|Artisan Wine Depot|
Christine Tran and her brother James work with you to learn your palate and make personalized recommendations. This is absolutely the secret to their grand success. Their following of paying customers now number in the thousands. They can also assist you with proper food pairings to make your romantic dinner for two or party of 50 a complete success.
|Papillon - Orin.Swift|
Full disclosure-Our family has been a client of Artisan Wine Depot since April 2009, our customer number is in the 2-digit range and extremely satisfied due mainly in part to their excellence in matching their recommendations to our taste interests. James and Christine really have a great set up, you do not need to be, or pretend to be a wine "snob". Start out with a couple of bottles and learn what you like. The friendly and knowlegable staff is eager to help you with your selections and develop a new personal passion.
During the holiday season they offer a few select gift packs that are truly unique. Last year we purchased some Veuve Cliquot Champagne accompanied by two champagne flutes encased in a floating maritime carrier and had them shipped long distance to some very happy friends. <hic>
I attended a Champagne tasting this week from the House of Henriot, one of the last remaining family-owned Champagne houses in France. We were lucky that on this night Hector (chef extrodiaire) was on hand with rock-my-world food pairings: smoked salmon toast points, cauliflower panna cotta and oysters in a mignonette sauce.
Promise me to get started now by browsing their online inventory, enter your email address for tasting event announcements (click) allowing you to also taste before you buy.
UPDATE: Second location opening in November so you can sip away in glamorous surroundings.
"Drink Quality, Pay Less"