With tears in my eyes, I must share with you all some very sad news.
We lost a loving brother, an eccentric, loyal and devoted family member last night Sept. 10, 2016.
He was phenomenally chaotic, brilliant, honest, dutiful and legendary in his generosity. Marc brought light to the core of T Edward.
Our history is filled with indelible Pichon moments, we’ll miss you. RIP Marc Pichon.
-T. Byrnes Read more
On Sunday, a few of us rode La Provençale Sainte-Victoire, a 95KM ride in Provence. A stunning course that included three pretty serious climbs (totaling 4,130 feet), and some harrowing descents, it was the most beautiful 95K that I have ever ridden, scented with lilacs, lavender and shrub Provencal herbs. And while my training had been pretty threadbare, I dug the paced commitment required to reach the top of Sainte Victoire, Côte de Bèdes and Col du Sambuc (a 6.5 mile climb). The guys fared a bit faster, pace-lining with some winter training to their legs. But we all loved riding in France, where cycling is a revered spectator sport. Read more
2014 was an amazing year for all of us here at TEW. And for this, we offer great thanks to our families and friends, to our winegrowers and buyers, and to everyone who supports us and them. Looking back on the year, our 20th as a company, we’ve a lot to reflect on. Cheers to a beautiful year! We look forward to spending 2015 with you! Read more
Orland Delgado at Frankies 570
“You want to have easy drinking wines for the most part to go with food,” said Orland Delgado, of Frankies 570 in the West Village. “Then you want to have bigger wines, something aged, more special, unique, so you get the older vintages. There are certain years that are really good, so I have certain wines that we’re sitting on, because we know they’ll be really great.” Read more
PC & Tom Overlooking Vineyards at Mauro Veglio
A few days following the Gran Fondo New York, we left for Piedmont to cycle our way around Barolo. Stationed at Mauro Veglio, we visited with Gianfranco Alessandria, Piero Busso, Bricco del Sole and Ca ‘Rossa. “Their sense of camaraderie is greater than in any other wine region I’d ever been to,” said PC. “And their pride has nothing to do with business. It’s so important that they share with you their family, their work, how they’re preparing future generations and the history behind the property and region.” Read more
Rainlove, PC & Karen at the start on the GWB
The weather was perfect for yesterday’s Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York! And this year, we had 16 TEW members, friends and family riding both the 50 and 100 mile courses. Some of us had done the GFNY a few years in a row, while others had never ridden it before. Congrats to everyone who lined up on the George Washington Bridge at 6:45 AM yesterday, that alone is an amazing feat. Everyone finished safe and sound, accomplishing an awesome goal on the heels of our 20th Anniversary Tasting less than two weeks ago. Nice riding team! Read more
Craig Lewis of Team Champion Systems and of Stelvio Selections
A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to catch up with Craig Lewis, the proprietor of Stelvio Selections in Boulder, Colorado and a professional cyclist with Team Champion System. Thanks Craig!
Congrats on your classification jerseys at the Tour of Utah and at the USA Pro Challenge! Awesome! Were these A-Races for you or were you just feeling good and decided to go with it?
Both the Tour of Utah and especially the USA Pro Challenge are super important races for me. Not only are they close to my home in Boulder, but they have both grown into two very important stage races worldwide. US racing in general has stepped up to rival the European scene, so to do well here is extremely valuable.
How did you first become a professional cyclist, or rather how did you come to join TIAA-CREF, the junior development team?
I started out mountain biking and got my first job at a local bike shop in Spartanburg, SC. From there I went on to race for TIAA-CREF for 4 years, starting with their first year in existence. It was the perfect fit as the program was growing as I was maturing. I later moved on to 4 years at HTC – Highroad and now I am in my second year with Champion System. I wouldn’t change my path if I could.
On Tuesday, October 1st, our friends at I Challenge Myself are hosting an awards party at the Greenwich House, with wines provided by T. Edward Wines. To learn more about this nonprofit organization that brings bikes (and more!) to high school students in the Bronx and in Upper Manhattan, we reached out to Ana Reyes, the organization’s founder. Tickets for the event can be purchased here, and will directly benefit the students in the Cycling Smarts program, which is also supported by the GranFondo New York. Thanks Ana!
Tejay van Garderen on the podium at the Tour of California 2013, with his daughter Rylan
Last week, the St. Helena Star posted an article titled, “My Turn: The Mark of a True Champion” by David Stoneberg, a piece that directly linked our friends Teresa D’Aurizio and Dustin Moilanen of ZD Wines, with our friend Tejay van Garderen of Team BMC. Ever since we first met Tejay, through his wife Jessica Phillips (who last year organized the Blue Ribbon Alpine Challenge that we co-sponsored with Blue Ribbon), we’ve been in awe of his performance as a world-class, up-and-coming, professional cyclist. Well, those days of “up-and-coming” have come and gone, because last month he took 1st in the Amgen Tour of California, which is sponsored by ZD Wines, an organic winery in Rutherford, California.
Team Amanti Vino at the finish line
This past Sunday, Team Amanti Vino rode the 60 mile NJ Highlands Gran Fondo. Training and riding with Sharon Sevrens of Amanti Vino, Terence and Mark– our NJ sales reps–climbed 4,820 feet in 58 miles, but at least their day was sunny and warm, much unlike our experience a few weeks earlier suffering the cold, wet path of the Gran Fondo NY.
What follows are three short recaps of the event from Sharon, Terence and Mark. Thanks for the photos and congrats on the great finish Team Amanti Vino!