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Buyer for: Loire, Beaujolais, Languedoc-Roussillon, New York State wines, World wines.

Ben began his wine training in the fine dining world working at several restaurants in our nation’s capitol and completed a American Sommelier Association 24 week viticulture and Vinification course. After several years of traveling the wine world, which included harvests in Beaujolais and Alsace, Ben accepted a position at New York City’s Astor Wine and Spirits. Working in the internet department, Ben continued learning about wine as well as the ins and outs of retail. A stint at Brooklyn's Thirst followed, where he developed a passion for organic and biodynamic wines. Now at 67Wine, Ben is the buyer for the wines of Beaujolais, Langeudoc Roussion, Half Bottles, Loire and world - a section he defines as "wines from places we don't think make wine." Ben's other life is as a musician, where he leads the band Franglais, a Gypsy jazz band, and also plays guitar for several other Gypsy and jazz projects.

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When temperatures soar, this is the wine to reach for—a crisp and briny white from Santorini that has just the right touch of acidity.

Domaine Sigalas Aa Santorini Assyrtiko-Athiri 2013



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It’s no surprise that the Greek island Santorini is also called Kalisti, or the most beautiful. A famed vacation spot, it boasts amazing beaches, fantastic hotels and a plethora of superb seafood. But what many people don't know is that it is also home to one of the world’s oldest vineyards. The island is known for crisp, clean, dry white wines made from ancient heirloom grapes. The location presents certain challenges, requiring the vines to be trained in a circle so that the grapes grow on the inside and are protected from the sun by the leaves and from the wind by the trunk. Domaine Sigalas Santorini began in a family home, and as of 1998 has been based at a modern winery in the village of Baxedes. Not only are the grapes here organic, but the proprietor is working on making the entire region organic.


I am in love with the idea that there are unique wines from all over the world, and whenever I find one; I taste it. If the wine tastes great, as this one does, I bring it in to the store for people to try. Sigalas Santorini has become our best selling Greek wine. A blend of 75 percent
Assyrtiko and 25 percent Athiri, it has brilliant, clean lemon notes with a tangy hint of brine and just a touch of volcanic mineral earth. The best way to enjoy this simply amazing wine? Chill a bottle or two, find a beautiful place to sit outside, and savor it the way the Greeks do.







This wine is delicious with classic Mediterranean dishes like grilled fish with a hint of spice, and my favorite, a salad of micro greens topped with grilled halloumi cheese and Greek olives. The briny nature of the olives really comes out, and the denseness of the cheese is cut perfectly by the wine’s acidity.



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I am in love with the idea that there are unique wines from all over the world, and whenever I find one; I taste it. If the wine tastes great, as this one does, I bring it in to the store for people to try. Sigalas Santorini has become our best ... more
Sku: 045336


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For that extra little something you need on the side, of course! I mean, who doesn't love a great little bottle of Champagne? The flavors in this one will knock you off your feet—and then there are the bubbles. It’s truly an enjoyable bottle and ... more
Sku: 057594


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Andrea is known as a true natural winemaker from the Ardeche region. So much so that he put a trailer in his vines and that is where he makes his home. The vines themselves are treated with the utmost care, organic agriculture and very careful ... more
Sku: 043184


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