Yep, I'm running around like a headless chicken right now, which is my excuse for a lack of posting recently. As it turns out, starting a business is quite demanding on your time and energy. However, I did get the chance to play a little this last weekend. Friday night, I taught a class for some friends that were holding a fundraiser for their children's private school. Good wine was had, and everyone had a great time (I hope). Saturday was the June installment of Saint Louis Wine Therapy, and the theme was bubbly wines. I am happy to report that my favorite everyday bubbly (Gruet Demi Sec) easily went toe-to-toe with many of the "regular" Champagnes that are out there, and for 1/4 of the price. The wine of the night was a 1989 Cliquot Grande Dame Rose, probably the best Champagne I have ever tried. Sunday was the Slow Food Lambstravaganza event that Nicole and I volunteered to work. 8 chefs, 2 lambs, 73 people eating, awesome!
So, back to the business stuff- I drove to Jeff City yesterday to submit for my State liquor license. It sounds like the head state guy will sign off on it today, and it will get mailed to me this afternoon. As for the warehouse mess, I found a new warehouse and office space in Fenton (and also in Jefferson County- so I don't have to deal with STL County anymore), so today I have already met with the Fire Extinguisher company (file that under "miscellaneous unexpected expenses), my previous landlord, a carpet guy, and I still have to meet with the Fire Chief, AT&T, ADT, etc, etc, etc. I complain, but it's actually a lot of fun figuring all of this out.
Hopefully, I will be able to report that I have all licenses in hand by the end of the week, and can sell you some wine!