3.15pm, Friday 10th Feb, Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC
Well, folks, we’re on the downhill run with our time in New York, and this morning we did the big two-hour presentation to the complete New York City sales team with our new distributors for this part of the world – Winebow. Not only did we cover the Barossa and Yalumba’s place in it, we also fielded questions about water, the wine glut, the rise and fall of the ‘critter’ or ‘ghost’ brands from Australia, and what on earth a “Strapper” is (seeing as it’s right there in lights on our new Grenache Shiraz Mataro blend)!
I think it’s safe to say that the crew are now the complete unit on u,s wine and history wise – what we do and where we do it.
A massive thank you is due here to the boys that took me out into the trade as an unknown entity – that would be Marko, John and Ryan – as well as the reps who let me go into their accounts on my own! Thanks Adam and Michael. I still have two jobs this evening with Spencer – the “wine broker of Brooklyn” – at Five Leaves and Kiwiana, and I have no doubt it’s going to be the across-the-East-River-icing on what’s been a great trip to New York cake!
It’s probably not a bad time to be getting out of town either, as we had snow flurries the evening before last – good thing I bought those non slip waterproof boots three days ago after keeping an eye on The Weather Channel – and the way the temperature is dropping right now with those wispy clouds covering the sun, makes me think more snow is not far away.
So later on when I’m back in Manhattan, I’m going to burn the midnight oil and get all my blogs and bookwork done for the last week – keep an eye out for the Kiwiana stuff – so that I can play tourist tomorrow before heading to Toronto on Sunday.
See ya from “Little Poland” here on Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint – at the Nassau Avenue stop on the G Train!