February 1, 2018 Martine's Wines

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 hand-selected Castells and Laughlin to purchase the company in December 2012. “Five years ago, neither of us had worked in the import business,” said Gregory Castells, Co-Owner and President of Martine’s Wines. “We brought experiences from other sides of the industry and, in looking back,…

February 21, 2017 Martine's Wines

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…

May 29, 2015 Jennie

Martine’s Wines is proud to announce that we have a new partner in the Chicago market: PortoVino, importer of Italian wines. We are excited at the opportunity to represent this portfolio as the philosophies between our two companies align.  It’s all about the producers, their expression of their land and the quality of the wines they produce. The PortoVino wines speak to their region, their customs, and their heritage. Vineyards in Piemonte There are stories to be told about the land, the people, the winemaking, and we look forward to sharing them with you. ask peter…