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Paul Laveris

has been in the Food and Wine business for 43 years, the last 10 of which have been spent buying wine for

Glenville Wine & Spirits.  Paul started his career as a Distributor Rep at Worldwide Wines when the American wine boom was in its infancy, and was on the restaurant side of the business before coming to Glenville.  He is recognized by customers and colleagues for his palate and ever-present smile.

Erika Accardi 

has been the strength and grace of Glenville Wine & Spirits since November 2008.  A Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), her first true wine love was a Vin Jaune from Jacques Puffeney.  She enjoys exploring wine regions with her husband, finding budget-friendly high-quality wines, and recommending just the right one to pair with your supper.  Erika also has a big time crush on all things whiskey and local craft brews.

François Steichen

has 14 years' experience in the wine business, and has worked at some of the finest wine shops in Connecticut and New York City.  He earned the Diploma/Level 4 in Wine and Spirits in 2011, and so is qualified to study for the Master of Wine.  Francois's first great wine experience was a glass of 1989 Chassagne-Montrachet Grand Cru. He is currently having a torrid love affair with New York's Finger Lakes wines, but his favorite part of the job is helping a customer choose a wine appropriate to their needs.

Organic & Biodynamic

Wines, Beers & Spirits

Most of our customers value organic practices.  So many producers practice organic viticulture and vinification that it is the new normal.

Yet the same producers still shy away from alerting customers to their practices.  They fear being pigeonholed as producers whose only calling card is organics.

At Glenville, we've outed our organic producers.  If a wine is organic, you will see a green dot, marked "organic" on the bottle.  If it is biodynamic, you will see a yellow dot, marked "biodynamic" on the bottle.

François Steichen