We specialize in imported wines
At WineVIP, we work with wineries that we think are really special and make really enjoyable wines. Secondly, we select the wines that are a great value for what you taste in the glass. Lastly, and most importantly, we bring them to you directly from the winery.
Gran Familia 2012
100% Malbec. Deep red ruby color, with aromas of ripe red and dark berries, like plum and raspberries, in the mouth, it is complex, ripe and round with very well balanced tannins, it is a good accompaniment for game and the typical Argentine asado.
A message from the founder
Creating opportunities for boutique wineries
Attending Berkeley, I had the benefit of Napa and Sonoma only 45 minutes away, so my schooling of New World wines began early. However, after 35 years in the consumer products industry, I traveled extensively, and that meant many trips to Spain, Italy, and France. In 2010, I finally decided to follow my passion for wine, food, and travel and launched WineVIP.
Nothing gives me greater enjoyment than sharing new wines with friends, and that increased my desire to travel and discover new wines, ones that offered exceptional value and quality for the price.
I believe wine drinking doesn’t have to be so complicated. Being able to discern “notes of leather” vs. “cut grass” vs. “wet stone” has never been important to me. My rating system is quite simple – it ranges from a) I hate this, to b) it’s okay, to c) I could drink this all day. That should keep us all in the right direction.
Furthermore, I try to focus on varietals. Knowing the grapes, I like is kind of like knowing what you want on your pizza. I know I like Gamay, Syrah, and Cab. If I see a blend of those elements, I’m probably going to be pleasantly surprised. Of course, we can always be surprised by the skill of the winemaker, or the vintage or the terroir – a Cabernet Franc in Bourgueil may be VERY different from one from Argentina, so we always have to be ready to discover. That is what makes this so enjoyable.
I hope you will join us on this journey of discovery and if we can help in any way we are ready willing and able. Now more than ever, we are reminded that NOW is the time to sample new wines, discover new places to visit, and to enjoy them with good food and good friends. I hope you will find something new on WineVIP.com