After working for several years in the fine wine retail industry in NYC, Eric learned about the import business while working for Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits USA and Boisset America. In 2004, he founded Wineberry America LLC, a New York-based importer and distributor of fine wines, selling to some of the most discerning clients in more than 10 states. While Wineberry imports fine wines from practically every region of France (as well as Italy, Spain & Argentina), it is deeply rooted in Bordeaux, Eric’s birthplace, and in the trade of Bordeaux’s classified growths. Eric Dubourg founded BurdiGala with Louis Kressmann in 2012.
Originally from Provence in France, Louisa joined the Wineberry team in December 2015 after working the harvest at Château Mont Thabor, in Châteauneuf du Pape. Specializing in freight forwarding, she decided to apply her operational skills in the wine field, having become more passionate about wine following her experience in Rhône vineyards. She manages the day-to-day operations, and long term development projects for the company.
Born in Bordeaux and son of a family working in the wine business for generations, Yann has always been passionate about wine, furthering his studies with a Masters degree in International Management. His past experiences brought him to diverse cities including Paris, Singapore, Shanghai and now New York. He joined the Wineberry team in March 2017.
Natsuko Perromat du Marais
Natsuko is a true foodie, wine lover and expert in the restaurant field. She worked 10 years for Alain Ducasse, opening restaurants in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and then 4 years for a private investor in Monaco, developing projects involving high profile chefs such as Joël Robuchon and Anne-Sophie Pic.
She is now dedicating herself in a personal project and co-founded Clarette, set to open in spring 2017. Clarette will be a chic, refined and stylish wine bar, located in an iconic townhouse of Marylebone, in the heart of London and set to shake up the capital’s wine scene.
Natsuko is also strongly attached to both Bordeaux and New York, as she met her husband in New York who is from an old winemaker family in Bordeaux!
Roxane has always been guided by her thirst for traveling, learning about cultures other than her own, and also for her love and appreciation of wine. After earning her masters degree in International Business and amassing various experiences in Europe and the Middle East within the luxury goods industry, she decided to take on the challenge of making a place for herself in New York City to develop her passion for wine.
It is here, in New York, where she has now combined all her skills of past experiences to confidently take on the sales and event project manager position at Wineberry & Winevent.
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Charles Puglia fell into the restaurant business in his twenties and hasn’t looked back. He made his way to New York, starting at the Mandarin Oriental and then moving across Columbus Circle to Jean-Georges. After four years heading up the wine program for chef Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns, he joined Paris-based chef Daniel Rose at his first US outpost in New York, Le Coucou (One Michelin Star Restaurant), a collaboration with Steven Starr. Charles does all the wine buying at the restaurant, where he holds to a focus on French wines, while building the presence of US wines as well.
Tali Dalbaha’s career in the hospitality industry began at a young age in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she gained decades of experience working for internationally renowned clubs, restaurants and hotels rising to management in nearly every professional setting she encountered. In 2011 Tali moved to New York City and became an Advanced Sommelier through CMS (Court of Master Sommeliers) and today studying for the Master of Wine Program.
In 2019, Tali partner with the CIVB as their Marketing Advisor for North America and Canada. Previously she worked as the Wine Director at City Winery, a fully functioning winery paired with fine dining that operates both as a concert venue and events space, she then move to the retail side of the business as the Corporate Wine Director for Buy Rite Wine & Liquor Group in NJ, overseeing 55 beverage retail stores.