FOX 2 - St. Louis: Blending Rock and Roll with Wine
Wines That Rock partner Ron Roy was recently featured on the FOX Morning Show in St. Louis. He discussed with hosts Randi Naughton and John Pertzborn the history of the company, how we blended the worlds of wine and music and some other interesting insights when it comes to “tasting the music”.
Good Job Ron!!
OUR NEXT TASTING EVENT
...Bono, The Edge, and Mick Jagger were among those who couldn’t get enough of a Dark Side of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon, Rolling Stones Forty Licks Merlot, and a Woodstock Chardonnay. This is a great idea that someone should have thought of a long time ago: the wines come from the award winning Mendocino Wine Company with beautiful labels and the real stuff inside. Delicious.
"these are no mere novelty acts: I indulged in Forty Licks Merlot on Thanksgiving, and it went down like cherries and cinnamon; the Woodstock Chardonnay had the mineral, fruity brightness of liquid sunshine. I haven’t uncorked the Dark Side of the Moon yet, but I’m thinking I’ll have to cue it up with a Wizard of Oz screening"
This past Saturday and Sunday, Wines That Rock was out in force at 2 separate Stew Leonard's locations to pour it out and and let people try and buy Wines That Rock. It was a really fun time. So nice to let people taste and talk about the wines. We got some great reactions, comments and made a bunch of new friends. It was always a treat to see people catch a glimps of the bottles for the first time, and watch them light up as they realized what they were looking at. Never underestimate the power of Rock 'n Roll.
After tasting all 3 varietals, and putting a few bottles of Dark Side of the Moon in her shopping cart, Mary Ann rolled up her paints leg to show us her true musical passions.
Classic!! The entire Wines That Rock team really enjoyed meeting everyone. It was a fun 2 days.
Another fun moment came when Crystal was sampling The Rolling Stones Merlot. We had some videos of the Stones playing in the store, and as she took a sip and tried the wine, the lyrics of You Can't Always Get What You Want sang out:
I saw her today at the reception - A glass of wine in her hand
We all agreed it was a "sign" and Crystal grabbed a few bottles of Forty Licks Merlot. We all had a good laugh over that. Thanks Crystal.
Crystal - "It won't take 40 Licks!- Loved it!"
Lots of folk coming out mentioned where they had heard of us (Stew Leonard's Wines Website, Facebook, Twitter, The Today Show, and a bunch more), and were excited to try the wine for the fist time.
Here is a shot of our Yonkers Display
Special Thanks go out the entire Stew Leonards team at BOTH locations.
Stew Leonard's Wines of Farmingdale and Stew Leonard's Yonkers, NY
The Today show featured Wines That Rock on the Today Show this morning as one of the coolest Holiday Gifts of 2009
GQ magazine’s style editor Adam Rapoport presents some of the coolest gifts for 2009, and Wines THat Rock made the list!
"When you go to Christmas parties, and you bring a bottle of wine, the host don't remember who gave them. they forgets who brought them. They will NOT forget these - WINES THAT ROCK, you've got Pink Floyd, The Stones, Woodstock - You can't go wrong & they will NOT forget these bottles - the Wine is VERY good"
- GQ magazine’s style editor Adam Rapoport
This Saturday will mark our first ever in-store wine tasting. We are very excited and honored to be working with the legendary Stew Leonard’s as we launch Wines That Rock throughout the New York area.
We want to break the traditional mode of wine tasting and not only let the wine shine but have everyone enjoy the classic rock sounds of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and the many artists who played Woodstock. We know the Long Island wine loving crowd will enjoy our visit and this is just the start of a long, fabulous relationship.
Farmingdale - Wines That Rock Tasting at Stew Leonard’s
Saturday December 12th from 1:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m.
Stew Leonard's Wines of Farmingdale
210 Airport Plaza Blvd
Farmingdale NY 11735
On Sunday we move a little east to Westchester County and the great city of Yonkers as Stew Leonard’s keeps the Wines That Rock wine tour moving along.
Howard J and Gerry C. will be the taste-masters at this cool event and have plenty of wine stories, rock music and concert video for everyone to enjoy. With the holidays coming up we hope Wines That Rock can add a little uniqueness to everyone’s shopping list.
Yonkers - Wines That Rock Tasting at Stew Leonard’s
Sunday December 13th from Noon until 5:00 p.m.
Stew Leonard's Yonkers, NY
1 Stew Leonard Drive
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 375-4700
Saturday December 12th in Farmingdale
Sunday December 13th in Yonkers
2009's must-have music gifts from Rolling Stone Magazine
WHY YOU WANT IT: The bottles look cool, and the wine comes from the award-winning Mendocino Wine Company, which was named one of the top five wineries to watch by the San Francisco Chronicle, and garnered a lot of notice for its green practices.