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2012 Charles Baur Edelzwicker; Alsace, France

Located in Eguisheim, in the heart of the Alsace wine region, the Baur family has been cultivating vines for several generations. The Domaine Charles Baur is composed of 16 hectares of vines located on the finest slopes of Eguisheim and its immediate vicinity and it is from these sites that this unique wine hails. Grapes:

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AWM Video: Château Mancèdre- A jewel in the middle of giants!

In a region where foreign investors rule, it is quite impressive to find a new, small, family-owned and operated winery. The Trocard family discovered that their grandparents small estate had six hectare in Pessac-Léognan!  Surrounded by some of the most famous names in Bordeaux, this little jewel in the middle of giants is not to

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New Spanish Selections – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, September 27th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Grapevine Distributing’s representative, Tom Leiner, for this delicious and informative tasting of new Spanish selections from their import portfolio! 2013 Marques de Irun Verdejo; Rueda, Spain - Fresh and bright with notes of  ripe citrus and subtle green herb notes. Delicious on a picnic or with fresh goat cheese.. 2013 CUNE Monopole Blanco; Rioja, Spain

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2013 Domaine Les Grands Bois “Cuvée Les Trois Soeurs” Rosé; Côtes du Rhône, France

Domaine Les Grands Bois is owned and run by husband-and-wife Marc Besnardeau and Mireille Farjon. Before meeting and marrying Mireille, Marc was a sommelier in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, and it is this past experience that seems to deeply influence his wines. In marrying her he not only moved, but also made the complete

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AWM Video: New Perspective from the Old World: Invigorating Chardonnay from Burgundy

Chardonnay is often, at least in the US, associated with flabby, uninteresting white wine that has no spark or snap. In this week’s video Eb dispels some of the myths surrounding this much maligned and misunderstood varietal, and highlights a prime example of Chardonnay from where it is most famously produced: Burgundy. The Maison Fougeray

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New Late Summer Selections from Empire Distributing – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, September 20th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Empire Distributing’s representative, Jessica Nile, for this delicious and informative tasting of new selections from their import portfolio! 2013 Sauvion Vouvray; Loire Valley, France – Fresh and bright with notes of orchard fruits, limes and subtle green herb notes. Delicious on a picnic. 2011 St. Francis Chardonnay; Sonoma County, CA – Classic ripe buttered

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Fall Newsletter Selections – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, September 6th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join AWM’s own Eric Steineger for this delicious and informative tasting of Fall Newsletter Selections! 2013 Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc; Swartland, S. Africa – Fresh and bright with notes of tropical fruits, melon, and grapefruit. 2013 Domaine Les Grands Bois Rosé; Côtes du Rhône, France – Exhibiting a bright coral pink color this is filled

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Ramey Wine Cellars with George Staikos – Wednesday, September 10th., 2014 – 7pm – AWM Cellar – $25.00 per person

David Ramey spent his early career creating benchmark wines for such wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd. With that impressive resume, David and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. They have been producing critically acclaimed, award-winning wines ever since, committed to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah as their primary

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AWM Video: The Pull of Southern France – Liquid Silk from Languedoc

Some of our favorite wines are from the southern most parts of France, and the subject of this week’s video is no exception. Join Eb as he introduces the 2012 Cuvée Jean Pull from Domaine des Soulanes, a profound value in the under twenty dollar category. This wine will have you scratching your head, wondering

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Coronado Brewing Company- 18th Anniversary Double IPA

After 18 years of innovative brewing, Coronado Brewing Company give themselves a much-deserved pat on the back with their larger-than-life 18th Anniversary Double IPA. Pouring hazy gold with a nice, thick head, citrus and pine aromas practically jump out of the glass. Follow that up on the palate with some toasty malt, some mildly resinous

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