Wine Impulse S.L. has made an agreement with Native Cult to be their importer and distributor of their Mezcal Atenco in Spain.

Mezcal Atenco is a handcrafted artisanal mezcal from San Juan del Río, Oaxaca, Mexico, produced and bottled by Master Distiller Rodolfo López Sosa, his family and friends.

San Juan del Río boasts a tradition of distilling artisanal mezcal dating back more than 100 years. The Oaxacan village is located 5,000 feet above sea level. The mountainous terrain and warm climate are perfectly suited for the cultivation and fermentation of agave.

Mezcal Atenco is available in two types, a double distilled Espadín and a triple distilled Pechuga. Both are made of 100% Agave Espadín and both are „joven“, which means un-aged.
Product Features:

• Traditional handcrafted mezcal

• Award winning premium quality

• 100% natural & organic

• Utilizing only mature agave grown for at least 8 years

• Utilizing only cultivated agave, no wild agave, due to sustainable reasons

• Bottled in artisanal glass, made of recycled glass

• Limited productions, numbered bottles

• Working with local und sustainable thinking people and companies

• Keeping up the tradition and the art of the mezcal production


Norske Vinklubbers Forbund har smakt på vin fra Priorat

I siste utgave av Bulletin (01-2016) fra Norske Vinklubbers Forbund, har de smakt på omtrent halvparten av hva som er tilgjengelig i Norge av vin fra Priorat. Her får “S” fra Saó del Coster respektable 84 poeng. Les mer om dette her. Testen finner man på side 18-19.

Om du ikke har smakt “S” enda, er den fortsatt tilgjengelig på bestillingsutvalget, varenummer 3568701. Eller klikk her for å komme direkte til siden. For de som beveger seg i nærheten av Oslo S, finnes det fortsatt noen flasker i hylla på Vinmopolet der.

In the last Bulletin (01-2016) from the Association of Norwegian Wine Clubs, they have tasted about half of the wines from Priorat that are available in Norway, and the “S” from Saó del Coster gets respectable 84 points. You can read more about this (in Norwegian) following this link. Page 18-19.

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Domaine de Baal -The little secret of Lebanon.

Only less than 1 hour from the Temple of Bacchus, you will find Domaine de Baal. Located on the foothills of Mount Lebanon in the Bekaa Valley, Domaine de Baal, and the owner Sebastien Khoudry is starting to get some well deserved attention. Up until now, Chateau Musar have got basically all the attention, but other different wines from Lebanon are now gaining more popularity. Like Domaine de Baal that got some decent reviews by Mark Squieres in the October issue of The Wine Advocate and The 2009 and 2011 gets 90 points, while the 2010 get 89 points. 2010 was a very difficult vintage for Sebastien though, with a very short winter with few precipitations and snow. The spring was quite dry, and a very hot summer with temperatures above 40 degrees for more than 20 days. Click on the pictures below to see the great reviews for the vintages 2009, 2010 and 2011 by Mark Squieres and The Wine Advocate.

Not many people know this, but producing wine in Lebanon goes back centuries, and Lebanon is among the oldest sites of wine production in the world (Wikipedia). When you ask someone about wine from Lebanon, they will most probably reply with that they have tasted or heard about the earlier mentioned Chateau Musar, but Domaine de Baal is completely different. Yes, they are both organic, but Domaine de Baal are using a different blend, and are also seen as the “new” Lebanon. Sebastien makes a very interesting wine that is powerful, but still soft and nice on the tannins. Read more about Domaine de Baal here, and the wine here.

Today Domaine de Baal export to France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic and the Netherlands, and together with Wine Impulse, they are looking into new markets like Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia and other countries that recognize great organic boutique wine. Wine Impulse works only on commission (no costly intermediate), and importers buy directly from Domaine de Baal (FOB). Wine Impulse is the sales executive in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia, and will help with all questions regarding Domaine de Baal and their wine. Open for other countries as well, but production is limited at the moment with only 9.000 bottles a year.

For more information, and prices:

Sources and interesting notes:

Jancis Robinson

The Telegraph

Wine Navigator


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New releases in Norway 6th. of November.

Today, two fantastic wines from our friends at Saó del Coster are launched in Norway, and available from the ordering range (bestillingsutvalget) at

The “S” (DO Priorat) is a fantastic blend of Garnacha (65%) and Carignan (35%), great to red meat and cold cuts like spanish ham, chorizo and sausages.

The “X” (DO Rias Baixas) is an excellent Albariño (100%) from their project in Galicia. Perfect to fish, seafood, light dishes and paella.

To order the “S” and/or the “X” from Vinmonopolet, just click here.

Saó del Coster is a wine making project created in 2004 by a group of Swiss friends passionate about the Priorat and its wines. Joel Chevallaz and Michel Grupper currently lead a group of shareholders and friends, running a responsible winery which is committed to the terroir, and is in the adaptation process of integrating biodynamic principles. The professional team of Saó del Coster is made up of Xavier, Michelle and Ángel, as well as the consulting of the oenologist and biodynamic specialist, Frédéric Duseigneur, former owner of Domaine Duseigneur.

In 2010 Saó del Coster also set up its project in Galicia, DO Rias Baixas, where they produce the “X”. Thanks to this Galician project, Saó del Coster can offer its customers a quality white wine that is elaborated in one of the most renowned appellations on a national and international scale.

The Saó del Coster team works traditionally and follows a minimum intervention philosophy in terms of agriculture as well as winemaking, respects nature’s cycles, uses biodynamic treatments in its lands and animal traction and the moon calendar for all of the work in the vineyards as well as the cellar. Their dedication is based on the desire to revive a way of working that is currently rarely used, and can create deep wines with great personalities that offer pleasure to whoever drinks them.

The wines from Saó del Coster are imported in Norway by Enoteca Norge AS. You can read more about Enoteca Norge and their products on their homepage. Enoteca Norge also imports the wine from Valpanera (Italy / Friuli) and the Yo 1940 (Spain / Rioja) from Ferre i Catasus.

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