Sur Le Zinc

Domaine Gouffier: Charm, History, and Elegance in Fontaines

In January of this year, Martine’s Wines Vice President Kate Laughlin traveled to Burgundy to meet with some of our producers, including our newest addition to the portfolio–Domaine Gouffier. Here, Kate shares “sur le zinc” her account of the team’s visit with Frédéric Gueugneau and Benoît Pagot at the domaine in Fontaines. We arrived to Domaine Gouffier… READ MORE

Drone Over Bourgogne Returns

We are back in Burgundy again, which means MW One is taking to the skies and providing new perspectives of the vineyard holdings of our producers. Today, Thibault Morey of Domaine Morey-Coffinet was our guide in Chassagne-Montrachet, as we filmed his prized holdings in Dent de Chien (1er Cru), Blanchots Dessus (1er Cru), and Bâtard-Montrachet (Grand Cru). Later… READ MORE

Burgundy From Above: A Vineyard Tour with Bruno Clavelier

In January of this year, we spent an afternoon with vigneron Bruno Clavelier, touring several vineyards to gain insight from the man himself about each location. We brought our company drone–MW One–along with us to provide a new perspective on these special plots of vines. Here, in our first installment of “Burgundy From Above,” we… READ MORE

Announcing Special Producer Interview Series

The streets of downtown Chicago served as a beautiful backdrop as we sat down with representatives of 15 of our producers from France at our Grand Tasting 2017 event yesterday. Sharing insights and stories (and even a song!), these incredible people conveyed both passion and purpose in their answers to compelling questions that provide a… READ MORE

Talking Terroir With Laurent Noblet of Domaine Laporte

Laurent Noblet, Sales Director for Domaine Laporte, took some time in the sun with us in San Francisco to speak about the terroir of Sancerre. He elaborates on what makes the vineyards of Laporte unique within this treasured Loire Valley appellation.  

Damien Carney Hails Cuvée Silice

Damien Carney, the Director of Sales for Direct Markets at Martine’s Wines, shares the story on the newest offering from Domaine des Ardoisieres–the 2015 Cuvée Silice. Two years ago, I became obsessed with tasting a wine that had never been made.  The wine didn’t even exist, the growing season not yet begun, when the idea… READ MORE

Martine’s Wines Announces Grand Tastings for 2017

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… READ MORE

Pete Monteleone Talks Burgundy, Rhone on KSVY Sonoma

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… READ MORE

Niepoort

A Visit With Dirk Niepoort

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:  

Five Days in Burgundy: Day Five

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… READ MORE