Real Estate and The Thirst Quencher

Real Estate and The Thirst Quencher

Posted on Jun, 07. 2010 by

Categories: Wine

Many of you may know that my wife Lisa and I just bought a new house in Esmont, Virginia. We are very excited about this. Since last week when we closed on the house we have spent every spare minute down there cleaning, mowing, scraping and painting and we have a long way to go.

Before I get into the wine I have for you today, a wine that has been integral in the work process, I want to tell you about one of the coolest and best parts of being in The Wine Guild. I have worked with several real estate agents in this town but I did not realize that I had no idea what a real estate agent was until I began working with Keith Davis from Nest Realty Group. I met Keith through the Guild and before he became my real estate agent we had become friends and wine drinking cohorts. The smartest thing Lisa and I did in this home buying process was working with Keith and now we are happily in the right house. Furthermore our Real Estate Lawyer was also a Guild member and provided another fantastically smooth experience for us, thank you to Larry McElwain of Parker, McElwain and Jacobs. We are having our kitchen remodeled and are working with one of the nicest guys you ever would want to meet Wayne Murphy of Wainwright Tile also a Guild member. And finally we will be working with Guild Board member Stephanie Williams to design and build our new Wine Cellar.

I am not simply trying to plug these folks and their fine service. Many people we talked to in and out of the Guild would say of all of them, “best in the business.” What I want to express here is the fine relationships and networking potential the social aspect of the Guild has provided for me and for many others. This is one of the unexpected favorite parts of the Wine Guild for me and I hope it is something that will benefit all of our members.

A Guild Member Business Directory:

Because of this excellent networking potential we on the Board have decided to ask that any person in the Guild who would like to make other Guild members aware of their business please write in and tell us. We will create a section of this web site for referrals and connections to facilitate these relationships. Include all the information you can about your business and it would not hurt a single bit to mention an offer to Guild members for special consideration (for instance you all get member pricing on wine at my restaurant Rev Soup any time).

And now the wine…

The wine that I have literally been gulping away while slapping paint on walls in our new home is the 2009 Dragon Rose from Provence. Now to my mind and the mind of many of us here on the board, there are 2 types of Rose. You have heard me say this before, there are the real wine rose’s like the Mordoree Tavel which is delicious and big with lots to think about like any real wine. And then there are the “Thirst Quencher Rose’s” which are light in color, almost a greyish pink often or other times lightly tinted yellow pink like onion skins. These wines are low in alcohol, crisp, fresh and when done correctly they are the most refreshing thing we can get in our oppressively hot Virginia summers.

We have offered the Dragon Rose before in other vintages. That is because it is a consistently excellent wine. the 2009 is the best I have tasted from them to my memory, either that or the extra heat and humidity has made the need of this wine so much more keen on my senses.

Anyway, this is a great light Provence Rose that I recommend for all summer needs.

2009 Dragon Rose
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $9.90 • Premier Cru: $10.35 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $13.50
Buy this wine!

3 Responses to “Real Estate and The Thirst Quencher”

  1. Michael Davis

    07. Jun, 2010

    Huge congrats on the new house! Thanks for having us down this weekend. The Dragon was delicious on a hot Sunday afternoon.

    I’m also glad to see the Member Business Directory getting started. It’s something we’ve been talking about on the board for a while now.

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