26 March 2018 News

Quinta do Noval’s 10 Year Tawny was among 14 ports featured in a new report from Wine Spectator, “14 Gorgeous Tawny Ports.” The main photo accompanying the article is a photograph of the Quinta itself. Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the full article!

“The 10-year-old tawnies are the best category to explore as a newbie. Offering notes of raisin, hazelnut, toffee, cinnamon and more, these wines are sweet, although some producers’ styles flirt with dry edges, giving them pleasant cut and definition.

I prefer them slightly chilled—keep the bottle in your fridge while you let a glass of the stuff warm up for a few minutes. They’re ideal as a mouthwatering aperitif with roasted almonds and cheese, or as a digestif with a small bite of chocolate. The best part? An open bottle of tawny can last a month or more.

I recently tasted through five dozen tawny bottlings covering the 10- to 40-year-old ranges from top producers. Here’s a selection that provides you with a terrific introduction to the category. For all reviews from my recent tastings, keep an eye on the Buying Guide in Wine Spectator.

QUINTA DO NOVAL Tawny Port 10 Year Old NV Score: 92 | $35
A fresh, vibrant style, showing cherry and red currant pâte de fruit notes, with blood orange and rooibos tea flavors. Light cinnamon and mineral nuances add to the streamlined finish. Drink now. 1,000 cases imported.—J.M.”

23 March 2018 News

Casisano Brunello di Montalcino 2012 was featured in “25 wines to drink now or lay down for the future,” which originally ran on The Daily Meal, and syndicated to the online editions of the Los Angeles Times (California), The Baltimore Sun (Maryland), Orlando Sentinel (Florida), The Hartford Courant (Connecticut), South Florida Sun Sentinel,  San Diego Union-Tribune (California), and Pacific San Diego (California). Wine writer Roger Morris recommends the Brunello as a “wine to drink soon,” highlighting its “big flavors – tart, earthy, and gamy, with lots of raspy tannins.”

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16 March 2018 News

Honored to be the focus of Jeb Dunnuck’s latest article and proud of the high scores and shining reviews awarded to many of our producers’ latest and greatest wines.

“This is an international, world-class portfolio, and VINTUS is undeniably bringing some of the best wines in the world into the United States.”

Read the full article here!

13 March 2018 News

In this episode of Wine Press, Ken Ross of discusses quality, affordability and approach to winemaking with Philippe Guigal, with an in-depth answer on how Guigal produces such outstanding, affordable wines. See the article here.

12 March 2018 News

Bridal Guide Magazine featured Bollinger R.D. 2002 in their May/June 2018 issue.

The “Green Day” Style File column includes the stylish green and gold bottle among a spread of fresh green-hued products for bridesmaid accessorizing.

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12 March 2018 News

We’re happy to share that Pierangelo Tommasi’s interview with wine editor Howard Hewitt for the Journal Review, a local Indianapolis newspaper, is now live online, entitled “Amarone an underappreciated wine.” Howard introduces Pierangelo and the Tommasi winemaking family, noting that “when a business is rooted with such history, the passion is easy to understand.” He describes the intricate Amarone winemaking process, adding in quotes from Pierangelo about the wine, in which he notes Amarone “is a wine one can proudly serve for special occasions, paired with red meats and ripe cheeses.” This article was syndicated onto The Herald Bulletin Online.

Click here to read the article in the Journal Review.

Click here to read the article in The Herald Bulletin Online.


8 March 2018 News

Eduardo Chadwick has been named Decanter Man of the Year 2018, arguably the most recognized and prestigious honor for personal achievement in the global wine industry. In his article, Peter Richards MW states, “His pioneering vision and sheer determination have helped to propel Chilean fine wine onto a global stage.”

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5 March 2018 News

 The Filodora Prosecco was mentioned in four recent issues of Texas Weddings Magazine (December 23, Janaury 4, February 6 and February 12). In the latest issue, editor Laurette Veres lists her must-haves for the winter, recommending Tommasi Filodora as the perfect bottle to have on hand for “showers, cocktail parties and more.” Click here to download the latest clip, which appeared in the February 12 issue.


5 March 2018 News

Tommasi 2013 Amarone was featured in “Good wine choices for Passover and other special occasions” in the Cape Gazette (online version of Delaware’s weekly newspaper). Editor John McDonald details the Amarone winemaking process, and recommends the wine for “those who enjoy raisin nuances.”

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28 February 2018 News

Luce and Lucente feature in the “Super Tuscan” result of Buzzfeed’s Valentine’s Day quiz “Plan Your Valentine’s Day and We’ll Give You A Wine And Movie Date.”

Quizmaster Hannah Loewentheil believes that “whether you want to celebrate with your significant other or a group of friends, a bottle of Italian Super Tuscan will do the trick” and recommends pairing “Tenute Luce Lucente 2015 for something casual or Luce della Vite Luce 2014 for something splurge-worthy and turning on Bridget Jones’ Diary.”

Click here to take the quiz!