February 21, 2017 Chris Puppione

With its largest portfolio tasting since undergoing a change of ownership in 2012, Martine’s Wines welcomes the wine trade for its Grand Tastings of 2017 in the cities of Chicago and New York next month. “We have an amazing pool of producers attending,” said Damien Carney, Director of Sales for Direct Markets. “That is personal contact with the people who make these wines. Having that resource for our customers is invaluable.” On March 27th, twenty producers from the Martine’s Wines stable will descend on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago to gather at Sofitel from 11:00am to 2:00pm to share their…

October 12, 2016 Chris Puppione

An article from Wine Spectator published November 15, 2016 Lalou Bize-Leroy is recognized as one of Wine Spectator’s “luminaries who made a difference” in the magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue. In 1955, Henri Leroy installed his 23-year-old daughter Marcelle, known as Lalou, at the head of the family’s Burgundy négociant, Maison Leroy. The move allowed him to focus on other, more lucrative parts of the family business, mainly a brandy distillery. Not surprisingly, men in 1950s Burgundy were not keen on taking orders from a young woman. Bize-Leroy was unfazed. Throughout her career, this intelligent woman has been successful by developing strong principles and sticking to…

January 21, 2016 Melissa

It is our pleasure to invite the wine trade community to join us in San Francisco on Monday, January 25th for our Ken Wright Cellars Tasting at Piperade, 1015 Battery Street, from 11am-3pm. Ken Wright will be in attendance and pouring his 2014 Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs. We will also be pouring some new arrivals to the Martine’s Wines portfolio. Please RSVP to rsvp@mwines.com. We look forward to tasting with you!

September 10, 2015 Lindsay

Last week, we had our New York City Summer Portfolio Tasting at a new venue on the edge of the Flower District called Wine Disciples. Martine’s Wines only has a couple annual tasting events for the New York and New Jersey trade, and this one was extra special — because it was my first! Tuesday morning I traveled by bicycle and a quick ferry ride over the East River into Manhattan to calm my nerves. Would anyone come on this first day of September? Would I be able to answer questions and speak knowledgeably about our wines?  It’s akin to opening night…

July 23, 2015 Nils

Martine’s Wines was proud to feature the wonderful Meursaults of Domaine Bernard-Bonin for the first event at Manhattan Wine Company’s brand-new storefront in West Chelsea. This is arguably the most aesthetically pleasing and fully-functioning new wine store in Manhattan.   President, Gregory Castells and Director of Sales, Kevin Foran were on hand to present the wines to a large group of consumers and collectors who happily tasted through a stellar line up and soaked up knowledge and information on this under-the-radar producer. Fun was had by all and they even bought some wine!

April 7, 2015 temp

Martine’s Wines is excited to announce the awards our wines have received from the 68 expert judges at this year’s TEXSOM International Wine Awards!              Niepoort, Charme Tinto 2010: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca. The wine is aged for 14 months.   Domaine Bernard Bonin, Meursault Vieilles Vignes 2012: 100% Chardonnay. The resulting wines are aged sur lie in oak barrels for 15 to 18 months with minimal (if any) bâtonnage.   Laporte, Sancerre Le Rochoy 2013: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented and aged in stainless steel with indigenous yeast, matured for five months on fine lees.   Monthelie…

April 3, 2015 Melissa

We are pleased to invite the wine trade community to join us in Chicago on Monday, April 6th for our Inaugural Spring Tasting at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, 58 East Oak Street, from 1-3pm. This tasting marks the official introduction of the Martine’s Wines portfolio with direct distribution to the wine and food establishments of Illinois. Please RSVP to rsvp@mwines.com. We look forward to tasting with you!

February 17, 2015 temp

Martine’s Wines is thrilled that some of the country’s top sommeliers have selected seven bottles from five producers in our portfolio to feature at the New York City debut of  La Paulée Off Grid, A Tasting of Burgundy’s Hidden Gems. The event will be held next Tuesday, February 24th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York, New York 10013. More details and a link to purchase tickets can be found here. Thank you to Joe, Michelle and Jeff for sharing your comments on why you selected these particular Martine’s Wines to share at this exciting event! Joe Campanale, Dell’anima,…

February 4, 2015 Pete

I arrived in Santa Fe on Tuesday afternoon, grabbed my rental car and drove out to Taos via the Rio Grande Gorge.  It must have been 60 degrees, completely sunny.  I got settled in my room at the Taos Inn, where the restaurant Doc Martin’s is located, right in the center of town (population 5,000).  Then headed to The Love Apple for dinner where I ran into two bottlings of Dominique Cornin: Macon-Chaintre 2013 and Pouilly Fuisse 2012.  The food was fabulous, and inspired me to return two nights later, by invitation from the staff as well as Charles from…

October 17, 2014 Kate

It is our pleasure to invite the wine trade community to join us in San Francisco on Monday, October 27th for our Fall Tasting at Monsieur Benjamin, 451 Gough Street, from 10am-2pm. For our Southern California customers, please join us the following day, Tuesday, October 28th, in Los Angeles at Hutchinson Cocktails & Grill, 826 N. La Cienega Blvd, from 12pm-4pm. Ken Wright will be in attendance for both events and pouring his 2013 Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs for your tasting pleasure. Please RSVP to rsvp@mwines.com. We look forward to seeing you!