Category Archive: French wines

Aliane Wines

Posted on February 1, 2012

French Wines from Independent Vintners for the Independent Thinker

 Aliane Wines is a small San Diego importer and distributor owned by two

Anita Busquets and Aline Thiebault

hard-working ladies, Aline Thiebault  and Anita Busquets.  Their focus is in bringing small producers from France who are committed to sustainable agriculture yet making old world wines for the new world palate.  They have built personal relationships with growers and wine makers and started importing wines into the States.  Aline, daughter of a cooper in Burgundy, always dreamed of being an “ambassador of Burgundy”.  She has built many strong relationships with growers and wine makers in Burgundy.  (In this business, strong relationships are what matters whether you are a wine grower, wine maker, distributor or buyer).  Anita has an amazing palate with a strong business sense.  After graduating from Cornell and receiving her MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management, she went on to receive her level 3 Sommelier diploma from the International Guild of Sommeliers. (more…)


2010 Holiday Selections

Posted on November 1, 2011

Below is a Prime Cru Newsletter from last years holiday season. If you’d like to join PRIME CRU go to: and click on PRIME CRU

Montebuena Rioja Spain ‘09

A joven wine made for jovial  time of year. Tempranillo is one of my favorite grapes in that it can be earthy and rustic as in some old style Riojas. But in the case of Montebuena, it is a young fruity expressive wine that plays on that fine line of new world and old world.  This wine will not last and is very hard to find. It is a great choice to drink with turkey or ham.

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Prime Cru $10 (more…)

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