Why We Started Stem + Vine

Stem + Vine began when Steve was the Bordeaux buyer at a Los Angeles shop and Michael was a regular customer. Each week Michael would pick a region, do a little reading on the wines of the area then after discussing Chicago and Cincinnati sports teams, Steve would help select some of the most exemplary wines of the region. As Steve began to contemplate moving on from his position, he and Michael were having a conversation about the best ways of furthering one’s knowledge of wine and with that Stem + Vine was born.