SATURDAY TASTING: BICHI w/ Noel Tellez

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Saturday, March 11, 1-4pm

Brumaire weekend is here and winemakers are pouring into the shop. As I’ve mentioned before, there’s a special intimacy that binds the sprawling natural wine community–a solidarity built on spontaneous generosity, fierce loyalty to one another, and the belief that natural wine, and the pleasure it gives, can change the world for the better.

Brothers Jair and Noel Tellez are carrying this spirit in Mexico, virtually building their community from scratch. Inspired by their travels in Europe and California, they leaped and never looked back, turning their family’s ranch in Tecate into a winery, converting to organics, and committing to native yeast and no SO2 additions. The wines scream with raw freshness and verve. They range from explosively aromatic, to bright and light, to rustic and spicy. To read more, here’s an article from Vice.

Noel will be pouring his wines this Saturday from 1-4pm. Meanwhile, we will be hosting some crazy Spanish producers upstairs for a lunch—it’s sold out, but I’m anticipating the energy to spill out into the main room. Come by and taste. It will be fun.