Finding the right bottle of wine to go with a meal or a special occasion can be a challenging. With so many options, flavors, varieties, and prices, it can be very difficult to find a wine that is suitable to taste preferences and other requirements. Some consumers do not even know where to begin and often hesitate to invest in a bottle of wine that may look appealing on the outside, but may prove not so palatable once the cork is popped.
Here in Houston, a local retailer has found a solution to the problem. The business is Growler’s Beer and Wine to Go on Montrose and it has solicited help for finding the right wine from two well- respected wine sommeliers in the local area.
“Who knows more about wine, and the wine tastes of Houstonians, than Sommeliers at Houston’s many fine restaurants?” asks Doug Bunze, Manager of Growler’s Beer and Wine To Go. Bunze’s solution was to retain the services of two sommeliers in the city of Houston to select all of the wine offered in the store.
And who are these stewards of the vine? They happen to be Vanessa Treviño-Boyd of Philippe Restaurant and Phil’s Wine Lounge and Jason Sherman of Brennan’s of Houston. Trevino- Boyd has been named “Houston’s Best Sommelier” by the Houston Press and she is ranked as one of the top ten new sommeliers in the nation by Food and Wine Magazine. Jason Sherman is an advanced sommelier and a highly sought- after wine expert in the Houston area. Trevino- Boyd and Sherman together manage the “Sommelier Select Series of Wine” program at Growler’s
Growler’s Beer and Wine to Go has a system in place that lets consumers discover the best wines and see which of the two sommeliers selected a specific wine. The way the Sommelier Select Series of Wine program works is simple: All a customer has to look for is a sticker on each bottle, containing Trevino-Boyd or Sherman’s signature. This verifies the individual that selected each bottle.
“Because our signatures are on each bottle, we stake our reputations on each and every bottle of wine in the store.” said Treviño-Boyd. Sherman added, “These are the wines that Sommelier’s have in their personal collections.”
Bunze emphasizes the peace of mind that such a system instills in the consumer.
“Vanessa and Jason have taken the guesswork and risk out of buying wine. Because they’ve personally selected every bottle of wine and wine that is on tap, our customers can select wine with confidence that it will be great, and a good value.” said Bunze.
Growler’s Beer and Wine to Go has already established itself as the go- to retail spot for fresh craft beer on tap and with the enlisting of wine sommeliers Trevino-Boyd and Sherman, customers can count on the perfect growler of wine as well, at an affordable price. Stop by the store at 1005 Waugh Blvd in Houston when you get the chance, and let Trevino-Boyd and Sherman guide you to the perfect bottle of wine for any occasion.
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