Inspired by European gastronomie and the great regional wines, meats, cheeses and other artisanal delicacies traditionally produced in Europe but also increasingly in California, Park 1039 is a gourmet market, wine shop and restaurant located in downtown SLO.

The Path Forward: The Restaurant Industry

Super interesting interview: CEO and chairman of Union Square Hospitality Group, also founder of Shake Shack, Danny Meyer, joins Washington Post Live on Tuesday, March 2 at 11:30am ET to discuss what the restaurant industry needs to make it through the remainder of the pandemic.

Jahrgangsbericht Deutschland 2019

This is a terrific review of the amazing 2o19 vintage by Lobenberg's, our favorite wine store in Germany. We are pleased to represent many of the wines that have been highlighted in this report and we are working relentless to bring more of these top wines to American Sommeliers and collectors.

Thank you GACC!

It was an absolute pleasure co-hosting this Virtual Wine tasting for our friends at the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC). While I was pouring Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noirs from three different German wine regions, we enjoyed beautiful live music by the talented Eleanor Dubinsky and had the opportunity to meet new and interesting people. I look forward to meet everyone in person later this year but am grateful we are getting together on these virtual sessions in the meantime. Reminder that we are pricing our own label Grand Cru Spätburgunder from Weingut Nelles at 50% off retail as an exclusive offer to all GACC members.

WineWall: The robotic wine cellar

This wine cellar takes your Smart Home to the next level. At the heart of the WineCab system is a 7-Axis industrial high speed robotic arm, the first to be installed in a residential setting or restaurant.

Best Wine Lists in New York

One of the key drivers to start the Wünder small batch Pinot project in NYC was the excitement that this underrated varietal carries here with Sommeliers in Top Restaurants. When we launched, we dedicated 50 cases to Manhattan Restaurants with the best wine lists ranked by Gayot. This all happened just before Covid and very few cases have moved. While I was concerned about this pandemic and the devastating impact it would have on the world, I never worried about this project. It is a matter of time that we will be out there again, enjoying great food and wine in these spectacular places and we are excited to be part of that re-opening journey.

Nude Brand Creation case study for our own brand development projects

Beautiful behind the scene case studies of how we created our own wine brands with Design Partner Nude Brand Creation.

Germany’s Vast World of White Wines

Brilliant article in WineEnthusiast by Anna Lee C. Iijima about the broad diversity of German whites! Typically associated with Riesling, the nation’s most heralded and widely planted grape. Yet, beyond Riesling’s bright glare, Germany boasts a diversity of intriguing white wines.

How German Winemakers Are Quietly Conquering the World

Published in July 2018 and more true today, a strong reckoning for stellar expressions of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Germany in this third in a three-part series in WSJ by Lettie Teague.

Join us for a Virtual Wine Tasting on February 11th, 2021!

Delighted to host this virtual Wine Tasting for my friends at the GACC NY. If you fancy a less serious Zoom call for a change and taste some delicious VDP wines from Ahr, Pfalz and Württemberg, please join us and register here.