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Living Anxiety Free in the Tariff Age

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Economics, France, Germany, Spain|

Many of you have inquired about the tariff situation and how it will impact our portfolio. Let’s take a look at what we know, the good news, the bad news, and our plan moving forward. Any non-sparkling, non-flavored, non-fortified wine labeled 14% ABV or lower arriving into the USA in a package 2L in size or smaller from France,

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New Podcast – Brendan Carter of Unico Zelo (part one)

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Podcast|

John sits down with Brendan Carter during his recent trip to Seattle. They talk Aussie soil, Unico Zelo's history, and about a new model for wine cooperatives in the 21st century (hint: hipster winery co-ops are now a thing, and this might just upend some major wine regions over the next several decades). Click here for the episode link

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New Podcast – Gunderloch with Johannes Hasselbach

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Germany, Podcast|

We are pumped to distribute this iconic Rheinhessen producer in the Pacific Northwest! Our friends at David Bowler Wine sent sixth-generation winegrower Johannes Hasselbach our way to help get things started, and Johannes sits down with John to cover the bases on all things Gunderloch. Click here for the episode link on Spotify, and here for the episode link

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New Podcast – Right Bank Bordeaux with Jean-Phillipe Saby of Famille Saby

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: France, Podcast|

Our lineup from Vignobles Saby is on fire these days, especially Chateau Bertin, Chateau Rozier, and Chateau Hauchat. Jeff gets down and dirty with the always loquacious Jean-Phillipe Saby of Vignobles Saby to break down current releases. We also get a sneak peek at a few new upcoming additions, including Chateau Reindent which will replace our entry-level "Chateau Saby"

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New Podcast – Roberto Echeverria of Viña Echeverria

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Chile, Podcast|

John connects with Roberto Echeverria where they cover everything from cool climate varietals, natural wine, and forest fires. Click here for the episode link on Spotify, and here for the episode link on iTunes.

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New Podcast – José Manuel Bouza of Bodega Bouza

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: Podcast, Uruguay|

Yes we are still eagerly awaiting our next load of Bouza, and if we weren't already pumped up for new vintages of Tannat Reserva and Albarino we REALLY are now that we've spent a few days in Seattle and Portland with new-generation leader José Manuel Bouza. We presold a lot of wine, and recorded some audio, topics include: An