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Paolo Bea


Hudson Wine Merchants is excited to offer an array of bottlings and vintages by legendary Umbrian producer, Paolo Bea. These wines go quickly, so do let us know if you are interested or have any questions! 518.828.6411 , email , or use the Ask Michael Feature on our site:

2010 San Valentino

2005 & 6 Rosso de Veo

2005,6,8,9 Piperello

2008 & 9 Pagliaro

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Zalto Denk Art: Hand Blown Stemware


I’m not much of a stemware geek – glasses break- but these will definitely be my holiday gift to myself (unless Marianne stops making shrubs and reads this!). Zalto stemware is used at the French Laundry, Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, Bouley and Le Bernadin. Jancis Robinson: “What I love is that Zalto glasses are the thinnest and most delicate glasses I have come across, yet seem springy and almost elastic in the hand. The Zaltos were originally Venetian, but the glasses are made in northern Austria and over the border in the Czech Republic. Best of all, the manufacturers say they are best washed in a regular dishwasher…”

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