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December 22, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Interview with Ben Aneff, Managing Partner of Tribeca Wine Merchants

Tribeca Wine Merchants was founded in 2000 with a focus on providing the world’s greatest wines to passionate consumers. Partners Ben Aneff and Robert Groblewski founded the company. Before joining forces, Groblewski spent nearly a decade working in the fine wine business traveling with people like Daniel Johnnes, Doug Polaner, and Tim Kopec. Groblewski fell in love with Burgundy, Piedmont, and the Rhône Valley, but found it difficult to source great older wines. Thus, Tribeca Wine Merchants was founded with that in mind.

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November 10, 2017 | By By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Somm Thoughts: Heidi Turzyn, Beverage Director at Gotham Bar and Grill

Heidi Turzyn is the Beverage Director for the renowned Gotham Bar and Grill where she’s curated a list of 800 selections ranging from $55-$7000. Prior to running the program for Alfred Portale’s 3-starred institution, she directed the wine and bar programs for the David Burke properties nationwide.

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October 13, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Somm Thoughts: Sarah Tracey, Wine Director at Rouge Tomate

I’m feeling myself drawn to lighter-bodied, lively, zingy reds that can take a little chill: Schiava, Zweigelt, Fleurie. After months of endless crisp whites (and more rosé than I honestly care to admit), I love to move more into red territory in the fall and winter as my ‘sipping wine’. But, we have had an extremely warm early autumn here in NYC, so I’m not quite craving the deeper, richer reds just yet.

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September 11, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Somm Thoughts: Interview with Thomas Pastuszak, Wine Director The NoMad

While I keep a lot of classics and old favorites in my rotations (Champagne, Chablis, Barolo/Barbaresco, Finger Lakes), lately, I’ve been drinking a lot of Northern Rhône Valley reds. I’m talking Syrah from Hermitage, Cornas, Côte-Rotie, Crozes-Hermitage, St. Joseph and the surrounding area.  There’s a lot of great value to be had from top producers in these appellations (around St. Joseph especially). In this cool part of France, Syrah is spicy, savory, mineral-driven, and very fresh. It’s truly the motherland for this grape.

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September 6, 2017 | By Lauren Mowery for Coravin

Somm Thoughts - Ellie Bufkin of Mailalino

Like many, Ellie Bufkin came to wine through the restaurant industry—she was a college student looking to make extra money. Originally from Baltimore, she got her start at a restaurant there called Pazo where she discovered her real passion for hospitality and wine. Thus, she decided to pursue a career in restaurants by moving to NYC. For two years, Bufkin worked at Thomas Keller’s Per Se where she was exposed to one of the best wine cellars in the city, and some of the top wine professionals in the country. After she left, she spent a few years traveling around the country, learning from top sommeliers, only to conclude that while she loves wine from all over the world, she’s particularly fond of the wines of Italy.

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June 20, 2017 | By Cristobal Manrique for Coravin

Summer Wines

The summer heat is scorching and it’s important to stay hydrated during the hottest months. But who says you can’t stay hydrated in style? From white and rosé, to notable reds, we’re talking about some of the best wines to drink in the summer heat.

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May 2, 2017 | By Alex Gomez for Coravin

Fruit Wines to Try This Summer

When people hear the word “wine” they automatically associate it with fermented grape juice and a great time. Although they are not completely mistaken, wine can be made from other fruits as well. As a matter of fact, as long as a fruit has enough sugar, its juice can be compressed and fermented into wine. While grape-based is still the most common type of wine, some fruit wines are starting to match their level of complexity, enjoyment and sophistication.

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April 28, 2017 | By Adriana Rivera Sánchez for Coravin

Five Tips for Cooking With Wine

Adding wine to a dish isn’t just for experienced chefs to pull off. With our tips to cooking with wine, everyone can try a delicious wine-infused recipe at home. From creating delicious sauces, to poaching and braising chicken, wine has its place in the kitchen, and not just in your glass!

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April 4, 2017 | By Alex Gomez for Coravin

How to Start Your Own Wine Collection On a Budget

How many of you have dreamed about having your own private cellar? How many of you have thought this is just for the wealthy? Don’t cut yourself short; everyone can enjoy an in-home wine collection!

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March 9, 2017 | By Alex Gomez for Coravin

Drinking Wine and Getting Paid: The Life of a Sommelier

Every wine lover, at some point, dreams about drinking wine for a living. What if we tell you that it’s possible? Sommelier, anyone?

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January 24, 2017 | By Stephanie Almeida for Coravin

You Had Me At Wine

Ready for Valentine’s Day? Set yourself up for a delicious night of romance with these must try romantic wines.

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January 9, 2017 | By Stephanie Almeida for Coravin

Cool New Wines to Try This Year

If there’s ever a year to adventure and discover more of the wonderful world of wine, it’s 2017! Learning about and tasting more wine should definitely go under that “personal growth for the New Year” category.

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December 1, 2016 | By Stephanie Almeida for Coravin

How To Drink Wine During New Year’s Eve

A step-to-step guide to drinking wine during New Year’s

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November 3, 2016 | By Stephanie Almeida for Coravin

10 Creative Ways to Reuse your Empty Wine Bottles

Here are 10 easy and beautiful ways to recycle those leftover wine bottles you never had to uncork because of Coravin.

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October 10, 2016 | By Luis A. Laguna for Coravin

NYC Wine and Food Festival

The NYC Wine and Food Festival is an event that’s always worth mentioning. This event is much more than a gathering of celebrities and the best chefs in the world; it’s about sharing a mutual interest, creating a stronger community and giving back to those in need. Many can try to explain the essence of New York’s Wine and Food Festival, but it still remains an event you have to experience for yourself.

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September 30, 2016 | By Luis A. Laguna for Coravin

Oktoberfest Wine Edition

It’s that time of year again! Oktoberfest! And we’re ready for wine. Yes, we said wine. If you believe September and October are months solely devoted to beer, you are gravely mistaken. Here’s why...

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September 21, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

10 reasons why wine pairs perfectly with sports

Football season finally started, and how can we not be excited about football-filled weekends and wings galore? As much as we don’t mind sipping on some beer while watching a game, we still think that wine makes the perfect companion to our sports nights. If the following 10 facts don’t prove it to you, we don’t know what will:

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When the children go back to school, the children are not happy. And when the children aren’t happy, mommy and daddy need to reach for a bottle of wine. Here is VinePair's guide to the wine style and amount you need to consume for every dilemma you will likely encounter this school year.

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August 13, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

6 affordable wine trips

A trip to the wine country can be a big drain on your wallet. If you're looking for a wine getaway but don't want to break the bank, give one of these options a try:

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July 9, 2016 | By Aliza Kellerman at VinePair

10 mouthwatering desserts you can make with leftover wine

Wine is a very versatile ingredient. You can use to to make salad dressing, pasta, and even brisket, but the end of the week has left us with a sweet tooth. We searched through dozens of recipes to collect ten delicious, amazing desserts with the same key ingredient in common: wine! Sneak a little leftover wine into one of these desserts to cap off a meal, or snack on one of these treats in the middle of the day. Hey, it’s not exactly the same as day drinking, right?

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