I like to drink wine, but I am certainly no expert. Like most people, I tend to stick to the brands and grapes I am familiar with.
When I visited Los Angeles earlier this month for the Sotheby’s Global Networking Event, I was introduced to a fantastic new resource-Sotheby’s Wine!
Sotheby’s Wine is both a retail wine merchant and auctioneer, with a store in the lobby of Sotheby’s headquarters building in New York, at 72nd and York and on the world wide web at www.sothebyswine.com. The retail business applies the same exacting standards used in the traditional auction business, with a focus on sourcing excellent wines, in pristine condition and from impeccable sources. They can now sell wines directly to consumers, at a fixed price, in whatever quantity you would like and for immediate delivery (except, of course, they can not ship to Utah). Whether you are buying a small number of bottles for a party, a bottle as a gift, buying wines for investment or building a great wine collection, Sotheby’s Wine can help. Sotheby’s Wine selects every wine based on how it tastes and whether it is of high quality for the price. Their selected wines offer good value for the cost, whether you are purchasing a $25 or $1,000 bottle of wine.
Even if you don’t buy from Sotheby’s Wine, it is worth checking out the website www.sothebyswine.com, signing up for their monthly newsletter and “liking” them on Facebook, twitter, or your social media of choice. In the monthly newsletter, they feature a variety of affordable ($25-$30/bottle) wines that are carefully selected. You can read about these wines, buy them from your favorite retail store (there is a state wine store in Salt Lake City, near Costco) and impress your friends and colleagues with your knowledge.
While in Los Angeles, I got to meet the CEO of Sotheby’s Wine, Jamie Ritchie. He is absolutely passionate about wine and not a “wine snob” at all. I attended his seminar to learn more about Sotheby’s Wine. Jamie brought the wines featured in the Sotheby’s Wine June newsletter. We got to taste each one and learn about the origin of the grapes, the vineyard, and recommended pairings. He featured lighter varieties that worked well for summer grilling and entertaining. I’m looking forward to the July newsletter! If you visit the website, let me know what you think.