Clos Massotte – Pure Roussillon Beauties

It isn’t every day that you stumble upon great tasting, well-made, clean and stable natural wines.  In fact – and I’ll be castigated for saying this – a large amount of these wines is pretty poorly made.  Worse, too much bad natural wine is bring imported for the sake of being natural and not necessarily quality. […]

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Unboring Bordeaux

Let’s face it, Bordeaux has been boring for a long time.  The region is known for high-end, high-quality, high-cost wines that only the 1% can afford.  The other wines?  Well, there’s a flood of innocuous to downright nasty stuff being made by thousands of small domaines, all struggling since most of what they make stinks. […]

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Meet Andrea Kihlgren

Every once in a while you meet a winemaker who’s so on the edge that he or she gets you all excited to work with their wines.  People who are so passionate that they bravely push the envelope is something that I’m constantly looking for and what I live for.  Even if these wines can be […]

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Happy New Year 2016!

OK once again it’s been a while since I posted.  But man have we been busy.  In the business, we refer to it as OND (October/November/December), and it’s the craziest time of the year.  I’d say a good 35-45% of our sales come from these 3 months.  That’s insane, but that’s the way it is. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Day Tripping the Champagne Fantastic

Jerome Bourgeois & Papa

While in Europe I also got a chance to take a day and visit our biodynamic Champagne producer, Jérome Bourgeois of Champagne Bourgeois-Diaz.  That’s the nice thing about France, the train system is so civilized that barely an hour after leaving Paris I was standing in the winery, meeting his Papa (see above) and tasting […]

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