February 6, 2017 Chris Puppione

Pete Monteleone, Director of Purchasing for Martine’s Wines, sat down with host Tim Benton of KSVY radio’s “Guys @ Five Friday” to talk about the basics of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. Click below and listen in as Pete guides the audience through the history and terroir of these regions by tasting three of Martine’s Wines offerings: 2014 Bernard-Bonin Bourgogne Blanc Initiales B.B. 2014 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Cuvee Marie Ragonneau 2013 Gilles Robin Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Alberic Bouvet With some country music and colorful banter added, this makes for an entertaining segment. Enjoy! http://ksvy.org/showarchive/public/KSVY_2017-02-03__18_01_22.mp3

January 24, 2017 Chris Puppione

Closing the books on Burgundy for this trip could not have been any better than traveling south to see La Vigne Mouton, Dominique Cornin, and Marc Delienne. Incredible people in beautiful places creating gorgeous wines–it is truly our pleasure to serve these marvelous winemakers.   Please enjoy our Day Five video here, and check back on the Sur Le Zinc blog, as we will be adding plenty of other great stories, photos and videos, including aerial tours of Burgundian vineyards featuring scenes from the likes of Vosne-Romanee, Meursault, Montrachet, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Fleurie.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiaKeNHE5a0

January 22, 2017 Chris Puppione

We dedicated our fourth day in Burgundy to welcoming Domaine Gouffier to the Martine’s Wines family. Frederic Gueugneau and his associate, Benoit Pagot, indulged us with a tour of the property in Fontaines, followed by a tasting that reflected a precision and passion that makes us proud to be the first to bring their wines to the United States.   Please enjoy this short feature on Domaine Gouffier:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzR-A-tS2WQ

January 22, 2017 Chris Puppione

Morey-Coffinet and Julien Cruchandeau were incredible hosts today, treating our team to stunning flights of new releases and the stories that accompany them. Knowing the people behind the bottles makes these wines even more special, and that’s why we want to share these moments here.   Click below to have a glimpse into our third day in Burgundy.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1gSn6PbtdA

January 21, 2017 Chris Puppione

Our second full day in Burgundy was another stunner, as we enjoyed the company (and wines) of our friends at Bernard-Bonin, Denis Mortet and Bruno Clavelier. It’s pretty tough to beat a day that takes you from Meursault to Gevrey-Chambertin and on to Vosne-Romanee.   Please enjoy the highlights of the day in our second video installment here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nI2W7ADvoc

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…