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Mollydooker is Back

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

Our customers love Mollydooker wines, and so do we. So we brought back five of them! The wine has a great back-story, and it’s the story of Sarah and Sparky. Bear with me. You’re gonna love it. Once upon a … Continue reading

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Brazilian Wines — Who Knew!?

/ Updated on September 19, 2014

With all the hubbub over the opening of Lula Brazil, John Rankin’s great article on Brazilian vintages is more timely than ever. Enjoy! Ten years ago, you could have checked all your wine books and found no mention of wines … Continue reading

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Dead Arm Down Under!

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

No, I’m not referring to the condition known as a limb “falling asleep,” or an ineffective relief pitcher.  Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa lata which randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often vines … Continue reading

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Springtime for Sancerre

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

With the first rays of sun, tiny buds appear on the branches before the opening of the foliage. A few weeks later, the formation of grapes suggests the future harvest. Under the watchful eye of Jean-Yves Delaporte, the ripened grapes … Continue reading

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The Delaware Connection

/ Updated on June 16, 2017

Tatiana and Gerret Copeland live in Wilmington, but they own 104 rolling acres of Bouchaine Vineyards in the southernmost part of Napa Valley’s famed Carneros region. The vineyards include two terraced outcroppings named the Garetto Hills, after Johnny Garetto, who … Continue reading

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The Organics are Coming!

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

Though we already have a nice portfolio of organic wines from around the globe, our customers are always asking for more wines that are produced sustainably or that are certified Organic. We listened to you! The Terra Sàvia (“wise earth”) … Continue reading

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Location. Location. Location!

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

Orin Swift’s (not his real name by the way) avant-garde portfolio includes his “Location” wines – Argentina, California, Espania, France, and Italy- produced and bottled by locations.  We think they are some of his best.  David Swift Phinney (father’s middle … Continue reading

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The Big B (plus Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Tips!)

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

Our customers who love Brunello have been asking for it for several months now. We finally got a beauty in: The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. If there was a signature grape of Tuscany, Brunello would be the sexiest. This red … Continue reading

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The Other Cape! Wines of S. Africa

/ Updated on May 31, 2014

One of the oldest Southern Hemisphere wine regions in the world is Stellenbosch, just 33 miles east of Cape Town. Stellenbosch is in a hilly region of the Cape Winelands, sheltered in a valley at an average elevation of 446 … Continue reading

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We are all Sileni

/ Updated on May 31, 2014

On our bucket list of countries to visit, New Zealand is near the top. Having traveled to the Hunter Valley wine region of NSW, Australia, we long to visit the Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay region of this unspoilt land. Two … Continue reading

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