Three decades of expertise in the US wine market
One on One
Loubaton Imports LLC is a small wine importing firm, specializing in bringing quality family-run French domains (with great products and a wonderful story to tell) to top New York restaurateurs and retailers.
We are pleased to offer wines from small family-owned and -worked estates, made by people who are passionate about what they do and whose wines reflect their terroir ("the taste of a place").
Wine is an infinitely fascinating subject, but one that many people find intimidating. I have distilled what I think is the essential you need to know, the basics that will make you feel comfortable about buying, serving and enjoying wine.
It's NY Champagne Week! (Nov 4-8)
Our own Champagne Maker Extraordinaire, Elodie Hulin-Marion, of Champagne Marion-Bosser, will be in New York this week.
Come meet her at one of the events listed below:
Tuesday evening, November 5th from 6-9 pm:
in-store tasting at B&S Zeeman - 47 University Place (Greenwich Village) (no charge)
Wednesday evening, November 6th from 5-7 pm: in-store tasting at Corkscrew Brooklyn - 489 Myrtle Ave (no charge)
Thursday evening, November 7th from 6:30-8pm:
Bubble Boot Camp - a sit-down class with Elodie at Ambassador Wine & Spirits - 2nd Ave @ 54th St (fee) register here
Friday evening, November 8th from 6:30-8 pm: An Intimate Evening of Champagne with Elodie at Taste Wine Company - 50 Third Ave @ 10th St (fee) register here
Six Domaine Treloar Wines Given High Scores by
The Wine Advocate/Robert Parker!
In issue #263, Joe Czerwinski’s comprehensive review of the wines of the Roussillon singles out six wines from Domaine Treloar as being note-worthy.
Three of those wines are currently in our portfolio:
Three Peaks (89)
Le Secret (92)
Bravo to Rachel and Jonathan!
We always knew you made great wines, but it’s nice to see that one of the world’s best tasters agrees.
Loubaton Imports LLC And Traditions & Innovations
to Join Forces In a Strategic Partnership
New York, NY - March 5, 2018—Alice Loubaton and Jean-François Ey, founders, respectively, of Loubaton
Imports LLC and Traditions & Innovations, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership between their two
companies, to take effect April 1, 2018.
Alice—based in Brooklyn, and Jean-François —based in France, have known each other for many years: in their
previous professional experiences, Alice spent 33 years with Sopexa USA promoting French wines on behalf of
the different regional wine councils; Jean-François had various roles but was primarily in charge of developing the
sales of the French portfolio nationally at Palm Bay International. Says Loubaton, “this is a mutually beneficial
partnership resulting from a chance encounter on a train leaving Bordeaux after Vinexpo of last year.” Adds Ey, “by
joining forces, we are creating a national team with 33 years of marketing/PR experience, 18 years in French sales
development in the US and 11 years in running national logistics and administration; it is very promising for both
• Loubaton Imports, and its suppliers, will benefit from an established sales force in the NY/NJ
market and an aggressive strategy of sales development nationwide.
• Traditions & Innovations will benefit from Alice’s long marketing and communications
experience, including a large network of contacts, to shine a spotlight on the wines of the two
The development of each portfolio will remain independent, but the two companies will benefit from mutual
help and advice. The salesforce will present both portfolios equally, to offer customers the best possible selection.
To make it easier for the accounts, the Loubaton Imports portfolio (currently distributed by USA Wine Imports,
Inc.) will move, as of April 1st, to Fruit of the Vines, Inc., which currently houses the wines of Traditions &
Innovations. The portfolios themselves – which will remain separate – share the same philosophy in terms of
quality and the importance of personally knowing the people behind the wines.
The sales team already put in place by Jean-François Ey will be joined by Jeremy Loubaton, Alice’s son, and an
11-year veteran of the wine & spirits industry (USA Wine Imports, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Royal Wine
Corporation). The objectives are to continue developing distribution in NY and NJ by increasing the team to 6
people in order to cover all the main customers while leaving a lot of potential for each salesperson; and to develop
a network of distributor accounts in 20-odd states by the end of 2019.
Both portfolios are imported nationally and distributed in NY and NJ by Fruit of the Vines, Inc.
For more information/inquiries:
Loubaton Imports LLC
917 861 9048
Our 2017 Awards
Gold Medal Award Winners
Congrats to our Château Maïme 2016 Côtes de Provence Rosé for winning a gold medal at the Fifty Best Rosés Wine Judging!
For more on our Château Maïme Read More
Read the Fifty Best review Here
Talking with Alice
Cheese Week (Beg. 25:00)
Spotlight on one of our winemakers
Is champagne still champagne without the bubbles?
In a storied part of France, a group of artisan producers is making this beloved wine the old fashioned way — sans fizz.