We are a passionate group of wine lovers who believe that discovering interesting wine should be accessible to everyone. We work hard to support and promote respected producers, emerging winemakers, and family-owned properties worldwide, connecting them directly with our clients via great bottles. Verve Wine was founded to make discovering great wine as easy as possible, for both the casual wine drinker to the serious connoisseur.
We know a lot about wine — and we know that there’s a lot of complicated jargon that can be difficult to understand. From the vast array of grape varieties and regions, to funky tasting notes and never-ending wine lists, we’re here to kick it off the pedestal and help you become more confident in your selections.
We curate wines from all over the world, traveling the globe to meet passionate winemakers and create a diverse (and delicious) selection. Each wine at Verve has been tasted by our team, chosen because we think it’s worth getting to know. We bring the best that the wine world’s got and deliver it straight to your door — it’s that simple!
Derrick Mize is a veteran wine merchant with over twenty years of experience. His resume includes roles at the acclaimed Italian wine importer, Vinifera Imports, and as head wine buyer at Ristorante Paoletti in Highlands, NC. In 2002, Derrick joined Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s NYC-based Italian Wine Merchants and later co-founded the wine retailer New York Vintners in 2006. Derrick’s experience has given him a vast knowledge of European wines and an understanding of the relationships necessary to procure unique, high quality selections in today’s marketplace.
Dustin Wilson is a Master Sommelier based in New York City. His career spans some of the top restaurants across the US – Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder, CO; The Little Nell, in Aspen; and RN74 in San Francisco. Dustin is best known for his position as Wine Director of the 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, Eleven Madison Park. This expertise led him to have a leading role in the critically acclaimed wine documentary, SOMM, and he was later featured in the film’s sequel, SOMM: Into the Bottle.
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