Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bottle Shock

Oh my goodness, a movie about my favorite beverage. I am actually excited to see this. I just heard about it not too long ago when I saw a preview when I was at the theater and I just got a reminder about it. Just wanted to share my excitement. Anyone who's already seen it, please let me know what you thought!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Not too bad a week considering how the others have gone. Had a fantastic "meeting" on Wed that required me to not go into a single account but forced me to attend a spring training game :) I have to leave for work 1 hour ago so I am going to cut this short. I will leave you with one idea:
Barefoot Moscoto... have you tried it? do you like it? it may be the only sweet wine I really like

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Much better mood

So on top of all the work stuff last week was a pretty good week. I sold a bunch of displays into my stores which is always good for me plus a friend of mine was in town from Chicago. She also happens to be quite the wine enthusiast. She was here on business so our time was fairly limited but I did get to bring her to at least one of my favorite restaurants that also has an amazing wine list. Cafe Boa in Tempe, AZ (located on Mill Ave) is pretty much in the heart of ASU college town. The weather has been perfect so we got the whole atmosphere that I love most about Boa by sitting on their patio. Their wait staff actually knows their sh*t about the menu - both food and drink. Fresh bread appetizer, avacado salad, and of course the best choices of wine. My favorite of the night was the Sauvignon Blanc made locally in AZ. I tend to question anything "grown" in the desert but I was surprised by how much I loved it. I'll have to do more research into the exact wine because I forgot to write it down and for some reason it is not listed on the Cafe Boa website. I know the winemaker is the frontman of Tool (the band) and well... like I said, I need to do more research. **Possibly the Arizona Stronghold from Cochise County, but I'll keep you updated.


Three people from the company just quit, my manager is out due to a family emergency, and anyone remaining is probably sick. Plus, it's "handselling" time for the launch of New Amsterdam gin... which means add on 3 extra hours to your days. This is why my blog has been dry for the past week-ish. Anyway, handselling includes talking to customers in my accounts about our new brand and trying to convince them to try it. If the customer is willing to purchase a bottle we givet them t-shirts, key chains, etc. It does NOT include samples. And if you are NOT buying a bottle, I am NOT giving you any of the free stuff. And it SHOULD NOT include me listening to peoples' life stories of why they don't drink gin, don't drink at all, or have the opinion of me "doing satan's work" by encouraging others to drink.
FIRST OFF: Why do you want a t-shirt with the name of a product that you won't use on it?
SECOND: Just because I'm smiling and being nice doesn't mean I'm flirting with you. It means I'm doing my job trying to get you to pick up a bottle.
C: If you really don't drink gin, or don't drink at all, don't hang out by my stand or in the liquor department.
Next: If I were giving samples, there would be a line out the door, not me standing alone... your jokes are not original.
AND FINALLY: I'm only being bitter here cuz I can't do it when I'm working.
My job is awesome, I get to sell acohol. I get to make fun displays. I get to go on wine tasting, and never sit in an office. I don't mind schmoozing about my products, but I AM working and don't want to hear about your family history of alcoholism.

I have some important wine stories to share later, but this is a venting post. Happy weekend winos.