Owner, Zev Rovine Selections, Brooklyn, NY
Partner, Sylvester/Rovine Selections, Los Angeles
Natural born swiller
Rovine is one of the most important and influential natural wine importers and distributors in the U.S. In 2007, he launched the Brooklyn-based Zev Rovine Selections, which now represents more than 150 producers in countries ranging from Canada to South Africa. His work to position natural winemaking as a historically proven means to express terroir has helped bring the category into the mainstream conversation. Recently, he went bicoastal when he cofounded Sylvester/Rovine Selections, an LA-based distributor, with Erin Sylvester. Alongside sommelier and wine consultant Lee Campbell, he is also launching a scholarship-based educational initiative focused on natural wine.