We know that most of you are out of the area…but thought you might enjoy the comments from Drew’s desk! All of the tasting notes are now ready online at www.carpevinoauburn.com – Wine Club – Wine Club Tasting Notes.
With Gary on a much needed hiatus, we had to make a call to the bullpen and I (Drew) have been chosen to write the tasting notes for August. I gave it my best effort, so don’t mind the grammatical errors or the overuse of “…” but I write like I speak and it is what it is. I found the hardest part of writing the tasting notes is writing this intro…so as I was contemplating what to write I realized that in about 10 days we will be celebrating our 11th year in business! Let’s go with that.
I consider myself extremely lucky because I love what I do and if it wasn’t for (more people than just Gary and I) taking a risk, a lot of hard work and bit of luck, I wouldn’t be able to say that. I also have the privilege/pleasure of working with both of my parents on a daily basis. The common adage has been “don’t ever work with family” but after about 10 years of figuring things out, this past year has been amazing! Over 11 years…so much has happened here at Carpe Vino from just owning a wine bar and coffee shop in 2002 to be a top-rated restaurant nationwide today. Things that you forget about like starting with only 3 employees to now over 22 employees or ZERO wine club members to nearly 900 members today. If there is one thing that I appreciate most, it’s the fact that we took an amazing building, in an amazing town and transformed it from a decrepit state into something that has become a landmark bringing happiness to so many people.
What I am trying to say as that I appreciate the family (nuclear, extended, employees & customers) that Carpe Vino has been able to create. We started as a family business 11 years ago and even though we have grown I still feel like it is a family every time I walk through the door. I hope you feel that way too.
I hope you enjoy this month’s wine selection and thank you for being such an important of Carpe Vino!