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GRAPE: Unfined/Unfiltered

We've been importing and distributing wine in the United States since 1975, with a focus on independent, classic producers. This podcast was started as a way to connect you to our winemakers and colleagues in the field, and we hope it gives you some extra insight on the grapex wines in your cellar or shelves.

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"Winepeople" In Quarantine: Positive Takeaways from Around the World (Part 1 of 3)

We know you are receiving plenty of negative news out there every day from the media, and we thought we’d do something different with our podcast platform this month. We set up a virtual record button through an app called SpeakPipe and asked our producers to chime in with a quick update for all of you…advising what quarantine life looks like in their corners of the world, and more importantly, that they elaborate on some of the unexpected POSITIVE twists that have come out of this challenging and bizarre period in history.Many interesting recordings have come out of this experiment, and this is the first episode in a series of three. Today we check in with Natalie Oliveros and Francois Colas of La Fiorita in Montalcino, Christian Seely of Quinta da Romaneira in the Douro, Jerrod Englefield of Misty Cove Wines in Marlborough, Charlotte Serve from Vignerons de Florensac in the Languedoc, and James Lindner of Langmeil Winery in Barossa.


22 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Drinking in the kitchen with Derek Mossman and Pilar Miranda of Garage Wine Co.

Angelo Simonetti from our Oregon distribution branch spends some quality time with Derek Mossman and Pilar Miranda of Garage Wine Co while in Santiago. They talk about the New Chile, MOVI, Pais, solera setups, and more.


8 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Right Bank Bordeaux with Jean-Phillipe Saby of Vignobles Saby

National Portfolio: Our lineup from Vignobles Saby is on fire these days, especially Chateau Bertin, Chateau Rozier, and Chateau Hauchat. Jeff gets down and dirty with the always loquacious Jean-Phillipe Saby of Vignobles Saby to break down current releases. We also get a sneak peek at a few new upcoming additions, including Chateau Reindent which will replace our entry-level "Chateau Saby" Bordeaux Superieur. There is a raging party going on in the background so apologies if it is a bit crunchy...


4 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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Building a Northwest Cidery

Our own Stephen Buffington drove to Wenatchee last week to sit down with Seth Cohen, the founder of Archibald James Ciderworks. They touch on a variety of topics including the importance of the cider industry in preserving Washington State's heirloom apple varietals, and the interesting process of building a artisanal cidery from scratch in the year 2019.


30 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Domaine de la Charbonnière - The Maret Sisters visit The Bay!

National Portfolio: Veronique and Caroline Maret recently flew in for a quick visit, and in this episode you can be a fly on the wall as they taste our California team on the full Domaine de la Charbonnière lineup and brief everyone on the amazing history of their property and also on what is in store there for the future.


22 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Field Report - Jeff in Gavi!

Everything old is new again, and Gavi is getting exciting! Jeff reports to us from the field and gives us the quick rundown on Produttori del Gavi.


27 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Unico Zelo's Brendan Carter Gives Us An Australian Bush Fire Update

Yesterday we called Brendan and Laura Carter of Unico Zelo to get their take on the tragic bushfires that have ravaged much of Australia’s wine country. Brendan provides a brief breakdown of the situation for Unico Zelo, their neighbors, and the South Australian wine sector as a whole.


27 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Brendan Carter and Unico Zelo, Part One

West Coast Distribution: John sits down with Brendan Carter during Brendan's recent trip to Seattle. They talk Aussie soil, Unico Zelo's history, and about a new model for wine cooperatives in the 21st century.


9 Jul 2019

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The Sauvignon of Misty Cove - Drinking with Jerrod Englefield

National Portfolio: Brad Roberts hooked us up with Misty Cove Wines of Marlborough, New Zealand earlier this year and the wines have arrived stateside. Misty Cove was founded by former cricket star Andrew Bailey, and Andrew's longtime friend and former teammate Jerrod Englefield handles all things sales and marketing related there. We’ve never come across this level of quality of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc for the price, and were happy to host Jerrod in Seattle for a quick visit.


10 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Talking Gunderloch with Johannes Hasselbach

West Coast Distribution: We are pumped to distribute this iconic Rheinhessen producer in the Pacific Northwest! Our friends at David Bowler Wine sent sixth-generation winegrower Johannes Hasselbach our way to help get things started, and Johannes sits down with John to cover the bases on all things Gunderloch.


17 Jun 2019

Rank #10