We founded Comète Wines in January 2008 as the logical fruit of our passion for fine wine and great food. Our respect for Europe's great tradition of regional specialties in wine and food, as well as our long time friendship with our French partner, Jean-Michel Garnier led to our decision to begin importing French wines.
After five years of building Comète’s client base and customer reputation our wine portfolio continues to expand and now includes wines from Portugal, Spain and Washington State, as well as France.
Although the recession has re-shaped the marketplace since early 2008, we have assembled a selection of quality wines at attractive prices that are highly appreciated by our customers.
We have sought to leverage partnerships and affiliations to add value to Comète whenever possible. These relationships are a hallmark of Comète’s best business practices and insure that our portfolio is unique, of top quality and well suited to the market. Through ‘economy of scale’ our expenses (shipping for example) are reduced and our buying power is maximized to bring our customers the best price / value proposition.
Selected partnerships and affiliations are:
Jean-Michel Garnier - our partner in France has expert wine evaluation credentials and excellent relationships with French producers. Jean-Michel plays a key role in the ongoing development of Comète’s French wine portfolio which is distributed under the Jean-Michel Garnier Selection brand.
Lionel LeMarchand - owner and CEO of Lafayette Selections, a wine wholesaler in Atlanta, Georgia, partners with Comète in importing French wines and distributes a selection of Comète’s wines in Atlanta.
Ricardo Nogueira - partners with Comète in the importation and distribution of Portuguese wines. Ricardo applies his wealth of knowledge in the evaluation of Portuguese wines and is well respected within the community of producers. Comète’s Portuguese portfolio is distributed under the Nogueira Select brand.
Jim and Jane Reeves