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Martine’s Wines Celebrates Five Years of New Ownership with New Additions, Expanded Offerings, and Grand Tasting
Fine wine importer and wholesaler Martine’s Wines celebrated its five-year anniversary under owners Gregory Castells and Kate Laughlin by announcing the creation of a California sales team and several notable additions to its portfolio as the company approaches its 40th year of business. Martine’s Wines was started in 1979 by legendary tastemaker Martine Saunier, who… READ MORE
A Charming Profile of Martine Saunier
This weekend, the Washington Post featured our founder, Martine Saunier, in a feature that highlighted her charm, grit, and vision. Click here to learn more about Martine and her story.
Wine on Film: ‘A Year in Port’
An article by James Molesworth for Wine Spectator published on August 11, 2016. The latest installment in the documentary-styled wine movie series is worth a viewing; official trailer debuts here When it comes to portraying wine on film (or TV), success has proven harder to come by than a good botrytized red wine. There’s the bad, like Somm and Mondovino,… READ MORE
New York Summer Portfolio Tasting with Schatzi Wines
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… READ MORE
From Somm to Sales: Spotlight on Lauren Souther
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… READ MORE
Coming Soon: A Year in Champagne!
We are delighted to share the exciting news that A Year in Champagne will be released in select theaters and on iTunes on March 6th, 2015. Following A Year in Burgundy, this latest film follows Martine Saunier to the infamous region of Champagne and features the personable producers and superb cuvees imported by Martine’s Wines:… READ MORE
The Legendary Martine Saunier
An article by Elin McCoy from Wine-Seacher.com. Enjoy! On a warm evening last summer at the International Pinot Noir Celebration’s grand dinner in McMinnville, Oregon, importer Martine Saunier, slim and chic in a white tunic, was pouring wines from the stellar portfolio she started building back in 1979. As I sipped a dazzling 1989 Domaine Leroy Clos… READ MORE
A Grand Dinner in Grand Company at IPNC
It was a pleasure to return this summer to IPNC. At the Grand Dinner on Friday, I got right to work rounding up all those interested in tasting some top quality wines with me. Together we enjoyed a superb line up from Martine’s Wines, including cuvées from one of the newest producers, Domaine des Ardoisières, from the steep and rocky slopes… READ MORE
The Best of Martine
No one is better at promoting than Martine, and she has long enjoyed a great relationship with the press. Thus it was a pleasure to pull together the top Martine Saunier articles from recent years. Enjoy!
2012 Harvest Report
The Most Dreary Growing Season in Champagne and Burgundy Results in an Outstanding Vintage 2012 After All! Last March, I spent 10 days in Burgundy, enduring summer temperatures over 80F, as I was equipped for cold weather. Incredible and worrisome for producers. April 1st (for my second movie “A Year in Champagne”) we filmed Stéphane… READ MORE