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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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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It’s that time of the year…

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, when the leaves turn orange, the birds fly south, and the grapes ripen on the vine. Harvest. Old-vine grapes being picked at Clos Bagatelle in St Chinian Back in 2006 I worked the harvest in Burgundy, and let me tell you, it wasn’t easy, and I was […]

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The Season of Tastings

  The Orsay room is set up ‘Tis the season for tastings, and so these past few weeks I’ve been busy standing behind tables pouring my wines that are distributed in NYC. At T Edward’s tasting Jean-Pascal Aubron’s Muscadet got very good reactions, a testament to his wine-making skills. But the biggest taste test was […]

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A Day in Saint Chinian

Where? Look at the map. If it looks like the middle of nowhere, then you’ve got the right idea. During my stay in Europe, I had a chance to pop over the border and visit my Saint Chinian producer, Clos Bagatelle. There, I was greeted by Luc and Christine, the brother and sister winemaking team […]

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Big News: A New Addition to the Portfolio!

OK, OK, I know, this isn’t huge news, but this doesn’t happen very often. I am infinitely picky and annoyingly slow at adding wineries to my portfolio, but then again that’s how I work, so deal with it. However, I am happy to announce that I have decided to add this winery, Clos Bagatelle, to […]

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