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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Time Flies

Sheesh, feels like we were just complaining about 2014’s cold winter and now here we are in early September.  At least in NYC, the weather’s cooled off somewhat, but business is just warming up.  Soon hordes of salespeople will fill the streets of the city with bags brimming with samples. That said, I wanted to […]

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We’re Growing!

And so it has come to this. After 18 months of importing, going from 3 states to 15, and from a handful of wineries to almost 20, we are ready to grow up and make more of a mark on the world.  Yes, we are looking to add a special person to our little family. […]

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Shark Week Wines

Shark Week

Eeeeeeek! Actually, it’s awesome, it’s informative and it’s fun.  It’s Shark Week again on Discovery Channel, and sharks are a passion of mine.  Judging from the channel’s ratings at this time of the year, a LOT of people share that passion.  Who can resist learning more about these magnificent eating machines, who’ve barely changed since […]

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August is Here

August is Here

Time marches on, and we’re already in August.  It’s hot, it’s sticky, so what to drink?  I get asked this a lot (well, actually, I get this all year-round, but I figured let’s focus on August since it’s Friday 8/1 and many of you are just hanging out by the pool and BBQ’ing while I […]

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Summertime!

Summertime!

After a brutally long winter that never really seemed to want to let us go, summer has finally arrived in all its glory.  And, at least in the Northeast, glorious it is.  Warm but not too hot, with relatively low humidity so far, as of this writing (June 24th).  Let’s cross fingers and hope the […]

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Meet Laurent Herlin

Tsoin Tsoin

We don’t add too many winemakers that often, so when we do it’s something of a special event.  We try to keep the focus on quality and value, which is a tough job.  You can sometimes get one, sometimes the other, but rarely the two.  That Venn Diagram has a very tiny intersection, but that’s […]

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