Archive for the ‘Importer’ Category

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Non-GMO wine – Score!

Tweet 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 […]

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musings of lavender and wine publicist advice with Tenuta Polvaro

Tweet 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 […]

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Are you thinking of importing wine?

Tweet 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 […]

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Embarking on my own Greek (Wine) Odyssey

Tweet En Oeno Alethea ~ In wine, there is truth… Odyssey (Greek: Ὀδύσσεια, Odysseia)… Dictionary.com’s Greek word for “a long series of wanderings or adventures, especially when filled with notable experiences, hardships, etc.” I’m thinking that the wine will negate any hardships… This blog posting has been inspired by Eklektikon, a Greek import company, that […]

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Rolling in a rich history: Greece is a museum inside a bottle of wine

Tweet I recently received an Email from Anh Phan, the communications manager at Eklektikon LLC, an importer of eclectic Greek wines in the US. Anh wrote: “I wanted to inform you about our company’s unique approach to wine. Eklektikon is more than just exquisite wine; it is about the embodiment of the best of Greek […]

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Do Americans expect to pay well below market value for great Australian wines, shunning the cost of the great ones?

Tweet The Australians flooded our market with Shiraz, when Syrah took its initial step onto the US stage as a variety worthy of attention. I believe, and tell me if I’m wrong, that their $7 bottles of wine set a precedent for all future Australian wines… At least it’s seemed to for many years that […]

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Reefer? Did someone say, “Reefer?”

Tweet Thinking about importing? Then “reefer” isn’t about madness; it’s about “refrigerated containers that control temperature for the contents of the container, via a generator for the duration of the voyage.” – from Deborah Gray of Blue Stone Wine Solutions, in her book entitled, How to Import Wine ~ An Insider’s Guide. I’ve had a […]

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Looking to Quickly Educate Your Palate? Try Tasting Old World Versus New World Wines ~ The White Version

Tweet This is a lead-in from yesterday, because it sets the stage, if you didn’t read yesterday’s blog… My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a recent wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a […]

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Wine and Lunch With the Somms and Sellers ~ Young’s Market Style

Tweet My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a recent wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a wine person, along with being a foodie, you’ll marvel at his wine list. It’s one that gets […]

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A Very Interesting Importer’s Perspective ~ Pre Reading her book ~ “How to Import Wine, An Insider’s Guide”

Tweet “How to Import Wine, An Insider’s Guide” has been written by Deborah M. Gray. When I was queried about whether or not I’d like to read her book, I thought, “Bring it on.” I spent a couple of years with Enoforum Wines (from Évora, Portugal), prior to their becoming imported to the United States. […]