For me, what stands out most about 2011 is our great customers. It was so much fun to see customers from our past lives wander in, recognize us and become regulars. I am so thankful for all of the brand new customers who gave us a try, embraced what we are doing, and also turned into regulars. So many customers also became good friends - for that, I am the most grateful!
Okay, that's as mushy as I'm getting. Here's a month by month highlight reel from our first year in business:
January: A grand opening week I will always remember - the place was jam packed!
February: The Market Wine Club is started. Jeff does an amazing job introducing new and exciting wine selections for our members every month.
March: JJ Prum tasting with Katarina Prum
April: Wine classes begin - Rich does an outstanding job and establishes a loyal group of regular attendees.
May: Peay tasting with Andy Peay.
June: Judy's (my wife) surprise birthday party. (I'm writing the blog, so I get to choose the June highlight, right?)
July: Blind wine tasting of Siduri and Novy wines with owner/winemaker Adam Lee.
August: Spoonbill release party with entertainment by Erin Bode. This was a much needed fundraiser for one of our dear friends.
September: Wildhorse Creek tasting/party.
October: Scotch Tasting.
November: Wines That Rock Release Party with music provided by The Sound Room.
December: Holiday Champagne Tasting
Wine Wars: Wine Guy Wade vs. Appellations Jayce (it was a draw)
Williams Selyem Tasting
Happy New Year Everyone!
We look forward to an even more exciting and memorable 2012!