Podcast Episode 2 ‘Trizanne Barnard’

Trizanne Barnard from Trizanne Signature Wines is a force of nature. She's an avid surfer, rock climber, and acclaimed South African winemaker. In her earlier years, she worked as the assistant winemaker for Klein Constantia, and then she helped...
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Podcast Episode 2 Backstory: ‘Trizanne Signature Wines’

Ronnie Sanders, CEO, and Aaron Meeker, National Sales Manager, give a brief explanation on their happenstance introduction to Trizanne Barnard. They share how her Sauvignon Blanc (Aaron Meeker's 17th favorite grape) actually managed to excite him....
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Australia

Legends of Oz: A Wondrous Tasting of Aussie Wines

Join us for a walk-through tasting of Australia’s legendary wines, from the timeless classics to the funky fresh. Along the yellow brick road, you’ll find vinous delights from Vine Street Imports, Little Peacock Imports, Hudson Wine Brokers, and Old Bridge Cellars. Weds 9/14 11a – 3p at Terroir (24 Harrison St., New York, NY) Mon […]
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Podcast Episode 1 ‘Mick Craven’

Today’s inaugural episode is with Mick Craven of Craven Wines based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Craven Wines is known for their single-vineyard bottlings, and their infamous skin-contact Pinot Gris – which, if you've been Keeping up with the...
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Podcast Episode 1 Backstory: ‘Craven Wines’

Ronnie Sanders, CEO, and Aaron Meeker, National Sales Manager, give a brief explanation on how, in 2015, Craven Wines would change the course of Vine Street Imports as we knew it.  Special thanks to  for the music!  Vine Street...
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South Africa

Wine Press

‘Wines That Entertain as Well as Impress’

Lettie Teague went out in search of wines with silly names that still deliver in terms of quality. She wanted real wines made by real winemakers with a sense of humor, not a mass-market brand with a clever marketing team. Our own Lukas van Loggerenberg made the short list with his 2020 Trust Your Gut […]
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Start Here: Stories from the Cellar Trailer

On September 7, 2022, Vine Street Imports is launching "Stories from the Cellar," the podcast that tells the stories of the small producers from around the world whose wines we import to the United States. From up-and-coming producers to established...
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Australia

Fifteen years later, Stephen Pannell is still “all smiles and bonhomie”

This Decanter article by Huon Hooke was written back in 2007, but it all holds true today. Hooke describes Stephen Pannell as a “happy-go-lucky chap” who is most satisfied when he can get his hands dirty. “The SC Pannell brand has no growth strategy, no grand plan to Pannellise the world. ‘I’ve got no illusions […]
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South Africa

Jancis Robinson on “reigniting interest in South African wine”

Jancis Robinson ponders the question of why more Americans don’t drink more South African wine. “I’m such a fan of South African wine, I’d like everyone to appreciate it as much as me. And producers and growers there really do need every bit of financial encouragement to keep vines, many of them venerable, in the […]
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