Wednesday, March 28, 2007
It is by no means complete but I will keep adding the missing links as they are found.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
The shop is well-laid out and had a great airy feel with the south-east window frontage letting plenty of light in. There's no need for a modern shop to have poor lighting so us old folks can't read the labels. Hundreds of bottles are arranged more or less by varietal. Have a staff member show you around on your first visit.
I was in on a Sunday which happened to coincide with one of their twice weekly advertised tasting events. The place had a pleasant buzz of business with customers coming and going and congregating around the hemispherical tasting bar in the back.
One of the things I appreciate in a wine shop is a sufficient, knowledgeable staff. Taylorwood scored well on this point. Selling wine is more than order taking; customers are always in pursuit of information when they are ready to select a wine they've never had before. The better the information and the delivery then the better the relationship between the two parties. In this respect they're a lot like Discover Wines in Kelowna.
Taylorwood is the kind of place I want to sell my wines. I want people with a genuine interest in good wine and a passion for great wine to handle my best products. That's why Township 7 has wine at Taylorwood and why I'll be encouraging my other clients to have their wines there.
- you can check your progress with a visit to the wine cellar to see how many bottles (points) you've amassed.
- you don't have to take it all in one shot. As a registered user, you can sign in when you want and pick up where you left off.
- The colour diagrams (as example of the tongue and the taste defined areas), are medical text accurate.
- I like the idea of a wine tasting course in my home. Takes the issue of transportation and safety right out of the picture.
There's actually two courses. One is called the Instant and the other is the Complete. It's up to you decide what suits you best.
From the perspective of someone who tastes and works with wine everyday, I think the Taste of the Vine Complete Wine Course is a winner. Many of the details are part of my daily routine but there were points where I learned something new on practically every second page.
Soon I'll be referencing parts of my tongue with the appropriate latin terms. If nothing else, my geek stock will soar.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Still working on it but here's the address...
Wine & Vine BC WANTED
Thursday, March 01, 2007
It's a fun little gadget that finds any wine you're looking for and tells you the price and where it can be purchased.
It's kind of fun and handy at the same time.