News Archives: Terry Theise

Vilmart: Wine First, Then Champagne

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Founded by Désiré Vilmart in 1890, the Vilmart et Cie Estate has produced their own wines since the very beginning. Taking over the reins in 1995, Laurent Champs is the fifth generation to run this outstanding 11-hectare estate in the Premier Cru of Rilly la Montagne. Spread over only 12 parcels, Laurent’s dedication and his … Read More

Booze & Bubbles: Meet the Men & Women Behind the Marques!

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Skurnik’s Spirits Selections continues to grow in breadth and reputation. This past October, Spirits took the lead in a tasting appropriately titled, “Booze & Bubbles.” Customers had the opportunity to meet the men & women behind the marques, and now you do too! For those of you who were unable to attend and for those … Read More

Introducing Champagne Philippe Glavier!

Introducing Champagne Philippe Glavier! 1

Philippe and Véronique Glavier manage this small (4.5Ha) estate in the village of Cramant. This is a family-run domaine; Philippe who studied in Avize, works the vineyards and cellar while Véronique manages the business. Véronique is the 12th generation of winegrowers in Monthelon, and as she was growing up she was categorically certain of one … Read More

Terry Theise’s 2017 Austria Vintage Report

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Unlike Germany, there was no Spring frost, and like Germany it was an early harvest, and unlike Germany the growing season wasn’t especially complicated, and the growers said they had a fairly easy time of it. Like Germany the wines are ripe and strong, in contrast to the tensile yet lissome ‘16s, and like Germany … Read More