We at Golden Vines wear many hats to keep our company running and growing and now in our 9th year that hasn’t changed. Since January 2020 we’ve endured a global pandemic, an insane political landscape, tariffs, riots, storming of our nation’s capital….please say stop. Besides all that Ben moved back to France with his family and now gives us a more direct access to our producers and blisters his fingers working around the clock doing whatever admin work is needed at any hour.
We also hired Michele Marino to run our Westchester sales department. Michele is also the owner of an outstanding artisanal [sound familar?] food import business called Sotto il Sole. Michele could not be defeated by the pandemic and immediately rolled up his sleeves just like the two partners and has shown the same resiliency that the company has.
Our CT wine savant Mark Ancona, continues to build up our Connecticut business and we are fortunate that we had Mark there to service all those NYC transplants that moved out and into CT. Mark has added explosive sales growth to GV and we are absolutely delighted to have him as our friend and colleague. Mark is a wine biz lifer and you can’t walk into a store without someone knowing Mark! Mark owned his own import company before joining us and we love his palette, hence we now import many of the producers that Mark found before ‘natural’ was hip!
Next time, we do more intros…