West Coast Harvest 2014

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments by

Harvest. It is the busiest time of the year for our wineries.  And one thing is certain, this year will be different than last year.  It is unpredictable.  That is the nature of farming.  Every vintage is unique.  It is part of what makes the wine business so exciting. A quick survey from our producers [...]

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Finding Great Value in Portugal

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments by

Recently, ViniPortugal, the trade association responsible for the promotion of Portuguese wines around the world, announced that Portugal’s exports of wine to the USA increased 15% during 2012. It is a fun-to-watch phenomenon for us as we see customers looking for interesting wines with flavor, balance, and value and finding it in wines from Portugal. [...]

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Medalists from the Cincinnati International Wine Festival

Mar 18, 2013 No Comments

At the Cincinnati International Wine Festival last weekend, a number of our wines–ahem…wines that we distribute–were medal winners. Indeed we had 21 wines so honored, and here they are: Gold Medals Jean Lallement NV Brut Champagne Sattler 2011 St. Laurent Seghesio 2007 Barolo La Villa Storybook Mountain Vineyards 2009 Antaeus Vinum Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc [...]

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Cincinnati International Wine Festival

Mar 06, 2013 No Comments

Cincinnati International Wine Festival Trade Tasting Friday, March 7, 2014, 1:00-4:00 PM Duke Energy Convention Center 3rd Floor 525 Elm Street Cincinnati, Ohio cost: $20  tickets available at the door Vintner Select will be sampling wines from a wide variety of producers within our fine wine portfolio…Come visit our tables to find new favorites and [...]

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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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