Feb 11, 2015 No Comments by

NEW TO THE VS PORTFOLIO: WesMar Winery is a result of the combined efforts of Kirk Wesley Hubbard and wife Denise Mary Selyem and of course dog Zoey. We learned about wine making and the wine business from working with Ed Selyem, Denise’s father at Williams & Selyem Winery, for several years in the mid [...]

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NEW TO THE VINTNER SELECT PORTFOLIO!! Our Story Fate and Good Fortune. Most good stories have a little of both, and our story is no exception. It actually began fifty-five million years ago when Trisaetum’s estate vineyard was on the floor of the Pacific near an extensive line of submarine volcanoes and fate chose that [...]

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Consilience Wines

Feb 11, 2015 No Comments

NEW TO THE VS PORTFOLIO: Consilience became a reality in March of 1999 when winemaker and co-owner, Brett Escalera, along with partner Tom Daughters released their very first wine – our 1997 Santa Barbara County Syrah. Who would have known more than a decade later we’re still sharing our wines with people all over the [...]

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Latta Wines

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments

NEW TO THE VS PORTFOLIO:   “This is a new project by [...] winemaker Andrew Latta, and the wines are awesome across the board. This is one bandwagon to get on. His 2011 Malbec is the best example of the variety I’ve tasted from Washington.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   — Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate [...]

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Hendry Wines: Philosophy

Jan 15, 2013 No Comments
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A Bubbly by any Other Name

Jan 09, 2013 No Comments

2008 Minges Riesling Sekt Even though it’s after New Year’s, the time is always right to drink sparkling wine. There is no other wine category that is so useful across the board. They make great aperitifs, wonderful food wines that can match up to almost anything that a still wine wouldn’t and can bring a [...]

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Insane Rants of a Wine Sales Manager During the Holiday Season…

Dec 10, 2012 No Comments

Impress your friends, family and host without breaking the bank! It is that time of the year again… The Holidays… you have 12 holiday parties to go to, 2 dinners with your family and then New Year’s Eve.   That makes 12 host gifts, 2 dishes or wine to bring to your family’s house for dinner [...]

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Kathryn Kennedy Winery, Santa Cruz Mountains

Dec 03, 2012 No Comments
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Closure Debate is Ongoing

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

Even though the wine bottle screw cap had been around for a while I did not see it enter into the realm of fine wine until the mid-1990’s.  This was a period when cork closures were presenting more problems than anyone in the business ever remembered mostly due to the increased demand for wine, particularly [...]

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