June 2021: Old World Gems With Liz Martinez | Eater Wine Club

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June 2021: Old World Gems With Liz Martinez

Our June wines were curated by Liz Martinez, a certified sommelier who’s honed her craft at top restaurants across Chicago and Detroit. After building up wine lists at restaurants like Detroit's Prime + Proper and earning Sommelier of the Year from Food & Wine, Liz is now curating and pouring wines at the Royce Detroit, a downtown wine shop and bar that’s become an essential for the city’s drinkers.   

At the various restaurants and bars Liz has worked at, she tends to bring a deliberate focus on diverse, lesser-known wines — think Portuguese, Greek, Croatian, and Lebanese — particularly ones that have a long history and sense of place. So for our June selections, Liz took us back to the Old World, aka the places where modern winemaking traditions originated. These familiar regions, like France and Spain, are the birthplaces of some of the most commonly-known grapes, like cabernet sauvignon or tempranillo. But there are so many other wines to be found in these iconic locales, made from grapes you may have never heard of. Those are the wines Liz shared with us in June: 

Want to order more of these Old World gems? We have a select number of bottles for sale, thanks to our partner MYSA, for you to stock up on.