Rene Averseng & Stacie Hunt, Du Vin Wine & Spirits, Supplier.

Rene is the founder and proprietor of Du Vin Wine & Spirits, the only wine shop specializing in European wines in Southern California.  His experience as a wine steward and consultant to tope restaurants and hotels, worldwide, and his extensive knowledge of French wine have led to the 21 year success of Du Vin.

Stacie is a specialist in the wines of Italy and Latin America; consultant for restaurant wine lists, and corporate education programs in wine and food, and is the director of Italian wines at Du Vin.  

 


Los Angeles Edition of Rich Bastard's Guide Boldly Declares:
"DuVin claims to be the only genuine French wine specialist in LA, but amazingly, given this rather grandiose declaration, RBs will find this excellent store hosted by savvy staff displaying no Gallic attitude.  They cater regularly to RBs in the film industry, selling bottles for up to a fruity $6,000.  Whether you want a supremely rare Burgundy, Bordeaux, or Cognac, this is one of the best places to look."

 

September 1996 Issue of W Magazine: Secret Cave - DuVin, in West Hollywood probably has the best selection of French wines in town.  Owner, Rene Averseng, caters to all the top theatrical agencies and major studios.  And the little shop offers those dry Roses that film folk, nostalgic over lazy Riviera summer lunches at Cannes, seem to love so much.

 

Zagat Los Angeles Marketplace Survey: This West Hollywood "find" is "jam-packed with fabulous wines"; fans say it's "best for French regional" vintages but it also features Italian wines, cognacs, single malts and more; with good quality, "classy" environs and a "helpful" owner, it's a "fun" place to shop.