27 Aug

Nevada’s Sapphire Wines to Carry BBW Portfolio

“We are pleased to announce Sapphire Wines in Nevada will be carrying the entire Big Bang Wine portfolio throughout the state including: McIntyre, Cambiata, Rail2Rail, Clos de la Tech and Longoria. Under the direction of Larry Sapperstein and his family, Sapphire has become one of the premier distributors for both northern and southern Nevada. They have a strong book of high-quality producers and a sales force that is educated, aggressive and well-connected. Welcome aboard Sapphire!”


22 Aug

Wine & Spirits Magazine Loves 2011 Longoria Tempranillo

Longoria 2011 Santa Ynez Valley Tempranillo 93 Points
While tempranillo in California has a spotty track record, this captures the grape’s nobility in its dark, meaty fruit and its cool density of structure, mouthwatering acidity stitching the wine tight. The fruit comes mostly from the Clover Creek Vineyard, a cool alluvial site near the Santa Ynez River, where Richard Longoria has sourced tempranillo since 2003. This bottling includes some syrah and merlot and—like many Riojas—was raised in American oak (45 percent new). It lasts on thick-skinned fruit tannins rather than oak, carrying refreshing tones of blueberry and mint into a long, clean, vivid finish. Bring on the lamb chops, and stash a bottle or two away to see how this might age. (240 cases)

29 Jul

Big Bang Wine Expands National Distribution Portfolio

July 29, 2014, San Anselmo, CA – Big Bang Wine, one of the wine industry’s top sales and marketing agencies, has announced it will manage national sales and distribution for some of California’s most important producers including: Longoria (Sta. Rita Hills), Clos de la Tech (Santa Cruz Mountains), McIntyre (Santa Lucia Highlands), Cambiata (Monterey) and Rail 2 Rail (Lodi). The company had already been representing Coquerel (Napa).

According to Ted Reimer, president of Big Bang Wine’s sales division, “We are thrilled to have these prestigious producers join our portfolio of fine wine. Each of these wineries has been praised by the national media, trade and consumers for their high-quality, terroir-driven wines from some of California’s greatest AVAs Napa, Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Lodi and Santa Cruz Mountains. To date, all of these producers have had limited distribution outside of California. The only way to get most of these wines was through the clubs and mailing lists. Our goal is to place them with luxury-class, high-quality wine distributors in key markets around the country.”

Mike Lynch, a partner at Big Bang Wine, adds, “These wineries rank among the state’s most celebrated producers of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. And for the more adventurous wine enthusiast they also produce small quantities from exotic grapes like Tempranillo, Tannat, Dornfelder, Albariño and Verdelho. We believe these brands will be quickly embraced across the country by distributors, retailers, restaurants and consumers.”

In addition to its sales and distribution division, Big Bang Wine also manages PR and communications for Force Majeure (Red Mountain, Washington), Chalone (Monterey), Wrath (Monterey), Coquerel (Napa), McIntyre (Santa Lucia Highlands), Clos de la Tech (Santa Cruz Mountains) and Groove (International Digital Marketing).

Distributors and wineries interested in working with Big Bang Wine should contact Ted Reimer at ted@bbwineinc.com or (415) 491-0644.

About Big Bang Wine
Big Bang Communications was launched in 2001 by Jean Jacote and Mike Lynch to provide executive-level media relations, writing, advertising and marketing for the wine and spirits industry. The agency built its business by developing and implementing powerful communication programs designed to increase brand awareness and perception. In April of 2014, the company changed its name to Big Bang Wine and added national sales and distribution management to its list of services. For more information go to www.bbwineinc.com.