Hi Harleen, I'm new on this network too...
I work for a winery in Sardinia (Italy), what about you?
Hope to hear from you and, why not, work on exporting sardinian wines to India!!!
Difficult, far away, but not impossible!
Nice to read from you.
Thanks and wish you too a belated Christmas. I have been in Bangkok for about nine months now. Which Taj property are you working now. I used to be Executive Chef of Jai Mahal Palace (Taj leisure division) at Jaipur.
Hi Harleen, thanks.
I am not in Linkedin. The economic crash down has impacted everywhere. Apart from that, Thailand have some internal political issues, for that about 32% of tourists have cancelled their trip to Thailand. As a result Bali and Kuala Lumpur is over flooded.
Catch you later.
Hi Harleen, things are going great. the Industry has suffered a minor slow down right now but things will get better. A great wine promotion is a wine paring contest between restaurants and hotels. If you can find a wine producer to sponsor an event in your hotel, where Chefs compete to produce a dish the best pairs with wine, this always draws a lot of attention
Hello Harleen, Happy New year to you! The Northwest region of the USA has been hit very hard, lots of closures and layoffs. Hopefully we can all come out of this trend very soon. Right now all of my clients are refocusing on running their operations very tightly. We are staying open later, opening earlier, trying to reduce costs and labor across the board, as well as giving more real value to our customers. Value that they can see and experience. Good Luck and Great eating!!!
We have around 22 wineries in our immediate area. We run our wine tours differently than most in our country. Most of the tours and limos here give you a "starts as low as XX" rate and you don't really know what the cost is until the end of the tour, as everything is an additional fee.
We assume that not everyone is so wealthy they don't need to budget so we quote a rate up front that is all-inclusive.
Our tours run $125 per person weekends, $115 per person weekdays.
We pick up the guests at their location, escort them through their tastings at 3-4 wineries (depending on how long they like to linger at each one), take care of all tasting fees (which can run from nothing at one winery to $12 per person at another), provide bottled water and soda in the van, and serve a generous cheese, fruit, and local hand made chocolate plate during the tour.
We find that four wineries is more than enough for one afternoon, and they are very fun to run!
I would imagine you have all kinds of tours you could run for your guests! It's a greatly appreciated service for very little overhead.