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“At Rest” Update…The Truth

We warned you…the battle isn’t over until the fat cat sings…and boy, is this tubby tabby howling in the alley.

Last week, the forces behind “At Rest” sent a letter to their clients.  Read this exact letter below, which is followed by a response that was scripted by the New York Fine Wine Wholesalers Alliance.

Please feel free to forward this link to EVERYONE you know in the NYS wine industry, for there is to be NO REST until the “At Rest” proposal is sealed in a casket underground.

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Domaine Tortochot

On Friday, we had the great fortune of visiting Domaine Tortochot in Gevrey-Chambertin.  And though Chantal Tortochot was away on business, we toured the cellar with Marianne, Chantal’s assistant.

As a 4th generation vintner, Chantal worked with her father, Gabriel Tortochot, until he passed away in 2001, when she took over the Domaine.  With a total of 11ha, Tortochot owns 30 parcels, which is unusual in Gevrey-Chambertin where there are 90 producers, many of whom rent their vineyards.  In addition to their holdings in Gevery-Chambertin, the family also owns seven rows of the famed Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru.

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