Paul Jaboulet Aine

Feb 11, 2015 No Comments by

NEW TO THE VS PORTFOLIO: In 1834, a full 100 years before the introduction of the A.O.C. system, Antoine Jaboulet began to transform a sleepy region into one of the most important quality winegrowing terroirs in the world. Since that time, Paul Jaboulet Aîné has become the benchmark in the Northern Rhône, with the iconic Hermitage ‘La [...]

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Trisaetum

Feb 11, 2015 No Comments by

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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Banshee Wines

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments

NEW TO THE VS PORTFOLIO:   We started Banshee Wines in 2009 – three of us – friends from the wine business and circumstance, in San Francisco. We were all working day jobs in the trade: importing, marketing and making wine. Without much of a plan, we decided to buy eight barrels of coveted Sonoma [...]

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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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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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More Great Vintages in Montalcino

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

Brunello di Montalcino is well known as one of the great red wines on the planet and the soon to arrive 2007 Brunello di Montalcino and 2010 Rosso di Montalcino make it clear that this area is on a roll. The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is comparable in quality to the exceptional 2006 vintage but [...]

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Stopping to Smell A Mad Rose – A Day with Neal Rosenthal

Oct 30, 2012 No Comments

It happens every now and then.  ‘Those Moments’ that reminds us why we do what we do.  I had a day full of those moments this spring when I went to New York to meet with the Rosenthal group. First, allow me a trip down memory lane.  There was a time when selling Kendall-Jackson and [...]

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