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1 Dec 2021

THREE BE THE THINGS

 
27 Nov 2021

A THRILLING LAST MINUTE DISCOVERY: OLD-VINE GAMAY FROM THE TOURAINE

 
28 Oct 2021

SO RARE MOST OF FRANCE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW

 
2 Oct 2021

YOU SPUN ME: WINES OF THE TRENDING JURA

 
29 Sep 2021

ENJOY THIS PICPOUL--THE NERVY WHITE WINE FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

 
28 Sep 2021

DON'T GO MAKING RULES

 
1 Sep 2021

CHAMPAGNE SHORTAGE, THE BUBBLE HAS BURST!

 
26 Aug 2021

NOBILITY, FRAGILITY, INTEGRITY & POWER--ANJOU'S SPECTACULAR DOMAINE BELARGUS

 
21 Jul 2021

LIKE A PHOENIX RISING FROM THE ASHES

 
14 Jul 2021

COMFORT ME WITH SEASHELLS & WHITE STONES

 
21 Jun 2021

FIVE LIGHTER SPARKLERS FOR SUMMER

 
09 Jun 2021

PULL THIS PORK & BREAK THIS PASTA!

 
25 May 2021

LALEURE-PIOT BOURGOGNE--GREAT-TASTING RED & WHITE BURGUNDIES WITHIN REACH

 
24 May 2021

DON'T WAIT FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION TO DO CHAMPAGNE RIGHT

 
20 May 2021

SO, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LAM-BRU-SCO?

 
06 Apr 2021

LADY WINE

 
06 Apr 2021

A TOAST TO LESS TOAST!

 

Wine Buyer for French Wine, Rose Wine, Champagne & Sparkling Wines

A Southern California native, Samantha began her wine career at The Wine Country in 1996, where over the years she has served as buyer of gourmet foods and cheeses, the wines of the Southern Hemisphere, Champagne & Sparkling wines and the wines of France, the latter two she has continued to lead since 1999 and 2007 respectively.

Samantha’s first trip to France in 2003 was a complete immersion, 25 days from Champagne to Provence, it was then that she truly fell in love with the country, the amazing regional differences, the food, the pressing palms, walking the vineyards and sharing meals with the small family farmers that produced the wines she so adored. That first trip ignited her passion and eventually her philosophy about wine, the emotional and personal side of it. She now makes regular trips to France for both researching new and exciting producers, and to cement relationships with producers we continue to support year after year.

In addition to wine buying, Samantha conducts tastings, classes & seminars, and does extensive writing on wine in our store’s newsletter, blogs and posts. Her award-winning blog Samantha Sans Dosage has an international readership including top wine writers on three continents. She has also lent her expertise in Champagne as a consultant to two leading wine importers.

Samantha is married and her son Jeremy is also a buyer at The Wine Country. When she isn’t working or writing, Samantha enjoys cooking and traveling.

Samantha can be reached at [email protected]