Category Archives: Cooperative

Bodegas Rauda, co-operative in Ribera del Duero

The world of wine is not large, and once you know a good agent, you soon know more.  François quickly introduced me to Fernando, who is the export manager for several wineries in Castilla y Leon, which is home to Ribera … Continue reading

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Chantovent Co-operative (Languedoc, France)

In my opinion, co-operatives are the way to go because if the co-op is well run, they get to choose from the best grapes in the area and then they turn around and sell it for less.  Co-ops don’t usually … Continue reading

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Cave de Bissey ~ Crémant from Burgundy

I got hooked into Cave de Bissey through a long-time French agent who had called on me at Portalis before we were in the import business.  François told me years ago that if the opportunity ever arose to start importing … Continue reading

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