Vins Deux Mondes
Martine Bounet, a French native raised in Bordeaux, started her wine career in the trading arm of the highly respected Château Lynch Bages, before moving to the USA and then to the UK, where she became a wine buyer for the wholesale arm of Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd.
She spent seventeen years there, with buying responsibilities including most of the major regions across the wine world. This gave her a unique opportunity to travel to these wine regions to further learn about their wines, their cultures, and to meet their fascinating producers, whilst discovering and sharing their passion for their land.
Her thirst for knowledge led her to enrol with the WSET where she obtained her Diploma, before joining the Master of Wine program (a tooth infection one the first day of the MW exams unfortunately curtailed further attempts!). Martine is a WSET certified educator and assessor up to Advanced level, and also holds the honourable title of Commandeur des Vins de Bordeaux.
Martine returned to Bordeaux in 2012 to create VINS DEUX MONDES; VINS DEUX MONDES is a small agency company that focuses on sourcing wines made with care and passion from both classic and lesser known regions, from France, Spain, Germany and beyond.
Care and passion are indeed the founding principles of VINS DEUX MONDES, with the humble objectif to create a respectuf link between the quality oriented growers dedicated to their land and the discerning trade and end consumers. To achieve that goal, Martine spends tremendous time and energy sourcing and creating valued relationships with wine producers, some of whom she has known for over 20 years, and who recognise her unbound passion for the wine world. All of the producers represented by VINS DEUX MONDES create wines with sincere expressions of their terroir, with utmost care and nothing forced. Some of the producers represented by VINS DEUX MONDES are already highly respected by their peers and customers, whilst others are rapidly becoming the unmissable producers in their respective appelations. The wines Martine like to endorse are genuine Vin de Table: wine made for the table, for sharing, and for unadulterated vinous enjoyment. In other words – wines that express care and passion in wonderful liquid form.