February 22, 2018 Martine's Wines

With the 2017 rosés hitting the market now, it seemed fitting to share a segment of a conversation we had with Annabelle Sumeire last Spring. Annabelle, who represents Famille Sumeire Vignerons en Provence, will be back stateside next month for the 2018 Martine’s Wines Grand Tasting: Le Tour de California on March 26th-27th in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In this video clip, Annabelle provides a look back at the history of the Provence, as well as a closer examination of Sainte Victoire. Enjoy!

May 18, 2017 Martine's Wines

A few weeks ago, we had the good fortune of spending the day in Bandol with Robert De Salvo (owner) and Romain Bournaud (winemaker) of Bastide de la Ciselette. It was hard to imagine there ever being a bad day to be in Bandol, with gorgeous hillsides of vines spilling out under a spotless sky that converges in the distance with the welcoming hush of the Mediterranean Sea. Catch a glimpse of the glory of Bastide de la Ciselette’s estate vineyard, Brulat du Castellet, in our latest drone vineyard tour.

March 28, 2017 Martine's Wines

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 glimpse into the lives of those who produce these gorgeous wines. Over the coming months, we will be sharing segments from these interviews in a special series in which we pull back the curtain and give our producers a chance to tell their tales in their own…