Gabriel Howe Joins Bertrand's Wines in the Role of Vice President and General Manager
Since 2015, Bertrand’s Wines, has worked tirelessly to put together a Burgundy-centric portfolio built around producers that represent established family-owned Burgundy Estates. Micro-importer taking pride in “representing the Families and their interest with passion and enthusiasm in the US Market”.
Gabriel Howe will start in his new role on January 1st 2019, “the pairing with Gabe could not come at a better time for us” says Bertrand “our distribution has expanded in most key states and we are looking at 2017 and 2018 as two fantastic vintages in Burgundy and Beaujolais. For the past 4 years, the main focus was to put together the best portfolio while having very little wines to sell, it is now time to shift into high gear as Burgundy is back in business and we are confident that we have all the ingredients with our Star producers and our Upcoming Stars.”
As an example, Pierrick Bouley from Domaine A&B Bouley was just elected “Espoir de l’Annee” (Top Potential of the Year) by Bourgogne Aujourd’hui along with Franz-Ludwig Gondard from Domaine Gondard-Perrin in Viré-Clessé. Last month it was Domaine Thierry Droin with their Pouilly-Fuisse that was elected by his peers as top Maconnais producer during the GJPV Dinner of the Hospices de Beaune.
Gabriel Howe spent the last 6 years developing the portfolio of Classified Wines in the state of Texas and growing the sales of suppliers such as Becky Wasserman, Diva Beaune and other Burgundy merchants. His understanding and knowledge of the region along with his passion will help take Bertrand’s Wines to new heights in the States he’ll oversee.
Bertrand’s Wines staff will remain small in order to continue to provide as much flexibility as possible when it comes to wine prices. Burgundy and Beaujolais are remaining hot commodities but it is getting more and more difficult to have wines for by the glass programs or below $30.00 retail. “We feel confident that we’ll have many such wines available to Sommeliers and Buyers if they are so inclined as to giving our portfolio a chance” says an always optimistic Bertrand Leulliette before adding “We want to wish everyone a fantastic New Year 2019”.
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About Bertrand’s Wines Portfolio:
- for Burgundy:
o Domaine Seguinot-Bordet (Chablis),
o Domaine Huguenot (Marsannay),
o Domaine Herestzyn-Mazzini (Gevrey-Chambertin),
o Domaine Anne Gros (Vosne-Romanee),
o Domaine Sirugue-Noellat (Vosne-Romanee),
o Maison Ambroise (Premeaux-Prissey),
o Domaine Francois Gay (Chorey-les-Beaune),
o Domaine Parigot (Pommard),
o Domaine Rossignol-Fevrier (Volnay),
o Domaine Reyane & Pascal Bouley (Volnay),
o Henri Darnat (Meursault),
o Christophe Buisson (Saint-Romain),
o Domaine Marc Morey & Fils (Chassagne-Montrachet),
o Domaine Albert Joly (Puligny-Montrachet),
o Domaine Mouton (Givry),
o Domaine Gondard-Perrin (Vire-Clesse),
o Domaine Thierry Drouin (Pouilly-Fuisse),
o Domaine des Chenevieres (Macon)
- for Beaujolais:
o Domaine Jean-Marc Laforest (Regnie-Durette),
o Domaine de la Tour du Bief (Moulin-à-Vent),
o Domaine de la Pirolette (Saint-Amour),
o Domaine du Granit (Chenas),
o Domaine Christophe Savoye (Chiroubles)
- For Minervois :
o Domaine Gros-Tollot (Cazelles)
- For Provence :
o Château Roubine (Lorgues) Cru Classe. Côtes de Provence,
o Roubine La Vie en Rose, Côtes de Provence,
Wines might not be available in all states, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.