WorldWide Cellars is a unique fine wine importer. We choose wines we love, from wineries who share our commitment to quality and authenticity. We spend many weeks every year in Europe, and we bring you selections we've discovered along the wine-route in Italy, France, and Germany. Our time is spent researching indigenous wineries, deepening our friendships with our growers, deeply understanding their methods, absorbing the local culture. Once we're satisfied that our selections are perfect for our customers, we bring them home - to you.
Our wineries tend to be small, grower-oriented, family farmers, often from many generations of winegrowing. We love the brilliant variety of grape varietals we find in off-the-beaten-track European appellations, and we go to great lengths to find them. (Hence, our identity with the Truffle Dog.) The local palette of native grape varietals provides products of high quality and outstanding value, wines of balance and integrity, wines that have something interesting to say about their provenance.
~ Joe Kotnik
We love unearthing and discovering an unknown gem. Not unlike our favorite truffle dog "Duca," we have an excitement about the hunt and are thrilled when we discover a real find. While we sell only what we love, the selections marked with "The Truffle Dog" have a special place in our portfolio - and our heart.
Great question, isn't it? And it's perhaps one of the most common questions we get. WorldWide Cellars' founder, Joe Kotnik, is always off someplace in the world - discovering a new winery, meeting new friends and finding something perfect to bring home. Get the details on Joe's travels with his new blog and preview what's coming our way.
Ever wonder why we include wines from specific wineries and perhaps omit something you might expect? We look for 4 very specific qualities in the wineries and wines we select for our portfolio. Here's how we decide what makes the cut:
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