THE 2017 ROSE REPORT:

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ON THE ROAD WITH JEREMY, NEIL AND CLARKE VISITING THE GROWERS AND REPORTING FROM THE FIELD PROVENCE AND THE LUBERON As was the case throughout the south of France, the defining characteristic of the 2017 growing season in Provence was the profound drought. Our growers in the Cotes de Provence, Bandol, Cassis, and the Cotes […]

20 Wines for Under $20

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20 Wines for Under $20: The Spring Edition   The Pour By ERIC ASIMOV APRIL 21, 2016 Monastero Suore Cistercensi Lazio Bianco Coenobium 2014, $19.99 This is a rare Lazio white with great character, a blend of trebbiano, malvasia and verdicchio. The grapes are grown by Cistercian nuns just north of Rome and made into […]

We Welcome Il Censo

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Courtesy of our long friendship with Giampiero Bea, the Umbrian wunderkind and son of Paolo Bea, we had the special good fortune of meeting Gaetano and Nicoletta Gargano, the proprietors of Il Censo, an estate of 65 hectares situated in Bivona in the south-central zone of Sicily near the town of Palazzo Adriana, the site […]

Terra Firma Wine Company

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTOR Terra Firma Wine Company, a small, family-run enterprise, captures all the aspects of what we value most in a distributor: a group of wine-passionate people who understand and respect the concept of terroir and who believe that personal service is essential to the success of our collaboration.  Kristen and Ted Talley, owners […]

Domaine Thevenet & Fils

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Domaine Thevenet & Fils 2013 Saint-Véran Clos de l’Ermitage Saint Claude Vieilles Vignes 88 2013 Mâcon Pierreclos 87 Vinous is a subscription based wine publication. Get more details here. We began working with Jean-Claude Thevenet in 1982.  At that point, having taken responsibility for this family domaine in 1971  from his father, Raymond, when their […]

Domaine du Clos des Rocs

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Domaine du Clos des Rocs – Oliver Giroux 2014 Pouilly-Loché En Chantone 89 2014 Mâcon-Loché En Près Forêt 88 2013 Pouilly-Loché Clos des Rocs Monopole 91 2013 Pouilly-Loché En Chantone 88 2012 Pouilly-Loché Clos des Rocs Monopole 92+ 2012 Pouilly-Loché Les Mûres 91+ 2012 Pouilly-Loché Les Barres 90 2012 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Pierrotes 89 Vinous is […]

Domain Cheveau

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Domain Cheveau 2013 Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières 91 2013 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Vieilles Vignes 90 2013 Pouilly-Fuissé Vers Cras 89+ 2013 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Trois Terroirs 89 Vinous is a subscription based wine publication. Get more details here. The cellars of the Domaine Cheveau are situated in the hamlet of Solutré-Pouilly in the heart of the appellation of […]

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Lionnet and Gilles Interview

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During Neal Rosenthal’s recent trip to the northern Rhone Valley, he took a moment to “interview” our producers of Cornas:  Corinne Lionnet and Ludovic Izerable of the Domaine Lionnet and Guillaume Gilles. The subject was, essentially, the “histories” of these two neighboring domaines … one (Lionnet) covering over 400 years and the other (Gilles) a […]

Neal Rosenthal Purchases Vineyard Property in Carema

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Neal Rosenthal and his partner, Kerry Madigan, proprietors of Rosenthal Wine Merchant Ltd, have purchased two vineyard parcels within the tiny but regal appellation of Carema, in the northwestern corner of Piedmont. Rosenthal and Madigan will collaborate with their long-time friends, the Ferrando family, to work and maintain these sites. Perched on terraces in the […]

San Fereolo

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Nicoletta Bocca has been the driving force at San Fereolo since she acquired the property in 1992, during which time she has mastered the terroir of her Valdibà subzone and completed the conversion to certified biodynamic (Demeter).  We consider the estate to be among the greatest references for the terroir of Dogliani, which is located […]

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On Behalf Of Heirloom Cafe

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Hello friends of Heirloom and happy summer. Some of you know, I mentioned it a few times in early May, we hosted the sine qua non American importer Neal Rosenthal at the restaurant about a month ago for two very special events.  The feedback from both the afternoon tasting and the dinner was terrific, and […]