Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow Day

Sitting in the store contemplating the snow that fell last night and this morning. We Had a good tasting last night, in spite of the snow. The main event was sparklers and rose' and all things considered they were well received. We had several bonus wine including 05 Stemmler Carneros Pinot $26.99, Don Ramos Campo de Borja $6.99, Louis Bernard 03 Lirac $10.99 and a special treat Quinta da Romaneira Vintage Port 2004, which had been over $50 and is now $26.99. It was a small, but mighty group that braved the weather. It is funny how you view the weather differently whether you are the owner of an retail establishment or and employee. Whereas as an employee. bad weather only means you might have a boring shift, as a store owner it means the loss of income. The way I look at it though is that there is nothing that I can do about the weather, so just go with it. Just as we are having bad weather now there will certainly come a time when we have unexpected good weather and will make up for the slow times.

This month we are kicking off two new regular tastings, first up is our quarterly Champagne Brunch every other quarter will be a grower champagne tasting, the others will spotlight other styles of bubbly and be more affordable for every day consumption. The other reoccurring tasting we are kicking off this month is our monthly Tuesday Premium Tasting. These tastings will allow us to focus on more esoteric wines and varietals. They will be held on Tuesday nights at 7:00. This month's will be Premium Italians and be held on the 23rd. Next month we will be featuring Beringer Luxury wines including the Private Reserve Cabernet.

We are looking forward to the coming of spring opening up the deck for use. We anticipate that will boost our business substantially. Look for more news and updates in future blog entries. Thanks for you interest and attention.

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