Santa Rosa, CA (October 29, 2015) – With an exhilarating year of impressive growth and ensuing accolades behind them, Brian and Stephy Terrizzi, founders of Broadside Wines, will mark their first anniversary with Dennis Carroll and his Wine Hooligans portfolio of artisan wine brands.
Broadside Wines – led by its highly acclaimed flagship wine, the single vineyard Margarita Cabernet from Paso Robles – partnered with Wine Hooligans one year ago with the intention of expanding distribution across the county and developing an everyday affordable Cabernet from Paso Robles.
During the last year, 30 markets have been added and a 2013 Paso Robles Cabernet introduced across the country.
The reception has been overwhelming: The Paso Robles Cabernet was just named one of Eric Asimov’s Fall Wine: 20 Under $20 in the New York Times while Ray Isle of Food & Wine included it in his 15 Great Summer Wine Values list. It was the only California Cabernet on either publication’s list. Wine Enthusiast gave the Paso Cabernet a ‘best value’ designation and 88 points, while the wine also received a Gold Medal from the Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition in its inaugural vintage. A remarkable series of accolades for a new wine.
About Broadside Wines
Broadside’s aim is to bring value to the world of boutique, hand-made wine. Founders Brian and Stephy Terrizzi are committed to bringing their luxury craft-winemaking experience to the everyday table, rejecting the notion that great wines can only be enjoyed at a premium. When they parted ways with their former partner last year, it allowed the Terrizzis to bring on a new collaborator in Dennis Carroll and his Wine Hooligans.
The Wine Hooligans infrastructure and financial backing has allowed the Terrizzis to make an even bolder statement in quality/price ratio. “Our original wine, the Broadside Margarita Cabernet, has received an overwhelmingly positive response over the years, and though it over-delivers for the price, at over twenty dollars it’s still a special occasion wine for most consumers,” says Brian. “With this new investment from the Hooligans’ team we now can produce our Broadside Paso Robles Cabernet, a wine that a larger segment of the population can enjoy on a regular basis. It’s gratifying to be able to produce a wine of character that restaurants can pour by the glass for $10 or less and consumers can find for around $15 a bottle.” Stephy’s ten years of experience managing vineyards all over Paso Robles has helped her to find the many interesting and overlooked vineyards that the Terrizzis use in crafting this wine.
Carroll added, “At Wine Hooligans, we believe artisan brands are made by talented artists. Brian and Stephy have used their deep roots in Paso Robles and their talent to create a wonderful Cabernet that can be enjoyed every day. We are happy to play a role in helping expand distribution of this unique brand.”
In keeping with the Broadside name (as well as the Terrizzis’ shared love of literature), the brand is an ardent supporter of the literary arts, as official wine sponsor for the San Francisco based literary festival Litquake, as well as of Zyzzyva, one of the nations top journals of the arts and letters.
About Wine Hooligans
Wine Hooligans, LLC was created by wine industry veteran Dennis Carroll together with an expert team of artisan winemakers. Positioned as a passionate disruptor of conventional wine marketing and sales, Wine Hooligans is a brand acquisition and development company, which brings people, places and products together to make exceptional wines in a wide variety of categories. The portfolio consists of Cycles Gladiator, Sea Monster, Broadside, Goyette and Stephen Vincent. More information can be found at www.winehooligans.com.