by Markus Stolz


byMarkus Stolz
January 10, 2012, 12 Comments

This post is undoubtedly one of my most important ones to date. The US has become the world’s biggest wine-consuming nation in 2010 and New York is one of the most important markets for wine imports. Significant trends are being set in the Big Apple, not only nationwide, but also on a global level.

I am super excited and honoured to officially announce a co-operation with Frederick Wildman & Sons, who are one of the most significant and trusted US wine importers. The company has been in business since 1934 and ranks among the largest wine importers in the US. Their focus is on fine quality wines and the list of the producers they work with is mightily impressive.

For the first time in their history, Frederick Wildman & Sons are now directly importing fine wines from Greece. I am consulting for them, identifying and sourcing some of the most thrilling Greek wines my adopted home country can offer. The new Greek wine portfolio will be officially launched in NY on February 1st at the Landmarc at the Time Warner Center. I will be there with the producers and will be sending out invitations soon (please drop me line if you wish to attend).

The portfolio consists of eight wineries, five of which were introduced by me. The majority of the producers have never been offered in the New York market before, and I am proud of the fact that half of them are now exporting to the US for the very first time.

I am deeply impressed with Frederick Wildman’s efforts to build up a portfolio that can only be termed as truly artisanal. The quest was to find breathtaking quality – I believe we have succeeded.


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  1. HeikeJanuary 10, 2012, 11:16 pm

    Big Congrats!!!

  2. elloinosJanuary 10, 2012, 11:17 pm

    Thank you, Heike. Think this is more important than it might look on the surface.

  3. JasonJanuary 11, 2012, 12:05 am

    Fantastic news Markus! Thrilled for you and can’t wait to see the wines soon! Wish I could make it out to New York to celebrate with you!

  4. elloinosJanuary 11, 2012, 12:15 am

    Cheers Jason, let’s celebrate in SF the week before. Really hope to meet you in person!

  5. Christina KroJanuary 11, 2012, 12:30 pm

    Congratulations Markus!! I’m absolutely sure that this new venture will be a complete success!!!
    I so wish I could make it to NY for the big day :(
    You we have to let us know of the winemakers and wines that will be included.

    Congratulations once again!

  6. elloinosJanuary 11, 2012, 12:48 pm

    Thank you, Christina. I will let you know about the wineries right after the NY event :)

  7. Christina KroJanuary 11, 2012, 1:22 pm

    And then of course we’ll have to “honor” the wines by organising a “tasting event”!! hehe

  8. RobertJanuary 11, 2012, 3:41 pm

    Bravo Markus!! This is just the beginning!

  9. 360 SWJanuary 11, 2012, 5:28 pm

    Bravo Markus, this is great news!!! Keep up the good work!

  10. Thomas PellechiaJanuary 13, 2012, 5:29 pm



    Let me know if you’d like the name of retail wine buyers to send the Wildman rep to see. I can think of a few whose stores need Greek wines on their shelves.

    Send me an email.

  11. TheiJanuary 14, 2012, 7:26 am

    Hi there, I’d love to attend as a food/wine writer and also from Greece. I know about the event on 2.1 but haven’t got the invite…Thanks

  12. elloinosJanuary 14, 2012, 9:59 am

    Thei, look at your inbox :)