 2 years of constant growth in the US market (from 2 to 15 states in less than 24 months), we’re proud to announce that we’re having our very first ever trade-only Portfolio Tasting.  We’ll be pouring most of our small grower Organic and […]

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