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December is finally here and our inboxes have been flooded with Best-Of-2021 lists. What a way to wrap up the year! We have a lot to reflect on and a lot of partnerships to be proud of— among them, a new Biodynamic producer combining community with local lore, a seasonal Nordic spirit full of flora, and of course all of the big reds and bubbles crowding this month’s press…

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We’re getting super excited for the new year and the new opportunities it will bring! As we are prepping for 2022, we want to know what you are excited about so we can best serve you in the year to come. Answer these quick questions and let us know what you are looking for in 2022…

Kick back with these luscious holiday picks that’ll set the mood for the season!

Holiday Sips:

Paladin Agricanto

Paladin Vigne e Vini is a family-owned estate founded by Valentino Paladin in 1962, in Motta di Livenza, near Treviso. Their wines are the products of lands rich in natural elements, history, traditions, and ancient cultures. Paladin produces a full selection of sparkling, rosé, white, and red wine, as well as this traditional wine-based liqueur.
“Agricanto” derives from two words, “Agri” and “Canto”. The former translates to “belonging to the field, to the land” and the latter evokes gratitude towards that same land and the gifts it bears. Just as the name is blended, so is the liqueur from these different gifts. With notes of maraschino, black cherry, dark chocolate, almond, clove, cinnamon, this is a must-have for any holiday bar cart.

Holiday Sips:

Bareksten

Won’t you travel with us to Norway for a sip and a bite of Nordic whimsy? Deep in myth-ridden woodlands rife with flora, the Bareksten distillery produces two distinct expressions of the land perfect for impending wintry weather. You’ll definitely want to cozy up with their gin or clink glasses with their one-of-a-kind aquavit.
The Aquavit: Head distiller Stig makes it his goal with Bareksten to produce worldly expressions based off Nordic tradition and botanicals. The Nordic aquavit, rooted in a sailing mishap in 1806, evokes the foliage, cold, and density so associated with this country. Composed of several botanicals, including Angelica root, orange peels, and caraway, this spirits carries an emphatic punch made for cold nights among the warmth of loved ones.

Holiday Sips:

Bring on the Bubbles with Fidora!

As featured in the recent Wine Enthusiast’s Best of Year 2021 Buying Guide, Fidora’s Prosecco Rosé Spumante DOC is here for toasts, clinks, and general revelry! This bouquet is not shy; expect fresh fruit with hints of Golden apple and white flowers, rose, red berries and strawberries. The palate is fine and elegant in the mouth with a direct and clean flavor— not to mention good persistence. Enjoy it on its own, at midnight, or with some gorgeous Prosciutto San Daniele and olives.

New Website Feature: Import Partner Pages

Ever wanted to see all of our offerings from a particular importer in one place? Now you can! Click ‘Importers’ (nested in the ‘Portfolio’ tab) in our top navigation menu to search through wines by importer.

NEW Brand Alert: Luna Gaia

Born from a partnership between Cantina Orsogna cooperative and a Sicilian winemaker at Biogaia, LunaGaia is a line of Sicilian Biodynamic Wines. The LunaGaia labels tell the story of Orlando Furioso, an Italian Epic recounting a battle between Orlando and Rinaldo, knights of Charlemagne, for the love of pagan princess Angelica. Biodynamic farming is more than a means to cultivate land – it is a life philosophy of integration and cooperation. LunaGaia focuses on varietals indigenous to Sicily, made from a well suited terroir and grown with respect to the environment. A true expression of Sicilian Tradition, from the grapes to packaging, they reflect the color and adornments of Sicilian heritage.

Raise A Glass To Our Newest Addition to the Dallas Sales Team!

Meet Levi Allen! Levi bravely joined us in the busiest time of year and we’re so grateful for the new addition. From McKinney, Texas, Levi graduated UTD with a major in History. While traveling and studying in Europe he fell in love with wine. He decided to marry his education and passion together and pursue wine as a career and hobby.

Levi’s favorite wine from our book is currently the Vino Frizzante Glera— a glorious bubble with a great balance between acidity and sweetness. Welcome, Levi!

December 2021 Press & News