Friday, October 28, 2011
It's been a while since we've "chatted" and I thought I'd share some really incredible news with y'all. I am opening my first Wine Bar/ restaurant/ wine school in Greenwich CT this holiday season! It will be called the Wine Lab (a double Entendre due to my background in Pharmaceuticals, Wine, and my trusty Guiding Eyes Dog, Elvis- Labrador Extraordinaire).
I will be featuring sustainably farmed wines from around the world, and emphasizing local, organic cuisine, meats, and cheeses in a "Tapas" format. The decor will be sustainable too- picture chandeliers made from melted, recycled brown and green glass wine bottles, water glasses made from the bottom of a Bordeaux bottle, recycled cork ceiling to absorb chatter, and a gorgeous 30-seat private dine-in glass wine cellar surrounded by the world's most coveted collector's wines.
I am a believer in education wherever possible, and for that reason, more than 40 wines will be available by the glass, each available as a half glass or taste, full glass, or a "Flight" of 4 different selections customized to your palate and budget. Try "The Scholar Flight" with FOUR wines for $12, or go for gold with the "PhD Flight" for $40, including some of the rarest wines available for your enjoyment.
VIPs will be accomodated in our exclusive private dine-in wine cellar- the perfect place to entertain clients, hold meetings using our flat screen monitors, or host the perfect dinner party for you and your wine-loving friends. Private Wine lockers are available for those who wish for this service. Weekly wine and spirits tasting classes will be held, and open to the public.
Love technology? We've got you covered with our cool IPad menus, with links to all of our featured wineries, farms, and cheesemakers. See videos of our chef preparing each menu item, and forward recipes to yourself and friends at home (make them jealous!) Post pics of you and friends while dining to Facebook! Like the wine you tried? FREE delivery of that wine the following day from one of our preferred wine retailers. We've got you covered. No more fumbling for a napkin to write down the name of that delicious wine you tried!
Lastly, philanthropy is at the heart of the Wine Lab (after all it is named after my very cool Guide Dog). Cool T-shirts and wine accessories with our adorable WINE LAB logo are available for sale, with the net proceeds going to the wonderful dogs and people at Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Westchester, NY. Thanks to the folks at Guiding Eyes, I've been able to pursue my dream of owning a successful, fun business involving my greatest passion- WINE and People!!!
-Amy & Elvis