About Monsterville’s Wines
Monsterville’s Wines is a unique 21st century concept that is disrupting the way wine is bought. Monsterville’s Wines is a members-only wine community that leverages Monsterville’s industry relationships and buying power to purchase wines for members at wholesale prices. Furthermore, Monsterville personally guarantees that every bottle purchased will be good to outstanding or your money back! Imagine never having to endure a bad bottle of wine ever again! Wines are delivered directly to your home. Additionally, members receive personalized service, expert advice, enjoy exclusive wine tastings, wine boot camp, dinners and classes as well as go on exclusive members only tours to wine regions all over the world.
About Our Founder
Monsterville Horton IV, CWE, was introduced and began to learn about the vast world of wine at a young age, growing up in the San Francisco Bay area. This childhood intrigue has developed into a passionate career allowing him to live, visit, and study in every major wine region of the world and has cultivated his palate into one of the most sophisticated in the industry.
Monsterville has earned the distinction as one of only 135 Certified Wine Educators in the world and has also received a D.E.L.E. Diploma in Spanish from the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. His resume includes sommelier, wine consultant, wine educator, wine buyer and judge. His efforts in the industry over the past sixteen years have been noticed nationally in The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits, and Gourmet magazines as well as locally on ABC, Fox and NBC and in Texas Monthly.
Sharing his passion and knowledge with other wine lovers is a great pleasure for Monsterville. He has taught wine education and appreciation in both Europe and North America and has hosted many popular wine events in Texas. His approachable style and infectious enthusiasm for fine wines from around the world have added to the character of his events.
Monsterville’s Wines is a wine community based off of a unique concept – making wines available at near wholesale price. Members have exclusive access to great prices, rare and allocated wines, monthly events, tastings and trips to great wine regions.
“I thought…what if I could put together a community of serious wine drinkers and leverage that buying power to secure great wines in 10, 20 even 50 case quantities or more? What if, instead of marking up the wines with the industry standard 30% mark up or more, members could purchase the wines at near wholesale prices and would only pay a small annual flat fee for the service, similar to Costco, but with a lot more benefits and personalized service!”
– Monsterville Horton IV, CWE
Monsterville formerly a co-proprietor of the innovative Cova Hand-Selected Wines, a 3-part concept that features an award-winning restaurant and wine bar with the unique addition of a retail wine section.
Monsterville launched MonsterGourmet, a corporate catering company in 2010 and it is now one of the premier corporate caterers in Houston. Offering everything from gourmet boxed lunches to full-service catering and events. All of MonsterGourmet’s food is fresh and made from scratch and feature diverse influences from around the world.