Author Archives: J. Strecker Selections

About J. Strecker Selections

J. Strecker Selections is a wine import company focused on bringing delicious, good value wines from the Old World to the Northwest marketplace.

A Visit to Trier & Luxembourg

After ProWein, I took the train to visit some family friends in Trier. Here are photos of the Mosel River Valley with vineyards along the way: Meet Anders Wannborg, my host in Trier, who’s married to my stepmother’s childhood friend, … Continue reading

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Off to ProWein, Wine Buying Trip — Spring 2017

Since 2011, I make a pilgrimage to ProWein every March. It’s the biggest wine fair in the world (put on for wholesalers and retailers – not open to the public), and it’s a great way for me to efficiently find … Continue reading

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Domaine du Petite Romain

Costières de Nîmes Networking is key in this business, and I stumbled across this small vineyard by chance.  Domaine du Petit Romain is a family-based vineyard within the Costières de Nîmes region at the base of the Rhône Valley in … Continue reading

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Exploring Italy’s Alto Adige via Weingut Castelfeder

Notes from our 2013 trip to Alto Adige: We arrived in the Cortina village square at dusk after driving over the Brenner Pass in Austria and then down through the Alps, over Bozen (Bolzano). There was an old castle ruin … Continue reading

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Château Franc Grâce-Dieu

This small winery had been imported to the States prior to us picking them up.  I distinctly remember this wine and was disappointed that it disappeared off the market for a period of time.  I am excited to have reconnected … Continue reading

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Our First Selection from Pomerol

Yet again another fantastic duo- this husband and wife team makes extraordinary wines. Château Le Caillou is a seven hectare estate which has been owned by the Giraud-Belivier family since 1975 and is currently managed by André Giraud.  It is located … Continue reading

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Castelfeder

Alto Adige | Südtirol  (Italy) We have been so fortunate to have connected with the Giovanett family.  Ivan and Ines are currently at the forefront of this family winery.  Brother and sister team, Ivan is the winemaker and Ines the marketing … Continue reading

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