About Reyes Selections
I have no one to thank but my long-time friend, Emily Bell of Pip Imports and Domestics, for the inception of this portfolio. After Global Wine Co. shut down, I happily turned to production for Peter Paul Wines (which I still run). But I started to miss the connections to several overseas families who had become good friends while I imported them for The New York Times Wine Club and Williams Sonoma Wine.... friends like Barolo producer Claudio Alario - an awesome, quiet artist, or the wild genius Robin Budowski from Chateau d'Agel, one of the most expressive Minervois nobody's heard of (yet). Launching Reyes Selections is an opportunity to work with them and other friends (like Filomena, of perennial Tre Bicchieri-winner Terre Stregate) again.
Pip Imports & Domestics
How to find wines from Reyes Selections? For now, head over to Pennsylvania and follow what Pip Imports & Domestics is up to. This vertically-aligned broker, based in one of the most complex states to do business in, was founded by long-time friend and now colleague, Emily Bell. Within days of visiting Pennsylvania, it became clear she is one of the most respected wine professionals in the whole state. At a recent trade fair, colleagues came up to me and said things like "If you're working with her, I want to taste your wines." Emily's storied background includes roles as Director of Fine Wine with Majestic Wines & Spirits/Allied Beverage Group, Manager for Ehlers Estate in St. Helena, and she holds a culinary degree from the CIA at Greystone, Napa CA.
Terre Stregate - Terre stregate, is a prestigious agricultural company that produces biological oils and excellent wines, it arises among the Guardia Sanframondi hills, ancient village of the Sannio Beneventano full of history and traditions.
Cascina del Pozzo - The Cascina del Pozzo farm produces white wines , rosés and red wines directly at its headquarters in Castellinaldo , on the Piedmont hills of Roero , where the production of wine still takes place with passion, respecting nature and traditions.
Alario Claudio - The evocative and celebrated scenery of the Langhe is the backdrop to the history and activity of this small family business, founded in the far 1900. For three generations they have dedicated themselves to the care and cultivation of vines.
Salomon Undhof - For the last 226 years, Salomon Undhof has produced white wines from the best terraced sites along the Danube. Kristall clear wines with fine minerality. The style of Salomon Undhof wines is an alliance between character, balance and harmony.
Couly-Dutheil - Established in 1921, the House of Couly-Dutheil has become over the years the great name for Chinon.
Today Couly-Dutheil remain a family house owned by the third and fourth generation. The Chinon region has all the qualities of the greatest soils. Its semi-oceanic climate is exceptionally mild and benefits of long sunny periods.