Communal Brands is the most excellent wine importation, distribution and brand development company operating near a train yard in NYC, period.
Important stuff: We love wine and choose them from people we love: to wit, Melissa Saunders née Monti has one foot in Italy, another in New Zealand – hence Communal’s focus on these regions. Truth (typicity) is critical in all things, but especially wine. We do not dismiss juice trends, we simply believe wholeheartedly that wines can evolve to accommodate taste without abandoning tradition, hence our battle cry: Classic Wine for Modern People.
We also have an affinity for innovation. Enter the Communal Cooperative. The natural evolution from our inspirational namesake (the Communal Table), the Coop includes a growing cadre of NY based importers with a shared sensibility. This has made us arithmetically bigger in portfolio and sales force, and exponentially bigger in profile and market footprint. The Communal Coop provides its members large scale efficiency while allowing them to specialize and focus their selections: the whole greater than the sum of its parts (battle cry part II). It has also made our croquet outings that much more competitive.
There’s more to our story, but we will only tell it in person after drinking too much (most days after 8).