We take great pride in the fact we have professional Sommeliers and industry professionals on staff ready to assist with your every need while shopping for wine in the Vail Valley.  No matter if on vacation in the Vail Valley or a local resident allow our sommeliers to provide the perfect Vail Valley wine!





Store Manager, Sommelier

Joseph Reinhardt


Joe joined our staff in 2015. He is originally from Burnsville, Minnesota. In college he majored in Music and German. In his free time he enjoys hiking, fishing and skiing. His wine/liquor education with Beaver Liquors has taken him to Italy where he trained with Italian winemakers and visited Vin Italy, the world’s largest wine expo. He has also traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico and toured/tasted with master Tequila makers.

Joe continues his wine education daily with in-store tastings and staff trainings. His favorite grape is Nebbiolo. Please stop by the wine cellar and pick Joe’s palate about what he has recently tasted.

BUZZ Ambassador

Eric Rietenbach


Eric joined our staff in 2014 from Columbus Ohio. Eric graduated from Ohio State with a degree in painting and is a Buckeye to the bone. Eric is an all-around helpful guy, but his specialty is beer and liquor. He has also traveled to Mexico and tasted, toured and learned from Tequila specialists at Herradura. We call Eric our Buzz Ambassador because is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about all of our in-store products. If we do not have your beverage of choice, Eric will find it for you.