Traveling Vineyard brings the wine tasting experience home


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Travel, Wine | Posted on 13-10-2017


Imagine if you could tour some of the greatest vineyards in the world, hopping from winery to winery and tasting every red, white, and sparking wine variety they have to offer. What if you could do all of this without leaving your living room? That’s the idea behind Traveling Vineyard.

Traveling Vineyard hosted their first in home wine tasting in 2001. Ever since then, they’ve been growing fast. Their model of laid-back, in home wine tasting parties makes wine fun, social, and accessible, and gives people the opportunity to try great wines from around the world with a sommelier and without a plane ticket.

The Traveling Vineyard’s website,, is informative and very easy to navigate. People interested in hosting a party can easily submit their information on the site to be paired with a local wine guide and plan their tasting. This also makes it simple for Traveling Vineyard’s wine guides to book tastings, a win-win.

Hosting a Traveling Vineyard party is simple and free for the host.

First, the host visits to find a Traveling Vineyard wine guide. This will be the tour guide to wine tasting.

Next, the host picks a date for the tasting party.

Then, the host works with the wine guide to select the five wines to include in the tasting. This could be selected around a theme such as Cabernet, wines from particular region, or even a particular year. Traveling Vineyard’s social media like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are a great place for hosts to find inspiration.

The wines provided by Traveling Vineyard are exclusively distributed through the company. Guests at the tasting will have the opportunity to purchase the wines they taste, which usually retail around $15-20 per bottle.

Once the guide, date, and wines are picked out, the host invites his or her guests. Traveling Vineyard recommends around 15 or more guests for each party. A wine tasting is a fun option for a girls night, a birthday party, a couples dinner party, a reunion weekend, or even a get-together with co-workers.

The Traveling Vineyard wine guide provides the wine and glasses for the tasting. The host provides the ambiance. During the tasting, guests will have the opportunity to try each of the 5 wines and learn about the science of pairing food and wine.

Hosts and wine guides can discuss good hors d’oeuvres to serve at the tasting ahead of time. The party can be as formal or casual as the host would like.

On the day of the party, the Traveling Vineyard wine guide will arrive with the the wines to taste and buy, and fun, informative tools to help guests learn more about wine. Cheers!

Andy Wirth Assumes Chair of Reno Airport Board


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Business, In the news, Travel | Posted on 23-07-2015

In Reno the Tahoe/Reno Airport Authority Board has gotten a rather drastic make over with the addition of three new members, including a new chairman, according to the Sierra Sun. Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski/Alpine Meadows, is assuming the position of Chairman for the board. Wirth, though the most experienced member to be added, was far from the only one. Lisa Gianoli, Jenifer Rose and Jessica Sferazza rounded out the addition of the new members that took their positions on July 9th.

Wirth wasted little time in acclimating himself to the position. Wirth started out by releasing a statement that espoused the boards ideals while touting his own work ethic, “New people will bring new ideas that can help take our airport to a higher level.” and of course he is correct. Listed below are the credentials of the new members.

Lisa Gianoli was appointed by the Washoe County and she runs a government relations consulting firm that works to represent local government officials. She has worked for over a decade as a Financial Analyst in Washoe. Jenifer Rose is the CEO of the locally run shop, It’s My Community Store. She focuses on business-to-business sales while working locally with charities. Finally, Jessica Sferazza founded the company JESSCONVLLC where she works as a consultant to help local businesses.

Despite the immense talent and professional credentials of the prior members it is Wirth who stole the show on day one. Wirth has cultivated his name as an excellent business manager who knows how to work both air travel and tourism thanks to his work with the Squaw Valley Ski Resort. His commitment to expanding his business, including the new lift going between Alpine and Squaw, has made him one of the most successful business leaders in the area.

Wirth told the assembled crowd that he was “honored to represent the RSCVA” and that his work as Chairman would be “vital to our regional economy”. Wirth went on to espouse how important it is to work with the ski, gaming, and business industries in order to cultivate a healthy business plan to keep the state and county booming. He didn’t forget to address the other members who were appointed alongside him, either. Wirth said that they were excited to be, “adding very experienced and talented people” who would be “dedicated to enhancing travel to and from our region” and the board is looking better than ever.

The Antique Wine Company looks to increase global sales


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Culture, Fine Wine, Travel, Wine | Posted on 06-02-2015

Since being founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams, The Antique Wine Company has grown into one of the most respected and important fine wines sellers in the World. The company is thought to have more than 10,000 bottles of the finest vintages of wine still in existence in its cellars at any time and regularly sees records broken for its range of fine wines. The addition of a number of new executives towards the end of 2014 was designed to allow more and more sales and services from The Antique Wine Company to be undertaken in new markets, such as Asia.

In October 2014, John-Philippe Guillot was added to the team at The Antique Wine Company in a bid to increase the number of sales and clients the company works with in the emerging Asian market for fine wine collections. Guillot has over ten years of experience in the Asian fine wine market and was added to The Antique Wine Company team in a bid to attract more and more clients from this market in the near future. The market for fine wines in Asia is growing as the economy on the continent continues to grow and lead the World in the rise of many nations on the continent.

The inclusion of the Asian market as an expanding area for The Antique Wine Company has been completed in a bid to add to the more than 20,000 clients the company has in over 70 countries around the World. The Antique Wine Company has grown at an extraordinary rate over recent years as the company has seen its impressive cellar planning service become a major feature of its growth, with Viscount David Linley, cabinet maker to the British Royal Family designing a series of cellar cabinets for clients of the company.