Because of the enthusiastic support from our many friends and customers, 2017 was a fantastic year! We had opportunities to travel to many great wineries, experience fabulous vintages and, best of all, to share them with friends, both back at home and on the road during our wine tours.

Here are a few highlights from this past year, along with our sincerest wishes for a healthy and properous 2018.





Colette Schwartz in Reims, Champagne — adapting to local customs!

On Burgundy’s Côte-d’Or, dining with the owners of Château d’Arcelot, from left to right: Pâquerette Jouffroy, Stephen Marlette, Harriet Crommelin, Count de Loisy, Dana Saffel, Tom Saffel, Michel Thibault, Marla Norman, M. Jouffroy.

In the cellars of Champagne Salon in Mesnil sur Oger, with the last two bottles of the oldest vintage — so precious, even Bill Gates & Warren Buffett weren’t able to purchase them. From left to right: Stephen Carter, Joan Carter, Dann Schwarta, Colette Schwartz, Glenda Palmore.


From left to right: Doug Bratton, Hélène Garcin Lévêque & John Goff at a party showcasing Hélène’s wines from Clos L’Eglise & Château Barde-Haut, hosted by Doug & Anne-Marie Bratton in Fort Worth.

Michel Thibault with Anselme Selosse at Domaine Jacques Selosse in Avize, Champagne.

At Aix-en-Provence, from left to right: Preston & Barbara Gough, Elizabeth & Joe Horsman, Marla Norman, Michel Thibault, Bill & Susie Pinson lunch at Les 3 Ormeaux.


At Restaurant Pierre Reboul, in Aix-en-Provence, Preston Gough & Bill Pinson toast a great trip!

At Château Clinet in Pomerol, Monique Bailly & Marla Norman.

In Aix-en-Provence, at Le Mas d’Entremont, from left to right: Kaye & Steve Maynard, Mike & Deidra Stange, Marla Norman, Michel Thibault, Gary & Nancy Scott. If you’ve seen the movie Paris Can Wait, you’ll recognize the dining room immediately!


Kaye Maynard & Nancy Scott share a laugh at No. 25-Bar à vin, in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Bordeaux En Primeurs party sponsored by Twins Négociants: from left to right Aymar Cruse, Sales Director, Michel Thibault & Anthony Moses, Co-Owner.


In Bordeaux at Le Flacon, from left to right: Michel Thibault, John Reed, David Hyde, Dave Durden, Kelly Durden, Robbie Hyde, Michelle Reed and Marla Norman.

Leah & Trey Hayes compare vintages at Château Cos d’Estournel in Saint-Estèphe.

Michelle & John Reed at Vieux Château Certan, in Pomerol with owner, Alexandre Thienpont.

At Château Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, from left to right: Holden Hayes, John Ralls, Elizabeth Ralls, Leah Hayes, Trey Hayes, and Caroline Hayes.


Jean-Bernard Grenier of Château Angélus is hosted in Alexandria, Louisiana by Amy Norton and Adrienne Dole.

Michel Thibault serves Chad Norton & Steve Marcet at a party hosted by Michael & Adrienne Dole in Alexandria, Louisiana.

It was a wonderful year!