A Still Life by Glenn F.

Customer and defacto blog contributor Glenn F. had sent us this photo a little while back, and while we had been holding off to use it for content this fall, it just seems a waste to sit on, so we thought we’d share it here. While many customers…

Customer Service: Owen

Anyone who has ever called or emailed us has interacted with Owen at some point or another over the last decade.  What some of you may not know is that he now lives on a remote mountainside overlooking a bay in Alaska.  Completely off the grid. Once a…

Where Have All the Malbecs Gone?

San Francisco, CA.  2007. I was the Sommelier & General Manager at multi-year Wine Spectator list awarded, multi-year Michelin-starred Yabbies Coastal Kitchen on Polk St., between Vallejo & Green in the historic Russian Hill District – the restaurant where I actually met Cam for the first time as…

#OTBN2020

The last Saturday in February is reserved for Open That Bottle Night. That’s tomorrow night! Last year we spoke in some depth on the history of this modern drinking holiday and what it represents. A very brief recap: We all get stuck with that bottle of wine that…

National Drink Wine Day

A long time ago (like, the Dark Ages) water wasn’t safe, but wine was. Good times. Due to this, wine was more widely drank than water in wine producing areas of the globe. Today is a day to celebrate that time and drink as such, it’s that simple….

Pisco

Today marks Pisco Sour Day. For us, this is a special day.  Why you ask?  Well, yes, we love Pisco Sours, but that is not the reason alone, nor the main reason.  We’ll elaborate… The Pisco Sour, while known to be a very, very popular Peruvian cocktail, was…

National Beer Can Appreciation Day

On this day, January 24th, 1935, the first can of beer was sold in VA. By the end of the year, 37 breweries were selling canned beer. Take a moment and think for a second about how this occurred with no internet.  No mass connection or tweets bragging…

Customer Take Over: Nick, or Tom, or… We Don’t Know 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏽‍♀️

Fun thing about open calls for customers to takeover the blog: the weird stuff you receive.  See below. An email of unsolicited advice came back to us from a Nick, but signed by a Tom, looking into the customer database, especially as the content is about serving our…