Posted on Jul, 20. 2011 by Evan Williams
A few weeks back, I met with a relatively new distributor, The Spanish Wine Importers, and tasted through a good portion of their portfolio. I was impressed, to say the least, with their tight focus and small, quality-driven selection; it’s really refreshing to see this approach to portfolio management, where instead of casting a wide net and bringing in wines from all over the world, the focus is on a small number of artisans from a single region. There’s something to be said about not spreading yourself too thin, and you can tell just by tasting the wines and talking with them that each of their wines is like a child to them.
Carolyn and Travis Vernon, who own and run the company, are UVa alumni, and have returned to Charlottesville to take advantage of Travis’ many friends and connections over in Spain, to bring us an impressive handful of wines that I guarantee you’ve not tasted before. Be sure to stop by between 5:30 and 7:30 tonight to welcome them to the Guild!