Wineguys Radio February 4th 2012 Aiko Pops
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Who said you have to follow the Rules?
In the Wine World we have no Rules!!!
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Thanks to Divino Wine and Spirits (www.divinowine.com/) for accommodating Wineguys TV. Today William Davis of Wineguys TV sits down with Pedro Branco to talk about the wines and the Ports of Quinta do Portal. About: Quinta do Portal is a family fine winemaking company that embraced with passion the “Boutique Winery” concept. We proudly produce DOC Douro wines, premium Port Wines and Moscatel. This project that started in the early 90’s of the XX century, had on its base a centenary estate where our family has been producing Port since the last years of the XIX century. Our commitment to the production of quality wines has been, since the first moment, the heart and soul of Quinta do Portal. This effort, passion and dedication have been recognized both at a national and international level during the course of the years. Please visit them at www.quintadoporto.com to learn so much more about them. Go Buy some Porto!!!
Each week we post an article from “DearWineBuyer”. Why? We like them…
I secretly love it when a Winebuyer thinks he or she could do my job better than I. Or when they scamper off to try their hand at winemaking because they “know what sells.” Yes, my job probably does look pretty easy, doesn’t it? I just fill a bag with the hundreds of samples I have on hand at any given moment just to fulfill your whims, I travel all over the world to visit my wineries (snort), and the most effort I exert in a day is heaving this bag around. Cake walk, right?
And then inevitably, somewhere down the line Winebuyer learns the hard way that this job isn’t just pouring bottles, reciting wine facts, and smiling pretty. Check your smug Sommelier certification at the door because I guarantee that’s not getting you anywhere.
Note: REPublic posts are reader-submitted
Dear Wine Buyer,
Thank you for showing me how extremely interested you are in my company by asking me consistently to help you get a job. I know how you think that what I do is all bells and whistles, and you would have such an easy time doing my job. Hopefully you could even show me how you would do it better than me.
Yes, I agree that your job can be kind of boring and there can be a little stress for you here and there, but I also know that you work 35 hours a week and are always home for dinner. You would no doubt do my job better than me without having to work at least 60 hours a week minimum, and then going home to study for the wines you are going to bring out to sample the next day. Most likely you could even figure out how to drive less than 150 miles a day, and surely you would never have someone blow off an appointment after you drove 20 miles out of the way to see them.
I sincerely appreciate that you do have a fair amount of wine knowledge that you have acquired from me and my kind from our researching the great selling points for you to make your job easier. My company sincerely appreciates all that you do for us by letting me have less than five percent of your wine list, and we are greatly in your debt for the 15 cases you bought from me last year. It truly is spectacular that your club has such a great demand for my wines that you had to have every one of those cases the very same day you ordered it. I do suppose that I am in your debt for meeting one of your owners at a tasting elsewhere, and…. Read “The Rest Of the Story”