I'm sure I'm not the easiest person in the wine business to work with - with all the moving pieces in play at all times - D&D stores, D&D catalog, D&D website, D&D private client division on top of the new projects I'm working on with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and another incredible partnership in the works that we'll launch in 2014- I'm continually working the relationships with vintners, distributors and brokers on possible allocations, pricing and deals. Last Wednesday was an evening to say thank you to all of those in the wine business that have really supported me and our program through the years. It also was a nice break for my DEAN & DELUCA wine team. Those of us in retail and in the service industry are so entrenched in helping everyone's holiday cheer, we sometimes forget to take a breather and enjoy the holiday season ourselves.
Below are a few photos from the evening. If you go to our DEAN & DELUCA Wine facebook page, check out more photos from the evening. A special thanks to the team at Press Restaurant, Distillery 209 for providing us Gin for our delicious holiday punch that Melanie Smith concocted for us, our photographer Morgan Bellinger of Move Photography and especially our own DEAN & DELUCA team for helping and supporting our program and last week's reception. Lalo, Lee and our wine sales team helped to make this holiday season great. Happy Holidays, enjoy! - Kerrin Laz, Wine Director / firstname.lastname@example.org