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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

Ca’ Gialla – Spring 2019

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Italy, Piedmont, Travel Report|

Marco Porello is the third generation of his family to produce wines in Roero, and he works the land with the help of his sweet mother, Nonna Porello (pictured). The family owns 15 hectares of vineyard land in total and these vines sit in Canale and Vezza d’Alba, two of Roero’s twenty-three villages. The Canale vines sit on the Monbirone Cru

Schiavenza – Spring 2019

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Italy, Piedmont, Travel Report|

The local Piemontese dialect for sharecropper is “schiavenza,” and this much-buzzed about estate takes its name from the sharecroppers who formerly worked the property’s vineyards during the time that it functioned as a hospital and school as part of the Opera Pia Barolo (you can think of the Opera Pia Barolo as a similar entity to the Hospices du

Zeni – Spring 2019

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: Italy, Piedmont, Travel Report|

The Zeni family has spent the last 140 years dedicating themselves to producing individual wines in and around Verona. In total 125 acres are farmed here, 75% of which are planted to red varietals. They operate two wineries, with the primary winery being based in Bardolino on the shores of Lake Garda. We carry most of Zeni’s classic line (Bardolino,