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Banshee Wines

Sep 29, 2014 No Comments by

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 by

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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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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End of the Glut

Sep 17, 2012 1 Comment

Back in 2010 the Wall Street Journal reported, “There is a glut of wine all over the world—an oversupply so significant that it’s compelled Australian winemakers to plow up their vineyards, forced French producers to turn wines into ethanol and brought wealthy Napa vintners if not to their knees then to their bankers in search [...]

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New Website!

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

Welcome to our new website which is designed to provide you with the best and most up to date information about the wineries in our portfolio, the wine growing regions in which they are located and the wines they produce.  The public section of the website provides consumers with a wealth of information about our [...]

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