Alternative, Boxed Wine, Flexible Pouch, News
It was very satisfying to read Master Sommelier and Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants’ Director of Wines Emily Wines’ post regarding her love of box wine and other alternative wine packaging. For years we have been talking about the virtues of using box wine in hotels and restaurants but the discussion rarely goes beyond using BIB for cooking wine. Aside from the obvious appeal of using a wine with a lighter carbon footprint, the freshness factor of wines dispensed from BIB ensures that guests will truly enjoy their glass of wine. This also comes into play with the use of wines on tap. Emily writes, “In many of Kimpton’s restaurants we are experimenting with wine on tap. The wines we serve are all from small boutique wineries known for extreme high quality. We love that every glass served is as fresh as the first from the keg. Our bartenders also love not having their garbage cans stuffed with empty bottles at the end of the night.” We will be checking back in with Emily to see how things develop as wines on tap become more mainstream. Kudos to Emily and to Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants for moving beyond the bottle!
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- Emily Wines Master Sommelier and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Director of Wines
Jennifer has over three decades of experience in the wine industry, which includes national sales, distribution management, wine buying and supplier relations, and importing to hands-on wine blending and production strategy. Fluent in French and Italian from attaining major and minor degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, Jennifer has traveled extensively throughout the major wine regions in Europe, South America and New Zealand on behalf of employers and clients. She was the Vice President and National Sales Manager for Wine Distributors and Wine Imports based in San Francisco. She worked for wine importers Bercut Vandervoort and Company, and her practice prior to Tincknell & Tincknell had clients that included Hanzell Vineyards, Private Cellars/Four Vines Inc., and Dufour & Company. National sales strategy, imports, integration of national sales with marketing and direct sales, human resources development and training, and product strategy is of particular interest and specialization for her at Tincknell & Tincknell, Wine Sales and Marketing Consultants.