SAN RAFAEL, Calif., October 5, 2015– Global Wine Company is proud to announce that Wine Enthusiast magazine has honored its senior wine buyer, Martin Reyes, as one of 2015’s “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers.” Wine Enthusiast profiles Reyes in its October 2015 issue, describing him as “spreading influence through wine programs,” where he “intends to broaden his range of imports … to offer exciting wines to explore for his club members.” Wine Enthusiast notes, “Reyes’ influence in the industry runs deep,” and calls out his prolific work as a wine buyer, a writer, and a respected wine educator. Reyes is a first generation American from Mexican immigrant parents, a Stanford graduate, fluent in four languages, a fully accredited sommelier, and candidate for the prestigious Master of Wine certification.
Reyes is responsible for many of the selections in Global Wine Company’s monthly wine programs for partners that range from The New York Times and Williams-Sonoma to star chef Michael Mina and The Washington Post, and its proprietary Global Wine Cellars club. He manages unique imports and the wines he selects are often the first introduction between a new, undiscovered category and the thousands of club members who ultimately receive them.
“The joy for me is meeting winemakers and visiting wineries in far corners of the world—tiny producers making wonderful wines that we get to share with our members,” says Reyes. “I often like to challenge stereotypes and preconceived notions by exploring unusual countries. We might select wines from Bulgaria, Slovenia or even Hungary. But only if they’re excellent.”
Reyes shares his sourcing duties at Global Wine Company with an illustrious team of industry experts:
- Tim Marson, one of the world’s 340 Masters of Wine
- Jennifer Ingellis, a Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year, 2012
- Mark Bowery, eight-time winner of the California Wine Tasting Championship
- Mary G. Burnham, three-time author of Food & Wine’s annual Wine Guide
Together they cover every established and emerging wine region in the world.
About Global Wine Company
Founded in 2004, Global Wine Company (GWC) is the U.S.’s leading provider of luxury and artisan wine clubs. GWC manages sourcing, sales and support for high-profile corporate partners and offers a proprietary club of its own, Global Wine Cellars. GWC focuses on hard-to-find, boutique cuvées from well-known and up-and-coming small wineries. GWC supports its club programs with detailed wine descriptions and rich histories, along with food pairings, background information, and a wealth of online materials. Please visit http://www.globalwineco.com/ for further information.