Jim Ungerleider and Stephan Murray-Sykes
formed Exclusive Wine Imports in 2007 to feature in the U.S. market small,
outstanding winemakers that devote their lives to creating an exceptional product.
Over the past 20 years from his home in the heart of Burgundy,
Stephan has built relationships with many top winemakers and has been
promoting them around the world to his clients. He has served as panel judge, jury
member and professional taster for many of the major wine events and foremost wine
publications in France, including the Guide Hachette, Bourgogne Aujourd’hui, Fleurons
de Bourgogne, Young Winemaker of the Year (on the jury that voted Christophe
Perrot-Minot Young Winemaker of the Year – he is now one of the hottest
properties in modern day Burgundy!) as well as being part of the
selection panel for a number of the local appellations.
Jim Ungerleider’s second career in the wine trade comes after many years
running information technology companies in the U.S. and Europe. While living in
Europe for most of the 90’s he spent considerable time in France with Murray-Sykes. He
combines his business savvy with his love of wine to bring the best value to
people who appreciate the finest wines.
The portfolio of Exclusive Wine Imports includes
outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Burgundy, artisanal Champagnes
and several unique wines from Bordeaux, the Cotes du Rhone,
Languedoc and the Loire.