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Legends Behind the Craft

Nov 24, 2022

Matthew Murphy is the President of Murphy Distributors. Murphy Distributors’ vision is to become the Connecticut beverage supplier that retailers and restaurants choose to enhance their business success and brand image.

Matthew has a demonstrated history of working in the wine and spirits industry. Since its...


Nov 17, 2022

James Phillips is the Winemaker at the Madrigal Family Winery. He started in the filmmaking industry but eventually gravitated towards winemaking. While in film school, James took a part-time job at a small winery. This experience sparked his interest in and love for winemaking. Aside from bringing his expertise to...


Nov 10, 2022

Chris Brundrett is the Co-founder of William Chris Vineyards, leading the team with his good friend, Bill Blackmon. Chris acquired experience in the winery and the vineyard while earning a bachelor's degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University. Aside from managing his winery, Chris is the Co-founder of...


Nov 3, 2022

Luke Wylde is the Co-founder of Statera Cellars, a two-person company he runs with his best friend, Meredith Bell. A proud member of the queer community, Luke expresses his identity in how he does things as a winemaker. He is also passionate about sustainable employment and hopes to observe this practice as they...


Oct 27, 2022

Andrew Januik is the Owner and Winemaker of Andrew Januik Wines. Being the son of a world-renowned winemaker, he has been exposed to the industry for over two decades. At 13 years old, Andrew started spending his weekends and summers working with wine. In addition to Andrew Januik Wines, he’s also actively involved in...