Welcome to GreatWineShops.com, I hope you’ll return often and even subscribe to our new blog.
Why wine shops? Well, to me a great wine shop is one of the most important necessities of life. In fact, having access to several is the wine geeks last requisite. I travel on business often to all parts of our country and in past years even all parts of the world. One of my evening passions, while away from home, is the discovery of new and unique wine shops. Add to that the fact that while there is plenty written about wine, wineries, wine education, etc. and I try my best to read all, there is little written about wine shops and each shop personality (you wine nuts know exactly what I mean). So, to fill that void, have a little fun and enjoyment and share some knowledge of these wonderful establishments, I decided to pen GreatWineShops.
Beginning this evening and several times a month after this… takes effect you may read profiles and fun facts of wine shops throughout the U.S. and from time to time other parts of the world as well. I’ll talk about the shops unique qualities and sometimes those of the owner and/or certain employees. I’ll discuss special promotions, difficult to source wines, dates of tastings and other tidbits I consider relevant. Of course, I’ll offer all necessary contact information . This blog is not intended to rate wine shops. If the shop in profiled on this site, it will be worthy of your time should you happen by. So jump on board and learn about the many outstanding wine retailers in distant places and give a visit if ever you’re in said town.
Because this is my inaugural blog and an introduction of sorts, tonight I discuss only one wine shop. In future posts, I’ll share thoughts and photos of two or three in different geographical locations. Enjoy!
Number one reason – customer service and they have treated people well for 20 years. Pogo’s staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I first happened in to Pogo’s about 3 years ago. Just caught a glimpse of the store driving down Loves Lane, so I popped in and an hour later I departed. I knew then it was a special place. First, and most important, the staff knows and shows its stuff. They will guide you, based on your criteria, not theirs, to the wine you seek. Next on the list, the store has the very best choice of wines. You’ll find the best of the high-end coupled with the best in value wines. From Barbera to Zinfandel and all those in the middle every varietal, every rating, every country and every region, their all there.
Today, as I write this inaugural blog, Pogo’s has an in store tasting featuring wines that will make your palate dance in anticipation of the touch of anyone of these wines. The line up:
2007 O’Shaughnessy Cab, Napa Howell Mountain RP 95 points (one of my personal favorites).
2007 l’Ecole NO 41 Perigee Estate Seven Hills Vineyard Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley WA RP 93 points.
2007 Beau Vigne Cab Juliet Napa Valley RP 93 points.
If only I had been in BIG “D” today.
Pogo’s will be added to GreatWineShops.com directory.