WHO: Brian McClintic and Eric Railsback, managing partners of Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, the wine bar and retail store which recently opened to rave reviews in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.

WHAT: Award-winning Sommelier Railsback and Master Sommelier McClintic, stars of SOMM,the acclaimed film that debuted in 2013, have partnered with Samuel Goldwyn Films, the film’s distributor, to create the exceptional SOMM Wine Club from Les Marchands. The Club provides members with direct access to these gifted tasters as they reveal insider information on producers, regions, varietal and vintages, with personal wine descriptions, tasting notes and recommended food pairings.

The SOMM Wine Club offers two packages:

SOMM SEASONAL PACKAGE – 3 hand selected wines a month for a 3 month duration

$109 per shipment (plus shipping and sales tax)

SOMM ANNUAL PACKAGE – 3 hand selected wines a month for a 12 month duration

$99 per shipment (plus shipping and sales tax)

WHEN: Wine Club signups are effective immediately via registration online at www.lesmarchandswine.com or in person at Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant. Registration is limited and ends on October 10, 2013. Shipments begin October 21, 2013; club payments applied monthly at time of shipment. View website for details and shipping regulations.

WHERE: Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant


131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101

At the Corner of Yanonali and Anacapa

Phone 805-284-0380

Email Info@Lesmarchandswine.com

About Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant

Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant is a labor of love between two sommeliers, Brian McClintic and Eric Railsback, whose wine trips to Paris and Burgundy have inspired a fresh and dynamic vision for retail, dining, and education. Translated as ‘the merchants’ or ‘the shopkeepers,’ Les Marchands strives to create an environment where intimate product knowledge meets intimate guest interaction. They emulate the respected wine merchants they’ve encountered who distinguish themselves by seeking out quality-conscious producers, back vintage bottlings, and rare cuvees not typically seen on the open market. Les Marchand’s import selections are Eurocentric, representing the most relevant producers in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and beyond. On the domestic side, the focus relies heavily on local producers who are shaping and redefining the region.

Les Marchand’s commitment to sourcing out the finest products starts in the cellar and spills over into the kitchen, where quality meets execution and the simplest dishes aspire to greatness. Share some mainstays from their cheese and charcuterie program, such as Point Reyes Toma and Jamon Iberico. Customers can drop in and enjoy seasonal offerings including fresh oysters, salade de lentilles, crostini with marinated white tuna, watercress, lemon vinaigrette or house-cured salmon, tarragon creme fraiche, and pork rillettes, whole grain mustard, Jacobsen sea salt.

About SOMM

In the wildly successful documentary, SOMM, viewers are taken on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world – the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier exam. Written and directed by Jason Wise, SOMM tells the story of four sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Those who have passed have put at risk their personal lives, their well-being, and often their sanity to pull it off. Shrouded in secrecy, access to the Court Of Master Sommeliers has always been strictly regulated; cameras have never been allowed anywhere near the exam prior to this film.

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Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant


131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101

at the corner of Yanonali and Anacapa


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