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Movies and Wine

January 9, 2018

Happy New Year! Frigid temperatures, rain or snow make for perfect movie-watching weather. Being that I live in New York, recent winter storms left me confined to the walls of my apartment. I’ve taken this opportunity to revisit my favorite wine-related movies (you can understand why).  I thought I’d share this list with you—in case […]

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Corks vs Screw Caps

February 22, 2017

Over the past decade we spent a lot of time thinking about the benefits of screw cap versus cork closures. As a group we wondered about your feelings. Would you miss the traditional cork? How did you feel about this trend in the marketplace? After one year’s trial on a mobile bottling line, there were […]

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Guest Blog from Sparkling Winemaker, Dave Hickey: Croissant. Mademoiselle. La Tour Eiffel.

May 14, 2015

In the world of winemaking there is a constant evolution of ideas of how to make a better wine. For the winemaker this means that he may have to set up various experiments that may take many months, or even years to give him the results that he is looking for. But every once in […]

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Guest Blog from Owner, Nadia Zilkha: Champagne Day 2

May 20, 2014

TASTE, TASTE, TASTE was Eric’s mantra today after we visited the Champagne Houses of Billecart-Salmon and Krug. What better way for a winemaker and his team to figure out exactly what’s going on with his wines in the casks or barrel. In wine, as in life, we know where we want to go but we […]

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Sparkling Wine/Champagne Lingo

December 27, 2013

The new year is almost here!  It’s time to reflect on the year past, think about new year’s resolutions and most importantly, make plans for your NYE celebration!  Alright, maybe that isn’t more important than setting year-long goals for yourself or acknowledging your achievements in the past year but it sure is fun!  It seems […]

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February Feature Wine – 2008 Laetitia Brut Rose

February 5, 2013

It’s the month of love, and all things pink.  We couldn’t think of a better time to feature our love-colored sparkling wine – Laetitia Brut Rosé.  The most recent vintage of 2008 has received great accolades in the short few months since its release including; a Gold Medal from the San Francisco International Wine Competition, […]

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Why fruit for sparkling wines is harvested first..

September 4, 2012

Many folks have asked us over the years why we harvest the fruit for our sparkling wines before all else.  The truth is it is actually a matter of taste, rather than necessity and it isn’t as complicated as one may think. The world’s sparkling palate has been trained for centuries by the wines of […]

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Interview with the Sparkling Winemaker-Dave Hickey

May 2, 2012

This week we managed to steal a bit of Sparkling Winemaker, Dave Hickey’s, time to ask a couple questions.  Here’s what we found out:   What did you before working in the wine industry? For many years I was involved in commercial and industrial construction as an Inside Journeyman Wireman (electrician). For about 3 years […]

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Valentine’s Day Food & Wine Pairing

February 10, 2012

Looking for a food & wine pairing sure to satisfy your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?  Bubbly and chocolate covered fruit is a no-brainier.  See why we just adore this pairing of 2008 Laetitia Brut de Blancs Sparkling Wine and milk chocolate covered strawberries!  (This wine also received 91 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!)    

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Sparkling Wines-the Sugar Breakdown

February 6, 2012

Demi-Sec, Brut Nature, Extra Dry….what exactly does this sparkling and Champagne-exclusive terminology mean?  This guide will tell you how much dosage(sugar) was added after the wine went through it’s second fermentation and what you should expect from your next bottle of bubbles.   Doux-intensely sweet(>55 g/L of sugar)-Sugary sweet dessert wine, can act as your […]

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