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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 by

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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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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Just Try the Wine!

Oct 16, 2012 1 Comment

In my travels through our sales region, I answer a plethora of questions that often lead to one basic topic—coming to grips with the world of wine.  So this seems like an ideal forum in which I can share what I feel are the most important things to know to achieve this. . Many of [...]

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