Things People Like about Natural Wines: Part 4- Fifi of The Ten Bells

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Our company began 12 years ago with Jenny and François’s dream to share their passion of a style of wines they fell in love with while living in France. That passion has spread gradually over the years with thanks in no small part to other importers like Joe Dressner, and today there are a whole host of natural wine lovers: customers, sommeliers, wine store owners, and an ever-growing list of importers, who love these wines as much as we do. With all the attention Natural Wines are getting in the media lately, we thought it would be fun to do a series where people talk about all the things they love about these wines.

In Part 1, we sat with Joe Campanale of Anfora.  In Part 2, we had an interview with Levi Dalton, and in Part 3 we talked to Pascaline Lepeltier of Rouge Tomate.

For today’s installment, we sat down with Fifi of The Ten Bells wine bar, in the lower east side. I sat down for an interview with Fifi about a year and half ago, where you can read all about him and the wine bar. The Ten Bells is one of our favorite spots, and when our winemakers are in town, it’s their favorite spot too. Fifi is originally from Burgundy, and he infused Ten Bells with a classic French bar à vins feel, from the simple chalkboard wine list, to the glass jars filled with delicious potted meats. If you’ve been there before, you know it’s very dark, and therfore our camera struggled a bit with the low light. If you haven’t been there, what’s wrong with you!? Check out what Fifi had to say in this rare glimpse of him on film: