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Cosimo Maria Masini Vintage Report 2015

Harvest in San Miniato, Tuscany at Cosimo Maria Masini began on August 21st with the Sauvignon Blanc for Annick and then the Trebbianno for their Vinsanto, Fedardo, on the 26th.  Harvest work is completed by a combination of professionals and WWOOFER’s (volunteers looking for experience on organic farms) and seems to combine rigor and precision with […]

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Domaine de l’Ecu Vintage Report 2015

Reports from harvest in Muscadet at Domaine de l’Ecu in the Loire Valley. Photos and updates come from Fred Niger. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook with the #CandidHarvests2015 hashtag. Click here for a full list of our wines from Domaine de L’Ecu on www.sevenfifty.com.  (Illinois trade only). Domaine de l’Ecu Vintage Report 2015 9.11.15 […]

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Fiano harvest at Tommasone

Cantina Tommasone 2015 Vintage Report

Of all the places in the world where one might grow grapes and make wine, the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples is high on my list of spots to visit during harvest.  Lucia Monti is sharing her shots from Cantina Tommasone on island as they bring in Biancolella, Forastera and Fiano for the […]

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Day Wines, Candid Wines, Oregon, Organic Pinot Noir

Day Winery 2015 Vintage Reports

2015 is a big year for Brianne and Day Wines.  Not only has she dramatically upped her commitment to growers for the total tons of grapes and the total types of grapes that she will by, she has also christened her new winemaking facility in the Dundee Hills. The Day Winery 2015 Vintage Reports will […]

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Yorkville Cellars 2015 Vintage Report

Edward Wallo checks in from Yorkville Cellars in the Mendocino Highlands with a note that the 2015 harvest was set to start before the end of September, the earliest on record at the estate. Check back regularly for updates from Edward and the Yorkville Cellars team and follow the #CandidHarvests2015 hashtag for more from all […]

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Cabernet Franc at the biodynamic estate of Pascal Lambert in Chinon

Lambert Mathilde Rosé : 2014

  Lambert Mathilde Rosé : 2014 • Variety : 100% Cabernet Franc.  All grapes at Lambert are the product certified organic (Ecocert)  and biodynamic farming. • Terroir : a mix of gravel with clay and silex in Chinon and Cravant-les-Coteaux. • Vine age : 10 to 50 years. • Yields : 45 hectoliter per hectaire to  à 50 hL/ha. • Harvest : hand harvested, […]

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Chef Aaron Martinez at Intro dinner with Candid Wines

Intro: Chef Aaron Martinez

The Duo of Lamb, pictured above is paired with Domaine Pierre André Châteauneuf-du-Pape, our newest arrival. Please join us Wednesday night, August 26th when Intro will offer the pairings at 50% off and Damien will be serving as a guest sommelier for the evening. Staff Training Guide for Intro Wine Pairings with Chef Martinez Below […]

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La Serre, Domaine Sainte Croix, Saint Croix

La Serre from Domaine Sainte Croix

La Serre blends Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris from Jon and Liz Bowen’s organic vineyards in Corbieres, France at Domaine Sainte Croix. The vines average 60 years old and the wine is vinified in tank for a pure expression of the two varieties.     Jon Bowen describes the differences between the two similar grapes […]

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Chardonnay from Domaine Guillot Broux distributed by Candid Wines in Illinois

Why is Chardonnay called Chardonnay?

Emmanuel Guillot of Domaine Guillot-Broux makes wine at the estate he and his family have built over three generations in the Macon region of Burgundy, France. During a visit to our offices, he explained the origins of the word Chardonnay, which is the name of a town in Burgundy that is far older than any known […]

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