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New Podcast Episode – Jean Claude Mas: “To produce wines that make you dream”

By |August 11th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|

To say Jean-Claude Mas is a busy man these days is an understatement. With 15 wineries and a continually evolving philosophy on all things life and wine he has much to talk about. John Griffin was recently able to track Jean-Claude down for the inside scoop on Chateau Lauriga, the Roussillon property so many of you are enjoying this

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New Podcast Episode – “Winepeople” in Quarantine: Positive Takeaways from Around the World

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Podcast|

We know you are receiving plenty of negative news out there every day from the media, and we thought we’d do something different with our podcast platform this month. We set up a virtual "record button" through an app called SpeakPipe and asked our producers to chime in with a quick update for all of you…advising what quarantine life

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Introducing GrapeWein 2020

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|

We were extremely sad to hear Prowein 2020 would be cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns. The mother of all wine trade shows, Prowein is impeccably organized, a ton of fun, and also our most productive commercial event of the year. We want to maintain the opportunity to connect you with our producers for crazy deals on volume commitments, and

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Tariff Fallout (hopefully this is our last tariff article ever!)

By |February 26th, 2020|Categories: Economics, France, Germany, Spain|

You’ve undoubtedly heard the news that we dodged two massively concerning tariff-related bullets this January and February. There remains a great deal of misinformation in the market about tariffs in general - Let’s take a few minutes to review United States Tariff policy, where things currently stand, and what we can expect moving forward. Let’s give huge props to

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Two New Podcast Episodes – Cider and Chateauneuf!

By |January 31st, 2020|Categories: France, Pacific Northwest, Podcast|

Building a Northwest Cidery Our own Stephen Buffington drove to Wenatchee last week to sit down with Seth Cohen, the founder of Archibald James Ciderworks. They touch on a variety of topics including the importance of the cider industry in preserving Washington State's heirloom apple varietals, and the interesting process of building a artisanal cidery from scratch in

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Tariff Update

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Economics, France, Germany, Spain|

Collectively all of us are beginning to experience the impact of the first round of wine tariffs which were the Trump Administration’s reaction to the WTO's Large Commercial Aircraft decision in mid-October. Last month I posted about this initial tariff in some detail, and with the announcement of two more upcoming tariff waves my phone is ringing off the

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