Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fri May 22, 2009


John Gorman - VP Sales & Marketing Southern Starz Inc.
It takes a team to bring a vintage to completion, and the same can be said for our business. Southern Starz carefully chooses its suppliers based on quality, potential for the brands, and our personal seal of approval. We visit the wine regions and wineries at least twice a year to keep current with our wineries’ offerings and new projects. The same can be said for our distributors. As a distributor, you can count on us to provide the personal, hands-on relationship that Southern Starz in known for. From assisting with promotional events, competitive pricing, downloadable shelf-talkers and POS materials, we look to form lasting and successful partnerships with you.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fri May 8, 2009


Jeff Smith Founder and Chairman of Carte du Vin
Author "The Best Cellar" The founder and chairman of Carte du Vin, the leading Wine Cellar Management company in the nation, lays out step-by-step advice on how to buy and sell wine, how to maintain a collection, and how to prepare a Carte du Vin inventory. A must-have book for wine lovers.If it happens in a wine cellar, Jeff Smith has done it. As owner-operator of Carte du Vin, the country's leading wine cellar management company, Smith knows his wine. In THE BEST CELLAR, he lays out step-by-step advice on how to buy and sell, how to maintain your collection, and how to prepare a Carte du Vin wine cellar inventory. A must-have book for wine lovers, his adventures in the wine trade make for an insightful and riotously funny read.

Tammy Semler - Malibu Family Wines

Nestled deep in Malibu's Santa Monica Mountains is the sprawling 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch, home to Malibu Family Wines. Visitors may recognize the vineyard and unusual rock formations from over 100 movies, commercials and television shows filmed here. The estate is also home to dozens of horses and exotic animals and a popular weekend setting for weddings and special events. Today, our vineyards consist of approximately 60,000 vines on 65 acres, with expansion plans to reach 100,000 vines. With the high altitude and separation from the coast, along with an ideal blend of weather conditions and rich, rocky soil, it's the perfect environment for growing premium wine grapes. As a joint family endeavor between the Semler Family and the DeJoria Family, we take great pride in the gentle-handling, traditional techniques that give our wines their special character. We hope you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy creating them!

Tim Meinken Sapphire Hill Vineyards
The history of Sapphire Hill Vineyards can be traced to the El Molino Ranchero belonging to General Mariano Vallejo. General Vallejo, the last Mexican Governor of California before his overthrow during the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt, granted the Ranchero in 1834 to his brother-in-law, Captain John Cooper. Captain Cooper, in turn, sold 120 acres in 1869 to a Massachusetts relative, Lucy Sullivan, and her husband, Levi Grant Grove. Sapphire Hill is located on the original homestead of Lucy and Levi Grove.