In a joint announcement, Jérôme Lasserre, owner of Tonnellerie d’Aquitaine and Arnaud Marjollet (sales director, U.S.) said, “It is with great pleasure to announce the addition of Christy Thomas to the Tonnellerie d’Aquitaine team. Ms. Thomas’ wealth of experience in the wine industry and her knowledge of barrels will be a great compliment to our existing team in the U.S.A.”
Thomas, who will cover Northern California including Napa and Sonoma, comes to the Tonnellerie d’Aquitaine with four years of experience selling barrels from Saury and three years with Portocork America. Thomas said “I’m delighted to represent such an historic and respected brand. Their focus on controlling their wood supply and guarantee of 24 month air seasoning is of upmost importance to both me and my clientele.”
About Tonnellerie d’Aquitiane
Tonnellerie d’Aquitaine has been a family run cooperage since 1860. They began in Bellebat, near the historic town of Saint-Emillion and built their reputation in Bordeaux. After they expanded to the worldwide market, they relocated to a larger, more modern facility in the Mid-Pyrenees region, near Toulouse. The cooperage offers full traceability of their wood supply, guarantees wood aging and has PEFC and HAACP certifications.