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…
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
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
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
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
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
Happy Spring from Martine’s Wines! We are pleased to invite the wine trade community to our Spring 2016 tastings this April. San Francisco, Monday, April 11th, 12pm-3pm, Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market Street Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 13th, 11am-3pm, Republique, 624 South La Brea Avenue Chicago, Monday, April 18th, 12pm-3pm, Formento’s, 925 West Randolph Street Hamptons, Thursday, April 28th, 11am-4pm, Baron’s Cove Hotel, Second Floor, 31 West Water Street We will have producers in attendance to pour their wines in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Please send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to tasting with you!
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 email@example.com. We look forward to tasting with you!
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…
We are excited to have partnered up with Schatzi Wines to invite members of the wine trade to join us later this month in both northern and southern California! On the Martine’s Wines side, Remy Gresser (Alsace), Marie Luce Metaireau (Muscadet) and Ronnie Sanders (Vine Street Imports) will all be present to share their wines at these tastings. Both Martine’s Wines and Schatzi Wines will be featuring a comprehensive line up of our respective portfolios. In San Francisco, we’ll see you on Tuesday, May 26th at St. Vincent, 1270 Valencia Street, from 11am to 3pm. For our Southern California customers,…