The Wine Club Story

Meet the Founder

Bob Perkins began his wine journey over twenty years ago.   “Some friends invited my wife and me to a wine tasting for my fortieth birthday.  We tasted thirteen wines that night and I discovered for the first time the wonderful wines of Bordeaux. As I tasted wines from all over the world I discovered that my true passion was for Bordeaux. This love grew into trips to Bordeaux and other parts of France and on each trip I marveled at the great wines I was tasting that were never exported to North America.”
“To get a good Bordeaux in America you have to pay $50 -$100 a bottle.  In France you can get good Bordeaux for about 10 Euros.  The discrepancy just didn’t make sense to me.”
 While visiting Bordeaux in 2003 Bob met Wayne, the owner of Cave L’Avant Garde in Margaux  and began a relationship that continues today.  Wayne handles all of the details on the French side for the club as well as recommending some great wines for us to discover.
In July of 2006 Bob was having lunch in Margaux with his son and the idea for the club was born.  He would share his passion and hobby with his friends back home by forming B&B’s French Wine Club (now Art In A Glass). Back home Bob obtained his importers license and began his yearly quest for finding great wines that were not already in the States. He has traveled to France each year since and tastes literally hundreds of wines before selecting fifty to blind taste, and ten to choose for the club.
Our selection of wines have been a huge success as we have found great wines for our members that are otherwise unavailable in the US.  We would like to add you to our circle of friends who get to enjoy these great wines by becoming a member today.  As Thomas Jefferson said,
“Life is too short to drink bad wine.”