Brian King
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Dan Phillips replied to Brian King's discussion Poll... wine pouring in situation with too many wines in the group Tasting Room Managers
"In my tasting room I represent multiple wineries which allows me to offer a broad selection of wines to my customers. They have a choice of five tastes (not preselected) from 6 white or 6 reds. The key is to engauge them in order to find out what…"
Jan 17, 2011
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Jul 6, 2009
Brian King replied to Brian King's discussion Poll... wine pouring in situation with too many wines in the group Tasting Room Managers
"Indeed, I find (both as a customer and a host) that people only buy what they taste. I have noticed a lot of wineries the "pick 5" (or whatever the number) option in this case and I've tried it out myself with my staff. Sadly, I have…"
Jun 12, 2009
Margie Tosch replied to Brian King's discussion Poll... wine pouring in situation with too many wines in the group Tasting Room Managers
"Dave - Do you train and enable your staff to go outside the guidelines if a guest is there to buy?"
Jun 11, 2009
David Johnson replied to Brian King's discussion Poll... wine pouring in situation with too many wines in the group Tasting Room Managers
"People buy what they get to taste. At Hess we do have 14 current release wines that guests can choose any four wines off of the list. We have a vertical cabernet tasting available of 4 different vintage cabernets that people can opt for, and we have…"
Jun 11, 2009
Alana Gentry replied to Brian King's discussion Poll... wine pouring in situation with too many wines in the group Tasting Room Managers
"That's a great question. Sometimes I'm offended as a (consumer) wine buyer that I'm only offered what they are pouring. But once they see that I only taste to buy, they engage me in conversation and keep pouring 3-4 more. I guess I…"
Jun 9, 2009
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Poll... wine pouring in situation with too many wines

Question:You have a winery that produces 15 or more different labels of wine. How do you handle this in the tasting room?A. Pre-select a number of wines to be poured each day and rotate the wines.B. Made a larger number of wines available for tasting, but have the customer select which 5-6 tastes they wish to sample.C. OtherThoughts?See More
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Margie Tosch left a comment for Brian King
"Hi Brian, Welcome and thanks for joining! I hope you'll be joining us at the industry networking event at The Hess Collection on Thursday! Remember to add a photo to your profile... -Margie"
May 26, 2009
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Events/Event Planning, Food and/or Beverage Retail, Tourism, Wine
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Sales, Wine Club Management, Winery Hospitality
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Acacia Vineyard
Title:
Visitor Center Coordinator
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Scuba Diving, Auto Sports, Swimming, Hiking, Photography, Baseball, Football, Hockey, Premium Adult Beverages of all sorts!
Company Website:
http://www.acaciavineyard.com

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At 5:02pm on May 26, 2009, Margie Tosch said…
Hi Brian,

Welcome and thanks for joining! I hope you'll be joining us at the industry networking event at The Hess Collection on Thursday!

Remember to add a photo to your profile...

-Margie

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