3 GPT16 TABLE ARRANGEMENT # PRODUCER 1 LA CASTELLADA 2 CASTELLO COLLEMASSARI 2 GRATTAMACCO 2 POGGIO DI SOTTO 3 TERRAZZE DELL ETNA 4 BASILISCO 4 CEFALICCHIO 5 GIA 5 SANTA VITTORIA 5 SAN ROMANO 5 CASA SABAINO 5 MASSERIA SAN MAGNO 5 SERAFINI & VIDOTTO 5 GIACOMO BORGOGNO & FIGLI 5 CASA E. DI MIRAFIORE 6 CERTOSA DI BELRIGUARDO 7 VELENOSI 8 LA MAIALINA 9 FANTINEL 9 SANT HELENA 9 LA RONCAIA 10 CHATEAU DE VALCOMBE 10 LION'S KOP 11 CHATEAU PERRON 12 ALBERT SELTZ 13 ROBERT KACHER SELECTIONS 14 DOMAINE DU CLOS DE FEES 14 WALDEN 15 MOVIA 15 STEAMWARE BY MOVIA 16 PETER JAKOB KUHN 17 KIRSTEN 18 LETH 19 TWO RIVERS 19 BLACK COTTAGE 20 TIANO & NARENO 21 BANZAI BEVERAGE 22 NIIGATA SAKE SELECTIONS 23 CLIFFTON DRY 24 CHAMPAGE PHILIPPE GONET 25 CHAMPAGE DEHOURS 26 CHAMPAGE DAIVD LECLAPART 27 CHAMPAGNE FLEURY 28 BROOKLYN WINERY 29 KELLER ESTATE 30 JAX VINEYARDS 31 AD VIVUM 32 SAVAGE ESTATE 33 BRANDER VINEYARDS 34 MIURA 34 CLOS PISSARA 35 ALTO LOS ROMEROS 35 LFE CASA MARIN 37 VINAS DEL SOL - SANTOS BRUJOS 38 REMIREZ DE GANUZA 39 ZARATE 40 DEHESA DE LOS CANONIGOS 41 AXIAL VINOS 42 ALVARO CASTRO 43 DORAN VINEYARDS 44 PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL LIQUORS 45 SAKE STORY 46 THE MARITIME REPUBLIC IMPORTS # PRODUCER 47 SUZE 48 DIPLOMATICO 49 DON CICCO & FIGLI 50 ARMAGNAC CASTAREDE 51 CASONI 52 SKINOS 53 KGB SPIRITS 54 USQUAEBACH 55 WHISTLEPIG 56 BOWEN S WHISKEY SPIRITS 57 RANSOM SPIRITS 58 TUTHILLTOWN SPIRITS 59 MIZU SHOCHU 60 EUROWINEGATE 61 GRACIAS A DIOS MEZCAL 62 LUCANO 63 VARNELLI AIDURA BORGO M CDR COWBELL MANISCALCO MAS SORRER PAYANA PRIMATERRA QUATTRO MANI SOLETO VACA DAS CORDAS DOMAINE SELECT WINE BAR DOMAINE SELECT A+ COS CUPANO DOMAINE EMMANUEL GIBOULOT GRAVNER JOSMEYER LE FERME DES SEPT LUNES STORYBOOK MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS SZEPSY TABARRINI TOKAJ HETZSOLO WHITE ROCK CLASSIC & VINTAGE BAR COGNAC GROSPERRIN J.P. TRODDEN MAE DE OURO SAMAROLI TOKIWA IMPORTS TWISTED MANZANITA WODKA ZABOV
4 CONTENTS Ad Vivum - Napa Valley, United States... Aidura - Basque,Spain... Albert Seltz - Alsace, France... Alto Los Romeros - Colchagua Valley, Chile... Álvaro Castro - Dão, Portugal... Armagnac Castarede - Armagnac, France... Axial Vinos - Aragon, Spain... Banzai Beverage - Japan... Basilisco - Basilicata, Italy... Black Cottage - Marlbourogh, New Zeland... Borgo M - Friuli, Italy... Bowen's Spirits - California, United States... Brander Vineyards - California, United States... Brooklyn ry - New York, United States... Casa E. di Mirafiore - Piedmont, Italy... Casa Marín - San Antonio Valley, Chile... Casa Sabaino - Liguria, Italy... Casoni - Emilia-Romagna, Italy... Castello Collemassari - Tuscany, Italy... CDR - Rhône, France... Cefalicchio - Puglia, Italy... Certosa di Belriguardo - Tuscany, Italy... Champagne David Léclapart - Champagne, France... Champagne Dehours - Champagne, France... Champagne Fleury - Champagne, France... Champagne Philippe Gonet - Champagne, France... Château de Valcombe - Rhône, France... Château Perron - Bordeaux, France... Cliffton Dry - New York, United States... Clos Pissarra - Montsant & Priorat, Spain... Cognac Grosperrin - Cognac, France... COS - Sicily, Italy... Cowbell - Williamette Valley, United States... Cupano - Tuscany, Italy... Dehesa de los Canonigos - Castilla y Leon, Spain... Didier Meuzard - Burgundy, France... Diplomático - La Miel, Venezuela... Domaine du Clos des Fées - Roussillon, France... Domaine Emmanuel Giboulot - Burgundy, France... Don Ciccio & Figli - Washington D.C., United States... Doran Vineyards - Paarl, South Africa... Excellia - Jalisco, Mexico... Fantinel - Friuli, Italy... GiÀ - Marche & Piedmont, Italy... Giacomo Borgogno & Figli - Piedmont, Italy... Gracias a Dios Mezcal - Oaxaca, Mexico... Grattamacco - Tuscany, Italy... Gravner - Friuli, Italy... G'Vine - Charente, France... J.P. Trodden - Washington, United States... Jax Vineyards - Napa Valley, United States... Josmeyer - Alsace, France... June - Cognac, France... KGB Spirits - New Mexico, United States... Keller Estate - California, United States... Kirsten - Mosel, Germany... La Castellada - Friuli, Italy
5 La Ferme des Sept Lunes - Rhône, France La Maialina - Tuscany - Italy La Quintinye Vermouth Royal - Charente, France La Roncaia - Friuli, Italy Leth - Wagram, Austria LFE Colchagua Valley, Chile Lion's Kop - Stellenbosh, South Africa Lucano - Basilicata, Italy Mãe de Ouro - Minas Gerais, Brazil Maniscalco - Italy Mas Sorrer - Cariñena, Spain Masseria San Magno - Puglia, Italy Miura Vineyards - Sonoma, United States Mizu Shochu - Saga, Japan Montanaro - Piedmont, Italy Movia - Brda/Collio, Slovenia Niigata Sake Selections - Niigata, Japan Pacific International Liquor - Japan Payana - Mendoza, Argentina Peter Jakob-Kühn - Rheingau, Germany Poggio di Sotto - Tuscany, Italy Primaterra - Italy Quattro Mani - Italy Ransom - Willamette Valley, United States Remirez de Ganuza - Rioja, Spain Robert Kacher Selections - France Sake Story - Japan Samaroli - Scotland San Romano - Piedmont, Italy Sant' Helena - Friuli, Italy Santa Vittoria - Piedmont, Italy Savage Estate - Napa Valley, United States Serafini & Vidotto - Veneto, Italy Skinos - Greece Soleto - Puglia, Italy Stemware by Movia - Brda/Collio, Slovenia Storybook Mountain Vineyards - California, United States Suze - Auverge, France Szepsy - Tokaj, Hungary Tabarrini - Umbria, Italy Terrazze dell'etna - Sicily, Italy The Maritime Republic - Italy Tiano & Nareno - Mendoza, Argentina Tokaj Hétszölö - Tokaj, Hungary Tokiwa Imports- Japan Tuthilltown Spirits - Hudson Valley, United States Twisted Manzanita - California, United States Two Rivers - Marlborough, New Zealand Usquaebach - Highlands, Scotland Vaca das Cordas - Vinho Verde, Portugal Varnelli - Marche, Italy Velenossi - Marche, Italy Viñas del Sol - Santos Brojos - Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico Walden - Roussillon, France Whistlepig Farms - Vermont, United States White Rock Vineyards - Napa Valley, United States Wódka - Bialystok, Poland Zabov - Emilia-Romagna, Italy
6 The 2016 Annual Grand Portfolio Tasting marks the beginning of the next chapter in the Domaine Select history. Through the formation of a new partnership, Domaine Select & Spirits (DSWS) emerges as the parent company that now houses several divisions, each with a unique and defined purpose. Diverse roots have always been a celebrated source of inspiration and motivation for Domaine Select. Imbedded in cultures around the world and expressed in many different forms for thousands of years, wines & spirits challenge our senses. In their best form they provide a means of creating enhanced awareness of the sheer beauty and simplicity of the earth by way of respect for tradition, honesty and quality. Around the world, harvest time universally recognizes the culmination of a year s agricultural work and the transition period from farm to cellar in the production process of a wine or spirit. Today, we similarly recognize the Domaine Select s 15 year history, while celebrating the promising future of Domaine Select & Spirits. Passion for fine wine, boutique spirits, artisan sake and beer coupled with extensive experience in hospitality, sales, marketing, brand building, and financial acumen unite the DSWS partnership. Eagerly pursuing dynamic and enduring growth, this entrepreneurial synergy is the vehicle for DSWS to realize the next stages of development, as already evidenced this past year. Through this positive evolution, Domaine Select & Spirits remains absolutely committed to maintaining the company s founding philosophy and mission which we are proud to witness today. The Gala Dinner is a celebration of wine, spirits, and sake, and all of our suppliers, customers and the DSWS Team, many of whom have traveled great distances to be with us for the Grand Portfolio Tasting. The Cast this evening is comprised of the talented and passionate personalities behind the products we are proudly featuring. PAOLO DOMENEGHETTI & ALLISON DOMENEGHETTI
7 SYMBOL KEY Sparkling Sparkling Rosé Sparkling Red White Rosé Red Meditation Spirits & Liqueurs Beer Cider Sake Library s Available by Request Made in Anfora No Sulfate Dioxide Added MMI (Moon and Minimal Intervention) Cool Climate Warm Climate Accomodations Available
8 88 Ad Vivum Napa Valley, United States A wonderful confluence of people, events and circumstances created AD VIVUM. Chris Phelps, a renowned Napa Valley winemaker, is a man who knows great fruit when he tastes it, and he has an intimate understanding of how to coax superb wine from great grapes. Chris and Larry Bettinelli, a fifth generation farmer and a scrupulous vineyardist have worked together for many years, discussing trellising, sun exposure and ripeness levels for Cabernet and Merlot grapes from Larry s various properties. Chris made experimental wines to test their theories. In 2005 Chris walked through the sloping benchland at the Bettinelli Family Sleeping Lady Vineyard in Yountville. More experiments followed, and more small lots of wine were made. As Chris began working with Sleeping Lady Cabernet, he knew he had found something truly significant. Sleeping Lady, which sits just south of Dominus, was turning out to be more than just a very good site. The site rivals the best vineyard ground that exists in Napa Valley, and it consistently produces grapes with a unique purity and intensity of aroma, as well as a beautifully distinctive flavor. Name of maker: 2007 Chris Phelps Chris Phelps 1 acre Southeast facing slope, 5% - 7% Keefers dark gravely-sandy clay loam of alluvial origin 3,000 bottles Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Napa Valley $96.00 $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
9 60 Aidura Basque, Spain Bixente Eizaguirre, fifth generation grower founded the winery in 1992 after great efforts in establishing the Denomination of Origin for Txakoli de Getaria in 1989 making it the first winery built exclusively for Txakoli complying with all the dispositions of the law regarding Guarantees of Origin and according to the parameters required for a Chateau. Since its founding, Bixente Eizaguirre has been member of the Txakoli de Getaria Guarantee of Origin Control Board. The Eizagirre family crafts Aidura from their small estate in the village of Zarautz, perched on the Basque mountains and yet a stone s throw away from the idyllic Bay of Biscay and the beautiful and exquisite city of San Sebastian. There are twelve planted hectares dedicated to the Hondarribi grapes under the Denominacion de Origen Getariako Txakolina that comprises a privileged area of the Guipuzcoan coast that was granted its own DO status in Today, young and talented Onditz Eizagirre runs the family s estate along with her sister Itziar who belong to the fifth generation of Txakoli-makers. Aidura translates to sea breezes in the Euskera language, as Txakolina has always been so intimately related to the sea. Name of maker: Annual Prodcution: 1992 Bixente Eizagirre Itziar Eizaguirre 12 ha Coastal hillside Sandstone 100,000 bottles Hondarribi Zuri, Hondarribi Beltz Aidura Txakolina Getariako Txakolina DO $20.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 9
10 88 Albert Seltz Alsace, France Albert Seltz is situated in the heart of Mittelbergheim in the Bas-Rhin of Alsace. Seltz, the 14th generation owner and winemaker, took over from his father in 1980 when he was only 19 years old. At that time, Albert had already developed a sense of the potential of his estate and a passion for the variety of Sylvaner. Immediately, he reduced the production by two thirds, reduced the yields, and converted to strictly sustainable organic agricultural practices. In the cellar he practices minimal intervention, employing indigenous yeast and sur lie aging. In Alsace and beyond, Albert is known for his love of Sylvaner - so much so that he was instrumental in the national institute of d Origine s decision to allow a Grand Cru Zotzenberg Sylvaner. An ebullient and articulate champion of the leaner wines of the Bas-Rhin, Albert Seltz explains the Haut-Rhin is like a pretty girl with makeup - the Bas-Rhin is the pretty girl who doesn t need the makeup. He talks of his wines as if they were people whose talents had been underestimated just because you come from a modest background doesn t mean you re not interesting. Name of maker: 1557 Albert Seltz Albert Seltz 12 ha Hillside Calcareous clay 80,000 bottles Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Sylvaner, Pinot Noir Sylvaner de Mittelbergheim Vin d Alsace AOC $12.00 $ Pinot Blanc Reserve 2012 Vin d Alsace AOC $12.00 $ Riesling Reserve Vin d Alsace AOC $12.00 $ Gewürztraminer Reserve Vin d Alsace AOC $15.75 $ Sylvaner VV Sono Contento 2008 Vin d Alsace AOC $18.00 $ Sylvaner La Colline Au Poiriers VT 2001 Vin d Alsace AOC $42.00 $ Sylvaner Grand Cru Zotzenberg 2010 Vin d Alsace Grand Cru AOC $34.00 $ Riesling Grand Cru Zotzenberg 2012 Vin d Alsace Grand Cru AOC $25.00 $ Gewürztraminer GC Zotzenberg 2011 Vin d Alsace Grand Cru AOC $25.00 $ Pinot Gris Sel. des Grains Nobles 1998 Vin d Alsace AOC $54.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
11 99 Alto Los Romeros Colchagua Valley, Chile Alto Los Romeros wines are produced by the Luis Felipe Edwards Group, a Colchagua Valley based family operation established in 1976 with vineyard holdings of 1,850 hectares in Colchagua, Leyda, and Maule Valleys. Alto Los Romeros was the name given many years ago to the picturesque meadows of wild rosemary that grew on the peaks of the Puquillay Mountains on the family s estate. With altitudes reaching 700 meters, there is a stunning panoramic view of the Andes Mountains, which today is planted with vineyards that return some of the wineries best grapes. Alto Los Romeros wines benefit from the diverse vineyard holdings in different valleys and varying latitudes, each of which benefit from unique soil and climate combinations. Quality is at the goal across this line and the Edwards family has invested in every step of the process from finding the best vineyard sites to hiring the best people and establishing a state-of-the-art winery. Name of maker: 1976 Luis Felipe Edwards Group Nicolas Bizzarri 1850 ha Flat valley, hillside ranging from meters ASL Volcanic rocks, schistic, slate, clay, copper blue colored rocks, red granite 1,200,000 bottles Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Reisling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Carmenere, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre, Carignan Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Central Valley $7.33 $87.96 Chardonnay Central Valley $7.33 $88.00 Chardonnay Reserva 2015 Central Valley $7.33 $88.00 Cabernet Sauvignon Central Valley $7.33 $88.00 Carmenère Central Valley $7.33 $84.00 Pinot Noir Reserva Rapel Valley $9.33 $ Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Central Valley $9.33 $ Carmenère Reserva Colchagua Valley $9.33 $ El Alto 2009 Colchagua Valley $28.67 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 11
12 Álvaro Castro Dão, Portugal Álvaro Castro is widely acknowledged as the leading producer in Portugal s Dão region. Álvaro Castro inherited his 16th century family farm, on which his family had been making wine for centuries, in Under political regimes of the not-so-distant past, every farmer in the region was forced to sell their grapes to Co-ops. In the early 1980 s, Álvaro made a fulltime commitment to reestablishing the family tradition of winemaking. In 2000, after having worked at wineries in Bordeaux and in Portugal with Dirk Niepoort and José Neiva Correia, Maria Castro began working with her father, ensuring the future of the family winemaking legacy. With three farms on which to grow grapes (Quinta da Pellada, Quinta da Saes, and Outeiro), Álvaro is leading the Dao s viticulture movement. Álvaro Castro has harnessed the characteristics of the Dão to produce wines of great freshness and finesse without sacrificing complexity or depth. A long family legacy of winemaking, generations of grape growing and his drive to better understand his terroir culminate in incredibly expressive and pure wines that are never formulaic and reflect a constant evolution a feeling that has caught the attention of the world. Name of maker: 1989 Álvaro Castro Álvaro and Maria Castro 66 ha Mountain Slopes Granite with sand and clay 250,000 bottles Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Tinta Roriz, Encruzado, Bical, Cerceal, Malvasia, Fina, and Verdelho Dão White Dão $12.00 $ Dão White Reserva Dão $20.67 $ Primus Dão $50.46 $ Dão Red 2012 Dão $12.00 $ Dão Red Reserva 2012 Dão $18.00 $ Quinta da Pellada 2011 Dão $50.46 $ Quinta da Pellada Carrocel 2011 Dão $ $ Pape 2010 Dão $50.00 $ Doda 2010 Dão $56.02 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
13 Armagnac Castarède Armagnac, France The Castarède house, currently owned and operated by the charming Florence Castarède, is the oldest business in Armagnac. Founded in 1832 by Jules Nismes, the estate and its cellars sit on the River Baise at Pont-de-Bordes in the Lot-et-Garonne department. The firm is owned by the Castarède family, who are also proprietors of Château de Maniban at Mauléon d Armagnac. The Maniban family were members of the legal aristocracy, who played an important role in developing Bordeaux s fine wine estates and was the first to introduce armagnac to the court of Louis XV. Now in its sixth generation, the Castarède family, under the auspices of Florence, runs the firm and maintains an eco-museum cellar dedicated to preserving their original 19th century spirit. The firm is not a distiller, but rather buys its armagnacs exclusively from the Bas Armagnac, most of which were distilled between 1900 and The Armagnacs are aged in 400 liter oak casks in the Castarède cellars until ready for bottling. To take a sip of a Castarède Armagnac is to experience the history of Armagnac. Name of maker/distiller: Still: 1832 Castarède Family Castarède Family 16 ha Sandy 50,000 bottles Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Folle Blanche Continuous Still Spirit Blanche 750ml Armagnac Controlée $33.33 $ Armagnac Sélection 750ml Armagnac Controlée $32.00 $ Armagnac VSOP 750ml Armagnac Controlée $41.00 $ Armagnac Réserve de le Famille 750ml Armagnac Controlée $68.50 $ Armagnac 750ml 1986 Armagnac Controlée $94.00 $ Armagnac 750ml 1976 Armagnac Controlée $ $ Armagnac 750ml 1966 Armagnac Controlée $ $, Please inquire for a complete list of single vintage Armagnac dating back to 1893 Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 13
14 Axial Vinos Aragon, Spain Axial Vinos is a creative Spanish wine company that develops wines and wineries in a range of leading Spanish wine regions. Led by Louis Geirnaerdt and Eugenie van Ekeris, Axial Vinos has been forging the path of Spanish Creativity since Their success has been based on the close relationship and invaluable support of their winery partners beginning with becoming the proud owners of two authentic, artisanal and sustainable wineries: Bodega Pagos del Moncayo in Campo de Borja and Bodegas La Casa de Lúculo in Navarra. Located in the foothills of the Sierra del Moncayo, Pagos del Moncayo is the result of a family vision to transmit the passion and experience that comes from centuries of tradition cultivating Garnacha in Campo de Borja. Since, they collaborate in the Eco-Innovation Project ECO-PROWINE, being one of the project s pilot wineries that implement eco-initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of wine-making. La Casa de Lúculo is located in the Baja Montaña area, the best region of Navarra, near Pamplona, at the northern limit of vineyard cultivation approaching the Pyrenees. Their name pays tribute to Lucius Licinius Lucullus, the great gourmet of Classical Rome, lover of arts and hedonism. Their elaboration process has been certified as ecological by the UE authority of control CPAEN-NNPEK, producing some of the best wines of Navarra in a 100% natural way. Name of maker: Jardín de Lúcolo 2004 Eugenie van Ekeris, Louis Geirnaerdt, Juan Glaría Juan Glaría 15 ha High plains, rolling hills Calcerous marl, stony ground, fine silt 50,000 bottles Garnacha Pagos del Moncayo 2006 Eugenie van Ekeris, Louis Geirnaerdt, Aibar Family Pedro Aibar 7 ha Moutainous Sandy limestone 78,000 bottles Garnacha, Syrah Jardín de Lúcolo Garnacha Pagos del Moncayo Garnacha Navarra DO Campo de Borja DO $13.33 $17.00 $79.98 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
15 Banzai Beverage Japan Banzai Beverage is an importer of specialty and craft brewed sake. Our company was founded in 2003 by our president, Takahiro Tokura, with the vision of introducing the finest Japanese sake into the American mainstream market. His vision is to spread the appreciation for premium sake by having people try the absolute best that is available. This is why Banzai Beverage exclusively imports hand crafted sake from small family owned microbreweries that would have otherwise never considered their products for export. Umenoyado Brewery [Founded in 1893] Umenoyado brewery was started in Nara, the land where many myths and legends are told of the place where sake was first brewed. From our beginning to this day, we have tried our hardest to make the best local sake of Yamato, keeping our priority: Small quantity, High quality. Using the Katsuragi mountain riverbed as the source for our mother water, and through our special Nanbu method, we have made the taste of our sake delicate and soft. Sakata Brewery [Founded in 1949] The brewery, Sakata Shuzo, is located in Sakata city, Yamagata prefecture, which has been historically known as one of the most prosperous ports in Japan. Sakata Shuzo was established from a coalition of five breweries which have been around since the Edo period. Currently, the president, Shoichi Sato, takes the leading role as the Toji, or master brewer, conducting the brewing process with dedication and uncompromising ways. Niizawa Shuzo Ten Brewery [Founded in 1873] Niizawa Sake Brewing, founded in 1873, is located in the Miyazi Prefecture s Oosaki plain. The area is well known as the birthplace for the Japanese famous branded rice. Hakurakusei mainly uses locally grown rice and focuses on brewing the sake which can match with food. They believe that good sake can bring out the flavor in good food, achieving harmony. Inoue Shuzo Brewery [Founded in 1922] Inoue Shuzo is located along the river bank with a beautiful scenery of the Mino mountain range and rice fields. Igarashi Shuzo Brewery [Founded in 1897] Igarashi Shuzo is headed by Kahori Igarashi-one of the very few female brewmasters in Japan. The brewery is located between two rivers in the mountainous region of Saitama. After the emperor climbed Mt. Rakan in 1882, the mountain was renamed Tenranzan or Emperor s Mountain. Brewmaster Kahori has continuously won top awards in her region and her sake making skills are highly regarded. Yonetsuru Shoten Brewery [Founded in 1704] Established during the mid-edo period, the brewery has over 300 yrs of history. In 1983, the brewery strengthened its ties with the farmers to produce locally grown rice and formed Takahata cho sake rice research group. Their Master brewer is Satoshi Sugai. Sake Brewery Prefecture Jokigen Junmai Daiginjo Kimoto Jokigen Junmai Ginjo 300ml Jokigen Junmai Ginjo 720ml Jokigen Junmai Ginjo 1.8L Bunny Natural Bunny White Peach Bunny Yuzu Bunny Blueberry Hakurakusei Junmai Daiginjo Hakurakusei Junmai Ginjo Hakurakusei Tokubetsu Junami Houjo Bideon Yamahai Junmai Tenranzan Junmai Ginjo Kappa Cho Karakuchi Tokubetsu Junmai Sakata Brewery Sakata Brewery Sakata Brewery Sakata Brewery Umenoyado Brewery Umenoyado Brewery Umenoyado Brewery Umenoyado Brewery Niizawa Shuzo Ten Brewery Niizawa Shuzo Ten Brewery Niizawa Shuzo Ten Brewery Inoue Shuzo Brewery Igarashi Shuzo Brewery Yonetsuru Shoten Brewery Yamagata Yamagata Yamagata Yamagata Nara Nara Nara Nara Miyazi Miyazi Miyazi Fukuoka Saitama Yamagata $35.67 $11.67 $18.96 $44.17 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $43.00 $30.67 $27.36 $27.00 $21.94 $17.75 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 15
16 Basilisco Basilicata, Italy In 1992, Cutolo Family and his wife Nunzia began making wines from their 10 hectare estate in the territory of Barile, on the hillsides of extinct volcano of Monte Vulture at meters above sea level. The volcanic composition of the soil, rich in humus and mineral substances, and the particular microclimate with a great temperature range, make this land ideal for grape growing. In 2010, Basilisco was acquired by Feudi di San Gregorio, increaseing their vineyard site to 20 hectares. Vinification and cellaring occurs inside eight caves that were created in the fifteenth century by Albanian refugees who were fleeing the Turks. Today, under the guidance of Viviana Malafarina, Pierpaolo Sirch and consulting of Denis Dubardieu, they are producing wines that express the rich viticultural history of Basilicata. Name of maker: 1992 Capaldo Family Viviana Malafarina & consulting of Denis Dubardieu 20 ha HIllside Volcanic lava, clay 52,000 bottles Aglianico, Traminer, Fiano, Malvasia Sophia () VDT $15.00 $ Teodosio 2010 Aglianico de Vulture $15.00 $ Basilisco 2009 Aglianico de Vulture $32.67 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
17 Black Cottage Marlbourogh, New Zeland Black Cottage wines are made with passion, traditional old world craftsmanship and modern techniques. Combining select parcels of fruit with modern and alternative winemaking techniques, we strive to create very special wines which are approachable and delicious. The Black Cottage, situated in the heart of the Wairau Valley, is where winemaker David Clouston lives and spends quality time with friends and family. It is also the quiet space in which he contemplates and constructs the very special wines on which he has built a fine reputation. The long, consistent growing season, temperate pacific breeze and cool nights preserve the bright fruit characters which encourage classic Marlborough wines. Sauvignon Blanc is still the region s principal grape but the climate is cool and fine examples of Riesling and Pinot Gris have emerged. With care and nurture, Pinot Noir grown on the Southern Valley hillsides and in the reaches of the Awatere, offer great clarity and finesse. Name of maker: 2004 David Clouston David Clouston Valley floor, terraces, hilllsides Greywacke stone, sand, silt, riverstones, clay, loess 500,000 bottles Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Black Cottage Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough $14.50 $ Black Cottage Pinot Noir Marlborough $18.67 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 17
18 Borgo M Friuli, Italy Borgo M is a Friulian project that was initiated in 2003 between the Fantinel family and DSWS. The estate s driving philosophy is to defy the standards of quality and value of Friulian wine, by producing wines that express variety, terroir, and tradition. All of the fruit comes from estate vineyards owned by the Fantinel family, the largest landholders of Pinot Grigio vineyards in Friuli. Production takes place at the winery of Fantinel, where precision and care goes into the entire process from harvest through winemaking. All of the vineyards are meticulously maintained and harvest takes place at the optimum time to ensure full ripeness. The winemaking philosophy is to express the purest flavors of the varieties. There is no oak used, so there is a very clean, bright berry style that remains consistent through each vintage. Name of maker: 2003 Alberto Zanello Plains Gravel 150,000 bottles Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Friulano Pinot Grigio Friulano Merlot Delle Venezie IGT Friulano DOC Delle Venezie IGT $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
19 Bowen s Spirits California, United States Nearly 25 years ago, Wade Bowen was fortunate enough to meet Bud, a fifth generation moonshiner. While others were experimenting at home making their own craft beers, he was more interested in spirits, particularly Bud s smooth whiskey that was poured from mason jars. Bud shared family secrets and methods with Wade as he was getting on in age and didn t want to see his knowledge and craft die with him. To keep Bud s spirit alive combined with Wade s own experience, they start with a 100% corn base, cut it with a proprietary structured water for purity and consistency, and age it to perfection in reclaimed, fire ravaged oak sourced from forests on central California s Piute mountain range. Because of it s corn base, Bowen s Whiskey is entirely Gluten Free. We are known as the whiskey that both scotch and whiskey drinkers appreciate. It appeals to so many people; whether their preference is straight up, on the rocks or mixed. Both women and men enjoy the smoky California campfire taste that is Bowen s Whiskey. Like other great whiskeys, Bowen s Whiskey neat, stands on it s own. However, it also does very well in new and traditional cocktails or other mixed drinks not normally using whiskey like a Bloody Mary or a Margarita. Our natural approach to marketing is straightforward, it just is what it is, a California whiskey. You either like it or you don t. Name of Distiller: Mash Bill: Still: 2011 Wade Bowen Wade Bowen 12,000 bottles 100% corn Hybrid column reflux Spirit Bowen s American Whiskey Bakersfield, CA $33.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 19
20 Brander Vineyards California, United States The Brander Vineyard, situated on over 45 acres of land just east of Los Olivos, was purchased by the Brander family in The site was chosen by Fred Brander due to its propitious combination of factors: a gently south-facing aspect, excellent soil and a climate ideally suited to growing the grape varieties normally found in the Bordeaux region of France. The wine production is located on the estate vineyard, mere yards from the nearest vines. This proximity allows them the great luxury of processing the grapes almost immediately after they are harvested in the fall, which has a tremendous beneficial impact on their wines. Brander is committed to maintaining environmentally sustainable viticulture and winemaking. They assiduously follow organic and biodynamic principles, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. They strive for their methods to be environmentally sound, economically feasible and socially equitable whenever possible. Name of maker: 1974 Frederic Brander Frederic Brander 45 acres Rolling hills Gravely loam on terrace deposits bottles Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Syrah Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez Valley $13.33 $ Cuvee Natalie Santa Ynez Valley $14.33 $ Au Naturel Santa Ynez Valley $26.67 $ Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Santa Ynez Valley $16.33 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
21 Brooklyn ry New York, United States The Brooklyn ry concept was spawned from co-founders Brian Leventhal and John Stires, who made wine recreationally in New Jersey with former coworkers. Unsatisfied with the 9-to-5 where they plied their trades (and spurred by the incessant itch of the entrepreneurial spirit) they dreamed of opening their own winery; Brooklyn ry was born. Conor McCormack was brought on in the beginning to build and run the winemaking program, taking it from 2,500 cases in annual production to more than 8,000 cases per year. Sourcing grapes from 15 different vineyards from across the country, with more than 10 varieties, and making 18 to 20 different wines per year has plenty of challenges, but the passion and dedication from everyone involved from the farmer in the field to the winery production team, as well as the staff who pours wine for our guests makes it all worthwhile. Because the winery is not located in a grape-growing region (not many vines are located in NYC!) they contract their grapes directly with growers, some who only farm grapes while others also make wine. Sourcing fruit from esteemed growers around the country gives them the unique opportunity to showcase wine styles that reflect the diverse range of climates and growing conditions that are here in the United States. Brooklyn ry carefully chooses vineyards based on a variety of parameters, including soil type, trellis and canopy management, rootstock and variety match, but most importantly, the people who farm the land. Name of maker: 2010 Brian Leventhal & John Stives Conor McCormack 100,000 bottles Chardonnay - Un-oaked Old Vine Zinfandel Finger Lakes, NY Lodi, CA $16.00 $23.33 $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 21
22 90 Casa E. di Mirafiore Piedmont, Italy The winery was founded in the 1870s by King Vittorio Emanuel II of Savoy and named for his son (with Countess Bela Rosin), Emanuele, Count of Mirafiore within the Fontanafredda village in Serralunga d Alba. The name was lost from the estate in the 1940s and passed through several owners until Oscar Farinetti bought the Mirafiore name once again. The wines of Casa E. di Mirafiore are made exclusively from the traditional varieties of the Langhe. Respected winemaker Danilo Drocco follows traditional Piemontese vinification practices including long maceration and aging in large oak casks. The essence of Casa E. di Mirafiore comes to life at the estate in the Fondazione E. di Mirafiore, which includes a restaurant, library, and theater where the winery hosts poetry, music, and speaking events. Name of maker: 1878 Oscar Farinetti and Partners Danilo Drocco 70 ha Hillside Calcareous marl, clay 60,000 bottles Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo Dolcetto d Alba Dolcetto d Alba DOC $15.00 $ Barbera d Alba Superiore 2012 Barbera d Alba DOC $19.00 $ Langhe Nebbiolo 2011 Langhe Nebbiolo DOC $21.67 $ Barolo Classico Barolo DOCG $30.00 $ Barolo Paiagallo 2010 Barolo DOCG $66.00 $ Barolo Lazzarito 2008 Barolo DOCG $80.00 $ Barolo Riserva 2005 Barolo DOCG $90.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
23 90 Casa Marín San Antonio Valley, Chile Casa Marín s story is the dream of María Luz Marín. After proving herself an exemplary winemaker in male-dominated, established wineries of Chile, she looked to her next frontier. She drea med of making wine in Lo Abarca, a small town in the San Antonio Valley of Chile with a brutal climate for grape growing. Against her colleagues and local experts advice, María became the first winemaker in Lo Abarca, never doubting the potential of the land and her abilities. Despite the difficulties of early frosts and persistently cool temperatures, or rather because of them, María Luz Marín succeeded in showing the great heights that passion and dedication can reach. The climate of this beautiful land sets strict natural parameters on viticultural growth, and the result is ultra-low natural yields. From the vineyard to the cellar, all work is done by hand; a final rigorous selection process results in minuscule amounts of concentrated wines with deep complexity, extreme elegance and great balance. There is no counterpart in Chile to María Luz Marín and all that she has achieved in the Lo Abarca Valley. Today, her wines hold worldwide acclaim. Name of maker: 2000 Maria Luz Marín Spring Maria Luz Marín & Felipe Marín 46 ha Steep hills Limestone, clay, sand, loamy clay 120,000 bottles Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Syrah Sauvignon Blanc Cipreses San Antonio Valley $19.00 $ Sauvignon Gris Estero San Antonio Valley $19.00 $ Pinot Noir Lo Abarca Hills 2009 San Antonio Valley $37.00 $ Syrah Miramar 2010 San Antonio Valley $33.33 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 23
24 90 Casa Sabaino Liguria, Italy Niasca Portofino is an association of Portofino residents and enthusiasts who are passionate about the village that seek to restore local traditions; reuse abandoned land; offer high quality and at a reasonable price services and products; convey the beauty of Portofino and its local products in Italy and abroad. In the tradition of local Ligurian winemaking, Nostralino wine was created by blending together all the different grapes present in a single vineyard. Casa Sabaino s Nostralino is produced exclusively from Vermentino and Bianchetta Genovese grapes that are hand-harvested using 20-kilograms baskets along the hills that face the Gulf of Tigullio, between Portofino and Sestri Levante. Name of maker: 2011 Oscar Farinetti and Partners Danilo Drocco Cliffs along the coast of the mediterranian sea 15,000 bottles Bianchetta Genovese, Vermentino Nostralino Portofino Nostralino Portofino Portofino Portofino $26.67 $26.67 $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
25 Casoni Emilia-Romagna, Italy Established in 1814 in Finale Emilia (Modena), CASONI today is a sound business and one of the leading brands in Europe in the production and marketing of liqueurs and spirits. Over the years CASONI has developed a wide range of products, specializing mainly in the production of liqueurs regional Italian. The special attention paid to new consumer trends and the growing propensity to export has led the brand CASONI to be a benchmark for the modern retail and business brands worldwide. Tradition, specialized knowledge, flexibility and high production capacity are the guarantees that have made CASONI one of the main players on the international market for liquors and spirits to "label dedicated". Operators of modern distribution and the world Ho.Re.Ca. CASONI provide the required production capacity up to 30 million bottles, thanks to the activity of the three factories, two in Finale Emilia and one in Slovakia. Essential in providing a complete and high-profile, are also the timeliness and flexibility of the delivery service that is part of the logistics center of Finale Emilia Casoni Fabbricazione Liquori S.P.A 30,000 bottles Spirit Casoni Aperitivo 1894 Emilia-Romagna $16.00 $96.00 Casoni Fernet Emilia-Romagna Preview Casoni Tripe Sec Emilia-Romagna Preview Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 25
26 Castello ColleMassari Tuscany, Italy The estate of Castello ColleMassari was founded in 1998 in Montecucco and is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Amiata. Claudio Tipa, owner of the famed Grattamacco estate in Bolgheri and Poggio di Sotto in Montalcino, saw the potential to make great Sangiovese and Vermentino in Montecucco and was on the forefront of establishing Montecucco as a great wine region. While Montecucco lies close to Brunello di Montalcino, Sangiovese from Montecucco has a unique personality to its more widely recognized neighbours. The Tipa family rebuilt the Medieval Castle on the grounds and added to it a modern, state-of-the-art winery. With a gravity-flow cellar that is dedicated to the principles of bio-architecture and biodynamic engineering, the winery is producing organic wines that have gained the attention of the entire world and in was elected ry of the Year by Gambero Rosso. Name of maker: 1998 Tipa-Bertarelli Family Luca Marrone 110 ha Steep and hilly Cracked sandstone, sea gravel, limestone and clay, red clay, clay loam 500,000 bottles Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vermentino, Greco Bianco Melacce Montecucco DOC $15.00 $90.00 Rigoleto Montecucco DOC $15.00 $90.00 ColleMassari Riserva Montecucco Riserva DOC $20.00 $ Poggio Lombrone 2012 Montecucco Riserva DOC $50.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
27 94 CDR Rhône, France The Rhône Valley has a long tradition for winemaking and by the eighteenth century the wines from its southern banks had become so renowned that all casks were required to be branded with the letters CDR by a 1737 royal decree. Honoring this appellation s historic reputation for quality, CDR Côtes du Rhône is made from old bush vines planted atop a sunny, windswept plateau in Laudun, one of the four original Côtes du Rhone villages. Here, the vines are cooled by the Mistral breezes while their roots reach deep into the poor limestone and gravel soils to produce this expressive and elegant wine with plush fruit, racy acidity, and silky tannins. Name of maker: 2010 Domaine Select & Spirits Henri Milan Platau Limestone with gravel 300,000 bottles Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault Côtes du Rhône 2012 Côtes du Rhône $10.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 27
28 Cefalicchio Puglia, Italy Cefalicchio is, first of all, an agricultural company devoted to the production and manufacturing of high-quality organic agricultural products. The company is presently run by Fabrizio Rossi, an agronomist with a long-standing experience in the application of biodynamic techniques in agriculture as well as in the related procedures of quality control. Along with Cefalicchio estate, where is possible doing wine taste and wineyard tours, the company runs a second productive unit, the Lama Marangi estate, located near Minervino Murge. Today the Azienda Agricola Cefalicchio covers a total of around 105 hectares and is nestled in a typically Mediterranean hilly landscape that is delightful in all seasons. The changeover to a biodynamic method of agriculture took place in Ever since, Cefalicchio has pledged itself to establishing an environment-friendly activity that works in total harmony with its natural surroundings. A sustainable entity in the broadest sense of the term. It is in this environment that our wines and our extravirgin olive oil are born. s made exclusively from our biodynamic grapes (as it happens for the olive oil exclusively obtained from our estate grown olives), whose primary aim is to express the combination of climate and soil from which they derive. Is to be authentic. Name of maker: Feudi San Gregorio Pierpaolo Sirch 36 ha Murgia Limestone 70,000 bottles Nero di Troia, Bombino Bianco, Chardonnay, Morellone, Moscato Bianco La Pietraia Biano Castel del Monte Bianco DOP $14.00 $ Jalal Bianco Puglia Bianco IGP $14.00 $ Romanico 2011 Castel del Monte Rosso DOP $20.00 $ Cefalicchio Rosso 2011 Castel del Monte Rosso DOP $20.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
29 Certosa di Belriguardo Tuscany, Itlay has always been one of the passions of Gianna Nannini who, engaging the services of qualified winemaking experts, first and foremost the oenologist Renzo Cotarella, has ensured that Certosa di Belriguardo has become one of the most renowned and interesting estates in the area. The Belriguardo Charterhouse stands on the hills surrounding Siena, about 7 km from the city center. The context is one of typical Tuscan beauty: a landscape where vines and olive trees alternate in an array of colors, creating the atmospheres that have traditionally earmarked this land as being perfectly suited to winegrowing. The estate (which occupies an area of about 75 hectares, 8 of which are cultivated as vineyards) is located in the Chianti delle Colline Senesi region, where the Sangiovese grape variety holds the role of undisputed protagonist. The Cellar Registers date back to the end of the 16th century and testify to the existence of a bracelet pergola and of an abundant and prestigious production of wine sold on the Siena market. There is written evidence of the existence of varieties such as Moscatello, Rosso and Bianco di Clausura. These time-honored names, originally given to the wines made by the monks, have been partly revived to emphasize the close link between the estate s present-day production and that of its historical past. Name of maker: 1347 Gianna Nannini Renzo Cotarella 8 ha Hillside Sandy clay 58,000 bottles Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon Chianti Chianti Classico InNno di San Giove Baccano Toscano Rosso Chiostro di Venere Rosso di Clausura Chianti DOCG Chianti Classico DOCG Toscana IGT Toscana IGT Toscana IGT Toscana IGT $11.00 $13.00 $12.00 $16.33 $24.67 $30.50 $ $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 29
30 94 Champagne David Léclapart Champagne, France David Léclapart is a fourth generation Champagne house located in the Premier Cru village of Trépail in the Montagne de Reims. When his father passed away in 1996 and his mother asked him to take over the estate, he agreed to do so only on the condition that he would be able to farm them biodynamically. Since the 2000 vintage the estate has been certified biodynamic by both Ecocert and Demeter. David, himself, biodynamically farms his three hectares of land divided among 20 parcels, guided by the principles of purity, energy, pleasure and ecology. He believes the creative forces behind biodynamics (water, earth, wind, and fire) works in perfect accordance with his four principles to show how nature expresses itself through Champagne. These practices are translated in the cellar, where there is minimal intervention. Dedicated to transmitting the individual characteristics of each vintage into his wines, David does not use any reserve wines. Name of maker: 1988 David Léclapart David Léclapart 3 ha Rolling hills Chalky marl 15,000 bottles Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir L Amateur Blanc de Blancs 2011 Champagne $69.33 $ L Artiste Blanc de Blancs 2009 Champagne $ $ L Astre Blanc de Noirs 2011 Champagne $ $ L Apotre Blanc de Blancs 2009 Champagne $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
31 94 Champagne Dehours Champagne, France The Dehours estate was founded by Jérôme s grandfather, Ludovic, in 1930 and was among the first independent growers. Jérôme s father, Robert, then took over the reins, but unfortunately he passed away when Jérôme was young, and a group of financial partners took control of the business. In 1996, Dehours was able to take the estate back into family hands with a focus on sustainable viticulture and an increasing emphasis being placed on expressing the character of individual terroirs. In the words of Peter Liem, Dehours is increasingly becoming better known among champagne aficionados as a source of mouth-filling, boldly-flavored and terroir-expressive wines. Name of maker: 1930 Jerome Dehours Jerome Dehours 14 ha Rolling hills Clay 80,000 bottles Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Grande Reseve Les Vignes de la Vallée Rosé Oeil de Perdix Brisefer La Cote en Bosses La Croix Joly Les Genevraux Trio S Champagne Champagne Champagne Champagne Champagne Champagne Champagne Champagne $40.00 $48.00 $56.00 $63.33 $63.33 $ $63.33 $75.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 31
32 Champagne Fleury Champagne, France Champagne Fleury has been run by the Fleury family for over a century, with each generation contributing to its reputation for innovation. In 1901, Emile Fleury became the first grower in Champagne to replant Pinot Noir after phyloxerra. His son, Robert Fleury, then made the unusual decision to bottle his own champagne in In the 1970s, Jean-Pierre Fleury became concerned about the effects of chemical agriculture on the environment and began experimenting with manual tilling and composting followed by a trial of biodynamy on 3 hectares of the estate in Within 3 years he decided to apply those principles to the entirety of his vineyard holdings. In 1993, Gault-Millau elected Jean-Pierre winemaker of the year and the international recognition has continued. Located in the Côtes de Bar in the village of Courteron, the Fleury estate vineyards stretch 15 hectares on both slopes of the Seine valley. Name of maker: 1895 Jean-Pierre Fleury Jean Sébastien 15 ha 20% Flat, 80% Slopes Calcareous and clay from Kimmeridgian; Portlandian from the late jurrasic period 200,000 bottles Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc Fleur de l Europe Brut Cepages Blancs Bolero Sonate No. 9 Opus 10 Millesime Extra Brut Rosé de Saignée Champagne AOC Champagne AOC Champagne AOC Champagne AOC Champagne AOC Champagne AOC $42.00 $66.00 $66.44 $ $70.00 $73.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
33 94 Champagne Philippe Gonet Champagne, France Founded in 1830, Champagne Philippe Gonet is located in the heart of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, literally a stone s throw from icons Champagne Salon and Clos du Mesnil. Chardonnay is the grape of choice with 19 hectares planted in 11 different villages. One third of their Chardonnay sites are in Le Mesnil, with one historical parcel planted in Today the estate is run by the seventh generation brother and sister team of Pierre and Chantal Gonet. They have continued to elevate the house as a reference for Chardonnay from Le Mesnil with wines of marked structure that express the rich, pure, nuanced and mineral character of the terroir of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. The house has built its reputation on Blanc de Blancs for the past 100 years. While technically a negociant, the Gonet family is among the largest family growers in Champagne and the majority of their production is from estate grown fruit. Pierre and Chantal are committed to espousing the terroir of Le Mesnil through their distinct Blanc de Blancs cuvees. Name of maker: 1830 Chantal Bregeon and Pierre Gonet Pierre Gonet 23 ha Rolling hills Pure white chalk (limestone) 200,000 bottles Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier Grande Reserve Brut Champagne $43.00 $ Signature Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne $46.00 $ Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne $50.00 $ Roy Soleil Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru Champagne $56.00 $ Millésimé Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru 2007 Champagne $63.08 $ Belmnita Millésimé Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru 2005 Champagne $ $1, Rosé Brut Champagne $52.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 33
34 94 Château de Valcombe Rhône, France Château de Valcombe, family owned since 1749, is the southernmost estate in the Costières de Nîmes. Close to the Mediterranen Sea and planted on soils boasting the highest concentration of limestone in the region, the wines of Château de Valcombe are refined, concentrated and display exuberant freshness. In 1791 the estate received official recognition from the revolutionary army for the quality of wines sent to the frontlines; wines from the domain were featured at the 1855 and 1873 World s Fairs. Following the Second World War, the estate was inherited by Charles Ricome, who replanted most of the vineyards and was among the first to plant Syrah in the appellation. The reins of the estate have been handed to Charles son Dominique and his grandsons Basile and Nicolas. The vineyards planted in 1955 are still in cultivation and are, along with the entirety of the estates vineyards, in the process of being converted to completely organic. Name of maker: 1740 Dominique Ricome Basile and Nicolas Ricombe 75 ha South facing hills, 3% to 4% slope, overlooking the camargue ponds Well-drained, thick layers of Rhône pebbles over limestone 350,000 bottles Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino, Viognier Rosé 2015 Costières de Nîmes AOC $12.00 $ Marsanne-Vermentino 2015 Costières de Nîmes AOC $12.00 $ Prestige Blanc Costières de Nîmes AOC $20.33 $ Grenache-Syrah Costières de Nîmes AOC $12.00 $ Prestige Rouge Costières de Nîmes AOC $20.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
35 94 Château Perron Bordeaux, France In 1531, Jean de Pontac, owner of Château Haut Brion, acquired Chateau Perron after witnessing it s potential to produce great Graves wines. Today, this lovely estate is owned and managed by the Guignard family, wine growers since 1610 that are now the leading vineyard owners in the Graves region. The company is run by the three Guignard brothers, Bruno, Dominique and Pascal, who have become the most important producers of the Graves appellation and are recognized as the true specialists of the region. Dominique Guignard is the agricultural engineer who studied at the Ecole Superieure d Agriculture de Purpan and worked abroad in the United States before returning to his family s winery in He is currently the President of Graves, established the Route des Vins de Bordeaux, Sauternes and Graves. Bruno Guignard, who joined the family operation in 1992, serves as oenlogist having received a Masters in Management from the Bordeaux Institue of Oenology. Pascal Guignard who holds degrees in viticulture and oenlogy and worked in Stellenbosch South Africa joined his brothers in 1996 as quality control engineer. Name of maker: 1531 Bruno, Dominique and Pascal Guignard Dominique Guignard 21 ha Hilly country Gravely soil 110,000 bottles Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon, Semillion, Muscadelle Graves Blanc Graves AOC $17.00 $ Graves Rouge 2010 Graves AOC $17.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 35
36 Cliffton Dry New York, United States Founding partner Shelagh D Arcy-Hinds, a New Yorker who hails from South Africa, was inspired to create Cliffton Dry when she noted that a fresh, sparkling beverage like the sparkling apple wine she had enjoyed in her college years in Cape Town was missing in the United States. She sought to create a light, healthy, 100% cold pressed drink that would fulfill a desire among a new generation of drinkers who are looking for an all natural, more delicate, crisp, dry taste. Akin to a dry prosecco, Cliffton Dry finds its captivatingly clean and refreshing taste through production in a vineyard, as opposed to a cider mill or brewery. Cliffton Dry s unique taste is due to its being fermented naturally in stainless steel tanks for up to two months. During fermentation, our golden juice goes through three cycles of PH testing -until the sugar has burned off and we re left with a light golden color, that is delicate and dry, with hints of citrus and slight apple notes, giving you a refined, refreshing, clean taste. Name of Distiller: Still: 2012 Shelagh D Arcry-Hinds Shelagh D Arcry-Hinds & Mike Biltonen, Master Blender 60,000 bottles Fermented in the Charmat Method Cliffton Dry is a blend of 7 apples with a base of Fuji Cider Region Cliffton Dry 355ml Finger Lakes $2.83 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
37 94 Clos Pissarra Montsant & Priorat, Spain Clos Pissarra is a project born out of friendship and a longing to return to one s roots. Master Sommelier and Proprietor of Miura Vineyards, Emmanuel Kemiji and Chefs Gerald Hirigoyen, Sylvain Portay and Laurent Manrique were mesmerized by the romance of possibly owning a vineyard and producing a wine with their own signature. in 2005, the venture grew to include more friends, significant among the Roger Lethander and Bob Hackman, and several more vineyards in neighboring Priorat. In 2010, a winery was finally completed and over time the production will reach a scant 2,500 cases, but the object here has never been commercial and is instead driven by quality and pride. Name of maker: 2003 Emmanuel Kemiji Maruxa Roel 24 ha Very mountainous Slate, clay 36,000 bottles Grenache, Carignan, White Grenache El Sol Blanc Montsant $27.00 $ Arrels 2008 Montsant $21.67 $ Aristan 2009 Montsant $21.67 $ El Ramon 2008 Priorat $35.00 $ El Mont 2008 Priorat $75.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 37
38 Cognac Grosperrin Cognac, France 59 Grosperrin is one of the last independent Cognac houses. As a broker, Jean had developed an elaborate network of growers who opened their cellar doors for him and allowed him to buy some of their most precious stocks. The company philosophy is to maintain individual grower batches, without blending them with others, producing a wide array of distinctive products from all of the appellations of Cognac. The result is an unparalleled selection, of single vintage, single barrel, and single estate Cognacs, each with a unique personality and history. Today, the family-owned company is exclusively dedicated to the selection, aging, and distribution of rare, aged Cognac dating from 1991 all the way back to World War II, carrying all of the necessary guarantees of quality and authenticity. Name of Founder: Area of Production: Variety: Still: 1992 Jean Grosperrin Grosperrin Family 25,000 bottles Congac Ugni, Folles Blanche Copper pot Spirit Petite Champagne VSOP 750ml Petite Champagne $52.50 $ Fine Champagne XO Fine Champagne $ $ Folle Blanche 750ml Grande Champagne $85.00 $ Bois Ordinaires Coeur De Fut 1991 Bois Ordinaires $ $ Fins Bois Coeur De Fut 1988 Fin Bois $ $ Petite Champagne Coeur De Fut 1989 Petite Champagne $ $ Please inquire for a complete list of single vintage Cognac 38 Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
39 COS Sicily, Italy Azienda Agricola COS was founded by Giambattista (Titta) Cilia, Giusto Occhipinti and Cirino (Rino) Strano, three friends who wanted to recreate the work of their ancestors. The acronym (Cilia-Occhipinti-Strano) not only represents the company s name, but also the beginning of a remarkable partnership. In 1980, the trio became the youngest winemakers in Italy when they bought Joseph Cilia s old family winery. Located in the historic town of Bastonaca, the vineyard measured just over a mere three hectares. Their first harvest on October 5 produced only 1470 bottles; nevertheless, this marked the beginning of their adventures and the radical restructuring of the region of Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Fascinated by ancient cellar practices, COS decided to work with amphoras, clay jars that were used by the ancient Greeks. The first shipment came from Spain in September 2000, and thus, Pithos was born and a new COS identity was created was the first vintage bottled in the new cellar. The old oak barrels were replaced by 150 amphoras, one of the largest collections in the world, and they began making Pithos Bianco with the local Grecanico grape. Today, COS is synonymous with Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Their love of the region and its singular terroir produces some of the finest wines Italy has to offer. Name of maker: 1980 Giusto Occhipinti & Giambattista Cilia Giusto Occhipinti & Giambattista Cilia 25 ha Rolling hills, a limestone plateau at 250 meters ASL Calcareous and siliceous with compact clay and tufa 200,000 bottles Nero d Avola, Frappato, Insolia, Grecanico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Rami Terre Siciliane IGT $20.00 $ Pithos Bianco Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG $23.67 $ Nero di Lupo Terre Siciliane IGT $20.00 $ Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG $23.67 $ Pithos Rosso Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG $22.67 $ Maldafrica 2012 Terre Siciliane IGT $23.00 $ Cerasuolo Delle Fontane 2010 Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG $47.00 $ Contrada 2008 Terre Siciliane IGT $60.00 $ Aestas Sicilliae 375ml Sicilia IGT $36.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 39
40 Cowbell Williamette Valley, United States Cowbell pays tribute to the cowboys who were some of the first settlers of the American west on sites that today are valued for the production of high quality varietal wines. Like many fine wine regions, Oregon s Willamette Valley boasts a climate that ideally suited for both viticulture for growing grasses for cattle grazing. Cowbell Pinot Noir recognizes the intrinsic connection between livestock and viticulture that thrives in this agriculturally renowned region. Together with skilled winemaker and distiller, Tad Seestedt, Cowbell Pinot Noir was developed to express the varietal purity and regional personality of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and yields from old vine, high elevation sites. This pristine fruit couple with Tad s delicate touch results in a wine that reflects both the innate nerve and balanced acidity that have made Willamette Valley such a compelling wine region. Name of maker: Domaine Select & Spirits Tad Seestedt Hillside Volcanic basalt and sedimentary rock 3,000 bottles Pinot Noir Pinot Gris Pinot Noir Williamette Valley Williamette Valley Preview $18.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
41 Cupano Tuscany, Italy Cupano sits on a rolling plain at the far edges of Montalcino, south of Siena on a stony hill above the Ombrone River. Under the guidance of several winemaking masters, Ornella Tondini and Lionel Cousin, came together to produce wines that embody the memory, the landscape, the season, and the story of their enchantment with this special estate. Henri Jayer instilled many of his beliefs including not using chemical fertilizers or pesticides, limiting yields, strict selection on the sorting table with removal of any unripe or moldy grapes, autochthonous yeasts, and malolactic on the lees in new French barriques. Carlo Ferrini selected the land for the vines and the vine-stocks, the growth system and the height of the vines. François Bouchet initiated biodynamy and only when Giulio Gambelli, glass in hand, gives the thumbs up, are the wines bottled. Their beautiful, terroir-driven wines - Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and their Bordeaux-style blend, Ombrone Sant Antimo - embody the wisdom of that decision in their purity, complexity and specificity of place. Name of maker: 1988 Ornella Tondini and Lionello Cousin Lionello Cousin 7 ha 200 meters ASL Sandy clay with cobble stones 14,000 bottles Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Brunello di Montalcino 2003 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG $ $ Brunello di Montalcino 2005 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG $98.00 $ Brunello di Montalcino 2008 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG $85.00 $ Sant Antimo Ombrone Rosso 2006 Sant Antimo DOC $48.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 41
42 Dehesa de los Canónigos Castilla y Leon, Spain It is now 26 years since 1989, when Luis Sanz Busto made the decision to put the very first Dehesa de los Canónigos wine on the market. The estate was home to a farm, originally owned by an order of monks (the Canons and that is the origin of the name of the property and our wines) but, thanks to diverse awards and positive consumer reviews, it is now best known as producer of some of the finest wines available in the Ribera del Duero D.O. The estate belonged to the Lecanda family in the 19th Century, together with Vega Sicilia-and here stood the first vineyard in Spain to be replanted with vines brought from Napa Valley in California, after the devastation caused by phylorexia. In 1931 ownership passed over to Idelfonso Cid and Vicenta Sanchez, the grandparents of Maria Luz Cid, who is the current owner and founder of the winery, together with her husband, Luis Sanz. Today, two of their children, Belen and Ivan Sanz Cid, have taken on the responsibility of carrying on the family tradition. Ivan is the winery's Managing Director and Belen, one of Spain's few female enologists, irrefutable proof of how she has inherited her father's passion for wine and of the effort she has put into her career. Dehesa de los Canónigos stands out for the exquisite care in ensuring the quality and reputation of their wines. The quality of the wine is the result of carefully selected, hand-picked fruit, followed by an indoor inspection process where only the roundest, perfectly ripe grapes are selected. Name of maker: 1989 Luis Sanz Busto Belen Sanz Cid 70 ha South orientation, some slopes, 900 mt. ASL Calcareus clay, chalk,river stone 250,000 bottles Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Albillo Crianza Solideo Reserva Ribera del Duero D.O. Ribera del Duero D.O. $22.00 $38.00 $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
43 Didier Meuzard Burgundy, France Didier Meuzard has been producing brandies, ratafia, eaux de vie and liquors for decades from Burgundian fruit. What makes his work so special is that Didier is one of the few distillers who was given the right to tow his still through the vineyards. During the harvest season, Didier takes his stills to the renowned villages of Côtes de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne- Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Morey Saint Denis. From these prestigious winegrowing regions, wine producers bring him the grapes that have been pressed gently. The quality of the grapes is key to the end result. Still: Area of Production: Variety: 1990 Didier Meuzard Burgundy Copper column still 20,000 bottles Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Spirit Marc de Bourgogne 750ml 1990 Marc de Bourgogne AOR $52.00 $ Fine de Bourgone 750ml 1990 Vieux de Bourgone AOR $52.00 $ Ratafia de Bourgone 750ml Bourgogne $36.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 43
44 94 Diplomático La Miel, Venezuela Rum Diplomático was established in 1959 out of a partnership between Venezuela s best rum distilleries and Seagram s International and its Reserva Exclusiva formed part of their Rare Rums of The Carribean collection. After Seagram s sold the distilleries back to its Venezuela distillers and operators, Rum Diplomático continued to build onits past success. In the 2000s, the line was extended to include an aged blanco, a two year añejo, an eight year reserva, along with, of course, the twelve year Reserva Exclusiva. In the past ten years, Rum Diplomático has become the most awarded rum in the world, and it s master distiller, Tito Cordero, is the only person to have won Master Blender of the Year two times (2011, ) from London s Golden Rum Barrel Awards. The Rum Diplomático distilleries were the first in Venezuela to be certified with ISO in recognition of its environmental initiatives. In, a Drinks International survey revealed the Rum Diplomático is the #1 Trendiest Rum in America s Hottest Bars. Master Distiller: Area of Production: Still: 1959 DIUSA Tito Cordero 5,000,000 bottles La Miel Column copper pot, batch colomn Spirit Anejo 750ml Ron de Venezuela $17.00 $ Blanco 750ml Ron de Venezuela $27.00 $ Reserva 750ml Ron de Venezuela $24.00 $ Exclusiva 750ml Ron de Venezuela $33.00 $ Exclusiva 375ml Ron de Venezuela $17.50 $ Ambassador 750ml Ron de Venezuela $ $ Single 750ml 2000 Ron de Venezuela $90.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
45 Domaine du Clos des Fées Roussillon, France Celebrated sommelier and wine journalist Hervé Bizeuil (Best Sommelier in France in 1981) established his estate in the Roussillon in 1998, converting his garage into a small winery for his first vintage. The 27 hectares of vines span 125 tiny sites in several distinct terroirs in Roussillon, some as much as 15 kilometers apart from each other. The myriad of subsoils ranging from granite to schist to limestone to small pebbles reflect the incredible diversity of the vineyards that are planted with old vine (up to 100 years old) Grenache Blanc, Grenache Rouge, Syrah, Carignan, and Mourvèdre. Hervé s vision was quickly recognized: he was named Guide des Sommeliers maker of the year in 2002, Gault et Millau s Best Newcomer in 2003, and Revue du Vin de France s Number One in Rousillon in Today, the wines are some of the most sought after in France and reflect Hervé s passion and philosophy for life and for great wine. Name of maker: 1998 Hervé Bizeul Hervé Bizeul 40 ha Low mountain region Clay-limestone soil 150,000 bottles Grenache, Lladoner Pelut, Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre Grenache Blanc Vielles Vignes 2010 Côtes du Rousillon AOC $25.00 $ Les Sorcières Côtes du Rousillon AOC $14.66 $ Côtes du Roussillon Vielles Vignes 2011 Côtes du Rousillon AOC $30.00 $ Le Clos des Fées 2012 Côtes du Rousillon AOC $56.67 $ La Petite Siberie 2009 Côtes du Rousillon AOC $ $1, Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 45
46 Domaine Emmanuel Giboulot Burgundy, France Situated just outside of Beaune, Emmanuel Giboulot has worked on an organic basis and with biodynamic methods since The vineyards represent 10 hectares and are scattered on 12 plots between Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune including the lieu-dits of La Grande Chatelaine and Combe d Eve. Emmanuel, who took the reins of the estate in 1985, is always in search for quality, integrity and respect for the natural typicity of the grapes He uses only natural indigenous yeasts and the use of SO 2 is careful and adapted to each particular wine. In the words of Clive Coates, MW Low yields, hand harvesting, and meticulously clean vinifications lead to lovely pure wines. Name of maker: 1986 Emmanuel Giboulot Emmanuel Giboulot 10 ha From 280 m to 400 m ASL Clay, chalk 35,000 bottles Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Beurot La Grande Chatelaine 2011 Côte de Beaune AOC $32.00 $ Combe d Eve 2011 Côte de Beaune AOC $40.00 $ Terres Burgondes 2010 Saint Marie La Blanche IGP $20.00 $ Beaune Lulune 2010 Beaune AOC $35.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
47 Don Ciccio & Figli Washingtion D.C., United States From the picturesque Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy to historic Washington D.C., an Italian family s legacy steeped in rich tradition lives on through the launch of Don Ciccio & Figli. Francesco Ciccio Amodeo, President and Master Distiller, began his journey in the hospitality industry as a young boy growing up in the quaint town of Furore, Italy along the Amalfi Coast where the majority of his family members served as some of the most celebrated and respected chefs, winemakers, and artisanal liqueur purveyors. Francesco s career in the hospitality industry began in earnest at a resort in his hometown. Rising quickly through the ranks, Amodeo went on to acquire specialized industry certifications. Armed with this training and a wealth of family history, Francesco left Italy for D.C. to make his mark in the American hospitality industry. Amodeo broke into the D.C. hospitality industry with coveted management positions at prestigious culinary establishments including Butterfield 9, Hook, and Bibiana. Rather than limit himself to one restaurant, Amodeo took a leap of faith, and left Bibiana so that he could concentrate all of his time and energy into creating his artisanal Rosoli and Amari line featuring sweet and savory seasonal flavors, aperitivi and Amari giving way to the birth of Don Ciccio & Figli in Washington D.C. Name of Distiller: Francesco Amodeo Francesco Amodeo 30,000 bottles Spirit Region Mandarinetto 750ml Washington D.C. $24.00 $ Ibisco 750ml Washington D.C. $24.00 $ Fico D India 750ml Washington D.C. $24.00 $ Finocchietto 750ml Washington D.C. $24.00 $ Concerto 750ml Washington D.C. $24.00 $ Amaro dell Sirene 750ml Washington D.C. $34.00 $ Luna Amara 750ml Washington D.C. $30.00 $ Cinque Aperitivo Americano Washington D.C. $30.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 47
48 Doran Vineyards Paarl, South Africa Doran Vineyards, a collaboration between two long-time friends that combines Irish flair and passion for life with a South African love and appreciation of the land and its traditions, is a boutique Irish-African vineyard venture in the Voor Paardeberg. Irishman Edwin Doran first started visiting South Africa in the early 90 s when his successful school sports travel business ran their first rugby tour to Wynberg Boys High School. Head of the Wynberg governing body and father of the rugby captain, was André Badenhorst and the two men instantly found common ground over their shared love of rugby and wine. André s role within the South African wine industry has been of huge importance, founding and building up some of the Cape s most iconic wine farms and enduring wine brands. After farming in Constantia, first leasing Buitenverwachting and creating the hugely-popular Buiten Blanc, and then establishing Constantia Uitsig from scratch, André was intrigued by the new challenge of leaving cool-climate winemaking behind to focus on the warmer Voor Paardeberg region. The farm itself, Far Horizons, is 179ha in the heart of one of South Africa s most up-and-coming wine districts, Voor Paardeberg. The combination of opportunities afforded by the new cellar, André s expertise and Edwin s business acumen has meant that Doran Vineyards has been able to entice accomplished young winemaker, Martin Lamprecht, away from the Rhône Valley back to his South African roots. Name of maker: 2010 Edwin Doran and Andre Badenhorst Martin Lamprecht 120 acres Gradual slope Table Mountain sandstone 100,000 bottles Chenin, Grenache Gris, Roussanne, Pinotage, Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc Appelation Chenin Blanc Swartland $10.00 $ Pinotage Voor-Paardeberg $10.00 $ Shiraz 2012 Voor-Paardeberg $10.00 $ The Romy D 2012 Voor-Paardeberg $10.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
49 Excellia Jalisco, Mexico TEQUILA GRAND CRU Excellia is a 100% weber blue agave tequila, handcrafted in the region of Los Altos. Benefiting from exceptional double casks maturation, Excellia is a Tequila Grand Cru that commands unparalleled sophistication. Simultaneously aged in the most prestigious French Brandy barrels and Grand Cru Sauternes wine casks and blended at optimal maturation, the range is composed of 3 different interpretations. Excellia Tequila Blanco: Aged a few weeks, Excellia Blanco reveals spicy, vanilla and leather notes, usually seen in more mature tequilas, without losing the classic focus and strength of Blanco tequilas. Excellia Tequila Reposado: The 9 months ageing provides a round and extensive mouthfeel with rich honey, cigar-box, and caramelized-agave/pumkin notes mixed with subtle rancio and orchard fruits. Excellia Tequila Añejo: Aged in average 18 months, Excellia Añejo delivers dessert wine with evolving notes of rancio, baked spices and herbs, leather and sandalwood. Name of Founder: Still: 2009 EuroGate (EWG Spirits) Jean Sébastien Robicquet 60,000 bottles Copper still Spirit Region Excellia Blanco 750ml Jalisco $39.00 $ Excellia Blanco 50ml Jalisco $3.00 $ Excellia Reposado 750ml Jalisco $48.00 $ Excellia Reposado 50ml Jalisco $4.00 $ Excelia Añejo 750ml Jalisco $57.00 $ Excellia Añejo 50ml Jalisco $4.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 49
50 Fantinel Friuli, Italy Fantinel winery was born from the passion of Mario Fantinel, a well-known restaurateur in Friuli Venezia Giulia, who in 1969 purchased the first vineyards to raise the standard of the products offered to his customers. Love for wine was soon inherited by his sons, Luciano, Gianfranco and Loris, who increasingly expanded the family property. Nowadays, with the third generation represented by Marco, Stefano and Mariaelena, Fantinel has become an internationally prestigious company. Its pulsating heart is in Tauriano di Spilimbergo, where an elegant winery manages over 300 hectares of vineyards divided into the most renowned zones in the region, including the Grave area that gives birth to Borgo Tesis wines range as well as to the prestigious Sparkling line, so famous especially for the globally esteemed Prosecco. Passion, tradition and innovation are the values whereby Fantinel has increasingly become an important point of reference in Italian wine business, boasting a massive presence in foreign markets: Fantinel wines are sold in over 90 countries, particularly in top-level on-trade sector and in the best specialized shops. A success confirmed by the excellent reviews received by international press. Name of maker: 1969 Fantinel Family Alberto Zanello 300 ha Alluvial plain (alt. 100 mt.)/rolling hills (alt. 200 mt.) Gravely/marly sandstones 2,000,000 bottles Glera, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Nero, Ribolla Gialla Brut Grave DOC $16.66 $ Prosecco Grave DOC $11.33 $ Prosecco "One & Only" Grave DOC $16.66 $ Brut Rosé One & Only Grave DOC $11.33 $ Pinot Grigio del Grave Grave DOC $12.00 $ Chardonnay del Grave Grave DOC $12.00 $ Cabernet del Grave Grave DOC $12.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
51 GiÀ Marche and Piedmont, Italy GiÀ was designed for all wine lovers around the globe, who enjoy - not only tasting but - drinking great wines. GiÀ Langhe DOC Rosso and GiÀ Marche Bianco are wines with low alcohol content, respectively in each variety. The reduction of the alcohol content is the final result of painstaking practices of selection of vineyards and grape, of harvest time management and control of yield per hectare, and continues in the cellar. The low alcohol content allows for the characteristics and peculiarities of its noble grapes of origin to be perfectly preserved. GiÀ is bottled in 1 liter bottles, an ideal format for social occasions at home and in restaurants. GiÀ is eco-friendly the 1L Volumi Bollati bottle is made with 85% recycled glass. The label is also printed on recycled paper using vegetable-based colors. Name of maker: 2010 Oscar Farinetti Danilo Drocco Hillside Calcareous 30,000 bottles Malvasia Istriana, Ribolla, Pinot Grigio, Verdicchio Marche Bianco 1L Marche Verdicchio DOC $13.33 $79.98 Langhe Rosso 1L Langhe DOC $13.33 $79.98 Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 51
52 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Piedmont, Italy With the cellar founded in 1761, Giacomo Borgogno e Figli is among the oldest names associated with wine in the Langhe region. The legendary Borgogno Barolos are classics in the history of Italian wine, and the estate has an extensive library collection. This library has been meticulously safeguarded over the decades, even through the mid-20th century s geo-political upheavals, precisely to allow the select Barolos to age 10 years or more in the cellar. Giacomo Borgogno e Figli remains committed to this practice and to providing wine drinkers the opportunity to enjoy well-aged Barolo. Though Cesare Borgogno changed the name of the estate in 1967 to Giacomo Borgogno e Figli, he continued to vinify wines from the family s land holdings following their centuries-old traditions.the Borgogno family cared for the estate for 247 years until 2008 when they sold it to the Farinetti family, who promised to preserve and continue their legacy. Today, Giacomo Borgogno e Figli is run by budding oenologist Andrea Farinetti, flanked by Beppe Caviola. They are deeply committed to celebrating and improving this historic winery s centuries-long record of crafting critically acclaimed Barolo. Name of maker: 1761 Farinetti Family Andrea Farinetti and Beppe Ca Viola 20 ha Hillside Calcareous marl 144,000 bottles Riesling, Dolcetto, Barbera, Freisa, Nebbiolo Era Ora Riesling Dolcetto d Alba Barbera d'alba Barbera d'alba Superiore Langhe Freisa Langhe Nebbiolo Langhe Nebbiolo "No Name" Barolo Barolo Fossati Barolo Liste Barolo Cannubi Barolo Riserva Barolo Riserva Barolo Le Teorie Assorted Case The Colors of Barolo Assorted Case Barolo Vertical Case Langhe DOC Dolcetto d Alba DOC Barbera d'alba DOC Barbera d'alba DOC Langhe DOC Langhe DOC Langhe DOC Barolo DOCG Barolo DOCG Barolo DOCG Barolo DOCG Barolo DOCG Barolo DOCG Barolo DOCG Barolo DOCG Barolo DOCG $24.67 $14.33 $16.67 $18.67 $18.00 $22.67 $32.33 $61.00 $76.56 $79.89 $ $84.00 $ $ $ $ $ $$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $1, $1, $3, $ pk $ pk $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
53 Gracias a Dios Mezcal Oaxaca, Mexico Gracias a Dios is a double distilled mezcal, 100% artisanal, handmade with piñas from espadín agave and other organic varieties, ground and fermented our own Palenque in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, honoring fair trade with the help of maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernández Santiago. With a strong, aromatic and balanced fl avor, this spirit is the product of a 4th generation family of maestros mezcaleros, who have traditionally kept the artisan processes of making this drink. Our Palenque is in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca and with a production capacity of up to 8,000 liters a month, the Palenque is where we elaborate and bottle our mezcales and agave gin. We have a constantly variable line of spirits and we don t guide our production on the demand but rather on what the earth has to give us. Our commitment with the earth is to keep the balance within our production, sow and harvest, this way we reward what the soil has given us over the years. For each bottle we produce, we sow 3 agave plants. Name of Distiller: Distillation: Mash Bill: Xaime Niembro, Pablo López, Henry Jimenez & Oscar Hernández Oscar Hernandez 35 acres Espadín - flat planes, Wild Agave - high elevation Copper pot with stainless steel bottom Egyptian grinder 65,000 bottles Spirit Espadín Espadín Reposado Tobalá Cuixe Tepextate Oaxaca Oaxaca Oaxaca Oaxaca Oaxaca $30.00 $40.67 $62.00 $62.00 $62.00 $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 53
54 76 Grattamacco Tuscany, Italy 60x130 mm 110x68 mm Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Grattamacco is in an ideal location to produce some of the finest wines in Italy. Second to Sassicaia only in historical chronology of the Bolgheri territory, the estate of Grattamacco planted its first roots in the Bolgheri in 1977 and produced its first wine in Twenty five hectares of organically farmed vineyards with three distinct soil types at 100 meters above sea level, separating them from the rest of the Bolgheri both stylistically and geographically. Claudio Tipa, also owner of the famed Poggio di Sotto estate in Montalcino and Castello di ColleMassari in Montecucco, together with the enologist Luca Marrone, and wine consultant Maurizio Castelli is producing in Grattamacco wines of great distinction that continue to showcase and celebrate all that the Bolgheri embodies. Name of maker: 1977 Tipa-Bertarelli Family Luca Marrone 25 ha Top of a hill facing the sea Silt and red sandy soil, calcareous flysch, sandy calcareous flysch 80,000 bottles Cabrnet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Vermentino Grattamacco Bianco Bolgheri DOC $38.00 $ Bolgheri Rosso Bolgheri DOC $28.00 $ L Alberello Bolgheri DOC $60.33 $ Grattamacco Rosso 2012 Bolgheri DOC $82.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
55 76 Gravner Friuli, Italy Josko is one of the most influential winemakers in Friuli and all of Italy. His passionate pursuit of perfection has led him to help with the modernization of winemaking in Friuli and then to abandon such modernization to embrace a natural and centuries-old style of winemaking. Combining biodynamicism with ancient winemaking practices, Gravner is a proponent of the use of traditional Georgian amphora and extended maceration on skins while eschewing any chemical interventions, added yeasts or temperature control. Dedicated to the Ribolla variety, Gravner pursues simplicity in winemaking in its purest form and every bottle is a testament to his devotion. Name of maker: 1901 Francesco Josko Gravner Francesco Josko Gravner 18 ha Mountain slopes Limestone and marl 25,000-30,000 bottles Ribolla Gialla, Pignolo Ribolla 2006 Friuli Venezia Giulia IGT $77.33 $ Ribolla Breg Breg Friuli Venezia Giulia IGT Friuli Venezia Giulia IGT Friuli Venezia Giulia IGT $77.33 $77.33 $77.33 $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 55
56 G Vine Charente, France TRADITIONALLY UNCOENTIONAL G Vine Gin is more than a spirit in a glass. It embodies the creativity and joie de vivre of modern France, marrying the rich heritage of the Charente region, the urban creative attitude of Paris and the effortless chic of the South West. G Vine celebrates the free spirit and invites to see life through a different lens. G Vine is Traditionally Unconventional. G Vine Gin s exceptionally smooth and silky taste is a direct result of the grape spirit, a rare ingredient for gin. The grape spirit is the perfect backdrop for the ten pure botanicals that bring delicacy and complexity to the blend. G Vine Gin s hero botanical is the precious vine flower, which blossoms only a few days mid-june. Handpicked and distilled, the resulting vine flower essence is then married with the other nine botanicals to create the uncompromising and refreshing smoothness of G Vine Gin. Fresh and floral, G Vine Floraison (80 proof) embodies springtime in the vineyards, when the blossoming vine flowers perfume the air. It is best enjoyed as a sublime Gin & Tonic, served on ice in a large wine glass and garnished with fresh white grapes. Intense and spicy, G Vine Nouaison (87.9 proof) captures the grape s metamorphosis from aromatic flower to luscious berry. Its boldness, complexity and dryness are the perfect complement to the refined elegance of a Martini or Negroni. Name of Founder: Still: 2006 EuroGate (EWG Spirits) Jean Sébastien Robicquet 500,000 bottles Copper Pot Spirit Region G Vine Floraison 750ml Cognac $29.50 $ G Vine Floraison 50ml Cognac $3.00 $ G Vine Nouaison 750ml Cognac $29.50 $ G Vine Nouaison 50ml Cognac $3.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
57 Process 99 J.P. Trodden Washington, United States Mark Nesheim founded J.P. Trodden Distilling to honor his grandfather, J.P., and the spirit of passion, ambition, and generosity from which he created a better world around him. Like his grandfather, Mark didn t believe in living a life that was less than what he was capable of.the inspiration for J.P. Trodden Distilling came in 2009 from his own question of passion, ambition, and generosity. What could be created that could be shared. That would build on a successful career as a chef and restaurant executive. That could be done in his own unique style, taking no shortcuts, and never owing anything to anyone, no matter what. The answer was bourbon, and four years later, he offered his fi rst small batch bourbon to the rest of the world. It s been more than well received. It s exceptional. It s full of passion. It s meant to share with folks like you, our friends. Life s better now, and we like to think that J.P. s spirit of generosity has something to do with that. It s a spirit that brings people together, that honors their roots, and welcomes bigger dreams. That spirit became our spirit, J.P. Trodden Small Batch Bourbon, honoring its namesake and the only spirit enjoyed in Cabin Number 5, which we still own today. Name of Distiller: Mash Bill: Still: 2010 J.P. Trodden Distilling, LLC Woodinville, WA 7,200 bottles 70% Corn 30% Winter Wheat Copper Alembic Pot Still Spirits Region J.P Trodden Small Batch Bourbon 750ml Woodinville $50.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 57
58 Jax Vineyards Napa Valley, United States In 1993, David Jackson purchased a small but exceptional dry-farmed vineyard in northern Calistoga. Shortly after David purchased the vineyard his son Trent was inspired to join the new family business and build on his father s dream. Trent produced and bottled his first vintage in his San Francisco garage and then hired consulting winemaker Kirk Venge to lead the way. Locals started to hear about this winery and started buying up the super-limited production of their Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. In 2002, Trent s sister unhesitatingly jumped on board and put the wines in the hands of San Francisco and New York restaurateurs much to the pleasure of sommeliers and guests alike. Expanding from their single-vineyard, family -owned Cabs, the Y3 series allows them to utilize venerable winemaker Kirk Venge s access to premium Napa fruit of prodigious quality and expand their portfolio to other varieties. Jax Vineyards goal is to produce wines of great value that accurately reflect their varietal nature. The Y3 symbol was the brand at her grandfather s cattle farm and is a testament to their dedication to family owned, farmed lands and the purest expression of vines and their soil. Name of maker: 1996 Dan Parrott, Kimberly and Trent Jackson Kirk Venge 11 acres Hillside Volcanic, alluvail 114,000 bottles Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir Region Y3 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $ Y3 Chardonnay Napa Valley $16.67 $ Reserve Chardonnay Napa Valley $35.00 $ Y3 Taureau Red Blend Napa Valley $16.67 $ Y3 Pinot Noir Napa Valley $21.67 $ Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $32.33 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
59 Josmeyer Alsace, France Situated in Wintzenheim, Josmeyer expands over 90 separate vineyard parcels near Colmar including Drachenloch, Herrenweg, Rotenberg and the Grands Crus sites of Hengst and Brand. Josmeyer was founded by Aloyse Meyer in 1854 who helped to build a reputation of quality. The following generation of winemakers continue to ardently promote quality wines and increase the acclaim of this family run estate to its current position among top echelon of Alsace producers. In 2000, all the vineyard was converted to organic and biodynamic viticulture in 2000 to allow man to work in harmony with the sky, earth and the vines. The estate is managed by Céline Meyer and Isabelle Meyer is the winemaker Name of maker: 1854 Meyer Family Isabelle Meyer 25 ha Alluvions, granite, limestone 160,000 bottles Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Pinot Blanc 2012 Alsace $13.00 $ Riesling Dragon 2012 Alsace $27.00 $ Pinot Blanc Mise du Printemps Alsace $21.00 $ Riesling Le Kottabe 2012 Alsace $21.00 $ Pinot Auxerrois 'H' VV Alsace $30.00 $ Pinot Gris GC Brand 2010 Alsace $48.00 $ Riesling GC Brand 2012 Alsace $51.00 $ Riesling GC Hengst 2009 Alsace $51.00 $ Gewurtraminer Les Folastries 2009 Alsace $21.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 59
60 June Cognac, France WHEN LIFE BLOSSOMS Delicate and intense, JUNE is a precious liqueur handcrafted from a bouquet of very expressive vine flowers. At the beginning of summer, the rare vine flowers bloom only a few days in the vineyards in France. Handpicked, the flowers are seperately distilled with grape spirit to extract their exhilarating and spellbinding flavours: Ugni Blanc flowers provide pear, peach and white flowers notes accompanied by exotic fruit. Merlot flowers offer wild strawberry and cherry blossom aromas. Cabernet Sauvignon ones bring strawberry, raspberry and violet notes. Gluten free, with minimum sugar and 56 proof, June is a truly unique, refined FRENCH COUTURE LIQUEUR. Name of Founder: Still: 2009 EuroGate (EWG Spirits) Jean Sébastien Robicquet 80,000 bottles Florentine Pot Spirit Region L Esprit de June 750ml Cognac $29.00 $ L Esprit de June 50ml Cognac $3.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
61 KGB Spirits New Mexico, United States KGB Spirits is a New Mexico based craft distiller creating small batches of bourbon, rye whiskey, gin, vodka, absinthe and orange liqueur, with plans to add a rum in the next year. Our Rancho de Los Luceros Destilaría is located on the property of the historic ranch of the same name in Alcalde, NM, in the straw bale building that was once home to the Los Luceros ry the second straw bale built winery in the United States. The batch caty of our stills is approximately 100 gallons, which means that all of our products are small batches and subject to slight variation from batch to batch. Each bottle is hand bottled and hand marked with batch and bottle number. Our individual and unique batches create spirits that are collectable, and will inspire some connoisseurs to cellar them, as they would fine wines. Unlike wine, which changes in the bottle, spirits retain the characteristics and flavors present at the time of bottling. A small company, KGB Spirits currently has 4 employees. Following the philosophy that what creates a unique spirit is the ability to extract flavor from various ingredients, KGB Spirits hired Steven Jarrett, a classically trained chef, as its Master Distiller. Steve s background in working with various flavor elements and creating recipes sets KGB Spirits apart, and encompasses our idea that good spirits are meant to be enjoyed as one would a good meal. Name of Distiller: Mash Bill: Still: Spirits Distilled: 2009 John Bernasconi John Bernasconi and Micah Reynolds 95% Rye Bauarian Holstein pot and hybrid colomn 30,000 bottles Vodka, Gin, Absinthe, Orange, Rye Whiskey Spirits Region Governor s Reserve 4 Year John David Albert 5 Year Whiskey Turley Mill Rye 5 Year Whiskey Brim Stone Absinthe New Mexico New Mexico New Mexico New Mexico $32.00 $50.00 $65.00 $50.00 $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 61
62 Keller Estate California, United States Originally founded by Arturo and Deborah Keller, Keller Estate is now directed by Ana Keller, Arturo Keller s daughter. Keller is the southernmost winery in the Sonoma Coast appellation and the first to establish in Petaluma Valley. The terroir is defined by the Petaluma Gap and is subject to two major maritime influences. With the San Pablo Bay lying immediately to the south and to the northwest having an opening in the coastal hills which allows masses of fog to flow freely, these geographical signatures are unique and create a cool and long growing season. Keller Estate s Pinot Noir grows particularly beautifully in these foggy conditions. Name of maker: 2000 Keller Family Alex Holman 95 acres Hillside Clay and volcanic soils 60,000 bottles Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Pinot Gris Region Chardonnay La Cruz 2009 Sonoma $31.70 $ Chardonnay Oro de Plata 2010 Sonoma $24.33 $ Pinot Noir la Cruz 2011 Sonoma $33.50 $ Pinot Noir el Coro 2008 Sonoma $37.75 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
63 Kirsten Mosel, Germany Mosel native Bernhard Kirsten returned home to his family estate of 6 hectares in Klüsserath with his wife Inge von Geldern in 1992, following Napa Valley internships at Domaine Napa, Pine Ridge and Robert Mondavi. Today, the estate is comprised of 15 organically farmed hectares on steep slopes in the Klüsserather Bruderschaft, Köwericher Laurentiuslay, Pölicher Held, Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg, where they farm a pre-phyloxerra vineyard site that dates back to Through massale selection, organic cultivation, yield reduction, long natural fermentations and selective barrel treatment, Bernhard s Riesling expressions are complex and multi-layered while immensely enjoyable in their purity. Nearly a third of their production is estate grown, estate vinified, and estate bottled sekt. Name of maker: 1992 Bernhard Kirsten Bernhard Kirsten 15 ha Steep slopes along the Mosel River Weathered slate 80,000 bottles Riesling, Weißburgunderr (Pinot Blanc), Sauvignon Blanc, Spätburgunder Riesling Brut Sekt Mosel $27.00 $ Riesling Wolkentranz Mosel $17.00 $ Riesling Troken Mosel $20.00 $ Riesling Feinherb Mosel $20.00 $ Riesling Spatlese 1904 Mosel $40.00 $ Riesling BK Mosel $33.00 $ Weissburgunder Mosel $22.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 63
64 La Castellada Friuli, Italy La Castellada lies in the Oslavia subzone of the Collio in the far northeastern corner of the Friuli. In 1956, Giuseppe Bensa purchased a small parcel of land on which to produce wines for his family inn. In the late 70s, Giuseppe s sons, Giorgio and Nicolo took over the family winery. Nicolo, along with neighbors Gravner, Kante and Radikon, began experimenting with wine in a way that would change the course of winemaking in Italy forever. While begun as a two wine operation (one red and one white) La Castellada has expanded to blending varieties. However, all wines are individually vinified and carefully handled in a way that supports the character of the grape, the plot and the vintage. Currently, Nicolo manages the vineyard and his son, Stefano is making the wines. All grapes on the property are organically farmed and are vinified through spontaneous, open-vat fermentation with extended skin contact, individually customized oak-treatment, vat maturation and bottling performed without filtration of sulfur; the wines are released only when deemed ready to drink by Giorgio and Nicolo. Name of maker: 1985 Giorgio and Nicolò Bensa Stefano Bensa 10 ha Terraced Mountain slopes Marl and clay 25,000 bottles Ribolla Gialla, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Bianco della Cantellada, Rosso della Castellada Friulano 2009 Collio DOC $50.00 $ Sauvignon 2008 Collio DOC $50.00 $ Ribolla Gialla 2008 Collio DOC $51.33 $ Bianco della Castellada 2008 Collio DOC $51.33 $ Pinot Grigio Ramato 2009 Collio DOC $50.00 $ Rosso della Castellada 2001 Collio DOC $62.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
65 La Ferme des Sept Lunes Rhône, France La Ferme des Sept Lunes situated in Saint Joseph between Vienne and Valence was founded by the grandfather of the current proprietor Jean Delobre in From then, the estate has grown vines, apricot trees, and grains. Acre by acre, they converted to organic agriculture and biodynamic vineyard management. Jean had been selling his wine to a local co-op until 2001, when he made his first vintage in a converted cowshed from a 5.5 hectare vineyard of Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne planted on granite soil. The wine is vinified in open cylinder-shaped concrete tanks and aged in oak barrels. Name of maker: 1984 Jean Delobre Jean Delobre 5.5 ha Steep slopes Clay, chalk Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne L'Autre 2010 Vin de Table $24.00 $ St Joseph Blanc 2010 St Joseph AOC $38.00 $ St Joseph 2012 St Joseph AOC $37.38 $ Le Glou St Joseph AOC $19.33 $ St. Joseph Chemin Faisant 2012 St Joseph AOC $34.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 65
66 La Maialina Tuscany, Italy La Maialina Chianti, Chianti Classico, and Chianti Classico Riserva are crafted to express the essence of the territory and tradition of quality of this historic region. La Maialina celebrates the history, culture, and cuisine of Chianti, famed for its beautiful landscape marked with green, gentle hill covered vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. Rolling hillsides lend themselves to the optimal cultivation of the Sangiovese grape, ripening to perfection during the dry, warm summers. Settled first by Etruscan then the Romans, the territory has been prized since antiquity for its rich soil and favorable climate for the cultivation of grapes and olives. The earliest documentation of a Chianti wine dates back to the 13th century when viticulture was known to flourish in the Chianti Mountains around Florence. The name La Maialina (little pig) references the Cinta Senese heirloom breed that originated in the Siena area during the 1300 s and is the only Tuscan native pig to survive extinction. Name of maker: 2009 Domaine Select & Spirits Attilio Pagli Rolling hills Gravel Sangiovese Gilfredo Chianti Chianti Classico Chianti Classico Riserva Gertrude Toscana IGT Chianti DOCG Chianti Classico DOCG Chianti Classico RiservaDOCG Toscana IGT $10.00 $8.67 $13.33 $17.00 $10.00 $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
67 La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Charente, France La Quintinye Vermouth Royal is an opulent French vermouth crafted in the heart of the vineyards in Charentes uniquely blended white wines from South West of France, Pineau des Charentes a blend of 75% grape juice and 25% Cognac from a single estate matured for at least 8 months in French oak barrels and a composition of carefully curated botanicals. Taking its name from Jean Baptiste de La Quintinye, the royal botanist at the Versailles palace for King Louis XIV, La Quintinye Vermouth Royal is available in three distinct varieties: Rouge, Blanc and Extra Dry. A base of 12 plants and spices make up the palette shared by the three products: artemisia (wormwood), vine flower, angelica, iris root, cardamom, cinnamon, citrus Aurantium, nutmeg, ginger, cinchona (quinine bark), licorice and quassia Amara. Each variant is then completed with its own specific selection: in total, 28 plants and spices compose La Quintinye Rouge, 18 make the Blanc variety and 27 are used in La Quintinye Extra Dry. Name of Founder: Area of Production: Base: EuroGate (EWG Spirits) Jean Sébastien Robicquet Charente Pineau des Charentes Spirit La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Rouge 750ml La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Rouge 375ml La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Blanc 750ml La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Blanc 375ml La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Extra Dry 750ml La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Extra Dry 375ml Charente Charente Charente Charente Charente Charente $16.40 $10.90 $16.40 $10.90 $16.40 $10.90 $98.40 $65.40 $98.40 $65.40 $98.40 $65.40 Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 67
68 La Roncaia Friuli, Italy La Roncaia was founded in 1998 with the acquisition by Fantinel family of a winery, located in Friuli Colli Orientali (Friuli Northeastern hills), already having an over-30-year history in winegrowing. This was the starting point for a new project consisting in creating a small company able to produce top-quality wines, with a particular focus on native varieties and the extreme care in the selection of the most precious grapes. This has led to the creation of six wines, exclusive stages of a first class travel through wine s heavens. A journey that symbolically starts from the seductive Refosco, accompanied by the power of another great red, Merlot, continuing with a refined enhancement of the regional typicality, Friulano, elegantly joined by Eclisse, a cuvée featuring an absolute intensity. Finally La Roncaia quality rises to the sweet peaks of excellence, with the two extraordinary DOCGs: Ramandolo and Picolit, stars shining with a rare light. Six exciting experiments of taste, born from a welldefined philosophy: to express a unique terroir, through the selection of few vines interpreted with style, always aiming at the best. This is La Roncaia: a real jewel cellar that, through the experimentation and the use of peculiar wine making techniques, stands out for its limited edition products, awarded with the most desirable awards at international level. Name of maker: 1998 Fantinel Family Adriano Copetti 22 ha Hills (alt mt.) Marly sandstones (Eocene origin) 50,000 bottles Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Merlot, Friulano, Sauvignon, Verduzzo Friulano, Picolit Sauvignon Blanc Eclisse Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC $23.67 $ Friuliano 2011 Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC $23.67 $ Refosco 2011 Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC $30.67 $ Merlot 2012 Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC $33.00 $ Picolit 2010 Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC $52.31 $ Ramandolo 2010 Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC $44.62 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
69 Leth Wagram, Austria The Leth family winery is located in Fels on the terraced slopes of the Wagram River. As third generation winemaker and leading producer of the Wagram, Franz Leth has been an ambassador of Austrian wines for over 20 years. Looking to the future of Austrian viticulture and the preservation of its heritage, the Leth family has planted Austria s first living grape museum, planting and maintaining nearly 150 ancient grape varieties. Expression and tradition are the cornerstones of Leth s winemaking. Tradition trumps all else in his pursuit of the finest that the Wagram has to offer. Delicate and aromatic, his wines are the truest expression of the region. And no wine demonstrates this more perfectly and consistently than the Scheiben Vineyard Gruner Veltliner, which in a recent wine writers press tasting covering two decades, proved itself consistently at the top of all Austrian winemaking. Leth s wines are quite simply the best of the Wagram. Name of maker: 1960 Leth Family Franz Leth, Jr. 50 ha South-facing hillsides, m above sea level 90% löss, 10% gravel 300,000 bottles Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt Grüner Veltliner Steinagrund Roter Veltliner Hofweingarten Riesling Felser Weinberg Roter Veltliner Scheiben Grüner Veltliner Scheiben Blauer Zweigelt Reserve Gigama Zweigelt Klassik Pinot Noir Reserve Wagram Wagram Wagram Wagram Wagram Wagram Wagram Wagram $11.67 $12.38 $12.67 $23.00 $31.02 $45.00 $12.00 $25.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ $72.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 69
70 LFE 900 Colchagua Valley, Chile Established in 1976, Viña Luis Felipe Edwards is undeniably one of Chile s most progressive wineries. This Colchagua Valley based operation sits nestled in a secluded horseshoe-shaped valley, separated from the Andes by the smaller San Fernando ridge. Luis Felipe Edwards is a family operation with two generations actively focused on quality and traditional family values. In 2007 part of the old cellar was dedicated to the LFE900 mountain vineyards project. Ninety small capacity stainless steel open-top fermenters, a manual sorting table and vertical press were installed to receive and process 10 different grape varieties from the 110 small plots planted at altitudes of up to 900 meters above sea level. Name of maker: 1976 Edwards Family Nicolas Bizzarri 140 ha Mountain slopes Granitic, volcanic rocks, shistic 20,000 bottles Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carmenere, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon LFE 900 LFE 900 Malbec Colchagua Valley Colchagua Valley $26.00 $40.00 $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
71 Lion s Kop Stellenbosh, South Africa While most people summit Table Mountain by cable car, true Capetonians choose to climb Lion s Kop. It is one of the range s most majestic peaks, revealing to the willing explorer a rare and exceptional view over Cape Town city and bay. Lion s Kop Sauvignon Blanc is produced from one cool single vineyard that lies on top of a hill overlooking the valley of Stellenboschthe vineyard for Lion s Kop Pinotage is very close to this site. Here on the Stellenbosch Kloof, prevented from the drying South Easter wind by the Stellenbosch mountain range, the vines develop in a perfect setting in South facing vineyards upon deep weathered granite soils with prevailing False Bay sea breezes to encourage a long and gentle ripening. Lion s Kop Merlot originates from three different vineyards, from which grapes were extremely carefully selected for their specific characteristics. Durbanville fruit, where Merlot fully ripens under rather cool conditions, lends a beautiful mineral character; Hermanus Hermanus, from an ocean side vineyard, provides a hint of mint, and a lot of freshness; Stellenbosch is the third origin of the grapes where bush vines (non irrigated vines), deep into the Stellenbosch Valley, provide highly concentrated black fruits that add an intense ripe fruit note to the Lions Kop Merlot. Name of maker: 2009 Ricome Family Nicolas Ricome 4 ha South facing vineyard almost at top of hill overlooking the valley Deep weathered granite soils 4,000 bottles Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinotage Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Stellenbosh $23.00 $ Merlot 2011 Stellenbosh $25.17 $ Pinotage Stellenbosh $25.17 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 71
72 Lucano Basilicata, Italy Liqueur of Italy CONTENTS: 750 ML ALC. BY VOL. 28% (56 PROOF) Amaro Lucano was created by Cavalier Pasquale Vena in 1894 in the picturesque village of Pisticci in Basilicata, Italy. Today, as the brand celebrates over 120 years of production, their secret recipe that uses more than 30 local herbs and spices remains unchanged. Only trusted family members, today the 4th generation, participate in the final stages of production to ensure its continuity and confidentiality. Amaro Lucano has been recognized worldwide over many years for its quality, earning a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Wold Spirits Competition in, a Silver Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and a Double Gold Medal at The Fifty Best competiton. Amaro Lucano s iconic Italian marketing campaign, What more could you want from life? LUCANO! has been instrumental in propelling Lucano to one of the most recognized Amari in Italy. The quality, versatility, and commitment to tradition have created a worldwide platform for Lucano to be the best in its class. Name of Distiller: 1894 Pasquale Vena Lucano 1894 S.R.L. 2,500,000 bottles Spirit Region Amaro Lucano 750ml Sambuca Lucano 750ml Caffè Lucano 750ml Limoncetta di Sorrento 750ml Amaro Anniversario Basilicata Basilicata Basilicata Basilicata Basilicata $23.17 $17.00 $23.17 $17.00 Preview $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
73 Mãe de Ouro Minas Gerais, Brazil 22 Fazenda Mae de Ouro means The Mother of Gold Farm in English. Surrounded by rolling hills, their fields are a sea of tall green sugarcane, irrigated by water from the lake and the tropical rains. As the sun sets the fields look as if they are made of gold, giving them their name. Mae De Ouro is a family farm and distillery founded with a dedication to four pillars: ecology, viability, responsibility and heritage. Located in the heart of the most celebrated cachaca producing state in Brazil, Mãe De Ouro lies near the sleepy town of São José da Barra where fewer than six thousand residents live. The commitment to sustainability is apparent at every step of production: Today in Brazil, millions of acres of sugar cane are burned each year. While it is more labor intensive to harvest unburned sugarcane, they have chosen not to burn their crops or use machines. Burning sugar cane pollutes the environment and also destroys the natural yeasts that give their cachaça its unique flavor. By hand selecting each plant and taking only what they need, they can harvest their crops at the peak of the season when the cane is the sweetest possible. Name of Founder: Area of Production: Still: 2001 Luz de Faria Nahor Jr. and Sons Luz de Faria Nahor Jr. and Sons 50,000 bottles 10 ha Coper pot still Spirit Region 1 Year Cachaça 1L Minas Gerais $21.00 $ Year Single Barrel Cachaça 750ml Minas Gerais $66.15 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 73
74 d e l v e n e t o indicazione geografica tipica Maniscalco Italy s a n g i o v e s e In the same way that an artisan Maniscalcos follows the tradition of crafting horseshoes from natures elements, Maniscalco wines are painstakingly crafted to express the traditional character of Italy s historic varieties. Beginning with Saint Clement, a Roman bishop who was the patron saint of farriers, for centuries, blacksmiths and farriers have been revered in Italian cultures both as superior craftsman and marked with great luck. The first appearance of horseshoes in art appears in the first century mosaic, The Battle of Issus, which was unearthed from Pompeii in Later the Romans were said to have nailed horseshoes to their cottage walls as an antidote against the plague. Maniscalco Pinot Grigio is grown in the Veneto region of Italy. on hillside vineyards, where they benefit from well-drained, mineral rich, volcanic basaltic rock and calcareous clay soils that produces a wine marked by crisp acidity, pronounced citrus fruit flavors. impressive hints of minerality, and a refreshing finish. Mansicalco Sangiovese comes from Tuscan vineyards that lie just outside of the Chianti denomination comprised of the same galestro and clay soils and positioned on the same expositions that have made the region famous for the production of Sangiovese based wines with intense bright red fruit, brisk acidity, and complex earthy notes. Domaine Select & Spirits 100,000 bottles Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Sangiovese Prosecco Prosecco DOC $10.33 $ Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT $9.33 $ Sangiovese Puglia IGT $9.33 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
75 Mas Sorrer Cariñena, Spain Considered by many as the most magical place in all of the Empordà, Mas Sorrer is a wonderful locale in Costa Brava that captures the vitality and joy of the Spanish way of life through a vibrant expression of the traditional Spanish varieties Tempranillo and Garnacha. The Cariñena Denominación de Origen is situated at 56 km south east of Zaragoza, in Aragón, in the Iberian mountains between the Campo de Cariñena Valley and the Ebro River. The Denominación covers hectares and has a long viticulture tradition with a wealthy culture heritage from the mudejar period. Generally the climate is arid in Cariñena, with an annual rainfall of 350 mm. The summers are dry and sunny, the winters are cold and the area often feels the effects of "the Cierzo" wind, which contributes to the dryness of the climate. The soils are poor, stony and made up of ochre-coloured limestone. The vineyards are found at an altitude Name of maker: 2010 Domaine Select & Spirits Manuel Castro & Yolanda Cruz Steep slopes Mainly sandy and poor in organic material 30,000 bottles Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cariñena, Macabeo Mas Sorrer Carinena Cariñena DO $10.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 75
76 Masseria San Magno Puglia, Italy In 1958 the founder Vincenzo Casillo entered the milling business in Corato and quickly grew to be the world leader in selecting, processing and marketing of durum wheat. With the same passion for the rich culture and history of the region, Masseria San Magno was founded in The estate covers 800 hectares over Minervino Murgia, Andria, Trani and Ruvo di Puglia, in the Alta Murgia National Park, an area extraordinarily rich in plant species under protection, with vines, olive trees, almond trees and farmlands. Twenty seven hectares of vineyards are planted with Bombino Bianco, Bombino Nero, Pampanuto, Nero di Troia, Chardonnay, Montepulciano, Sauvignon, and Cabernet. Name of maker: 2010 Oscar Farinetti and Partners Saverio Menga 20 ha Hillside Compact calcareous 75,000 bottles Bombino Bianco, Montepulciano, Nero di Troia, Pampanuto Magno Bianco Castel del Monte DOC $17.00 $ Bombino Bianco Castel del Monte DOC $22.00 $ Magno Rosso Castel del Monte DOC $17.00 $ Nero di Troia 2012 Castel del Monte DOC $22.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
77 Miura Vineyards Sonoma, United States Miura started out one evening in late A group of friends, most of them from the Riz-Carlton San Francisco, Chefs Gary Danko, Laurence Jossel and Gerald Hirigoyen, as well as Nick Peyton amongst others, had gathered for drinks after work at Master Sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji s apartment when one of the chefs suggested that it would be a great opportunity to experience a harvest first hand. Kemiji was put in charge of the project and it became a new challenge for him. He eventually left the Ritz-Carlton in the summer of 1999 to dedicate himself solely to Miura Vineyards. The wines that are produced by Miura are wines Kemiji, from his experience as a major wine buyer for 18 years, feels represent the finest vineyards California has to offer, sites such as Pisoni, Gary s, Talley and Williams Ranch. Name of maker: 1995 Emmanuel Kemiji Byron Kosuge 48,000 bottles Pinot Noir Pinot Noir Santa Montery County Montery County $21.67 $ Pinot Noir Sierra Mar Vineyard Sierra Mar Vineyard $53.00 $ ANTIQV2S Syrah Pisoni Vineyard 2009 Pisoni Vineyard $30.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 77
78 Mizu Shochu Saga, Japan Mizu is proudly distilled by the Munemasa Shuzo Co. of Arita, Japan. While honoring the traditional shuzo methods, Munemasa is driven by a passion to craft the unexpected and to create shochu of uncommon character. Founded in 1985, Munemasa infuses creativity, innovation and a unique perspective into the traditional ese spirit. This is the way of our master distillers, Wada-san and Okoba-san, who make the Mizunomai in the artisanal, old-style method, while adding unusual and unconventional twists for the more bold shochu lover. Japanese shochu is a distilled spirit that is remarkably smooth and light with delicate, earthy notes seldom found in Western spirits. These distinctive flavors are a tribute to the local harvests - typically barley, sweet potato, sugar cane or rice - and are rooted in a deep appreciation for the purity and perfection found in nature. To capture the true essence of these ingredients, honkaku (authentic style) shochu is distilled only one time. The traditional method of single distillation preserves and highlights the naturally occurring oils and aromas that deliver the spirit s unfamiliar, yet exquisite flavors. Name of Distiller: Still: Mash Bill: Nehan Spirits Munemasa Shuzo Co., LTD. Stainless steel pot still (single distilled) 67% Barley, 33% Black Koji Rice 10,000 bottles Shochu Region Shochu 750ml Saga $26.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
79 Montanaro Piedmont, Italy 22 At the Montanaro Distillery, Grappa is made by distilling the marcs of various vintage wines, firstly Barolo. After pressing, the liquid is passed to traditional steam alembics which preserve the aromas and perfumes of the original wine. During distillation, the impure parts are eliminated to ensure a clear flow of Grappa from the taps. The Grappa is then aged in vintage wooden vats for years, in special cellars. By ageing, the spirit acquires a perfume and flavor which is velvety, dry and smooth at the same time, persistent and ethereally recalling the original wine. The experience of a century and the constant supervision throughout the entire production process distinguishes Montanaro spirits. Area of Production: Still: 1885 Oscar Farinetti and Partners 30,000 bottles Alba-Langhe (Piedmont) Steam alembic Spirit Region Grappa di Barolo Stravecchia 750ml Grappa Alchimista di Famiglia 750ml Grappa di Barolo Gialla 1L Grappa di Arneis 1L Grappa di Barbaresco 1L Grappa di Barolo Invecchio 375ml Liquore Alla Camomilla 750ml Vermouth Bianco 750ml Barolo Chinato 500ml Montanaro Brandy Piedmont Piedmont Piedmont Piedmont Piedmont Piedmont Piedmont Piedmont Piedmont Piedmont $35.00 $42.00 $49.00 $44.00 $47.00 $52.00 $42.00 $20.00 $31.00 $74.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 79
80 Movia Brda/Collio, Slovenia Straddling the border of Italy and Slovenia, Movia is in the heart of the Collio. However, the winery is actually located on the Slovenian side of the border and as such is designated the appellation Brda (Slovenian for Collio ). The Movia estate has been making wine for over three centuries and was purchased by the Kristančič family in It is difficult to summarize the importance of this estate and the work being done by current winemaker Aleš Kristančič. It was Aleš grandfather who, in a desire to save the legacy of family winemaking, convinced Tito to allow them not to sell their grapes to the co-op (as was mandated by the dictator himself) but rather to make wines and use them as the official wine of state. Aleš, who studied oenology at the University of Padua, is a proponent of natural and biodynamic winemaking. However, his vinification and viticultural philosophy cannot be construed as solely traditional or even purely natural; rather, it is a reflection of a collective wisdom acquired and refined over two centuries of winemaking at the Movia estate as well as formal, modern training. Aleš uses extraordinarily long maceration (years in some cases) in old Slovenian oak with no stirring. Racking is never performed, and the fining and filtering procedures are governed by the atmospheric pressure incurred by the arrival of the new moon. Movia s wines are unparalleled in authenticity and unmatched in their purity of expression. Name of maker: 1820 Kristančič Family Aleš Kristančič 22 ha Hillside Poor marl 90,000 bottles Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Ribolla, Pinot Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tokaj Puro Rosé 2006 Brda/Collio $34.00 $ Pinot Grigio Brda/Collio $23.00 $ Sauvignon Brda/Collio $23.00 $ Ribolla 2012 Brda/Collio $23.00 $ Veliko Bianco 2008 Brda/Collio $30.50 $ Lunar Ribiolla 2008 Brda/Collio $34.00 $ Ambra 2011 Brda/Collio $29.00 $ Pinot Nero 2009 Brda/Collio $30.00 $ Veliko Rosso 2007 Brda/Collio $37.33 $ Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Brda/Collio $30.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
81 Niigata Sake Selections Niigata, Japan Niigata Sake Selections was set up in 2004 to bring the concept of regionality for sake for the first time into the US by importing premium sake only from Niigata [nee- gut-ah] prefecture, which is renowned in Japan as the best area for growing rice and fermenting sake. Kinshihai Brewery [Founded in 1825] This brewery is founded in 1825 and won gold medals at the national sake competition in 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001, etc. Yukikage Snow Shadow won the gold award at US National Sake Appraisal Joy of Sake in 2006.Noboru Abe, one of the most critically acclaimed brew masters, has been making sake at Kinshihai Shuzo since Midorikawa Brewery [Founded in 1884] Melting snow from Hakkaizan, Echigo Komagatake and Nakanotake - the three mountains of Echigo - forms the Uono River. After surveying the surronding aquifer, Shunji Odaira chose a locale where he could brew sake with his own well water. The modern facilities reflect his philosophy shaped by working many years in quality control at major whiskey distillery. Kiminoi Brewery [Founded in 1842] Kiminoi Shuzo was founded in 1842 by the Tanaka family. The toji, Hiroshi Hayatsu has been working at Kiminoi for more than 30 years perfecting his craft. Kiminoi sake brewery is a mid-sized brewery that has integrated modern sake production techniques with very traditional methods of making sake. Kirinzan Brewery [Founded in 1843] Kirinzan began not as a brewery at all, but as a charcoal manufacturing business fueled by the many beech trees in the region in the early 1800 s. Kichihei Saito, the second generation of the owner family, soon made history by changing their focus to sake. The brand name of this original sake was Well of Happiness - in homage to the abundance of soft water, filtered by fertile soil, stored in its well and seen as a blessing. Musashino Brewery [Founded in 1916] Musashino Shuzo had estabished in The president Hajime Kobayashi is a 4th generation of Kobayashi family. Kenji Fujii has been making sake for 42years (at Musashino Shuzo) and has spent the last 14 as a sake master. Aoki Shuzo Brewery [Founded in 1717] It has been almost 300 years since Aoki brewery has started brewing Kakurei. The water in Uonuma is soft, which is best suited to create the tanrei-umakuchi (light & tasty) taste that Kakurei aims for. Onda Shuzo [Founded in 1875] Onda is a rare domaine-style sake producer. Onda grows the Ippon-Jime rice, a local specialty sake rice variety, on its own land near the Shinano River and the Echigo Mountains. Norio Onda, the fifth generation owner-president grows the rice in the spring through the end of summer and harvests it in early September with his team of skillfulrice growers and sake craftsmen. Sake Brewery Prefecture Yukikage Tokubetsu Junmai Kinshihai Shuzo Niigata $16.67 $ Midori-kawa Junmai Midorikawa Shuzo Niigata $21.33 $ Midori-kawa Daiginjo Midorikawa Shuzo Niigata $150,00 $ Kiminoi Yamahai Junmai Ginjo Kiminoi Shuzo Niigata $24.33 $ Kakurei Daiginjo Aoki Shuzo Niigata $39.33 $ Kakurei Junmai Ginjo Aoki Shuzo Niigata $30.67 $ Kakurei Junmai Aged Underwater Aoki Shuzo Niigata Preview Kirin-zan Junmai Daiginjo Kirinzan Shuzo Niigata $52.00 $ Kirin-zan Daiginjo Gen-Shu Kirinzan Shuzo Niigata $ $ Kirin-zan Junmai Ginjo Kirinzan Shuzo Niigata $35.83 $ Daku Nigori Junmai Musashino Shuzo Niigata $16.00 $ Tsuzumi Junmai Onda Shuzo Niigata Preview Yuki Otoko Junmai Aoki Shuzo Niigata Preview Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 81
82 Pacific International Liquor Japan Pacific International Liquor, Inc. (PIL) is an internationally acknowledged corporation which specializes in the import and export of a variety of Asian liquors. At PIL, our goal is to find the best quality liquors (such as the legendary and rare Japanese sake) and introduce them to consumers all over the world, especially in the United States. Kurosawa Brewery [Founded in 1858] Kurowasa brewery was established in 1858 in the village of Yachiho, which is near the luxurious resort city of Nagano, in central Japan. Yachiho is surrounded by mountains such as the Asama and Yatsugatake and also the Chikuma river, which is one of the longest in Japan. Hatsumago Brewery [Founded in1893] Established in the city of Sakata in the Yamagata prefecture in 1893, the Hatsumago Brewery is dedicated to producing kimoto-style sake. They have continued this production to continue on the tradition and unique taste of the kimoto-style. Okunomatsu Brewery [Founded in 1716] Established in Fukushima in 1716, and tracing its roots back to a samurai family, the Okunomatsu Brewery has for three centuries produced some of the finest sake in the Tohoku are of Northern Japan. The brewery has never been content merely to rest on the laurels of its reputation and long history; rather, it has constantly strived to keep its traditions alive while developing more innovative methods of sake production. Nagai Brewery [Founded in 1886] Shoji Nagai s quest for the perfect water to provide the base to create the perfect sake led him all over Japan, eventually bringing him to Kawaba in Here he discovered a spring with clean, mineral, voluptuous and faintly sweet qualities. Kenbishi Brewery [Founded in 1505] Tradition is what Kenbishi prides itself on. With the belief that, Sake with rich and mellow taste is considered to be simple and sturdy and these simple and sturdy things will remained unchanged and thus will last eternally. Kenbishi enjoys a reputation for being Kokon daiichi tosu (The best sake of all time). Yamanashi Meijo Brewery [Founded in 1750] The Kitahara family established their sake brewery Onakaya in Takato in the early 17th century. The new branch in Hakushu was known as Nakaya until the sake brewery in Takato ceased operation in the late 19th century. After that this branch inherited the name Onakaya and kept it until it became Yamanashi Meiji Co., Ltd. The founders of this modern corporation were Torasaburo Kitahara, the tenth-generation owner and Hyogo Kitahara. As the twelveth-generation owner, Mr.Hyogo Kitahara currently runs the business. Sake Brewery Prefecture Kurosawa Junmai Kimoto 300ml Kurosawa Junmai Kimoto 720ml Kurosawa Junmai Kimoto 1.8L Hatsumago Junmai 300ml Hatsumago Junmai 720ml Hatsumago Junmai 1.8L Okunomatsu Tokubetsu Junmai 720ml Okunomatsu Tokubetsu Junmai 1.8L Mizbasho Ginjo 180ml Mizbasho Ginjo 720ml Mizbasho Ginjo 1.8L Kenbishi Kuromatsu Shichiken Junmai Ginjo Kurosawa Brewery Kurosawa Brewery Kurosawa Brewery Hatsumago Brewery Hatsumago Brewery Hatsumago Brewery Okunomatsu Brewery Okunomatsu Brewery Nagai Brewery Nagai Brewery Nagai Brewery Kenbishi Brewery Yamanashi Meijo Brewery Nagano Nagano Nagano Yamagata Yamagata Yamagata Fukushima Fukushima Gunma Gunma Gunma Hyogo Yamanashi $7.08 $13.50 $27.00 $7.83 $17.50 $33,00 $16.00 $34.00 $5.00 $17.50 $35.00 $26.00 $21.50 $85.00 $ $ $47.00 $ $ $96.00 $ $60.00 $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
83 Payana Mendoza, Argentina Payana is a popular children s game in Argentina of native origins that is played with five small stones. The player picks up a stone and tosses it into the air, then picks up another stone from the ground with the same hand and catches the first stone before it hits the ground. Payana wines are the result from a selection from parcels of old vines located in the steep stony slopes of the foothills of the Andes. Here, watered by only fresh mountain streams, the vines ripen in the warm sunny days coupled with cool mountain nights to produce wines marked by power, elegance, and balance. Payana is sourced from old high altitude, old vineyards from some of the most celebrated sites in Mendoza Domaine Select & Spirits Steep hillsides Sandy and stoney 118,000 bottles Malbec Payana Malbec Mendoza $10.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 83
84 Peter Jakob Kühn Rheingau, Germany peter jakob kühn Quarzit Riesling. trocken Founded in 1786 by Jacobus Kühn, The Kühn estate remains a family operated winery currently run by 11th generation winemakers Peter Jakob, his wife Angela, and their son Peter Bernhard. The entirety of their efforts is in the pursuit of exploring the potential of and finding the purest possible expression of, their grapes. Peter Bernhard graduated from the prestigious Geisenheim university after stages in Burgundy and Alsace (at Zind-Humbrecht) and has been working in the estate s cellars ever since. Having studied thoroughly both the philosophical aspects of biodynamicism and the science of both grape growing and winemaking, Peter Junior lends a fantastic perspective and represents the next generation of Kühn family winemaking. The Kühn family history is intrinsically woven into their land. For over 200 years the Kühns have meticulously maintained their vineyards and developed a deep appreciation of their land, its flora and fauna. The decision to embrace biodynamic principles was borne of this relationship and an earnest desire to produce vibrant, expressive wines that did justice to the terroir on which their family has farmed for 10 generations. As the first (and still the only) biodynamic producer in the Rheingau, the Kühns have fully embraced every aspect of the preparation, the application and the philosophy of biodynamic farming and have quickly become icons for profound Riesling and natural, organic wines. Name of maker: 1703 Peter Jakob Kühn Peter Jakob Kühn and Peter Bernhard Kühn 20 ha South-western exposed gentle slopes Grey quarzit and versicolored slate covered by sandy loam and loess 120,000 bottles Riesling, Pinot Noir Riesling Brut 2012 Rheingau $22.00 $ Riesling Stock & Stein Rheingau $11.67 $ Riesling Jakobus Rheingau $15.00 $ Riesling Quarzit Riesling Rheingau $20.00 $ Riesling Doosberg Riesling GG Rheingau $46.00 $ Riesling Sankt Nikolaus GG Rheingau $36.00 $ Spatburgunder Troken Rheingau $28.67 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
85 Poggio di Sotto Tuscany, Italy Fattoria Poggio di Sotto was founded in 1989 on the Southeast side of Montalcino, just outside of Castelnuovo dell Abate. A winery dedicated to perfection, Poggio di Sotto is planted with a single variety (Sangiovese Grosso) on the choicest soils to produce extraordinary wines in Montalcino. The grapes enjoy a unique microclimate influenced by the Orcia River, the Monte Amiata Volcano, and the Mediterranean Sea. Extremely low yields, organic farming and spontaneous, natural fermentation create wines of extraordinary character and elegance. The estate changed ownership in 2011 when the original founder Piero Palmucci sold to Claudio Tipa, owner of the famed Grattamacco estate in Bolgheri and Castello di ColleMassari. The wines of Poggio di Sotto have continued to enjoy a meticulous commitment to the long-standing tradition of excellence, giving them a soaring reputation which is among the finest few in Montalcino. Name of maker: 1989 Tipa-Bertarelli Family Luca Marrone 16 ha meters ASL with steep slopes Gravel and clay, sandy clay 35,000 bottles Sangiovese Rosso di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Rosso di Montalcino DOC Brunell di Montalcino DOCG Brunell di Montalcino DOCG Brunell di Montalcino DOCG $85.00 $ $ $ $ $1, $1, $1, Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 85
86 Primaterra Italy Imaginative and inviting, Primaterra is Italian by design. Primaterra brings Italy to the all levels of consumers with its quality, value and unique identity as a wine for the everyday choice. Dynamic, delicious and colorful, the wines are styled to be enjoyed by everyone. Primaterra wines originate from regions in Italy where the land, climate, and growing styles have proven to yield character and quality. Primaterra wines are produced from fruit grown in the Veneto, Puglia and Sicily. The wines are crafted to be juicy, delicious and refreshing. Italian wine is one of the most complex sectors for the inexperienced consumer- Primaterra solves this dilemma: the brand exudes a convivial quality and flair, and serves as a welcomed departure from convention. Sales are initiated by the distinctive Primaterra brand image that is showcased in fresh and fun packaging while repeat sales result from quality and consumer satisfaction. Primaterra is what it means to be Made in Italy today. Proprietor: Domaine Select & Spirits Multiple Sites Various Various 750,000 bottles Chardonnay, Primitivo, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese Prosecco Prosecco DOC $8.66 $ Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT $8.00 $96.00 Chardonnay Delle Venezie IGT $8.00 $96.00 Pinot Noir Delle Venezie IGT $8.00 $96.00 Sangiovese Puglia IGT $8.00 $96.00 Primitivo Puglia IGT $8.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
87 Quattro Mani Italy Quattro Mani [toh-kai] Exto Gredic Vineyard Quattro Mani showcases celebrity winemakers who express the character and strength of Italy s rich viticultural heritage, interpreted through their unique personalities. The winemakers are skilled in allowing vineyards to speak through the wine, reflecting how the essence of a region can be best expressed through its traditional wines produced by skilled artisan winemakers. These winemakers were selected for their skill in allowing vineyards to speak through the wine, reflecting the belief that the essence of a region can be best expressed through its traditional wines. Quattro Mani wines are produced from estate-grown fruit using sustainable agriculture, and are bottled at the source. Quattro Mani made its debut in 2006 with Montepulciano d Abruzzo made by acclaimed winemaker Attilio Pagli. Quattro Mani [toh-kai], produced by the skilled hands of Movia s Aleš Kristančič, followed in Quattro Mani Barbera, produced by the skilled winemaker Danilo Drocco who has been described as One of the Great Names of Piedmontese making by Robert Parker, was launched completed the quartet in Name of maker: 2005 Domaine Select & Spirits Montepulciano - Attilio Pagli, [toh-kai] - Aleš Kristančič, Barbera - Danilo Drocco Argillaceous, poor marl, morenic 300,000 bottles Montepulciano, Friulano, Barbera [toh-kai] Montepulciano Barbera 2011 Brda/Collio Montepulciano d Abruzzo DOC Piemonte DOC $9.33 $9.33 $10.00 $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 87
88 Ransom Willamette Valley, United States An organic farm, artisan wine company, vermouth house and alembic distillery, Ransom juxtaposes many of the finest old world craft beverage traditions with creative innovation. Founded in 1997 by Tad Seestedt with a fistful of credit cards and a dream of self-sufficiency, the name Ransom was chosen to represent the debt incurred to start a small business, as well as the promise of freedom once the debt was paid. Today, Ransom continues to flourish independently without outside investors, producing 15,000 cases annually between the winery and the distillery. A global industry leader in the farm-tobottle category and renowned for historic revival products such as Old Tom Gin, Ransom makes a wide range of wine and spirits by hand, eschewing hightech equipment for traditional production methods. Its remarkable execution of premium quality, unmanipulated wines, vermouths, and spirits places Ransom among the top artisans in the country. Heritage, craftsmanship and respectfulness of terroir are Ransom s core values. Name of Distiller: Mash Bill: Still: 1997 Tad Seestedt Tad Seestedt 34 acres Willakenzie 350 foot SE exposure Barley, corn, rye, oat, wheat, grape, Alembic pot still 190,000 bottles Spirit Region The Vodka 750ml Willamette Valley $24.00 $ Dry Gin 750ml Willamette Valley $26.00 $ Old Tom Gin 750ml Willamette Valley $32.00 $ Whipper Snapper Whiskey 750ml Willamette Valley $26.67 $ The Emerald 750ml Willamette Valley $80.00 $ Dry Vermouth 750ml Willamette Valley $24.67 $ Sweet Vermouth 750ml Willamette Valley $19.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
89 Remírez de Ganuza Rioja, Spain Founded in 1989 by Fernando Remírez de Ganuza, the estate is located in the village of Samaniego, at the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria, in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa. Fernando, previously the largest vineyard broker in the region, now owns 104 hectares of vineyards spread across more than 100 plots in the Rioja Alavesa, where the average vine age is 60 years old. Bodegas Remírez de Ganuza s quest for perfection is reflected in his very strict selection procedures and pioneering winemaking techniques. He was the first to harvest in small baskets in the region, and also the first to separate out the shoulders and tips of the bunches to preserve only the best grapes for the top wines. Name of maker: Varieties Produced: 1989 Fernando Remírez de Ganuza Fernando Remírez de Ganuza 104 ha Limestone, clay Terraced slopes 200,000 bottles Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha, Viura, Malvasia Region Barrel Fermented Blanco Fincas de Ganuza Remirez de Ganuza Reserva Vina Coqueta Reserva Trasnocho Rioja Rioja Rioja Rioja Rioja $19.00 $34.33 $34.33 $56.00 $98.00 $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 89
90 Robert Kacher Selections France Bobby Kacher is one of the 20 most influential wine personalities of the past 20 years Robert Parker Robert Kacher Selections has become synonymous with quality imported wines, primarily French. Bobby Kacher forged long-term relationships and partnerships with growers, allowing him to build one of the finest wine import portfolios in the United States. Small, family-run estates, high quality and uncompromising standards have been the essential foundations of the company since its inception Robert Kacher Selections builds bridges between the estates that are creating the very best wines from their origins and the consumers who love and appreciate them. Producer Region Domaine Des Corbillières Domaine Philippe Portier Domaine Seguin Domaine Sainte-Eugénie Château les Crostes Chauvenet Chopin Domaine Léchenaut Domaine Sainte-Eugénie Mas Carlot Touraine Quincy Pouilly Fume Corbières Provence Cotes de Nuits Villages Nuits-Saint-Georges Corbières Costières de Nîmes Producer Domaine Des Corbillières Domaine Philippe Portier Mas Carlot Domaine Seguin Domaine Sainte-Eugénie Château les Crostes Chauvenet Chopin Domaine Léchenaut Domaine Léchenaut Domaine Sainte-Eugénie Mas Carlot Touraine Sauvignon Blanc Quincy Clairette de Bellegarde Pouilly Fumé Corbières Rosé Côtes de Provence Rosé Cotes de Nuits Villages Morey Sant Denis Clos des Ormes Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru Les Pruliers Corbières Reserve Costières de Nîmes Les Enfants Terribles $12.00 $13.00 $11.00 $17.00 $10.00 $15.00 $28.00 $70.00 $75.00 $15.00 $13.00 $ $ $32.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
91 Sake Story Japan Yoho Brewing [Founded in 1996] Yoho Brewing Co. was established in Its establishment was soon after the removal of the law, which prohibited the production of craft beer in Japan. We started brewing Ale with an aim of letting Japanese people know rich and various tastes of Ale. Since then, we have been producing our ales in the town of Karuizawa, which is located in the mountainous and snowy region. Our brewery is surrounded by beautiful nature and we use natural fresh water from Mt. Asama to make our beers. Swan Lake Brewing [Founded in 1997] Swan Lake Brewing was established in 1997 in Niigata prefecture in Japan.n At Swan Lake Brewing, our goal is to brew great beer that is representative of the beautiful nature that surrounds us. Our goal and concept is from Niigata, Japan to the World through our beers. Tsukinowa Brewery [Founded in 1886] Born in Wakasa as a malt shop in the current location by the first generation of the Yokozawa Family. In 1886, the fourth generation founded the brewery. We always set a goal the innovation and tradition of inheritance and technology. We also continue to challenge new things. Ishioka Brewery [Founded in 1959] Ishioka brewery, established in 1959 in the middle of Ibaraki prefecture located near Tsukuba mountain and Kasumigaura bay. Purple Mountain brings you an immediate bouquet of highly refined, smooth yeast mash dryness with a hint of candy-like sweetness. Housui Brewery [Founded in 1913] First generation, Gitaro Baba started brewing sake in an environment surrounded by Yoshino river, Mount Ude, extreme cold winter season, and local grown rice. Mount Ude has 1200m altitude and is perfect resource of spring water for sake production at Housui brewery. They put their energy and lively spirits into the brewing of their sake. Akita Seishu Brewery [Founded in 1865] In 1865, our company Yamato-shuzouten was founded in the area of Minaminaraoka(Currently Daisen-city) by Ito Juushiro. Ito Kyonosuke the 13th head of the Ito Family took over the business and put Yamatoshuzouten into commercial use. Toji s (Master Brewer) desire to brew exceptional sake shows through in the elegance of its product. Abashiri Brewery [Founded in 1998] They started their project in collaboration with Tokyo Agricultural University to produce local beer. Their creative approach to produce local beer was to bring their nature and characteristics of Abashiri from Hokkaido which is one of the coldest area in Japan facing north east of Russia. Using drift ice for production water, their first beer produced is Ryuhyo Draft which is color in blue that brings the image of the Okhotsk Sea. Beer/Sake Brewery Prefecture Tokyo Black Porter Aooni Blue IPA Yona Yona Pale Ale Zenryaku Sorry Yuzu Salt Dark Chestnut Ale Suiyoubi No Neko Belgium White Ale Samurai Barley Ale Ryuhyou Draft Blue Yoi no Tsuki Daiginjo Murasaki no Mine Daiginjo Housui Yamahai Tokubetsu Junmai Nadeshiko Barley Shochu Taiso Barley Shochu Yoho Brewery Yoho Brewery Yoho Brewery Yoho Brewery Yoho Brewery Yoho Brewery Swan Lake Brewing Abashiri Brewery Tsukinowa Brewery Ishioka Brewery Housui Brewery Akita Seishu Akita Seishu Nagano Nagano Nagano Nagano Nagano Nagano Niigata Hokkaido Fukui Ibaraki Tokushima Akita Akita $3.67 $3.67 $3.67 $4.00 Preview $4.00 $5.00 Preview $40.00 $21.25 $22.50 $22.00 $22.00 $88.08 $88.08 $88.08 $96.00 $96.00 $ $ $ $ $$ $$ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 91
92 Samaroli Scotland Born in Bologna seventy years ago, Silvano Samaroli has been selecting and bottling the world s greatest Scotch whiskies since At that time he was the only non-british or non-scottish person doing so. Having begun with Scotch, years later he began choosing rums from some of the world s best rum distilleries and then transporting them to Scotland for maturation. His story is that of a fanatic an entrepreneur with an almost savant-like knowledge and palate of the world s finest Scotch whiskies. His focus was on selecting and bottling interesting, single cask whiskies from Scotland. But what set him apart was that when he chose a cask of whisky, he would re-cask the whisky into new (or virgin) oak to add considerable layers of depth to what one would find in a regular single malt bottling. Samaroli Whisky is made from single malts and vatted (blended malts) whisky; Samaroli rums are made from single casks and blend rums. Maturation for the Whiskies and Rums are carried out in Scotland, where the climate (cooler than in the Caribbean with regard to the rums) enables longer aging and consequently cleaner, clear-cut and more elegant spirits. The elegance, balance, complexity, finesse, and depth of flavor of Samaroli spirits are without rival. Name of Distiller: Area of Production: 1968 Antonio Bleve Antonio Bleve 16,000 bottles Various regions, bottled in Scotland Spirit Region Scotch Samaroli by Samaroli 750ml Glen Scotia 750ml Speyside 750 ml Isle of Jura 750m Milton Duff 750ml Islay Highland Speyside Speyside Islay $86.95 $ $ $ $ $ $1, $ $ $2, Rum Yehmon Evolution 750ml Demerara Dark 750ml Fiji 750ml Panama 750ml Barbados 750ml Caribbean Guyana Fiji Panama Barbados $ $ $99.28 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
93 San Romano Piedmont, Italy The company San Romano was born in the early nineties in the heart of the hills of Dogliani, starting a progressive and steady re-qualification of old vineyards, about three hectares, through the recovery of whatever was acquired in semiabandoned conditions at that time. Since the beginning, the first part of the cellar for vinification was built, while in the following years, the already existing vineyards were restructured and new Dolcetto vines were planted. Starting from the mid-nineties, San Romano has collaborated with oenologist Beppe Caviola, an important figure in the national oenological panorama. Today, the San Romano estate amounts to about 8.5 hectares of vineyards, two thirds of which are Dolcetto, the most popular grape variety in the Langa area. Since the beginning up to now, the San Romano cellar has constantly grown, driven by a distinctive, high quality project. Name of maker: 1995 Oscar Farinetti and Partners Beppe Caviola 8.5 ha Rolling hills Calcareous marl 84,000 bottles Dolcetto Dolcetto di Dogliani Dolcetto di Dogliani DOC $15.00 $ Dolcetto Dogliani Vigna del Pilone 2011 Dolcetto di Dogliani DOC $22.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 93
94 Sant Helena Friuli, Italy In Vencò, at the heart of Collio area, within the gorgeous frame of the vineyards owned by Fantinel family, Tenuta Sant Helena stands out. At few steps from the boundary with Slovenia, the mild climate, provided by the protection of the Julian Alps northwards and the openness to the Adriatic sea southwards, and the superb terroir made up of marly sandstones create a magnificent environment for grape growing. Here the focused clonal research, the careful selection of the best grapes and the peculiar enhancement of Friulian indigenous vine varieties give birth to a refined collection, high expression of Fantinel company quality. Tenuta Sant Helena wines are produced by developing particular styles, such as the cold maceration of white grapes, thanks to a short contact with the skins, and a light raisining of red grapes, that are enriched with structure and personality. A limited edition of wines with an intriguing aromatic set, a robust and embracing body and astonishing evolution potentialities. Name of maker: 1969 Fantinel Family Alberto Zanello 40 ha Rolling hills (alt. 200 mt.) Marly sandstones (Eocene origin) called Ponca 200,000 bottles Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Ribolla Gialla, Friulano, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Nero Pinot Grigio Collio DOC $16.00 $ Ribolla Collio DOC $16.33 $ Friuliano Collio DOC $16.33 $ Frontiere 2012 Collio DOC $22.80 $ Refosco 2011 Collio DOC $16.33 $ Venko 2008 Collio DOC $24.67 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
95 Santa Vittoria Piedmont, Italy Castello di Santa Vittoria lies in the steep, sandy hills of the Roero on the left bank of the Tanaro river, just opposite of the Langhe hills in the heart of Piedmont. The wines are produced at new, state of the art cellars located in Località Guriot. They are dedicated to the production monovarietal expressions of the local grape varieties of Arneis, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Moscato d Asti. Two special crus are also produced- Arnus is made from the best Arneis grapes from Castellero vineyard, in the village of Piobesi while Nebius comes from a careful selection of nebbiolo grapes found in Ulivi di S.Vittoria vineyard. Viticulturalist Angelo Rosso and oenlogist Nicola Fogliati are aided by the celebrated Piemontese winemaker Beppe Caviola- Gambero Rosso s 2002 enologist of the year. Their goal is to obtain the ultimate expression of the characteristics and complexity of these native grape varieties and the territory of the Roero from vineyard to cellar, and from cellar to bottle. Name of maker: 1985 Oscar Farinetti and Partners Giorgio Lavagna 20 ha Roero Area Sandy soil 100,000 bottles Roero, Roero Arneis, Moscato, Nebbiolo d Alba Cantine Santa Vittoria Roero Arneis Roero Arneis DOC $15.00 Gavi Gavi DOCG $13.33 Barbaresco 2007 Barbaresco DOCG $31.00 Moscato D'Asti Moscati d'asti DOCG $13.00 Castello di Santa Vittoria Rosa Vittoria Rosé 2015 Vino Rosato $15.00 Arnus Langhe Arneis DOC $28.67 Nebius Nebbiolo d'alba DOC $28.67 Roero 2012 Roero DOCG $30.00 Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
96 Savage Estate Napa Valley, United States Exclusively family-owned and operated, Savage is one of the smallest Cabernet Sauvignon producers in the Napa Valley with only about 150 cases produced a year from its vineyard. This allows the strictest attention to detail and quality, allowing unique production and exciting flavor every vintage year. Savage Estate was founded in 1997 by Michael Savage when his Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard was planted using only green farming practices. The estate, less than one acre in area, is located in the northern extremity of Napa Valley, between Calistoga and the rugged Palisades and within sight of Mount Helena. Savage Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented in small open-top fermenters, and is aged for two years in 100% French oak in the winery at Starry Night. Name of maker: 1997 Michael J. Savage Wayne Hansen.35 acres Napa Valley floor Gravelly loam 2,400 bottles Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Napa Valley $32.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
97 Serafini & Vidotto Veneto, Italy Francesco Serafini and Antonello Vidotto purchased this historic estate in 1986 with an objective of crafting classic Bordeaux inspired wines from the varieties that have been cultivated in the dolomite foothills for centuries. Up until World War I when the vineyards were practically destroyed, the property had been cultivated for over a millennium by the monks belonging to the Abbey of Nervesa. Located within the hilly Montello and Colli Asolani DOC northwest of Treviso, the property s rocky mineral rich soils with excellent drainage and proximity to the Piave River and the Canale del Bosco allow for an unusually long ripening time. Following extensive work in the vineyards and the construction of a sophisticated new winery designed by the architect Carlo Palazzolo, the duo have succeeded in producing complex and elegant wines from old vine Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot as well as exceptional interpretations of Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Nero and the rediscovered native variety Recantina. Name of maker: 1986 Francesco Serafini & Antonello Vidotto Francesco Serafini & Antonello Vidotto 25 ha Desert with mountains, hilly montello zone Ferretto soil (reddish-brown clayey soil) 250,000 bottles Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Recantina, Corvina, Rondinella Bollicine Di Prosecco Prosecco DOC $14.00 $ Bollicine Di Rosé Vino Spumante $15.33 $ Pinot Nero Colli Tervigiana IGT $20.00 $ Rencantina Delle Venezie IGT $20.00 $ Phigaia 2008 Montello e Colli Asrolami DOC $23.00 $ Rosso dell Abazia 2007 Montello e Colli Asrolami DOC $48.00 $ Amarone della Valpolicella 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG $38.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 97
98 Skinos Greece Skinos is the ancient name for Mastiha. The remarkable flavor of this clear spirit is hard to describe: it smells like a sun-drenched rocky Mediterranean hillside covered in wild herbs, like crushed juniper berries and fresh-torn spearmint leaves, like the hauntingly deep aromas of rain-soaked cedar wood and violet essential oil. It is gently sweet yet refreshing, fulsome yet delicate, and its balance makes Skinos highly versatile. It can be served neat, chilled, as an aperitif or digestif, or used in innovative cocktails or as a flavor enhancer in the kitchen with fish and other foods for a distinctly Mediterranean twist. This distinctive taste and exceptional aroma has earned Skinos medals in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2011 & ) and the Spirits International Prestige Awards ( & ) as well one of the Top Notable Flavours of in Imbibe International Spirits Magazine. Today Skinos Mastiha Spirit is one of the fastest growing spirits in the Mediterranean area with exports in more than 15 markets worldwide, and represents the great values of the Mediterranean way of living. Bartenders and mixologists are excited with Skinos s unmistakable taste and aroma and enjoy in chilled shots or in refreshing cocktails. Still: 2004 DS Concepts LTD Pot still Country Skinos Liqueur Greece $23.17 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
99 Soleto Puglia, Italy The Soleto Map of Puglia, considered to be the earliest map in Western Civilization, was drawn by ancient Greeks who crossed the Adriatic and planted some of Italy s first vineyards with Primitivo on the region s sundrenched shores around 500 BC. Primitivo, named for its propensity to ripen before all other varietals, thrives today in its Italian home. The pretty, brambly terrain of Puglia, dotted at once with Baroque churches and wild growing prickly pear on the side of the road, is one of the most lovely and least discovered parts of Italy-from its lovely beaches to its solid wines. Soleto Primitivo embodies the epitome of quality Primitivo resulting from low yield vineyards and careful vinfication. are common. It honors this ancient viticultural tradition with a contemporary interpretation of the local Primitivo variety that offers ripe fruit, sweet spices, and a long, soft finish Domaine Select & Spirits Hillside Terra Rossa, rich with minerals 12,000 bottles Primitivo Soleto Primitivo Puglia IGT $8.67 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 99
100 Stemware by Movia Brda/Collio, Slovenia The passion for winemaking at Movia spills over into the fine crafting of their signature stemware. Each piece is meticulously hand blown from one whole crystal by artisans whose production capacity is a mere 10 glasses a day. The design in uniquely Movia, each glass representing a vision while expressing a profound marriage of artistry and function. Every glass is developed for a specific beverage, made to highlight its finest characteristics. These most finely tuned instruments reflect the fact that while a glass cannot alter a fine wine or spirit, it can and does dramatically enhance the perception of it. Movia stemware offers a truly inimitable opportunity for wine enjoyment. Description Piece Voda (Water) Puro (Sparkling ) Puro Slim (Sparkling ) Retro (Sparkling ) Belo (White ) Maduro (Pinot Nero) Arhive (Cabernet Sauvignon) Predikat (Sweet ) Grappa Movia Decanter $14.50 $26.00 $24.00 $24.00 $26.00 $26.00 $24.00 $24.00 $24.00 $50.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
101 99 Storybook Mountain Vineyards California, United States In 1976, Jerry and Sigrid Seps fall in love with a wild, abandoned former winery located in the mountains above Calistoaga, CA and purchase a 90 acre parcel. They rename it Storybrook Mountain to pay tribute to the scenic beauty and honor the original founders. Storybook Mountain is located at the top of the Napa Valley, on an eastern slope of the Mayacamas Range whose ridges separate Napa from Sonoma. This desired eastern exposure is an orientation shared with many of the greatest vineyards in Bordeaux and Burgundy. Zinfandel has been planted on its red clay-loam hillsides since the early 1880 s. Storybook Mountain s sought-after estate wines are carefully hand-crafted from choice grapes grown in certified organic estate vineyards surrounding the winery. They are aged at least 12 months in 400 French, Hungarian and American oak barrels, inside century-old caves dug deep into the mineral-rich volcanic rock underlying the handtended vineyard. Here, an ideal match of terroir and grape allows Zinfandel to show its true potential. Jerry and Sigrid Seps wines are famed for intensity and longevity. Raspberries, black cherries and spice are the essence of their complex, well-balanced and elegant wines. Name of maker: 1976 Jerry and Sigrid Seps Jerry Seps 90 acres Hillside Red Volcanic 46,000 bottles Viognier Napa Valley $32.33 $ Zinfandel Mayacamas Range 2012 Napa Valley $30.50 $ Antaeus 2011 Napa Valley $33.00 $ Zinfandel Eastern Exposure 2012 Napa Valley $41.33 $ Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Napa Valley $55.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 101
102 Suze Auvergne, France Suze was born in 1885, at a time when almost all aperitifs were wine-based, when Parisian distiller Fernand Moureaux distilled the Gentian root a bitter root used for centuries as an herbal tonic to promote good digestion and general well-being. In 1889 the drink was perfected and officially became the aperitif that the world knows today. In 1896 the iconic bottle was designed by Henri Porte and was eternalized in Picasso s 1912 painting, Verre et bouteille de Suze (Glass and bottle of Suze). For more than a century, Suze has been produced with the strictest respect for tradition, with fresh wild yellow gentian carefully selected and harvested by hand in the mountains of Auvergne. Over the years, Suze gradually took on a sweeter, less herbal profile; Suze d autrefois, however, is modeled after the original 1889 recipe. Born during the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889, both Suze and the Eiffel Tower are linked as French icons, with Gustave Eiffel contributing to the design of the Suze distillery that was constructed in Name of Founder: Name of Distiller: Area of Production: 1889 Fernand Moureaux Pernod S.A. Ms. Claire Theme Auvergne 513,000 bottles Spirit Region Suze Saveur d Autrefois 1L Auvergne $23.00 $ Aromatic Bitters 200ml Auvergne $20.00 $ Orange Bitters 200ml Auvergne $20.00 $ Red Aromatic Bitters 200ml Auvergne $20.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
103 Szepsy Tokaj, Hungary The Szepsy family have cultivated vineyards in Tokaj since the late sixteenth century and are credited with the discovery of Aszú and setting down the formula used to this day. István Szepsy was a key figure in the formation of the Royal Tokaji Company but has been producing his own wines since Today, István Szepsy is the leading producer whose benchmark wines have inspired for the current movement of young producers throughout Tokaj. He focuses on radical limitation of yields and hand selection of all of the grapes. Today, the estate is comprised 63 hectares of vineyards in premium sites throughout the village of Mad but produces less than 4,000 cases annually. Name of maker: Annual Prodcution: 1987 Istvan Szepsy Itsvan Szepsy 63 ha Hillside Zeolite quartz and mineral-rich clay with weathered Volcanic Tufa 50,000 bottles Furmint, Harslevelű Region Furmint 2012 Tokaj $28.00 $ Furmint Uragya 2011 Tokaj $35.00 $ Furmint Szent Tamas 2010 Tokaj $73.00 $ Szamorodni 2009 Tokaj $66.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 103
104 Tabarrini Umbria, Italy Nestled in the corner of Umbria outside of Montefalco, the Tabarrini family has been tending their vineyards and selling the grapes for four generations. In the late 90s, Giampaolo took his love of his vineyards to the next level. In his pursuit to better understand how his soil types impacted his grapes, Giampaolo began making wine off his land. Soon after, he began customizing his vinications relative to each of his parcels of Sagrantino to reflect the distinct characteristics of his vineyard. Giampaolo Tabarrini was the first person to bottle Single Vineyard Sagrantino in Umbria and continues to produce among the best wines in Umbria while setting a high standard of excellence for the region. Today, Tabarrini wines are served at some of the most prestigious restaurants in Umbria, Europe, the USA and about 20 other countries world wide. Name of maker: Annual Prodcution: 1996 Giampaolo Tabarrini Giampaolo Tabarrini 18 ha Steep hills Loam, limestone, river pebbles 70,000 bottles Sagrantino, Sangiovese, Barbera, Trebbiano Spoletino Adarmando Bianco Bianco di Umbria IGT $21.33 $ Montefalco Rosso 2012 Montefalco Rosso DOC $18.67 $ Sagrantino Colle Grimaldesco 2011 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG $30.00 $ Sagrantino Campo Alla Cerqua 2011 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG $35.00 $ Sagrantino Colle Alle Macchie 2011 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG $40.00 $ Sagrantino Passito 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG $47.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
105 Terrazze dell Etna Sicily, Italy CIURI 2012 Terrazze dell Etna sits on the Northwest slopes of Mt. Etna, from 2000 to 3000 feet above sea level overlooking ancient terraces and old vines dropping 250 meters toward the sea. Nino Bevilacqua recognized the potential for the site and bought the property in To fully maximize the purest expression of Etna, Nino built an ultra-modern facility with the utmost respect for the areas traditions and recruited Riccardo Cotarella, one of the top consulting oenologists in Italy, to make his wine. The unique juxtaposition of centuries-old vineyard management practices and pristine, modern vinification produces wines of staggering character, depth and purity and exemplify the personality of Etna. Name of maker: Annual Prodcution: 2008 Nino Bevilacqua Riccardo Cotarella 36 ha Mountain side Volcanic lava-flow 150,000 bottles Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, Petit Verdot Cuvée Brut 2012 Etna $32.00 $ Rosé Brut 2012 Etna $32.00 $ Ciuri Etna $20.00 $ Carusu 2012 Etna $24.00 $ Cratere 2011 Etna $24.00 $ Cirneco 2010 Etna $39.33 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 105
106 The Maritime Republic Imports Italy 22 The Maritime Republic Imports are importers of Italian wine and beer. We believe that, at some point, most important human exchanges involve the table and the bar. Therefore, in working with wine and beer, we place ourselves as facilitators of a process that exists very close to the crux of, well, everything. Balancing the gravity of that fact with the levity that s necessary to make these exchanges successful is how we define fun. Birrificio Retorto [Founded in 2011] Brewmaster Marcello Ceresa s approach to crafting beer begins with the soil, graduating from l Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Piacenza with a degree not simply in brewing but also in food and nutrition supply and technology. His sense of where it begins to where it goes is fundamental to the beer he creates. Wanting to maintain that connection to all parts of the chain, in 2011 he stopped working as a traveling brewmaster for other breweries around Piacenza, enlisted his sister and brother, Monica and Davide, and opened Birrficio Retorto. The brewery is based in Piacenza, Italy. Birrificio Rurale [Founded in 2009] Though Lorenzo Guarino is technically the brewmaster at Birrificio Rurale, this is truly a collective of friends who had the good fortune to grow up in and around Milan and Monza where there have been no shortage of small breweries they could sample from over the years, fine tuning their own senses of what it was they wanted to make. In the end, they ve committed themselves to making fun and creative all natural beers. Everything remains unpasteurized, unfiltered, zero conservatives, and with all organic ingredients including things like chestnut honey and bergamot. The brewery is based in Desio, Itlay. Birrificio Maiella [Founded in 2008] Birrificio Maiella lies in the shadow of the massive limestone massif of the National Park that bares its name, written as Majella in Abruzzese. With wolves, bears, chamois, and peaks dotted with snow all year long, the Majella feels more like an untouched Alps than a mountain range in the Mezzogiorno. The nearest town of Pretoro clings to the walls of it like a Shangri-La cloaked from outside view via fumes of mountain mist that stream through its streets up the slopes. Brewmaster Massimiliano Di Prinzio takes advantage of every aspect of this location. The brewery is based in Abruzzo, Italy. Beer Brewery Region Morning Glory Daughter of Autumn Latte Piu Scarliga Castigamatt Seta Special Matthias Emigrante Novi Luna Birrificio Retorto Birrificio Retorto Birrificio Retorto Birrificio Rurale Birrificio Rurale Birrificio Rurale Birrificio Maiella Birrificio Maiella Birrificio Maiella Piacenza Piacenza Piacenza Desio Desio Desio Abruzzo Abruzzo Abruzzo 12 bottles 12 bottles 12 bottles 24 bottles 24 bottles 24 bottles 12 bottles 12 bottles 12 bottles $66.00 $66.00 $63.00 $ $ $ $63.00 $60.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
107 Tiano & Nareno Mendoza, Argentina Sebastiano, known as Tiano, and Nazzareno known as Nareno, landed at the port of Buenos Aires in the summer of 1908, after 18 days at sea. But the city was not their final destination. They still had 1,000 km westward to travel before arriving in the region of Mendoza, a land where vines had been cultivated at the foot of the imposing Andean Mountains for hundreds of years. Mendoza was the place where Tiano and Nareno, my grandfathers, set up their homes and founded their families. My grandfathers devoted their lives to working the land and growing vines. They were passionate about tradition and had a great love for work well done. The land, climate and vines of Mendoza held no secrets for them. It took over five years to identify and select the region s best plots of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the very same plots that Tiano and Nareno loved so much and talked of so often. Name of maker: Annual Prodcution: Ariel Savina Federico Sanchez 7 ha Foothills of the Andes Stony subsoil comprised of mostly limestone deposits Up to 2,500 bottles only in the best vintages Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot Region Tiano & Nareno 1.5L 2010 Mendoza $ $ Tiano & Nareno 1.5L Mendoza $ $ Tiano & Nareno 750ml Mendoza $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 107
108 Tokaj Hétszolo Tokaj, Hungary Tokaj Hétszölö, situated in the heart of Tokaj-Hegyalja on the southern slope of Mount Tokaj, has long been the crown jewel of Hungary. The estate was founded in 1502 as a selection of the 7 finest parcels in the region; the estate s Hétszölö (meaning 7 parcels) and Nagysszolo vineyards were classified as premier cru in Tokaj Hétszölö was the estate of the Hapsburg Empire, and years later, after the fall of communism, Hétszölö again was the first site to attract international attention. In 2009 Tokaj Hétszölö was purchased by Michel Reybier, the owner of Château d Estournel, returning Tokaj Hétszölö to its celebrated, 500 year historical glory. Through organic farming and traditional vinification, the wines of Tokay Hétszölö are a benchmark for Hungarian wines and exemplify the esteemed history of the estate and the pedigree of the region. Name of maker: Annual Prodcution: 1502 Michel Reybier Gregely Makai 55 ha Hillside Volcanic rock blanketed with a thick layer of loss 200,000 bottles Furmint, Harslevelü, Köverszölö, Muscat Lunel Appelation Dry Furmint 2012 Tokaji $13.33 $ Late Harvest Tokaji $23.00 $ Aszu 3 Puttonyos 2004 Tokaji $50.00 $ Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2004 Tokaji $50.00 $ Aszu 6 Puttonyos 2004 Tokaji $50.00 $ Eszencia 375ml 2001 Tokaji $ $4, Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
109 Tokiwa Imports Japan Tokiwa imports was established in to dedicate in Japanese whiskey import. There are essentially 7 distilleries producing whiskey in Japan and are making their first entrance into the US Market. Its exciting times for whiskey aficionados and the offering from Japan. Eigashima Distillery [Founded in 1888] Eigashima distillery was founded in 1888 in southern Hyogo, the City of Akashi. The distillery is located on the shore Seto inland sea just west of Kobe, an area with a mild, stable climate. Originally a sake producer, White Oak was the first distillery in Japan to obtain a whisky license in Original distillation methods were largely based on skills gleaned from shochu production but continues with a respect for Scottish tradition, with the use of pot stills and malted barley from the UK. Chichibu Distillery [Found in 2008] Chichibu Distillery was founded by Ichiro AKUTO, Grandson of the founder of the now-closed Hanyu distillery. The distillery started its operations in February, 2008 and has been making single malt whisky influenced by the local climate. Chichibu Distillery was established in Chichibu City, in Saitama Prefecture, around 100km north-west of Tokyo. There is a small mill, a mash tun, washbacks made with Japanese oak (Mizunara) and a pair of small copper pot stills, manufactured by Forsyths of Elgin, Scotland. Spirit Brewery Prefecture White Oak Akashi Blend Chichibu The Floor Malted Ichiro s Malt and Grain Eigashima Distillery Chichibu Distillery Chichibu Distillery Hyogo Saitama Saitama $33.00 Preview Preview $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 109
110 Tuthilltown Spirits Hudson Valley, United States Before Prohibition more than 1,000 farm distillers produced alcohol from New York grains and fruits. In 2005 Tuthilltown Spirits brought the tradition of small batch spirits production back to the Hudson Valley. Tuthilltown s spirits, including whiskeys, vodkas, gins and other unique innovative spirits are among the first legally produced in New York since Prohibition. Our INDIGENOUS VODKA and HALF MOON GIN are produced from New York apples and wheat. The handmade spirits, which start at the farm distillery as raw grain and fruit, are made without added flavor or color and are not chill or carbon filtered. Name of Distiller: Still: 2003 Tuthilltown Spirits LLC Brendan O Rourke Copper pot/column stills 10,000 bottles Spirit Region Half Moon Gin 750ml Hudson Valley $37.00 $ Indigenous Apple Vodka 750ml Hudson Valley $31.15 $ Indigenous Wheat Vodka 750ml Hudson Valley $23.50 $ Cacao Liqueur 750ml Hudson Valley $30.00 $ Triple Sec 750ml Hudson Valley $37.00 $ Cassis Liqueur 375ml Hudson Valley $18.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
111 99 Twisted Manzanita California, United States J.L. PITMAN S SIGNATURE SERIES WHISKEY REBELLIOUS RYE WHISKEY DISTILLED FROM RYE MALT MASH & AGED WITH AMERICAN OAK 95 PROOF 47.5% ALC/VOL SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY, CA 750ML Twisted Manzanita Ales was built on the idea that great beer is crafted with both passion and creativity. In 2010, Twisted Manzanita Ales opened its doors with a tow-barrel brew house, however, in a little more than a year we began construction on our much larger facility. We recognize that craft brewing is an art that requires tremendous attention to detail and extensive involvement from our brewers in every aspect of the process. In response to that need, we have built a space for our brewers to let their creative juices flow with few boundaries and interesting ingredients sourced both locally and internationally. When we started going down the distilling path in 2012, we made a vow to only use raw, fresh ingredients in small batch format to distill our product. This means taking the time to understand what role each fresh ingredient plays in the distilling process. It also means no taking short cuts, using extracts or blending pre-distilled products. While the technology may be from a new generation, the ideology is from past generations. Craft Distilling truly is an art and we work HARD to maintain its integrity. When J. L. Pitman created his Rebellious Rye Oaked Whiskey he was determined to capture the unique taste of the Rye flavor along with the smooth malted barley. The first in the Signature Series, this handcrafted, small batch rye whiskey captures the essence of the Rye Whiskey flavor profile and character, in an nontraditional fashion. When J.L. Pitman created his Rebellious Rye Oaked Whiskey he was determined to capture the unique taste of the rye flavor along with the smooth malted barley. The first in the Signature Series, this handcrafted, small batch rye whiskey captures the essence of the rye whiskey flavor profile and character, in an untraditional fashion. With the traditional burn removed, raise your glasses and Cheers to the Softer Side of Spirits GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) ACCORDING TO THE SURGEON GENERAL, WOMEN SHOULD NOT DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS. (2) CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE A CAR OR OPERATE MACHINERY, AND MAY CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS. DISTILLED & BOTTLED BY: PROSPECT AVE SANTEE, CA Jeffrey Trevaskis Name of Distiller: J.I. Pitman Still: Small batch column/pot still Mash Bill: : 75% rye 25% premium 2 row malted barley 10,000 bottles Region Rebellious Rye Whiskey 375ml San Diego $18.00 $30.00 Rebellious Rye Whiskey 750ml San Diego $30.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 111
112 Two Rivers Marlborough, New Zealand Established in 2004, Two Rivers of Marlborough takes its name from the iconic rivers that feed the wine growing heart of Marlborough s renowned Wairau and Awatere Valleys. It was in the Awatere valley, overlooking the braided river, that founder and winemaker David Clouston spent his childhood. He now lives in the Wairau valley, where he has made his home and his mark on the wine industry. Two Rivers of Marlborough's mission is to select the finest parcels of fruit from the banks of both the Wairau and Awatere rivers and to craft wines that express the different microclimates peculiar to these two rivers. Our aim at Two Rivers of Marlborough is to capture and emphasise the intense power of flavour for which Marlborough is famous while adding complexity and elegance to our wines through traditional winemaking techniques. It is this complexity and elegance with a slight European flair that has seen Two Rivers of Marlborough produce wines of great standing and concentration that are ideally matched with the finest local cuisine. Name of maker: 2004 David Clouston David Clouston Valley floor, terraces, hilllsides Greywacke stone, sand, silt, riverstones, clay, loess 100,000 bottles Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Two Rivers 'Convergence' 2015 Marlborough $16.17 $ Two Rivers 'Tributary' Marlborough $26.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
113 Usquaebach Highlands, Scotland Translated from Gaelic as the water of life, Usquaebach pronounced ooske-bah is a historic brand that brings to life the ancient traditions and historic craft of the Scottish Highlands. It is from this historic name that we derive the very word, whisky, and Usquaebach Scotch Whisky is proud to wear this badge of honor. With a blend dating back to the 1700 s and the name trademarked since 1877, this brand s iconic whiskies have spoken to the senses, resurrecting the same fiery spirit that was born in the rolling hills of Scotland long before Scotch was a drink for those with discerning tastes. Creating blends focused on purity, elegance, and refinement, Usquaebach s master blenders search for the very best malts and grains from Scotland s most reputable distillers to bring history to life in the bottle and your glass. Heritage, history, and tradition these are the qualities that have helped earn Usquaebach the title of King of the Blended Whiskies. Name of Blender: Distillation: Mash Bill: 1877 Cobalt Brands Hunter Laing and Co. Copper pot still Malted Barley and Aged Grain Spirits 75,000 bottles Spirits Old-Rare Superior Blended Flagon 15 Years Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Reserve Premium Blend Scotch Whisky Highlands Highlands Highlands $96.00 $66.99 $33.49 $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 113
114 WHITE WINE Vaca das Cordas Vino Verde, Portugal VINHO VERDE DOC Vaca das Cordas is a tradition that dates back to 1646 and takes place on the eve of the feast of Corpus Christi in the historic village of Ponte de Lima - the oldest town in Portugal. On the ninth Friday after Easter, this tradition that dates back to Roman times and has Phoenician origins features a bullrunning in which young men lead a bull through the town. The vineyards lie in the sub-region of Lima, one of the nine sub-regions of the Demarcated Region of Vinho Verde s which, due to the natural characteristics of the soil and climate and the varieties grown, produce wines that are distinctly fruit forward. The most aromatic of Vinho Verde varieties, Loureiro finds its fullest expression in Lima. For Vacas das Cordas, Lima Loureiro, with a small ammount of Arinto, and Trajadura are manually harvested then immediately destemmed, crushed, and vinified in open vat tanks to produce a Vinho Verde with distinctive complexity coupled with optimum freshness and vibrancy. Annual Production Domaine Select & Spirits Hillside Granite, schist 250,000 bottles Loureiro, Arinto, Trajadura Vinho Verde Vino Verde DOC $8.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
115 Varnelli Marche, Italy Distilleria Varnelli has been producing spirits since 1868 in the Marche region of Italy, in a particularly pleasant area on the slopes of Monti Sibillini. The business started by the founder Girolamo Varnelli, a keen herbalist who applied his knowledge and skills to create a natural remedy with antimalarial and fever reducing properties: Amaro Sibilla, first awarded the Gold Medal in 1909 at the International Exhibition in Turin. At the beginning of the 20th Century his son Antonio and the grandson Girolamo Jr. extended the line with additional specialties. Above all, they launched Varnelli Anice Secco as part of the Mediterranean culture of anise-based liquors, first awarded the Gold Medal in 1950 as "the best Italian dry anise". Throughout almost 150 years Distilleria Varnelli has constantly invested in commitment to the utmost quality, introducing new products, acquiring new markets and establishing itself as a respected player in the segment of premium spirits. Today, the Varnelli heirs still own 100% of the company and rigorously apply unchanged crafting processes and traditional recipes passed down through generations together with values related to identitary local roots. Name of Distiller: 1868 Distilleria Varnelli Varnelli Family 300,000 bottles Spirit Region Varnelli Anice Secco 1 L Marche $38.00 $ Amaro Sibilla 1 L Marche $42.00 $ Amaro Dell Erborista 1 L Marche $50.00 $ Caffé Moka 1 L Marche $35.00 $ Punch Fantasia 1 L Marche $26.00 $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 115
116 Velenosi Marche, Italy Located just outside the town of Ascoli Piceno, Velenosi embodies the personality of the Marche region of Central Italy. Beginning 30 years ago with limited resources and minimal experience, the indefatigable Angela Velenosi, through sheer determination and perseverance, pushed the boundaries of expectations of the entire region. Holding vineyards as varied as the geography in which they lie, her portfolio is a confluence of diverse terroirs, varieties and cultures, unified under the maritime climate and her will to succeed. To walk these vineyards, one would begin at the ocean and climb high into the hills. By embracing the bounty of the Marche s growing regions, its varieties and its people, Angela has succeeded in driving Velenosi beyond the Marche, beyond Italy and onto the world stage. Name of maker: Annual Production 1984 Angela Velenosi Attilio Pagli 148 ha Hillside overlooking river vallys Mainly clay tending to limestone and sand 2,500,000 bottles Trebbiano, Passerina, Pecorino, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Lacrima, Verdicchio Passerina Brut Querciantica Verdicchio Pecorino Villa Angela Brecciarolo Querciantica Lacrima Roggio del Filare Ludi Vino di Visciole VSQ Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Marche IGT Rosso Piceno DOC Lacrima di Morro d Alba DOC Rosso Piceno DOC Offida DOC Vine Specialty $12.00 $11.67 $11.67 $12.00 $11.33 $12.00 $43.22 $16.50 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $99.00 z 116 Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available.
117 Viñas del Sol - Santos Brojos Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico Sergio s passion for winemaking inspired him to establish Viñas Del Sol. In 2012, Viñas Del Sol ry produced its first wine of 360 cases of Tempranillo. He continues the family's commitment to excellence and its legacy of developing outstanding vineyards and organic-biodynamic wines. Sergio ultimately attributes Viñas Del Sol success to a strong work ethic. He also believes that luck has its hand in the equation. I always say sometimes it s better to be lucky than good. I like being good and a lot of the things that have happened in our life has been a result of working hard; but if there wasn t luck involved with it or if we weren t at the right place at the right time, our story could be drastically different. Be it luck or hard work, Viñas Del Sol dream is alive and well". Today, the company is run by Sergio Salgado, the founder. Our winemaker is the acclaimed Reynaldo Rodriguez, who built his reputation over 10 years of winemaking in the Guadalupe Valley and Spain. Sergio s wines have organic and biodynamic certificates and he s proud of the reputation that Viñas Del Sol earned, I just do what I love and work with the gifts of the land all with a passion and pride passed down through generations at home. Name of maker: 2010 Sergio Salgado Reynaldo Rodriguez 8 ha Single vineyard organic & biodynamic Sandy & clay 20,000 bottles Tempranillo, Chardonnay Santos Brujos Chardonnay Santos Brujos Rosé Santos Brujos Temranillo Valle de Guadalupe Valle de Guadalupe Valle de Guadalupe $14.00 $14.00 $32.00 $ $ $ Please inquire for a complete listing of products, formats, and discounts available. 117
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