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    We have excellent news for the latest vintage of the noble Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos from Château Dereszla!! The 2013 was awarded a Silver Medal AND rated 94 Points by Decanter!! This delightful elixir, also known as “the wine of the royals” is made up of 70% Furmint and 30% Hárslevelű grapes, native to Hungary. A part of the grapes used to make this delicious nectar are the well-known botrytized Aszú grapes from the Tokaji region late harvest as …

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    Domaine Olivier Guyot’s Marsannay “Les Favieres” 2017 scored 91 Points in Wine Enthusiast!! In the heart of the Côte-d’Or vineyards, Olivier Guyot, a third-generation winemaker, has developed his family’s farm and vineyards through his passion for the vine. The Guyot family is one of the oldest in Marsannay-la-Côte and today, the estate consists of many small parcels spread over 37 acres (15 hectares). Each plot varies according to soil composition, depth, altitude, and exposure. This is the richness and typicity …

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    THE WINE INDUSTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP! As many of you have heard, there may be a 100% tariff on European goods including wine. There was already a 25% tariff in October 2019 imposed on wines from France, Spain, Germany, and the UK, excluding sparkling wines, wines over 14%, and large-format bottles. Since then, the United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has proposed this new tariff of up to 100% on more European wines and goods.  This will affect all …

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    December 19, 2019
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    Tom Mullen, a Forbes Contributor, featured four different countries that produce wine in his article, “Nine Wines, Four Countries: Try These In December.” Represented as a French winery, two vintages from Château Carteau‘s Côtes Daugay Saint-Émilion Grand Cru have been featured, the 2016 and 2015. Not only does he review each wine but he also has his own rating for them. Here’s what Tom wrote about the wine estate and its wines: The four countries are France, U.S., Switzerland …

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    December 12, 2019
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    The Gigondas 2018 received a  great rating of 92 Points by Matt Walls of The Decanter at the 2018 “En primeur tastings” in the Rhône Valley in October of this year. This perfect melange of Grenache and Syrah organic grapes are a product of brothers Philippe & Jean Claude Lambert from Domaine des Pasquiers. A must-have for your holiday celebrations!

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    NEWEST ADDITION TO OUR PORTFOLIO: Mother Nature has given us an early gift with this incredibly fresh and harmonious Pinot Noir from Domaine Ruhlmann-Schutz.   For those who didn’t know: yes, Alsace does produce delicate Pinot Noir wines!!! This grape varietal represents only 10% of the Alsatian vineyards (white grapes account for the other 90%).   Due to climate change, the warmer weather has allowed Alsace to produce a beautiful juice,  similar to the ones we usually find in Burgundy. From a region, we often associate with white grapes, sweet …

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    October 23, 2019
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    XAVIER FLOURET WINES Opening the door to incredible South African boutique wineries Whether you are a newcomer or a professional in the world of wine, when deciding on a South African wine, you’ll have to choose wisely. With so many options and many good wines, the wineries from South Africa have nothing to be envious of regarding the Old World. In order to pick the right gem, our advice is to focus on small vineyards, as they are usually …

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    The annual United Nations General Assembly was last month and our Mâcon-Villages 2017 accompanied the world leaders during their lunch! This Burgundy wine was tasted by the Heads of State and Government of the 193 member states in the midst of the global climate crisis talks. “Pale gold color with hints of green. To the nose, reveals intense notes of citrus, apple and pear aromas with white flowers. Nice balance between the roundness and acidity. Finish on a delicate spiciness, floral …

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    Guillaume Tari, winemaker extraordinaire! Known as a staple estate in the Bandol appellation, Domaine de La Bégude was founded in 1996 by Guillaume Tari, whose family has been in wine for six generations with Château Giscours in Margaux. Guillaume’s extensive wine knowledge is shown by his devotion to express the genuine characteristics of the Bandol terroir. He practices the principles of certified organic farming at La Bégude, was the Bandol AOC President for many years, and currently hosts the …

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    The Xavier Flouret “Oscar” wine hails from the Maipo Valley of Chile. The 2015 is divine and received 90 Points from Wine & Spirits Magazine! This fantastic rating is also the Year’s Best Maipo Reds and a Best Buy. Hailing from Molina, Chile, the Oscar is produced by the family winery of Viña Echeverría who have been producing wines in this region is the early 1900’s. The Managing Director, Roberto Ignacio Echeverria, is a 4th generation Chief Winemaker and has …