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All this week, Lot18’s HQ in New York has been inaccessible due to Hurricane Sandy. But we were all still working diligently from our homes to make sure the site’s members could order the wines they wanted and get questions… [Read more...]

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Audrey Luk

Our superstar Member Services team tastes all of the wines live on Lot18, making them a go-to resource for any questions you might have about a bottle you are considering. Here, Andrew Grimm and Janine Beydoun chat about why rosé… [Read more...]

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Nicole Niebisch

I recently sat down with Pietro Ratti, winemaker of the historic Renato Ratti Estate in Italy’s Piedmont region to taste his 2004 Renato Ratti Rocche Marcenasco Barolo, and to talk about Barolo and his late father’s contributions to the region’s… [Read more...]

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Nicole Niebisch

Enjoying Asado and Malbec with mi amigo Gonzalo Perez at La Barra.

On my first visit to Argentina this July, I learned about a national holiday that carries a sentiment so wonderful and obvious I wondered why the US, a consumer economy that finds any reason to develop marketing campaigns driving us to celebrate (aka buy and consume), had not yet picked up on it. [Read more...]

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Dini Rao

Tasting samples from the collection

Recently our founder Philip James, Curator Katy Andersen and I decided to play our hands at the unpredictable auction market for a specially chosen Christie’s sale. The cellar of the famed Wild Boar restaurant was up on the block. Having… [Read more...]

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