Category: Wine Wholesaler
Ideal Wine & Spirits Co., Inc.
We are an importer and distributor of fine wine and spirits based in Medford, Massachusetts. The company’s roots go back to 1905 when Samuel Bender and two partners founded a retail wine and provisions store in Boston, which evolved in the years after WW II into one of the city’s premieres fine wine shops. It was in the late 1970s that Larry Bender, the third generation of his family in the business, decided to strike out on his own, separating the importing business from his father’s retail operation.
His goal was to import small high-quality wineries directly to the Massachusetts market, wines that had previously only come through national importers if they were imported at all. Most of the wines at that time were French, but the company soon expanded its Italian selections and has since rounded out the book with some American wineries as well as wines from other countries.