Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Wine Bin Unveiled

It's been a long busy road but we have finally managed to open up our FABULOUS new wine shop.

It's been a crazy busy several months fraught with indecisions, a few loud discussions and lots of blood, sweat, tears and money.

We opened our doors on Dec 5th. to try and grab a few of those holiday sales, but did not have our Grand Opening until January 10.
Here are a few photos of that fun-filled weekend.

The ribbon cutting as performed by our esteemed County Executive- Ken Ullman

The front room

Set for our grand opening party

Guests arriving for the party.

Getting ready to taste at our handmade copper tasting bar.

Future sight of our climate controlled walk-in wine cooler.

This is really just a retail wine shop. But, we do offer complimentary wine tastings every day. It's amazing how much more you can sell once people try it.

It's not a bad job when you can go to work and drink every day.

You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.
Warren Beatty


bulletholes said...

Gewels! You're back, Baby!
Everytime I go to the Grcery Store and they are set up for tasting I always buy a bottle, even though I can't drink it right now.
I'm going to send my pal Waiter Extrodinaire over here to have a drink with you!

Bottoms up! To the ladies!

Dave Mows Grass said...

Hey everyone! Gewels is back! Congrats on opening the beautiful store. Takes real guts!

red dirt mule said...

Congratulations Gewels - It's beautiful! I knew you had to be pouring your creative energies into something special!!

And it's great to see your sparkling face on the blogs as well. best of luck to you ...


Akelamalu said...

Oh congratulations Gewels! How wonderful, your dream fulfilled.

Wine tasting every day - sounds like my ideal job - do you need any staff? ;)

Melissa said...

Cheers to you and your delicious venture. What fun! I'm sure it was tons of work, but how rewarding...Love to you and a caskful of success :-)

Mother of Invention said...

WOW! Beauty store! Very classy and YOU! Okay, I've never heard of a "copper-tasting bar"! Hope all goes well for your business. Sounds like it could just become your passion! Have a taste of some dry white for me!

Not so little Woman said...

You love dogs, know great literature, take fantastic pictures and now have a wine shop. All the great things I love in a friend ;)

Congrats, it looks fantastic and I think you are super brave for opening a store in this times. Much success!

Barbara said...

I can't wait to come for a tasting. I'm sure I will find a lot to like! It's absolutely beautiful!

International Flower Spy said...

Love your new baby! Stock some albarinos for the Flower Spy!


Water Baby said...

in about 343 days I will have to come visit you and your wonderful wine shop, it's beautiful!

red dirt mule said...

Gewels, Gewels - COME BACK!!

I miss you!
much love