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February 2018: Valentine’s Day Sparklers

  • 14th February 2018
Looking for the perfect wine to pair with your Valentine's Day celebrations?  The Independant recommends 8 sparkling options, including the Sparkling Rosé from Château Léoube (AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW): "Sparkling wines are much less common in the south of France, although the Limoux has some terrific ones, but for something really special, seek out the gorgeously bottled Chateau Leoube Organic Sparkling Rose from the Provencal estate owned by the English family behind the Daylesford organic farmshops: sprightly pink bubbles, red fruits with a real smack of warm, herb strewn hillsides, perfect to accompany lobster or grilled prawns."
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Wine Advocate, July 2017: Marc Kreydenweiss & Andre Kientzler

  • 14th July 2017
  Congrats to Marc Kreydenweiss for their review from Wine Advocate concerning the 2015 "La Fontaine aux Enfants". Here is the full review: "From 25-year-old Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc vines on pure granite soils on the top of the Kastelberg, the 2015 La Fontaine Aux Enfants Cru d'Alsace opens with a pure and fresh citrus fruit aroma with crushed stones flavors. Medium to full-bodied, very fresh, pure and salty-mineral on the palate this is a ripe, lush and promising Pinot wth an almost steely, aromatically intense and juicy finish. This wine is still a baby that should develop at least…
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Wine Spectator Insider, July 2017: Semiannual Report

  • 7th July 2017
On July 5th, Wine Spectator released their Semiannual Report concerning all their tastings between January 4th and June 28th 2017. A chance for us to look back on our top-score wine reviews from this year!    Marc Kreydenweiss - Andlau Riesling 2013 "This broad and creamy white is enlivened by vibrant acidity, unraveling a skein of spice through poached apple, singed orange peel and dried marjoram notes. Drink now through 2022. 1,708 cases made." -90 points [button color=black size=normal url="http://www.apwineimports.com/us/services/domaine-marc-kreydenweiss-biodynamic/" ]Learn more about Marc Kreydenweiss[/button] Château  Léoville Poyferré - St Julien 2015 "This features depth and focus, with a really…
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Wine Spectator Insider, June 2017: Domaine Pierre Gaillard

  • 22nd June 2017
The editors at Wine Spectator Insider recently rated and reviewed the 2015 Côte Rôtie from Domaine Pierre Gaillard. Full review: "Vibrant, with a long beam of cassis and plum fruit inlaid with mulling spice, bay, singed iron and sanguine notes. Everything pulls together wonderfully on the focused and refined finish while leaving a mineral echo. Best from 2019 through 2027." -93pts, Wine Spectator Insider Coming soon !
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June 2017: Riesling Without Borders

  • 15th June 2017
On the 14th of June it was our privilege to participate in the Riesling Without Borders charity event. Great cause, great wines! "Riesling Without Borders raises money for charities and elevates Riesling's profile by connecting importers, retailers, restaurants and consumers to these causes through networking, marketing and a robust social media scheme.  Our goal, while raising money for charity, is to expand the audience for Riesling and broaden consumers' understanding of Riesling’s varied geographies and styles. Wheeling Forward was started by Alex Elegudin and Yannick Benjamin in 2011 to help recently disabled people that lack a support system and resources to obtain the services they need. As people adapt…
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Burghound, June 2017: Domaine Darviot-Perrin – new wines coming in

  • 7th June 2017
**COMING SOON** AP Wine Imports welcomes the highly acclaimed 2014 selection from Domaine Darviot-Perrin.  Below are the reviews from Burghound.com: [hr style=none margin_top=5 margin_bottom=5] Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru - "Blanchots Dessus"-94 pts "A copiously layered nose features notes of citrus peel, resin, petrol, lilac, pear, white peach and soft wood nuances. There is seriously good size, weight and power to the broad-shouldered and admirably concentrated flavors that possess evident power and this is particularly so on the serious, palate staining and hugely long finish. If this built-to-age baby Montrachet can add more depth it should merit the upper end of my predicted…
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Decanter, May 2017: Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss

  • 12th May 2017
Our Alsatian producer Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss (biodynamic) is featured in the May 2017 Decanter online article "Top Rated Natural Wine": For more on this producer and to purchase their exceptional wines, check them out on SevenFifty and our website!
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Decanter, April 2017: Guerrieri Rizzardi

  • 28th April 2017
Congrats to Guerrieri Rizzardi: 93pts for the 2011 Calcarole from Decanter! "Oak & aniseed aromas contrast w/ rose hip syrup, rhubarb & violets." The 2009 Calcarole (91pts Wine Spectator & Robert Parker) is available to order right now on SevenFifty! To learn more about this producer, check out our profile on Guerrieri Rizzardi on our website.
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Forbes.com, March 2017: “Drink Great White Burgundy Without Blowing Up Your Credit Card-20 Wines Show How”

  • 21st March 2017
Nick Passmore of Forbes.com includes the 2014 Mercurey Blanc from Chateau de Chamirey on his list of "reasonably priced, under-the-radar gems" from Burgundy: [hr style=none margin_top=5 margin_bottom=5] Chateau de Chamirey, Mercurey Blanc 2014 "As succulent and buttery as a high-end California Chardonnay, but with a pronounced lemony finish providing a touch of needed balance. So big it will work with pork or a roast chicken, and won’t blush at the sight of a steak." [hr style=none margin_top=5 margin_bottom=5] To learn more and see our entire selection of Chamirey wines, click on the link!
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Decanter, November 2016: Champagne Eric Rodez

  • 13th December 2016
Nina Caplan of Decanter Magazine profiled Eric Rodez of Champagne Rodez and his line of outstanding Champagnes for their November issue-click below to view the full article: For more on this producer and our selection of Rodez Champagnes, check out our website and page on SevenFifty!
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The New York Times, October 2016: “The Innate, Ageless Appeal of Good Bordeaux”

  • 24th October 2016
Eric Asimov of The New York Times recently published an article recommending the 2011 vintage for Bordeaux wines: “The tasting affirmed my sense that the 2011s offer a lot of pleasure. The best of these wines reminded me that Bordeaux excels at the classic mission of all wines: to refresh and to be a great drink with food. The fabled austerity of these wines may be an obstacle as an aperitif or for drinking in a bar, but with food, what otherwise may seem astringent comes off as cool, brisk and fresh.”  He also released his top value/top quality picks,…
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Slow Wine 2017: Diego Conterno 2012 Barolo Ginestra DOCG

  • 9th September 2016
The Slow Food Wine Guide, "Slow Food 2017", has high praise for Diego Conterno's 2012 Barolo Ginestra DOCG: -"Vino Slow": A wine that, in addition to having excellent organoleptic quality, it manages to combine characteristics of the terroir, history, and the environment. Vino Slow also responds to the policy of a good relationship between quality and price, taking into account when and where the wine was produced. -"Bottiglia Award": An award assigned to a winemaker whose wines express above-average quality for all of the bottles presented at the tastings. [hr style=none margin_top=10 margin_bottom=10] For more information on Diego Conterno, check…
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Decanter, September 2016: “50 Best Rosés for Summer”

  • 16th August 2016
In the September 2016 Issue of Decanter Magazine, Domaine Saint André de Figuière's 2015 Première Rosé Côtes de Provence is named one of the "50 Best Rosés for Summer"! 2015 Première Rosé Côtes de Provence-90pts "Very fresh and beautifully creamy with firm, structured black fruit and refined wild strawberry, dipping into notes of orange peel and honeyed tones.  Has a great delicacy and a silky texture.  Will be just as pleasant in 12 months.  Drink 2016-2017.  Alc 13%" To purchase the 2015 Première and to see our full selection of Domaine Saint André de Figuière wines, check out our page…
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Wine Enthusiast, June 2016: Domaine Saint-André de Figuière

  • 23rd June 2016
Wine Enthusiast gives Domaine Saint André de Figuière's 2015 Confidentielle Rosé a score of 93pts and it is also the Editor's Choice for "Best 2015 Rosés of the Summer"!  Click below for the complete article: For more information on this wine and this talented Provençal producer, check out our website and our page on Sevenfifty!
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2016: Complete List Released

  • 14th June 2016
Congratulations to the winners of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2016, especially to those of our producers who were singled out for their excellence! [hr style=none margin_top=10 margin_bottom=10] Tenuta Cavalier Pepe, La Loggia Del Cavaliere Riserva, Taurasi, Campania, Italy, 2009 Platinum: "Best Red Southern Italy over £15" "95/100 A captivating nose with Mediterranean brush, incense and showing signs of development. Ripe and full of damson spice, chocolate, oak with vanilla, coffee and clove on the palate. A full and dense wine with very soft tannins. Elegant." [hr style=none margin_top=10 margin_bottom=10] Weingut Hans Wirsching, Iphöfer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner, Franken, Germany, 2014 Platinum:…
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2016: Hans Wirsching

  • 9th June 2016
Hans Wirsching was recently singled out at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2016: Platinum Medal: 2014 Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner GG (95pts) “Best German Dry White Over £15”   For more information on this fantastic, one-of-a-kind Franken producer and our selection of their exceptional, reasonably priced wines, check out their producer profile on our website and our page on Sevenfifty!  
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Jancis Robinson, May 2016: Chateau Léoube

  • 20th May 2016
Jancis Robinson recommends the "satin-textured" 2015 Secret de Léoube if you're looking for something to sip on this summer: [button color=black size=normal url="http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/secret-de-loube-2015-ctes-de-provence-ros" target="blank"]Jancis Robinson Article[/button] For more on Chateau Léoube, check out our website and page on Sevenfifty!
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Decanter, April 2016-“Decanter’s Man of the Year 2016”

  • 16th March 2016
Congratulations to Denis Dubourdieu, the "Professor of Bordeaux", who was named Decanter's Man of the Year 2016!  To learn more about this amazing winemaker, consultant, researcher, and professor, follow the link to read the profile on Dubourdieu and his estates: For more information on our selection of Dubourdieu wines, check out our webpage!
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#VinDuJour 2009 Le Clos de Reynon, Chateau Reynon

  • 18th January 2016
With the start of the New Year, we are kicking off our brand new blog series: #VinDuJour, in which we feature terrific little-known old world wines at reasonable prices, most of them sold exclusively by AP Wine Imports in the US. Today's #VinDuJour is the 2009 Le Clos de Reynon from Chateau Reynon. All you need to know about this wine is in this review from Wine Spectator: “Plum, blackberry sauce and black cherry coulis notes are seamlessly melded with enticing spice, melted licorice, and bergamot notes in this pure red. Shows lovely focus on the finish, with a creamy…
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#VinDuJour 2013 Syrah “Terres de Mandrin” VDP, Jeanne Gaillard

  • 14th January 2016
With the start of the New Year, we are kicking off our brand new blog series: #VinDuJour, in which we feature terrific little-known old world wines at reasonable prices, most of them sold exclusively by AP Wine Imports in the US. Today's pick is the 2013 Syrah "Terres de Mandrin" VDP from Jeanne Gaillard.  This, along with all the other wines from Domaine Gaillard, comes from the Rhone Valley and is composed of 100% Syrah grapes. Jeanne Gaillard, daughter of winemaker Pierre Gaillard, has been immersed in the world of wine since childhood, and her style is, in her own…
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#VinDuJour: 2014 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Domaine des Clous

  • 13th January 2016
With the start of the New Year, we are kicking off our brand new blog series: #VinDuJour, in which we feature terrific little-known old world wines at reasonable prices, most of them sold exclusively by AP Wine Imports in the US. Today we are featuring the 2014 Bourgogne Pinot Noir out of Domaine des Clous, located on the terroir of Bouzeron in Burgundy.  This is a fairly new addition to our collection, and we are loving it because not only is it a fabulous, one-of-a-kind wine that represents the renowned appellation of Burgundy, but it is fantastically affordable--not something that…
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#VinDuJour: 2012 Saint Emilion, Yon-Saint-Martin

  • 12th January 2016
With the start of the New Year, we are kicking off our brand new blog series: #VinDuJour, in which we feature terrific little-known old world wines at reasonable prices, most of them sold exclusively by AP Wine Imports in the US. Today's pick is the 2012 Saint Emilion Grand Cru from Yon-Saint-Martin, one of several wineries owned by Vignobles Alain Chateau.  Located in the heart of the Saint-Emilion appellation, this vintage is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, and is aromatically rich, with sophisticated woodsy, fruity notes.  The 2012 Saint-Emilion pairs beautifully with spicier dishes, and entrees…
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#VinDuJour: 2013 Bordeaux Blanc, Château Reynon

  • 12th January 2016
With the start of the New Year, we are kicking off our brand new blog series: #VinDuJour, in which we feature terrific little-known old world wines at reasonable prices, most of them sold exclusively by AP Wine Imports in the US. The first wine we are featuring for 2016 is the 2013 Bordeaux Blanc from Chateau Reynon. This phenomenal white wine is created by Chateau Reynon, one of the wineries managed by the estate of Domaines Denis Dubourdieu, and is located within the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. It is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and, by the words of Robert Parker,…
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