Archive for the ‘Wine Importer’ Category

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Corkscrew, by Peter Stafford-Bow, a wine buyer, through his lens

You can’t anticipate any of it, your eyes will bug out of your head as you read it. You’ll wonder, how will he get himself out of this one? You’ve just got to read it to understand that I’m not joshing you. This book is hysterical, as he nails his characters with great depth of understanding and humor.

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Wine of the Week ~ 2015 Nik Weis Selection Urban Riesling Mosel

“We should have gone swimming, first…” [What’s underlined below are the connective dots for which I’ll be remembering this 2015 Nik Weis Selection Urban Riesling Mosel. Try this system for remembering your wines, too. It works.] We happily ended the evening, when Corinne said, “We should have gone swimming, first…” Here’s how it all began. […]

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Wine of the Week ~ Les Hauts de Lagarde 2015 Bordeaux Rose ~ partie trois

This sample came to me from Natural Merchants. I was asked if I’d taste Les Hauts de Lagarde’s 2015 Bordeaux, which is both organic and verified as NON GMO. If you don’t know me, I’ve been as organic as I can be, once – in the 60s – a “health food” store opened. It wasn’t […]

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Conscientious wine making and scrupulous storage are required to go the distance

[Image borrowed from the Best of Wines.] Bacchus, author of the site, writes of Jim Ruxin: You will receive an email twice a month listing current holdings in Bordeaux, California, collectibles from current Parker-rated wines, Burgundies, Alsatian (a fetish), and even German Rieslings. His specialty is older vintages but you may have to wait until […]

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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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Fat Corks Are Welcomed Here!

There are a couple of things related to birth that happened to me over the weekend. I became a doula. I helped one of my three daughters deliver her baby; not only at home, but it was also a water birth. This daughter is a certified yoga instructor (among other high achievements), and was well […]

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Importers Are the World’s Modern-Day Explorers ~ Value Vines Travels to Portugal: Part II

Continuing from yesterday’s Part I story of Adele Capela of Value Vines, with her colleagues Carl Camasta and Tony Verdoni, exploring Portugal as a new importer for Enoforum Wines. This blog posting is also dedicated to Sally (as it was yesterday), who asked last week, “After talking with everyone I really want to import wine […]

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Importers Are the World’s Modern-Day Explorers ~ Value Vines Travels to Portugal: Part I

This blog posting is dedicated to Sally, who asked last week, “After talking with everyone I really want to import wine from Europe… how do I get started?“ To all the Sallys out there… this is why I recommended that you first begin working with someone who knows the ropes; because after a trip like […]

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A Great Question for Guidance on How to Become an Importer

Dear Jo, My name is Sally [not real name]. I am a 23 years old and live in Columbia South Carolina. I ran across your website today and was wondering if I could pick your brain a little. I finished college about a year and a half ago with a degree in Finance. I currently […]

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Wine Dinner in New York City at The Modern Sets a City Standard for Opulence

Staging “the” Perfect Meeting with Client and Media If you’re just getting into PR, a perfect setting is really important when you’re planning a meeting. This is my most recent example. I just traveled to New York City to discuss Finisterra and Alente wines (from the Alentejo region of Portugal) with an important group of […]