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The adventures of #TeamLieb. Everything we're into, drinking, eating and talking about.


Michael Cook

August 4, 2020
Most memorable wine I’ve ever tried: Private Collection wines of Gabrio Bini in Serragghia, Pantelleria What I do for Lieb: Manage Wholesale and Distributor relationships, and drive many miles! Homebase: Brooklyn, NY Perfect pairing: Lieb Cellars Blanc de Blancs w/ fried chicken and mac n cheese Favorite Read: Life (Keith Richards), A Confederacy of Dunces...

Christie Staples

August 4, 2020
Theme song: Kings of Summer by ayokay & Quinn XCII Most memorable wine I’ve ever tried: I was gifted a Heitz Cellars 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon for my birthday a few years ago. I was born in 1992 so it was especially thoughtful. I’m a big Cab Sauv fan and this one was...

Aimée Lasseigne New

August 4, 2020
Theme Song: True Colors sung by Cyndi Lauper. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since I was a kid and the song taught me to be comfortable in my own skin and free from artifice. Most Memorable Wine I’ve Ever Tried: Ten years ago I had my first taste of Madeira...

Alice Falcone

August 4, 2020
Most memorable wine I’ve ever tried: A 2008 Amarone that I got as a gift and drank with my parents during a blizzard. What I do for Lieb: I take the pretty pictures (if I do say so myself) for our Instagram and Facebook. Favorite thing in the world: Eating and drinking and...

Anthony Mattis

August 4, 2020
Most memorable wine I’ve ever tried: The first ‘special’ bottle I bought after becoming enamored with wine; 2002 Montaudon Champagne that I opened on my 25th birthday The most random job I’ve ever had: When I was around 18 years old I was a telemarketer for a chimney and masonry company. I...

Derek Lustig

August 4, 2020
Most memorable wine I’ve ever tried: Fog Monster Grenache from Amador County in Northern, CA. Complex and red fruit foward, it’s one that has stuck with me since the first time I tried it. The most random job I’ve ever had: I worked as an installer for a company that provided and...

Alicia Ekeler-Valle

July 23, 2020
Theme song: "Cannonball" by The Breeders Most memorable wine I’ve ever tried: Super Tuscans in Italy, if only they were that affordable here. Favorite thing in the world: Swimming in the ocean and eating outdoors. Most random job I’ve ever had: Skateboard Assembly, ah the teen years. What I do...

Russell Hearn

July 23, 2020
Most memorable wine I’ve ever tried: 1986 Penfolds Grange: huge and elegant, a myriad of nuances Favorite Read: Winemaking for Dummies Perfect Pairing: Pinot Blanc and Peconic Bay Scallops Travel Destination: Tuscan village, rent a countryside house in late spring and just soak up the culture Motto: "The bad news...

Ami Opisso

July 23, 2020
Theme song: "4th of July" by Shooter Jennings Most memorable wine I've ever tried: A 1990 Brunello di Montalcino (sadly I don't remember the producer), in 2002, at my first ever (expensed) client dinner at i Truli in NYC. Prior to that, my exposure to wine was limited to Boone’s...