Monthly Archives: October 2015

Bodegas Casto Pequeño – Spain’s “Oldest” & “Funniest” Winemakers

This winery has two experienced winemakers (pictured below). I had the pleasure of meeting the very entertaining Alberto Gutierrez on my first buying trip to Europe, and the Cotoval Tempranillo has been in our book ever since. Over the last years, … Continue reading

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Cantina Nottola, in the Heart of Montepulciano (Tuscany)

This wonderful estate was on our first container from Italy in 2011, and their wines continue to be some of my favorites. Classic and stylistic, the family wisely invested in Riccardo Cotarella as their consulting winemaker. Located in the picturesque … Continue reading

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