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Mike Petrillo, founder of Village Wine Imports announced today that Dieter Kamm will join the company starting this week as the Director of Business Development and will be focusing on tasks including, but not limited to: growing the business with current customers in NJ and NY, expanding to states not yet working with VWI…read more
One night earlier this summer, a group of six women filed into a corner booth at Mamo, a Manhattan transplant of the very popular restaurant Mamo Le Michelangelo in the French Riviera. But before they sat down, the queen bee with crown crafted by Drybar, whose vibrant turquoise handbag matched her cocktail dress, asked the host, “And is this where Beyoncé sat?”read more
Recent years have been grim for red Burgundy lovers. Rising demand worldwide and several consecutive microscopic vintages have combined to send prices soaring to the vertigo-inducing heights once reserved for cult cabernets and other wines better suited to be status-conferring luxury goods. The times are especially bleak for Burgundy lovers.read more
While VRAC’s boxed rosé has been around for a couple of years, it’s been insanely popular this summer, possibly because more stores are carrying it. Or trying to carry it. Recently our local wine provider told us that it’s been nearly impossible to keep on the shelves, adding that the family-sized package of wine is also one of the best rosés out there.read more
Think cheap, sweet wine that you wouldn’t be caught dead serving to friends or a date.
But a lot’s changed in the last few years when it comes to wine a box. Nowadays, you can find some truly delicious wines in a box anyone would be proud to serve to guests. There’s great red wines and white wines that come in a box.read more
Though rosé is perfect for a simmering summer day, choosing the right pink is far from a foolproof endeavor (some recall your Aunt Joan’s sweet-tarty white Zins, while others veer too heavy and red to provide any real heat relief). Only in its second season, the crowd-pleasing Vrac Rosé from Provence…read more
THE wines of the Mâconnais region of France are nobody’s idea of a new discovery. Back in the 1980s, when I began drinking a lot of wine, they were a reliable source for fresh, crisp, inexpensive whites, and they have remained so. Yet the wines that used to define the Mâconnais are just a part of a much wider range of styles today, though a large part.read more
In southern France, locals can buy their wines en vrac — in glass — at the neighborhood winery. They help themselves to tastes from several different tanks, each marked with contents and price. After making a choice, customers fill whatever containers they brought with them with a hose that looks exactly like the ones we use to pump gas into our cars.read more