Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tanzer reviews Vina Ventisquero May/June 2011

Josh Reynolds from Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar recently tasted through the Vina Ventisquero line up of wines that Rad Grapes represents in NY state and the wines obviously showed well across the board. Yet another feather in our cap…I … Continue reading

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Vina Tabali makes the W&S Top 100 Values of the Year list

Rad Grapes does not have a large Chilean portfolio, but we have a damn good one and almost every one of our Chilean wines has some good press from one, if not several reputable sources on a regular basis. We … Continue reading

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Consumer buying habits revealed

from Harper’s Wine & Spirits trade revue… The simplicity of a label, the wine’s colour and price are factors which most sway people to buy a certain a bottle. That’s the message from a panel of consumers who were put … Continue reading

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words of wisdon from Bill Keller…

The Twitter Trap By BILL KELLER Published: May 18, 2011 Last week my wife and I told our 13-year-old daughter she could join Facebook. Within a few hours she had accumulated 171 friends, and I felt a little as if … Continue reading

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Ventisquero’s New Grey…Killer stuff from Chile…

What Felipe Toso is doing at Vina Ventisquero is pretty amazing. Felipe’s project started years ago, when he began working with his crew to isolate the best vineyards throughout the eight, yes eight separate apellations that the winery owns vineyards … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman confirms my call…

May 5, 2011, 3:52 pm Flashing Yellow A few readers have asked what I make of recent economic indicators. The answer is, nothing good. By my count we’ve had four adverse surprises lately: GDP, private-sector payrolls, service-sector survey, and new … Continue reading

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