February 1, 2017 Martine's Wines

Before returning stateside last week, we were treated to some quality time in Portugal with Dirk Niepoort. The overcast days of Douro were but pleasant window dressing to the many stories and wines that Dirk had to share with us. Take a look:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8o1k-rrUG8

January 24, 2017 Martine's Wines

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 Martine's Wines

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 Martine's Wines

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

January 20, 2017 Martine's Wines

For the next five days, we are dashing across Burgundy, visiting our friends and making new ones. We are meeting with our producers, tasting upcoming vintages and gathering stories to share with our clients around the world.   During the next five days, we will feature short videos of our adventures in Burgundy. During the course of the months that follow, come here to learn more in-depth about Burgundy, our producers, and the stories that matter to them.   All of this comes Sur Le Zinc.   Enjoy!   https://youtu.be/gbPA0ek9uUo

April 17, 2015 temp

It has been a real pleasure having Clémence Mortet join us for the past 3 months as an intern in our California office. As she wraps up her time here at Martine’s Wines, we asked her for some thoughts on her visit to the US. I have loved my experience here since my first day. I remember the first time I crossed the Golden Gate bridge, despite my tiredness from my flight, it was so amazing! From my first moment at Martine’s Wines, I knew I had found a very good home. My experience here has been great because I…

March 5, 2015 Lauren

About 2 years ago I started thinking about a transition from working as a sommelier and manager in restaurants to the distribution side of the business.  I found myself connecting very much with the reps who I purchased wine from as a buyer, and feeling very attracted to the fluidity with which they moved about the city.  Checking in on everyone’s programs, familiarizing themselves with a small group of wines and speaking knowingly of the people who made those wines, and possibly most alluring: making their own schedule! It took me a long time, (mostly thinking without actually applying for…