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    Made in Michigan

    Rifino Valentine is on a mission to bring back quality American manufacturing. While working in New York City on Wall Street, he saw first hand what he calls the “Walmartization” of America. Giant companies are beholden to profits, and therefore try to do everything the fastest and cheapest way in an attempt to maximize shareholder earnings. What is lost is the quality in goods. What is lost is the handmade aspect. With only a dozen or so micro-distilleries in the country in 2007 (now there are over 400), Valentine opened his Detroit-based, artisan distilling company (the area’s first since Prohibition) as a fight back against mass-produced spirits.

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    te Pā - our place, our home

    New to our portfolio is an award-winning, family-owned Marlborough estate, te Pā Wines. We are excited to be one of the first to represent this estate in the USA (currently only in three states). Over the years, the MacDonald family has been many things: fishermen, farmers, horticulturists - and now, winemakers. Through everything, they have always remained bonded to their roots and to their land.

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    Introducing Rossa Amara

    Every once in awhile, you come across something so unique, so delicious, and so rare, that if you don’t take a chance on it you might regret it for the rest of your life. Rossa Amara, a blood orange amaro from Mt. Etna, Sicily, blew our minds last year in Vinitaly. Amaro wasn’t our game, but we knew this liqueur was special. Now in stock, we’re looking forward to sharing Rossa Amara with you.

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    Behind the Vines: Russian River Valley

    Amazing things happen in the 150 square miles of Russian River Valley. Good people come together to farm and drink and enjoy good wine. But here’s the news: even better things are to come.

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    Choose
    Your
    Sangiovese
    Adventure

    You can’t talk Italian wine without talking Sangiovese. Versatile, finicky, and capable of ineffable heights, the most planted grape in Italy is also one of the world’s most important. Long gone are the days when vapid wicker-bottled Chiantis are the norm. Sangiovese is reigning strong, and its four most important appellations show just how responsive to terroir this grape is.