So I am a month into the job now, and (in case anyone was interested) I thought I would write a quick blog post to talk about a couple of things about my development and how the shop is going.
I write this with a slightly weary head after we sampled lots of new and exciting wines last night, so forgive me if I ramble. It is a terrible chore sometimes this job. A night of free wine and cheese and I still moan, I think my mother would be disappointed. There are some fantastic new lines coming into the store, though, so please keep an eye out for updates, especially in the Pinot Gris/Grigio, Pinot Noir and organic ranges. It makes it all worth it in the end.
So how am I getting on with my learning I hear you all ask! (Or I hope you are). Obviously Paul would be the man to ask but in my opinion things are going well. I can tell you the Barossa is superb for Shiraz; Tasmania is leading the way in Pinot Noir and that arguably the best Semillon in the world comes from the Hunter Valley. There are a few more things I have learnt so far but you’ll have to visit me in the shop and have a chat to reap the benefits of my knowledge! I have a course beginning in December so after that I would really like people to come in so I can flex my newly developed wine muscles (my partner is starting to roll her eyes already when I start talking about it!).
Where I learn most things however is the events we hold here in store. Lolo hosted a French Masterclass a couple of weeks ago and did a superb job. I learnt a lot (even though I was working) and the guests who joined us had a lot of fun too. The organic night coming up (Fri 30th Oct) should prove to be just as educational and enjoyable so I hope to see some of our regulars coming to join us!