About Authentic Wine Selections
Robert has been interested in food and wine since he began managing restaurants at the age of 21. However, the desire to own and operate a restaurant eventually gave-way to a career in the wine business. While Robert was managing the wine programs for The Wine Sellar & Brasserie (Wine Spectator Grand Award) and Laurel Restaurant & Bar in San Diego, he came to know Fran Kysela, MS.
After traveling and tasting extensively with Fran, Robert joined Fran’s company Kysela Pere et Fils as a sales representative in southern California. After a year, Robert moved to the San Francisco Bay area to open that market for Kysela. Two years later Robert was recruited by a small Importation/distribution company to work as Vice President Sales and Marketing. Eight years later, coming full-circle, Robert seized the opportunity to open his own firm based on the import portfolio of Fran Kysela, inclusive of high quality domestic wine producers as well. Robert has traveled the world tasting and evaluating wine in the countries and regions he now represents: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Oregon, Washington and of course, California.
AWS is a team of well-connected wine sales professionals who have joined together to build a unique California state-wide distribution/brokerage model built on the principles of integrity, trust and transparency. We offer next-day delivery and manage our sales, Inventory, and accounts using a web-based platform that cuts sales rep admin time by 70%, allowing them more time in the field to sell. Our platform is packed with the tools of the trade: Tech sheets, label images, and even videos that assist us with marketing your products in a succinct and professional manner.
Authentic Wine Selections offers a global portfolio of wines that over-deliver quality and value. We offer wines from 12 countries and three US states. Our mission is to carefully curate a portfolio of wines that are faithful to their origin (appellation), balanced, and exceptional values no matter their cost. Our import selections are predominately sourced by Master Sommelier, Fran Kysela- consistently recognized as one of the best importers of value-oriented wines working in the US today.
Our domestic offerings tend towards small or micro-production wines made by accomplished wine makers working with some of the west coast’s finest vineyard sites.
Most of our selections are farmed sustainability, some are certified organic, and some Demeter certified bio-dynamic. Irrespective of any farming or wine making philosophy or market trends… The bottom line is we sell delicious wine.