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Karl Empey, the ebullient owner of Trio Carmel, is running around tending to customers and bringing us tastes of the many Karl Empeypremium olive oils, a dizzying array of balsamic vinegars and of course, incredible wines that he carries in his diversified and beautiful store. The store also doubles as an art gallery curated with care, there is some eclectic work here, to look at and purchase.

I stopped by a few weeks ago after tasting the delicious wines he sells and he was kind enough to let me interview him to get the low down on how Trio Carmel came about and the philosophy behind what has instantly become one of my favorite stores in Carmel. You can listen to the interview here.

Trio Carmel

Tom Farmer poured us four of the wines that stand out. He is a character, for sure and a lot of fun!

Tom Farmer