So sorry but updating the website has been on our minds YET has fallen through the cracks. The short answer is business has been great and we are too busy finding great wines and selling it to wonderful establishments. 2018 was another banner year and it started in Spring where we set a new sales high in April topping the usually busiest month of December 2017. This continued throughout the year with rarely a slow period to take stock of the business as a whole.
We officially moved into our office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in January and though it has not always been smooth sailing and the office does not look as we anticipate it will in time we are happy that we have a place to call home when we are in the city. Another perk is we are close to Beerkarma when we want to change things up and have a craft beer.
We both traveled this year, Anthony in April to Vinitaly and Ben to France in July/August to visit our producers and to find new ones too.
We continue to build our sales team and are always on the lookout for new sales talent – if you know of anyone with experience give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org
In September we did another Fall Portfolio Tasting showing off our new things, and old faves alike. We teamed up with our friends at Vinotas Seelections and Chrystalline Imports and met many new people and old friends.
Our Connecticut business also continues to flourish with our buddy Mark Ancona formerly of Fountainhead Imports doing an amazing job selling and promoting our wines and cause. It has been a very fortuitous relationship for all of us.
We finished the year with a flurry of tastings and events ’til the end setting sales records consecutively in October, November and December.
I know I am leaving out much like awards our producers won or visits that people made to the US…. but I just need to get something posted – again!!!!
We look forward to move good things to come in 2019 and we will start with our first foray into California by bringing in Fred Peterson’s eponymous wines Peterson Winery in Mendocino. VERY exciting for all of us.