We are really just wine guys. We have been in the industry for our entire careers and have been part of some great successes in the past. We don't know anything else and really don't want to be doing anything else. We love discovering new treasures and are excited to be able to bring them to our clients. Wine is not work for us, it is our passion.
The history of the wine business has always been about barriers. The distance between the passionate winemaker and the enthusiastic consumer has often been a tortured road layered in the red tape of well-meaning officials trying to protect us from ourselves. The unintended consequence of an archaic system is that some of the best wine stories have never been told and some of the best wines never get through the system to the consumers that would appreciate them the most.
The Internet and the information age have changed all of that in a very exciting way. It is now possible for the passionate winemaker to tell their story (that is actually the easy part) and get their wines to the enthusiastic consumer (which is still a difficult task) without the filter of an overbearing bureaucracy. Put simply, that is how we fit in. Not to make the wine or write the story but just to be the conduit that allows the winemaker and the consumer to meet.
Our team travels the planet in search of great wines and the amazing stories that are part of each one. It is an unending education, complicated wonderfully by vintage changes, winemaker philosophies, and the fact that the wine in the bottle is a living and changing entity. We are constantly awed by the fact that the wine we drank last night was completely different from the wine out of the same case that we drank last year and in ways that we could never have expected. We regard it as a great time to be alive and to have the opportunity to work with amazing vintners and classy enthusiasts.