Rosé Season Premier: Terra Nostra is Here!

Rosé Season Premier: Terra Nostra is Here!

Folks, the rosé season is here. We’ve had beautiful weather of late and the best news is that life is slowly starting to feel a bit more, dare we say it, relaxed? 
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Bow & Arrow: The Other Side of the Willamette

Bow & Arrow: The Other Side of the Willamette

Simply put, Bow & Arrow is a huge part of the future of Oregon winemaking.
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Yann Bertrand, The One and Only

Yann Bertrand, The One and Only

He is the brightest star in a constellation of exceptional young producers who are continuing to burnish Beaujolais’ already stellar reputation. Shop his wines now.
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Graham Tatomer's Exceptional and Ephemeral White Wine

Graham Tatomer's Exceptional and Ephemeral White Wine

Graham Tatomer is a towering giant in his very small corner of California winedom: dry Austrian style whites.
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Cascina Fontana Nebbiolo

Cascina Fontana Nebbiolo

A bottle of Langhe Nebbiolo from Mascarello or Conterno is a true unicorn these days. Where can we turn to for great, old school Nebbiolo that doesn’t break the bank?
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The Wizard of Bierzo: Raul Perez

The Wizard of Bierzo: Raul Perez

"There are three kinds of winemaking genius. First, the classicists . . . Then, the innovators . . . The third group are those rare geniuses who act upon intuition. One cannot classify their wines; they are simply inimitable, because those wines have somehow encrypted in their tasting profile the unique combination of their terroir's message, along with the personality of their creator. Intuitive geniuses are transmitters of feelings and visions. Raúl Pérez is the archetype of the intuitive winemaking genius." Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Decanter
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Dupuis: Wells Guthrie Strikes Again

Dupuis: Wells Guthrie Strikes Again

Wells Guthrie, who has reached acclaim in the No-Cal food-and-wine world, has now produced some of California’s most terroir driven and food-centric wines.

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Poderi Cellario: The Lighter Side of the Langhe

Poderi Cellario: The Lighter Side of the Langhe

As serious as they are about farming and wine making the wines are all about fun and celebration. As traditionally Piemonte as anything out there but on the light hearted fun side of this very serious wine making region (Uhm...Barolo). Whether it's the white or red bubbly, each wine has the lifted aromatics and persistent minerality the region is famous for.
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Populis & Les Lunes: Natural Cali Wines made in the East Bay Hills

Populis & Les Lunes: Natural Cali Wines made in the East Bay Hills

In a basement, somewhere in Orinda, California, two close friends are crafting some of California's most exciting natural wines. With Les Lunes and Populis, Diego and Shaunt have shown what you can achieve when you combine talent and technical expertise with a die-hard commitment to non-intervention: honest, terroir-driven, natural wines available at an affordable price.
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Racines: California meets Burgundy in the Santa Rita Hills

Racines: California meets Burgundy in the Santa Rita Hills

Among the many great winemakers from Burgundy who have landed on the West Coast, the most exciting of all might be the most recent arrival: Etienne de Montille. His wines are sought after by all those who love burgundy, especially fellow winemakers.
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Les Horées: The Inaugural Vintage of Burgundies Next Superstar

Les Horées: The Inaugural Vintage of Burgundies Next Superstar

Catharina Sadde was not originally planning to become a winemaker. She was studying gastronomy while working in restaurants in her native Dresden, Germany when she got bit by the wine bug.
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Lulu Vigneron's Jura Magic

Lulu Vigneron's Jura Magic

Tucked into Mountains of the same name, Jura flanks France’s eastern side on Switzerland's border. Gifted with rugged natural beauty, idyllic villages dot the landscape filled with some of the most hospitable folks you'll find anywhere in the world.
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