“Good wine is a necessity of life to me” –Thomas Jefferson.
It is not surprising that wine, a beverage richly embedded in the history of mankind, lives so happily with food. Wine is an agricultural product varied by nature itself and is further differentiated by geography, winemaking, tradition and culture. Each yearly harvest results in scores of wines available for your choosing. In the current era of eating well, wine as food, must be fastidiously chosen.
It is our goal to become your local wine cellar, selecting authentic and unique wine for your table. They are wines that are true to their nature, skillfully sourced and designed to be paired with your lifestyle and culinary appetite.
To better assist your with your selection and food pairing, our wine are listed by style, followed by type. Each wine has a “Cluster” to show levels of aroma, fruit, acid, and tannin.
Owner/Founder-Following family tradition, founder Christina Coulourides has been involved in the wine industry for over 30 years. As a California native, Christina began her career as the wine buyer for The Chronicle Restaurant in Pasadena. She travels extensively around the world and concentrates her selection efforts both internationally and domestically. She is the force behind numerous successful national brands and skillfully sources high quality hard to find wines for hotels, restaurants, and wine shops. She is actively involved within the community where she and her family reside, Claremont CA. In her free time you can find Christina playing tennis or tending her vegetable garden.
Culinary Specialist-Leo Coulourides
What is wine without food? As Culinary Specialist to Plume Ridge Bottle Shop, Leo Coulourides (former owner/operator of Brasserie Astuce) brings many years of experience as a restaurateur and chef. Leo’s creative and enticing food recipes featured on our site are sure to spark your interest. Each recipe is appropriately matched with specific wines that are sure to enhance your dinning experience.
Assistant Wine Buyer-Monica Yu
As Assistant Wine Buyer, Monica Yu brings youthful energy to Plume Ridge Bottle Shop. You’ll find her tromping the vineyards and cellars of California and other wine regions in the U.S. tracking down wines that meet our rigorous requirements. With a yearning to learn and experience everything about wine, Monica is currently working on her WSET Diploma. Her comments and incite will appear as blogs in the Food & Wine section of this website.
Cellar Manager & Delivery Coordinator – Gary Hoskins
Our temperature controlled cellar and local delivery service is under the careful management of Gary Hoskins. With over 20 years in the wine and spirits industry, Gary’s dedication to the proper care of the wines we offer is critical. From the winery to your door each and every wine in our selection is handled with extreme care to insure it’s integrity.
Art Director & Graphic Designer-Katrina Coulourides