2010 was an amazing year for Destination Cellars in many ways. We truly have magical clients, incredible winery partners, amazing alliance partners and honestly a lot of great friends.
We had clients visit South Africa, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Tuscany, Spain, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and Oregon.
Our clients had the opportunity to really take a look "behind the scenes" of the world of wine. Whether they were hanging out cooking at Altesino in Tuscany, having a magical dinner with Mr. Bernard MAGREZ at Chateau Pape Clement in Bordeaux, hanging our with Ben & Tara at Capture, taking a little ride in the "Willy" with Laurie Clark at Clark Claudon, taking cooking lessons with Chef Sarah Heller, chilling out with our friends at Kosta Browne listening to some tunes and drinking pinot noir or playing a little bocce ball at Fantesca, there were definitely a lot of smiles and memories made in 2010!
We had winery partners travel with us throughout the United States to do host events in Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, New York, NY, Boston, MA, Miami, FL, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC and St. Louis, MO with alliances partners ours like MasterCard, YPO, Exclusive Resorts, Merrill Lynch, Continental Airlines, Bain Capital, Ameriprise, Saks Fifth Avenue and many others.
We can't even start to go through every event that took place around the US but we can say, "wow, we had a blast". Author George Taber of the famed book, "Judgment of Paris" participated in events with us in Miami, Los Angeles and Napa Valley with our friends from YPO and Exclusive Resorts. We still can't imagine what it was like in Paris in 1976 during that tasting! We had the pleasure of getting our tails handed to us by LPGA Pro Meaghan Francella but at least the golf bag looks great!
Our Estate Sommelier, Sean Meyer joined our team in late June after what he calls, "the two year interview". Sean has helped us tremendously over the last two years and we're incredibly happy to have him as a part of our team. As Sean always says, "It's better to drink wine than to talk about"......
On that note, we won't write about our world of wine any longer, I think we will now partake in a little wine. We hope to see you all somewhere around the world of wine in 2011. Cheers from all of us at Destination Cellars.