As 2018 comes to a close, we are again grateful for the patronage and support from you — our customers and friends! We’ve enjoyed our many interactions, wine discussions, tastings, dinners and some unforgettable road trips as well.

Below are just a few highlights from this remarkable year. And a chance to wish everyone a happy holiday, much success in the new year and, of course, lots of great wine!

All the very best,


At Château Angélus, with co-owner Jean-Bernard Grenié (front-center). Beside him, Marla Norman and Amanda Owens. Standing, from left to right: Heath Owens, Michel Thibault, Keri & Jason Echols, Victoire Touton (Public Relations Manager for Château Angélus) Mandy & Bob Hamilton.


Great wine just makes you jump for joy! Kami Ransom, Hillary Fosdyck, Nicki Robins at Château Pichon Baron.

At Château Haut-Brion: Matt Robins, Cory Fosdyck and Chuck Ransom.

Jason & Keri Echols find so much to love at Château Cos d’Estournel.


Hélène Garcin-Lévêque shares a sample of the new 2018 vintage with Michel at Château Barde-Haut.

Heath Owens working the pressed wine at Château d’Issan.

In Bordeaux, we visit La Cité du Vin, a one-of-a-kind wine museum, with immersive, sensorial exhibits and unique architectural design. Photo by Marla Norman.

At the Cité du Vin rooftop bar, left to right: Chuck & Kami Ransom, Cory Fosdyck, Marla & Michel, Hillary Fosdyck, Nicki & Matt Robins.

In Lubbock, Carrie Britton, (on far right) owner of the Funky Door Bistro introduced us to legendary Texas winemaker Kim McPherson. What a treat!

Graham’s Port invited us to tour their winery and enjoy an unforgettable lunch at their restaurant, with spectacular views of Porto.

Henri Boillot toured with us this past spring. Here he discusses his winemaking philosophy with Mark Rashap for Koop Public Radio in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Mike Dole and his wife Adrienne hosted an evening with Henri Boillot at their home in Alexandria, Louisiana.

At Commander’s Palace, New Orleans: Michel & Marla, Colette & Dann Schwartz and Henri Boillot.


At Commander’s Palace, New Orleans: Anne & Stan Boychuck, Henri Boillot and Dann Schwartz celebrate the end of a festive evening!