Category Archives: New York

Move to Suffern office is complete

Pfew…moving is such a bitch! Rad Grapes has officially moved into our Suffern, NY office on Lafayette Avenue. That being said, we are in the midst of our second family & business downsizing in as many years. With the triplets … Continue reading

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This Rose craze…

You may reading or hearing about the rise in popularity of Rose, or you may be just unwittingly contributing to the recent craze just by drinking and enjoying some Rose wine. What’s going on? Why has Rose become so popular? … Continue reading

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The truth about NYC traffic slowdowns. It is not Uber!

“You can’t handle the truth!” That is about right in my view… Where do I start? Well, for one, I’ve been selling wine in NYC for over 26 years and hence I’ve been driving into, around and out of NYC … Continue reading

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Winter trip to North Fork wine country

I just returned from another long day on the road. Drove all the way out to Greenport, all the way out on Eastern Long Island and visited several customers on the North Fork. Also enjoyed a great lunch at The … Continue reading

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Yes January is slow. WTF now? The Flu?

The beginning of January is one of the slowest times of the year in the wines business. It’s like NY gas a massive hangover and overspending problem that makes everyone pause, hibernate or withdraw from society and especially drinking for … Continue reading

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Colognole Chianti Rufina…yes, real Chianti

Part of the first round of Italian wines we have added to our portfolio recently includes the incredible Chiantis from the Colognole estate located in heart of Chianti Rufina. The area is about 20 kilometers from Florence, nestled in the … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Marcato family & their wines

In searching for wines to start the Italian part of the Rad Grapes portfolio we got really, really lucky. What can I say, sometimes you just step into it…Basically Goran and Dejan from Vino et Spiritus us. They have a … Continue reading

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More wines from the Medditerranean

We’ve been actively looking to expand our old world portfolio, especially Spanish and Italian wines for some time. In that quest, I have tasted quite a few wines over the last few years and few seemed to click. Sometimes you … Continue reading

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New wines from the Languedoc – Domaine de Cabrials

We have represented a number of wines from Bob Shack at HB Wine Merchants over the years and most have sold rather successfully. Bob has been practicing the art of hand picking well priced artisanal wines and lately almost every … Continue reading

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A belated & very warm welcome to Zagarron Bodegas

We’ve had several false starts with Spanish wines, which was for the most part my fault, for a number of reasons. In running any business, we make mistakes, sometimes very expensive ones. The hard lessons are hard to forget…I know … Continue reading

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