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Elvis Restaino featured in FORBES

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/09/05/leslie-alexanders-wine-club-asks-for-50000-initiation-fee-promises-ultimate-wine-experience/

Cottages and Garden Feature Article Societe du Vin

http://www.cottages-gardens.com/Hamptons-Cottages-Gardens/July-1-2013/Wine-enthusiasts-unite-at-Socit-du-Vin/

Elvis Restaino featured in the Robb Report

 

http://robbreport.com/wine-spirits-cigars/hamptons-summer-home-your-wine

Leslie Alexander’s Société du Vin: Where Hamptons Meets Hollywoo

2012 OCTOBER 29
by Joseph & Curtis

Leslie Alexander is the owner of Société du Vin, in Bridgehampton NY which is a unique concept in the world of wine. He also owns the Houston Rockets and has a personal wine collection of over 6,000 bottles.

Société du Vin is part wine country club, part storage facility, and part Hollywood set. Leslie spent $5 million to turn an old potato barn in Bridgehampton into a lavish tasting room which was designed by Hollywood set designer Elvis Restaino who has created sets for television and movies and the residence of actor Gerard Butler.

Leslie described the inspiration behind Société du Vin as a great place to go in the Hamptons on a rainy day. At Joseph and Curtis we may be a little biased but rain or shine it’s a terrific place to cellar your wine, and to meet some interesting wine loving people.

Private Wine Storage facility and Lounge designed by Elvis Restaino

When Modest Wine Storage Will Not Do

Gordon M. Grant for The New York Times

BOTTLEROCKET Leslie Alexander, owner of Société du Vin, a private wine tasting space/cellar in Bridgehampton, N.Y. It will be open almost around the clock, he said, when the space reopens in the spring.

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LESLIE ALEXANDER, who owns the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association and spends half the year in Southampton, N.Y., hired a Hollywood set designer and spent $5 million to turn an old potato barn in nearby Bridgehampton into state-of-the-art wine storage with a lavish tasting room last summer.

He calls it Société du Vin, and though he has yet to move in his own collection of 6,000 bottles, he has used it for receptions and tastings, including a vertical tasting of Pétrus.

Mr. Alexander said he had been thinking for three years about building something like the Société du Vin, motivated by the lack of places for wine storage that allowed the owners to visit their wines. “If you put your wines into one of these storage buildings, you have to arrange for them to be delivered to you, which is not convenient,” he said. “Société du Vin will be open almost around the clock.” But not throughout the year.

Though he is closing the building for the season on Monday, he will reopen it in the spring and sell memberships. Members will have the choice of storing their wines in either a simple industrial-style area toward the rear of the 10,000-square-foot building or in one of nine basement rooms outfitted with tables, chairs and polished wooden shelving.

They will also have use of a spacious salon room to open and taste their wines and entertain guests. The room will also be used for wine tastings by invitation. The designer of the building, Elvis Restaino, has created sets for television and movies and recently designed the New York loft of the actor Gerard Butler.

Last month, wine aficionados who were invited to bring bottles to an introductory tasting at the Société du Vin came with selections including a 1980 Musigny from Leroy, a 1983 Quintarelli Amarone, a 1975 Château Haut-Brion, a 1990 Sassicaia and a 2002 Dom Pérignon.

Mr. Alexander said he plans a membership fee of $50,000 and will limit enrollment to 100 members. “Like a golf club,” he said. “It will be a social place. It should be fun.”

Société du Vin is at 204 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, N.Y., (631) 537-9100.