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New Producer from California – Sabelli-Frisch

Adam Sabelli-Frisch makes wine from low-impact vineyards, with a focus on rare, forgotten, under-appreciated, or historic grape varieties. In his own words: “I try to make them in an elegant Old World way here in the New World. I tend to go for more restrained oak usage for best expression, but not at all opposed… READ MORE

Benoit Chevallier

New Producer in Vosne-Romanée – Domaine Benoît Chevallier

With his debut in the 2019 vintage, Benoît Chevallier helms a young estate with a significant history in Vosne-Romanée. The vineyard comes from family lands worked for three generations. His grandparents acquired their vines in the 1930s, and his father, Maurice (who also served as the longtime mayor of Vosne-Romanée), continued winemaking from the 1960s… READ MORE

Dirk Niepoort on Tim Atkin’s Cork Talk Podcast

Tune in to hear wine expert Tim Atkin talk all things Portuguese wine with Niepoort Vinhos President Dirk Niepoort. Listen here.

New East Coast Warehouse and Wholesale License

Martine’s Wines is pleased to announce our operations as a newly licensed wholesaler in New York State. The license reinforces our commitment to this important market and is a significant milestone in the company’s history. This move will allow us to strengthen our impact and service both to New York customers and national distribution partners…. READ MORE

Clos Manou

New Producer from the Médoc – The wines of Clos Manou

Driven by a passion for wine, Françoise and Stéphane Dief founded Clos Manou in their garage, producing their first vintage in 1998. Over the intervening 20 years, they focused on acquiring their ideal parcels of land and now farm 18 hectares. They vinify in a fully restored cellar in the village of Saint-Christoly de Médoc,… READ MORE

To Our Beloved Wine Community

We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well. Our industry has been dramatically shaken over the past few months, first by retaliatory tariffs and now by the critical measures to contain Coronavirus around the world. We share in the grief and sadness that others are feeling as we strive for normalcy during… READ MORE

Domaine D’Edouard – No Human Intervention, Only Surveillance

When Edouard Lepesme speaks of his wines, the lynchpins of his approach are responsibility, respect and tradition. After transitioning from the marketing sector of the wine industry in 2011, Lepesme immersed himself in the study of organic winemaking before purchasing Andre Donat’s Domaine Dessus Bon Boire in Vaux-Auxerre and establishing Domaine d’Edouard in 2014. Under… READ MORE

Hugh & Red Johnson Talk English Fizz (Your Royal Wedding Prep)

We had the pleasure of hosting–along with our friends at The Riddler in San Francisco–the best-selling wine writer Hugh Johnson and his son Red Johnson, founder of The British Bottle Company, for an afternoon tasting of English Sparkling Wine. We took some time before the event to sit down with Hugh and Red to gain… READ MORE

A Visit with Domaine du Séminaire

Last year, our team visited with Hervé Pouizin, owner and winemaker of Domaine du Séminaire in Valreas. Hervé is a fourth-generation vigneron and, along with his wife, Mathilde, has brought notoriety to their corner of the Rhone Valley for their estate bottlings. Enjoy this video tour from the sky and the ground, as we take… READ MORE

Savoie from the Sky–A Video Tour of Coteau de Cevins

Brice Omont oversees one of the most unique vineyards in the world–Coteau de Cevins in the Savoie. Located halfway between Moutier and Albertville (site of the 1992 Winter Olympics), this hillside site features a multi-soil profile that lends great complexity to the wines of Domaine des Ardoisieres. With a south/southeast exposure and a steepness of… READ MORE