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Jennifer J. Jenkin is one of those people who you meet once and never forget. Her love for wine and community-building is as infectious as her charm. Jennifer has been invested in the wine business for a very long time and is using technology to help expand her company’s message.
I’ve known Jenn my entire life – she’s my sister. While I am certainly biased, there aren’t many people in this world that can match her drive, devotion, passion, and love for her family – which all come shining through when you walk into the Pamo Valley Tasting Room.
When I first saw this story, I couldn’t believe it would cost $2,000 for a “chance to sip premier 2005 vintage Bordeaux wines”. That’s insane!
But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. You probably get to mingle with an industry expert, which is an opportunity you don’t get every day. There’s also the opportunity to network with other folks in your industry, potentially making some really great relationships. There’s the marketing opportunity that comes from attending the event – probably a good year of campaigns built around the knowledge and insight you gained at the event.
Finally, funds will go to a good cause with the event providing “…scholarships for the Culinary Institute’s Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies”.
Guest blogger, Wil Anderson, shares his thoughts on how to enjoy a glass of wine…
We headed down to our favorite wine bar down in the Lower East Side last week – SavorNY. We luckily found SavorNY, kind of by accident, when a few friends were in town and I met them there. It’s quite a trek from the Upper West Side, but it’s always well worth it.
We certainly aren’t wine experts, but we do know when we’ve found a glass that we enjoy. Coming from Northern California, and the wine country, we’ve certainly done our “research” into finding what we like (and more importantly, what we don’t like).
After our last visit, we started discussing why we liked SavorNY so much – I mean why not find a place around in the UWS instead ofmaking the effort to take a subway downtown that includes a healthy walk crosstown? Here’s a short list that we came up with:
- The restaurant itself is small, quiet, very clean, and very comfortable. On Friday and Saturday nights, there are many excited bar hoppers outside, but you wouldn’t know that sitting inside.
- The wine list is nice – nothing too wacky or expensive.
- Craig, the owner, is an outstanding host. The guy knows how to treat his customers, knows his wine, and is very unpretentious.
- The food is good – the one area that may need a bit of strengthening. A nice “this wine goes great with this plate” would be perfect. However, the assortment of food is wide and the flavors are nice.
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