Monday, August 16, 2010

In Wine We Trust...

Every so often we get a chance to participate in a momentous occasion. Two weeks ago I got a call from a prospective customer who I'll call Sasha (Out of respect and privacy I changed her name). She crafted a nice email to me which was such an honor I asked her if I could use it on this blog. Sasha emailed explaining that me she had never in her life (she's 28 years old) tasted any alcoholic beverage, not even beer! She had managed to abstain from alcohol from college and through her 20's ... how she did so, I have no idea! Sasha must have been a angel to her parents and her husband-to-be is no doubt even luckier!

Sasha recently got engaged to the love of her life who is an avid wine drinker. As a wine lover, he has never asked her to share in a glass, nor has she been pressured to do so. Sasha explained that she really wanted to surprise her husband on their wedding day with her first taste of wine and she wants Personal Wine to recommend the suggestion, personalized engraving for the special event. In addition she wants a bottle to keep and cellar for 10 years so they can again re-live the experience. We selected a nice bottle of 2005 Remoissenet Bienvenue Batard Montrachet, not on the wine menu, which we picked up from an importer specially for the occasion. Since we can engrave any bottle out there, it opened up the selection to a much wider group of wines. Few white wines can cellar well past 5 years, but this wine can last as long as 15-20 if cellared properly.

Its always an honor to participate in such an occasion but this one really stood out as I want this to be as perfect for Sasha as she has entrusted Personal Wine with her first taste of wine (or any alcoholic beverage of any kind). So to Sasha I say this, thank you for the opportunity with all my heart and this is such an honor!

Best Wishes in Life!

Alex Andrawes
CEO, Founder
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1 comment:

themissingx said...

Awh, that's so sweet and adorable! :) I'm not a huge alcohol fan either but I have tried alcohol before of course. Not a huge wine drinker myself, but boyfriend's a huge fan. He even did a wine course before..but yeah. Haha. Really cute. I'd love to share the story to my friends in Foodista if you don't mind. Just add the foodista widget for champagne at the end of this post, and that should do it! Thanks, keep on posting xx

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