In The Field
Ben Andersen (2008)Ben hails from Virginia and now lives in Los Angeles, where he spends more time at the table than most and has the photographic evidence to prove it. A longtime passion for wine pulled him away from the pharmaceutical industry and we are all better off for it. Ben covers the entire West Coast, as well as Nevada and Hawaii.
Blake Johnson (1993)Born and raised in the Big Sky Country of Montana, Blake traded open space for the confines of the city and has been a New Yorker and wine professional since 1980. Blake’s palate has seen more wines than most, and his wealth of knowledge is unrivaled in his home territory of New York City.
Michael Kane (1995)A tireless force in New England, Michael has been crisscrossing the Northeast for many years, with glass in hand and an astounding array of knowledge to bestow upon anyone who will listen. Based in Rhode Island, Michael can be found at various times in Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine and of course Rhode Island.
John Paine (2006)John Paine (2006) – John does a yeoman’s work, flying around the heart of the country, from the southern to the northern border. Now based in Austin,Texas, John travels as well to Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Missouri and Louisiana to share his enthusiasm, experience and the treasures of his well-stocked personal cellar.
Trey Stephenson (2007)Trey, the third member of the cast who hails originally from the hinterlands of Virginia, covers the Southeast region of the country from his home in Miami Beach. In addition to Florida, he frequents Alabama, the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Ohio.
Ross Mattis (2013)If you don’t know Ross already, you will soon. Ross is our man-about-the-country, serving clients in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Utah, Idaho and Montana. Ross is also very anxious to take on the long overdue task of building serious markets for our specialty food division.
The Warehouse Staff (all but one of whom is tri-lingual … French, English and, of course, Creole!)