Authentic. Natural. Raw.
These are words you’d associate with our producers and their wine. We love one-man producers, burly co-op men giving back to their community, and strong female vintners taking over their family’s business. We only seek out wines that are low sulfite, made with minimal intervention, and fermented with native yeasts.
IntegrityAll our wine should be the natural expression of the grape, never doctored in the winery, even if it's harder.
DiscoveryThere's a whole world of wine with people, places, and foods attached to them. We want to consistently be discovering them with you.
PeopleWe believe in supporting both our producers and our online community via creating this exchange of one person's passion to another person's palette.
JoyPeople who are passionate about the wine they create find joy in making it and create joy for the people consuming it. If it's not fun, don't do it or drink it.
Nic’s passion for wine has been fueled by a love of the fanciful, the interesting, and the different. Coffee, whiskey, beer, and wine are his four main food groups. He’s got more cookbooks and wine education books then most people have hairs on their head. Using his dual citizenship as a launching point, he’s explored wine regions all over Europe, always in search of something new.
Wine Cred: Spent his college years in his friend’s family’s basement making wine.
Street Cred: After recovering from 5 years in restaurant industry he's known to spend 3+ hours making dinner if he’s got a bottle of wine.
Industry Cred: Contributed to some Wine-Searcher articles.
Norman the Wine Dog is our head of customer service and wine sniffer. He's really quite the snob when it comes to wine, so don't get offended if he tells you he only likes premier cru and hasn't gotten into natural wine yet. Norm got into wine by casually hanging around the charcuterie plate long enough to realize the whole thing is associated with wine. So, after a sniff or two of the pairing, he enjoys some cheese or maybe a nice piece of prosciutto depending on the day.