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The objective of The Wine Messenger is to offer our customers a
broad selection of high quality wines from around the world. We frequently visit
all the wine zones of the world and we pick what we consider the best wines
among dozens of small genuine producers interested in selling a small percentage
of their production in the U.S. market. We are always among the first to
discover new regions. How can this be?... Simple. 1) Our decision process is
simple and very quick. 2) We do not carry the wines we sell on a permanent
basis, therefore, when a wine is sold out, we move on to other wines we have
discovered (if a wine is a great success we will offer it again in future
vintages). Our system of constantly rotating wine is unique. Most U.S.
distributors "carry the wines" which means they always have their wines in
inventory. Adding a new wine, and even more so, adding many wines from a new
country is for them a very capital-intensive endeavor. Committees are organized;
slow-selling wines are sold-out before bringing in a new line... and that may
take months. Since we buy wines in any price range, The Wine Messenger can serve
all your wine needs from the simple everyday wine to the very best wines in the
We consider wine as a natural product that, if consumed with
reason, is proven to be beneficial to the human race. Wine has been man's
companion for over 7,000 years. It has quenched his thirst, fed him, protected
him from diseases, and was used as an antiseptic in warfare. When drunk in a
convivial atmosphere, it was a source of new thoughts, beautiful poetry and
sometimes brilliance... what other man-made drink can claim such a record? In
our modern age, wine quality has considerably improved particularly thanks to
temperature control at fermentation. The generalization of these techniques have
permitted to plant vineyards in new areas where it was not possible to make good
wines before. But modern age has also brought industrialization of the wine
industry where millions and millions of bottles of a same wine are produced.
Such wines in our opinion are chemical assemblages that rarely taste fine and
that have no soul. We offer our customers an alternative to the branded and
We tend to follow the natural cycle of seasons offering light
Whites, Rosés and light Reds in summer and early fall. We feature powerful Reds
and Whites in the winter, our top premium wines before the holidays, and most of
our new discoveries in the spring. Contrary to most of our competitors, we
choose wine only on the basis of quality. Price is never our first
consideration; we must be seduced by the wine first. If afterwards, we estimate
that the price is high, we will do all we can to reduce it. If we do not
succeed, we may not buy this particular wine. Since most of our suppliers are
individuals, we attach great importance in knowing and understanding our
growers. We proudly introduce some of them to you in the following pictures.
Most of them are considered among the very best in their region of production.
One of the major advantages of buying wine from The Wine
Messenger is you can mix different wines in either a 6 or 12-bottle case. This
way you can sample several of our selections at once... and re-order the ones
you like the most.