But market wise it has always been a little bit more challenging. Well not this time. Walking around with the 2010 Chianti Classico, the 2008 Riserva and Magnums of 2005 Riserva made my work almost effortless. Throw in the great staff of the Estates Group and I was bound for success.
So my great thanks go to Jason and Brandon Frobose for a great start and lunch at Serafina's! (http://serafinaseattle.com).
Such was the success of DayOne we had to have the remaining 15 cases of 2005 Riserva Magnums be shipped up to Seattle.
Hopefully they will make it on time for the big party that will be held ad Tavolata (http://www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/locations/tavolata/) and where they would like to have the wines. Brandon Lervold, the new italian wine specialist was a great person to explore new spots and visit old clients with on day two. I can't wait to get him to Petroio so he too can be hooked for life. I feel the wines though already have him on a good path.
Throw in a wonderful breakfast with long time family friends and a crazy night out with my Levenworth family and I can't think of much more I could have asked for.
Maybe I could of skipped the not so gracious moment of throwing up out the side of my rental car in front of a police officer on High5!. But I guess that's part of a good adventure too..
So I now head down to Portland knowing that my Petroio duty up here is done for a while and that I'm booked for a second week of promotion up here from December 8th to December 14th. I will hosting a tasting at TenMercer of December 9th and a dinner at Marianna in Redmond on December 11th!