Our goal is a simple one: to connect passionate producers making honest, authentic wines, spirits, and ciders with equally passionate customers. We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel or revolutionize the business. We’re proudly plying a trade filled with a rich history that dates back millennia. Achieving our goal comes down to building strong personal relationships with three important groups: our customers, our producers, and our employees. It’s pretty simple really – carefully select producers for the long-term, go above and beyond what customers, both in the trade as well as individual consumers, expect, and build a company culture based around employee enthusiasm and well-being.
As far as our wine & spirits philosophy goes, you’ll be disappointed if you were hoping to find a grand, dogmatic manifesto here. Where we are dogmatic is in demanding the absolute highest quality in all our wines & spirits, regardless of price point. That’s not to say we don’t have our own strong opinions on them, but we realize that wines and spirits are far too complex to break down into black and white issues and have learned that pretty much every time we think we know something to be certain, something will come along and shatter whatever notion we had. In short, we try to keep an open-mind while staying true to what we believe in. Also sometimes we can get too caught up in the details and forget to see wines & spirits for what they are on their most basic and fundamental level: something meant to bring people together, rather than apart, and bring happiness to those who consume it.