Vice-President, Director of Education
Martin Sinkoff is Vice President-Director of Education and Director National Bordeaux Sales. Prior to joining Wildman, Mr. Sinkoff managed Martin Sinkoff Associates, wine consultants, representing, among other clients, Wines of Chile. Previously, from 2005, he served at William Grant & Sons, overseeing its wine business.
From 2001, Mr. Sinkoff served as Marketing Director of Pasternak Imports, following its acquisition of Martin Sinkoff Wines, Inc., a national import company he established in 1996, which evolved from his representation of Val d’Orbieu Wines beginning 1990. Before that from 1980-1990, he was Director, Fine Wine, at Glazer’s (now Southern Glazer’s).
In 1979, Mr. Sinkoff met and was hired by Alexis Lichine, the famous author and importer, to translate parts of Lichine’s Encyclopedia of Wine & Spirits and to work as Lichine’s assistant at his property in Margaux, France, Château Prieuré-Lichine. Martin began his career in the wine trade in 1978 working for the venerable New York retailer, Morrell and Company.
Mr. Sinkoff holds a BA from Brown University, an MBA from Southern Methodist University, and was awarded the Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French Government for service to the French wine industry in 2004. He also is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement honor from Les Dames d’Escoffier, Dallas, Texas.