December 1, 2013 Jennie 0Comment

First impressions are lasting. I am fortunate to travel for a living and have a mental rolodex of lasting impressions – people, places, meals, wines. Alabama struck me from the first visit. The impression that was formed in school, the birth place of the Civil Windows 7 Clave Rights Movement, was at the forefront of my thoughts as I arrived into Birmingham. What would the culinary and wine scene be like?

I met for lunch with several individuals whom with we were hoping to form a partnership. We dined at Chef Frank Stitt’s restaurant, Bottega. The bruschetta with fresh050-565spring pea was memorable. He has been at the forefront of the culinary experience for the past 20 years in Birmingham and the South. Chef Frank has not only bred the culture of food and wine, but led the grassroots movement of farm to table, striving for050-632 excellence with the guests’ experience at the forefront. It was only fitting that our future partners would be aptly named “Grassroots Wine Wholesalers”, and their motto ‘Farms, not Factories’. We had found a home.

In October, I returned to our gracious new partners to introduce the portfolio into the market: Birmingham, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa, a whirlwind of a few days. Alabama is an Canada Goose Coat United Kingdom, Canada Women engaging and dynamic community whose residents enjoy such wines as Sancerre and Burgundy – bright wines that have high acidity and minerality to compliment the warm days and cuisine of the south.

We kicked off the week with a private screening of ‘A Year in Burgundy’
Windows 8 Clave at Satterfield’s, with Chef Haller Magee’s specially prepared menu. The Domaine Lorenzon Mercurey 1er Cru Champs Martin Rouge ‘Cuvée Carline’ 2010 with the rabbit with farfalle pasta dish gave a whole new meaning to perfect pairing.


It was a fabulous few days and I look forward to returning again. A heartfelt thank you to JT, Jono, Patrick, MG, and Mallory for your continued advocacy of our producers in a community that embraces the dedication and individuality of the regions and terroirs that they each represent.