James Corbin, Charlotte Wine Guy, is the most knowledgeable and approachable wine professional I know. His tastings are informative, entertaining, and organized. He’s turned me on to wines I never thought to try before. I will always recommend his events to friends and family.
Sarah H., Consumer
Over the past 3 years, James has brought a wealth of wine knowledge to not only me but my customers also. He has the rare ability to dissect wine and turn the most obscure terms and references into something that can be comprehended by wine novices and aficionados’ alike. I would not even dream of anyone else conducting a wine event at any establishment that put my name on.
Alfonso Giacomucci, Manager
Whiskey Warehouse, Charlotte, NC
An intense wine professional, with an impressive pedigree of wine knowledge, James truly cares for his customers and applies his love of wine towards his craft each and every day.
Jeffrey Sigala, Sommelier
Del Friscos Restaurant, Charlotte, NC
Michael & Angela R
Grapevine has a great catalog of boutique wines that we have enjoyed tasting and learning about over the last several years thanks to Melanie. She’s made it a point to know our tastes and for that we are grateful. She also introduced us to Coturri Wines and now those wines are a big part of our private collection. We trust her and support her whenever we can. Simply put, she’s just that good.
Michael & Angela R., Consumers
Melanie, I wanted to drop you a line and thank you for all of your quality service over these past couple years. You know how hectic this business can be and I appreciate always being able to count on you and Grapevine to fulfill the needs of the club and myself. Out of the 7-8 distributors I work with, you and your company have always been the most stress-free and well run. I know that might not sound like much, but it goes a long way in my book (and my bosses!). Please forward this on to your boss and everyone that works hard for Grapevine. You guys are the best! Thanks.
Brian Fay, Operations Manager/Wine Director
River Run Country Club, Davidson, NC
In April, I opened a new restaurant, The Red Minnow, in Central, S.C. Beginning with the months leading up to the opening of the restaurant, Grapevine Distributors has gone above and beyond my expectations. Initially, we tasted many great wines together to create my unique wine list. Now, I receive staff training, and weekly wine features options which my staff, and customers are eager to learn about. We receive excellent support from Steve Hadden, and timely and helpful service from Wayne, their driver. I would encourage other restaurateurs, planning to open a fine dining full service restaurant, to strongly consider Grapevine as partner in helping them to be successful through those difficult and crucial first six months.
Jeff Opperman, Owner-Chef
Red Minnow, Central, SC
I have known and worked with James for the past 8 years, in two different businesses. He is very knowledgeable about his products, professional to work with, and brings energy and enthusiasm about what he offers that is very rarely seen elsewhere, in my opinion.
Wine Shop- Rivergate, Charlotte, NC
Michelle Gibson’s love of wine is truly infectious! I have known her for years and she is one of the best. She has an incredible wealth of knowledge and shares that knowledge with a joy and sense of humor that keeps me coming back for more!
Stephanie C., Consumer
It has been our pleasure to work with Grapevine Distributors for the past 10 years. Grapevine maintains a first class operation. They are extremely professional, and their salespersons are knowledgeable, polite, and are respected by their customers.
Tom George, Owner
We have been with Grapevine Distributors since they started in selling Oregon wine (how long has it been 15 years?). They are the most conscientious responsive distributor I have ever worked with. They support the major items in your line and don’t just cherry pick. They work with you to set up promotions if there is a specific wine you want to move. Lastly, they pay their bills. I could not ask for a better distributor.
Myron Redford, President
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