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VINTUS and Monsieur TOUTON Launch VTS in New York


Date: 07/01/14

VINTUS aligns with Monsieur TOUTON in NJ and CT, and through VTS in NY

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(New York, NY; July 1, 2014) -- VINTUS, a leading, national fine wine importer and marketing company, and Monsieur TOUTON Selection, a distributor of quality wines and spirits in 10 states, have come together in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

In New York State, the VINTUS portfolio will be sold starting August 1 exclusively through a new joint venture distributor named VTS, a VINTUS-TOUTON Partnership. This company represents a new model that enhances the distribution available to VINTUS estates by providing the focus and targeting that are essential for selling a portfolio comprised of some of the world’s greatest wineries and distillers.

VTS will launch with a sales force dedicated solely to the VINTUS portfolio and tasked with collaborating closely with the TOUTON New York team of 45 sales personnel to build the sales and quality distribution of VINTUS’ portfolio of luxury wines. VTS will be managed by industry veteran Jock Busser, who spent the past five years as co-national sales manager for VINTUS.

The VINTUS portfolio will also be available through Monsieur TOUTON Selection in New Jersey on August 1, and in Connecticut on January 1, 2015. Monsieur TOUTON already represents the complete VINTUS portfolio in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and Delaware, a group of markets where it has increased sales more than 50 percent since taking over full distribution in 2012.

VINTUS owner and president Michael Quinttus commented: “The TOUTON family has shown tremendous commitment to our company and to the family-owned estates we represent. TOUTON has impressed us with their dynamic approach to the market and their willingness to invest in the future. Growing this relationship will bring numerous benefits to our exceptional producers. We couldn’t be more excited.”

Guillaume TOUTON, owner and president of Monsieur TOUTON Selection, added: “Since we started working with VINTUS in 2010, we have found great commonality – our focus on fine wine, the ambition to build the best business we can in the fine wine segment of the market, and a dynamic thought process that has led to tremendous growth over the last decade. Over thirty years of experience as a distributor in the New York market combined with VINTUS’ prestigious portfolio should be a winning situation for everybody and principally our customers.”

VINTUS, founded in 2004, represents a diverse, international range of iconic wineries and distillers including Chateau Montelena, E. Guigal, Luciano Sandrone, Quinta do Noval, Champagne Ayala, Tommasi, Château Margaux, Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Pétrus, Lucien Le Moine, Domaine des Baumard, Tesseron Cognac, Petrolo, Le Macchiole, Telmo Rodriguez, Ferrer Bobet, Chateau Lyonnat, Chateau Boutisse, Domaine Talmard, Disznoko, Errazuriz, Finca Decero, Mitolo, Heartland and Dog Point Vineyard. For information on these and other estates, visit www.vintuswines.com.

Monsieur TOUTON was founded in 1983 and has a sales force of 200 people across the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida. For more see www.mtouton.com.

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