Happy 4th of July! I hope this finds you surrounded by friends, family, and your 4th of July traditions!
It was a big week in Oregon. We have reopened. Having restrictions in some capacity for 16 months, made me reflect on so many things that had to be thought about during COVID. It may not have seemed obvious but countless hours and thought went into what marketing materials we used..did they accurately reflect restrictions like masks and distancing. There were so many pre COVID marketing materials that we were not able to use. A great example is the video above. We can finally gather together again.
It is a new month, new menu, new gift for joining the Wine Club, and an update on the travel opportunity to Sicily. Enjoy.
NEW MONTH, NEW MENU, NEW FLIGHTS
Cool off with our July menu featuring a peach and burrata salad, honeydew gazpacho, tabbouleh with curry-spiced chicken tenders, a hot dog smothered in kimchi, and The Perfect Pairing: seared salmon with savoy cabbage & orzo pasta in a spiced Dijon cream sauce topped with crispy sweet potato paired with the 2017 La Chenaie Riesling. And yes, the hot dog and bubbles were an inspiration from the Better Homes and Garden article I shared last week!
Have you ever wondered how we select the wines each month for the flight? Well, it starts with an educational theme picked by April, our Director of Business Development and Education. For example, July’s theme is Eola-Amity Hills. Then I select wines to support the education so in this case, they are all from vineyards in the Eola Amity Hills. The team gets trained on the topic. One night after work, they blind taste the wines for the flight. Why blind? To make them really focus on what they are tasting, what they like about the wines and what differences they notice. They receive technical data on the wines as well. They finish by picking the order that the wines should be poured in on the flight. Just like everything at Brooks, there is intention, focus and education.
JOIN THE WINE CLUB AND GET THIS AWESOME SUMMER SET
We have partnered with CamelBak for this perfect summertime wine bottle and tumbler set. Join the Wine Club between now and the end of August, and receive this awesome gift. The bottle holds a full bottle of wine and the tumblers are 12oz. The bottle and tumblers are insulated to keep your wine cool during the warm summer months. These will be shipped at the time of sign-up. Here is a link to the Wine Club to learn more. Have questions or need assistance? Ask [email protected], our Director of Wine Club Happiness! She personally tested these out for you 🙂
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY WITH BROOKS
Thank you to all that have signed up for the October Sicily trip. There are spots left so if you are considering it, now is the time! Remember the max group size is 24.
My husband, David, and I will be on the Sicily trip as well as the extension to the Amalfi Coast.
It still seems surreal to be talking about traveling. I hope you can join us!
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