20 Feb This is what we do – behind-the-scenes at Pat The Wine Guy!
When you see a recommendation here on the
Pat The Wine Guy website,
it’s not only a wine that I like.
It’s a wine that WE like.
We have at least four…sometimes as many as nine tasters…
weigh in on every wine we evaluate.
My office is in a digital content creation studio/entrepreneurial space.
I’m surrounded by editors, animators,
technology gurus and social media experts,
Thus, I mingle with smart people who have real jobs.
Three years ago when I launched PTWG,
I asked my office mates
if they’d like to taste wine and share their thoughts.
Now, three years later, our mid-afternoon tastings
have become part of our weekly routine.
It’s a win-win-win.
1. My office friends experience wine
they might not try/buy on their own.
(BTW, even though we blind taste every wine,
the office crew is getting quite good
at identifying varietals and price points.)
2. I benefit from their collective feedback.
I truly believe that mo’ palates is mo’ better
when evaluating wine.
3. We have fun.
On occasion, I’ve noticed that
the workplace efficiency quotient
has seemed to decline
after we’ve tested and evaluated three hearty reds.
But I’ve heard no complaints.
We’re working on expanding the tasting team
beyond the office.
This means you.
If you’re in the Portland area
and would like to join in
on one of our mid-afternoon, weekday tastings,
email me at email@example.com.
Let’s see if we can make this work.