Archive for the ‘Importer’ Category

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Preparing for Provence Through Wines and Genealogy

I need to go to Provence, and I’m preparing for it through wines and genealogy. I can’t explain it… I just keep watching A Good Year over-and-over-and-over again. I want to go around the round-about in Bonnieux. I want to visit Château la Canorgue (Route du Pont Julien, 84480 Bonnieux). This is the winery in […]

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Tasting Wines of Turkey for the Very First Time

There’s a first for everything, I know. Never, in my wildest dreams, did I even think of Turkey as a county producing wines, which just shows how naive I am, even after 20+ years in the wine business, learning everything one step at a time. I guess after 20 years, I deserve to know more […]

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Italian delights

[Image is of an elderflower, from the Transition Leytonstone Website.] Once upon a time (true story) I suddenly awoke from an Italian delightful dream. The dream involved four people sitting in a circle. I was sitting on the southern end of this foursome. To my left, on the west side of this circle of people, […]

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Véronique’s secrets of Organic Wines

Véronique’s secrets of Organic Wines continues to amaze me… A story that’s been a long time coming, and a story that a wine magazine with advertisers would never touch, this story has been incubating within Véronique Raskin’s psyche. Yesterday, I said that it’s a saga, and that it is. It’s also going to be a […]

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The shocking truths behind organic wines in the United States

Once upon a time (the 1970s), in a far off land (France), the idea and practice of organic farming began to take root and shape its history. According to the Organics Institute: “The modern organic movement began at the same time as industrialized agriculture. It began in Europe around the 1920s, when a group of […]

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Organic Wines from importer Véronique Raskin

From yesterday’s post: Today’s organic wine options are superlative: The Organic Wine Company Organic Wines from importer Véronique Raskin As we tasted through the wines that Véronique Raskin presented to Sue Straight for Sue Straight (Wine Wench), Mindy Joyce (Sugar Fly Marketing),  Jose and I to taste, the first wine instantly reminded me Sarah Jessica […]

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Today’s organic wine options are superlative

Jose and I, with our friends Sue Straight (Wine Wench) and Mindy Joyce (Sugar Fly Marketing), recently tasted 17 imported, organic wines. It’s always insightful, when the wines are from another countries. And this time, most especially, since they were all organic. I’ve been an organic proponent since the 1960s. It just made great sense […]

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Non-GMO wine – Score!

Natural Merchants has receives Non-GMO Project Verification for 29 core wines imported from Europe. Yeah! If you don’t know, I’m a huge Non-GMO wine proponent. Who knows where these experiments will go, and honestly, we’re the guinea pigs. That just boils my butt… I’ve got kids and grand kids who have problems with digestion. No-one in […]

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musings of lavender and wine publicist advice with Tenuta Polvaro

This past week, I spent many hours working, writing, meeting people, enjoying children, and harvesting some lavender on Sunday… which brings me to musings of lavender and wine publicist advice with Tenuta Polvaro. I felt guilty cutting some fresh lavender from my garden bees; but, then I remembered that the lavender is very much set […]

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Are you thinking of importing wine?

Are you thinking of importing wine?  Then, you need to read and bookmark this blog post, and get the book. I’ve yet to see anyone articulate it so well. that’s because Deborah M. Gray falls into the category of been there, done that, and wrote the book on it. “How to Import Wine, An Insider’s […]