Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It's been a long time.

I have been absent from the blogespher for some time now. I am not sure if anyone noticed, but I figures that since I would have an extra hour to kill at the store tonight, I might as well be productive. So a lot has happened with the store over the last year or so. We are now in the neighborhood of two thousand different wines in the store. We have topped 135 champagnes and will probably be at 150 by the end of the year. We have changed our tasting format so that every week we have six reds and six white wines available. Most exciting, is the new preservation system we purchased last month, which will allow us to pour more wines, including sparkling wines by the glass or taste. We have plans to conduct  some intermediate priced tastings on Sunday afternoons, such as an upcoming tasting featuring verticals of Seghesio single vineyard Zinfandels. We are also planning to conduct some educational tastings. Jan and I both passed the Certified Specialist of Wine exam and introductory sommelier test this spring. This has given us some great ideas that we hope to incorporate into educational tastings in the coming months. Stay tuned I hope to be a little more regular with my posts in the future.