Category Archives: Wines Tasted

A chronicle of the wines I get to taste

New wines for Spring

I find it hard to write this today, after just digging ourselves out, as I look at a foot and a half of fresh snow in my yard from yesterday’s Nor’easter, but alas it must be done… Having parted ways … Continue reading

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Everyone needs at least some time off…

Call it what you will; time off, vacation, R&R…for us mere mortals it is not always easy or possible, even when we are willing to take any significant time off. However…most of us, even the workaholics, like me – It’s … 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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Only Piedmont’s finest can be Sassaia

Yes Virginia, we now sell some awesome Gavi, Barolo and Barbaresco too… Since I’ve been remiss in posting regularly about so many new happenings at Rad Grapes as mentioned in a recent post, I’m fixing that. Last Fall I added … Continue reading

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This is what I really do with customers all day…

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Welcoming La Villa Real wines from Spain

Rad Grapes is very happy and proud to welcome the La Villa Real wines from Bodegas La Remediadora. The winery was founded in 1946 and boasts great vineyards in Roda, near Albacete, located at over 700 meters above sea level. … Continue reading

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Rose season

Being on the import and wholesale side of the business, I have to plan ahead. Most wineries in the Northern Hemisphere are releasing their 2014 Rose wines as we speak. That being said, we are getting ready for our Roses, … Continue reading

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Wine portfolio plans for 2015

Life or business doesn’t always go according to plan, but planning is still a necessity. Ok, so what is the plan for 2015? What new wines would I like to add to the Rad Grapes portfolio? Great questions, which I … 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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