Boston Wine Expo 2016


Fred Ek

Fred Ek

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Fred Ek founded Classic Wine Imports in Boston with Burt Miller in the late sixties. He was the first to bring the E.Guigal firm's Rhone wines to the United States and maintains a close relationship with both the family and their wines.

Fred represented prestigious producers such as Baumard in the Loire Valley, Remoissenet in Burgundy and Giuseppe Mascarello in Piemonte. After leaving Classic, Fred started Ex-Cellars, an agency representing many of his favorites including Guigal, Baumard plus a selection of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Port wines. Several years ago he sold Ex-Cellars to the New York based importer, Vintus. Now retired, Fred remains actively interested in all aspects of fine wine.


1:00 PM
Guigal's Superb Chateau d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie, a Vertical with Fred Ek, Long-time U.S. Importer

The Guigal firm has methodically grown to become the largest estate in the Côte-Rôtie. They are not only the largest shipper of the appellation's wine but in the view of most critics, producer of the appellation's three finest single vineyard wines: La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque.

Fred Ek

11:00 AM
Domaine Baumard Savennières and Quarts de Chaume, Two Verticals in One: Fabulous Dry and Sweet Wines from an Outstanding Loire Valley Vintner

"If there ever was God in a glass, this is it", Matt Kramer, Wine Spectator on Baumard wine. Baumard is consistently recognized as the leading producer of two of the central Loire Valley's greatest wines: Savennières Clos des Papillion and Quarts de Chaume. 

Fred Ek
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