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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Posted by Jonathan Staufer on 1859 Sep 2020

We are the fortunate cultural recipients of two little pieces of Bavarian history. The first was a law which prohibited the brewing of beer from St. George’s Day - or “Georgi” as the Bavarians called … read more
New Arrivals - Lady of the Sunshine

New Arrivals - Lady of the Sunshine

Posted by Jonathan Staufer on 1437 Sep 2020

Those of you who have been following along for a while have heard - and hopefully tried - the brilliant Lady of the Sunshine wines from the incredibly talented Gina Giugni. The simplicity and purity … read more
Cabernet!

Cabernet!

Posted by Jonathan Staufer on 0931 Sep 2020

It is the King of Grapes, the undisputed heavy-weight champion of the world, the most widely planted varietal in the world, gracing vineyards in every wine-growing region in the world. Its ubiquity ca … read more
Vintner Profile - Matthiasson Village Cabernet

Vintner Profile - Matthiasson Village Cabernet

Posted by Jonathan Staufer on 0433 Sep 2020

To call Steve Matthiasson’s knowledge of the history of wine and wine growing “encyclopedic” would be a massive understatement. A few years ago, several of us were lucky enough to sit in Matsuhisa one … read more
New Arrival - La Gritona Tequila

New Arrival - La Gritona Tequila

Posted by Jonathan Staufer on 1536 Jun 2020

La Gritona means The Screamer in Spanish, and if the name conjures up dusty curio shops selling cheap border town serapes and unmarked bottles of tequila with worms, scorpions and various other cree … read more