A Brief History
It seems to us that there has been a
need for our concept for a long time. Friends who enjoy good wine would
often have to make extra efforts in order to offer decent wines at their
private or corporate events. Those who are passionate and knowledgeable
would travel to their favorite store to hand select their wines. Others
would call and ask for suggestions, or better yet; “ Could you pick up a
few cases for us while you’re getting your own wine?” was a reoccurring
request over the years.
It appeared that the concept of a
service recommending and obtaining wine selections to compliment the
food being served at special events was viable. Especially in today’s
hectic environment, with most professionals, already short on time,
being too busy running their own companies. Other issues were not as
clear; regulatory & licensing requirements are notoriously complex in
the liquor distribution business. Can you offer a complete streamlined
service package at a competitive price? How to find unique selections;
those that represent good value, in a market already offering thousands
of products. These were some of the questions and challenges facing Paul
David, a Colorado businessman, while piecing together the concepts that
eventually evolved into
WINEPAIRINGS. Paul, who has caught a serious,
self-professed wine bug early in his life recalls: “My first exposure to
wine came from home; My Parents were European, and loved to entertain.
Special meals were always accompanied by nice wines.” Wine appreciation
is credited to his Father who told him “The best way to learn about wine
is to taste it for yourself”. A Finance graduate from Concordia
University in Montreal, Paul started collecting wines in the late 70’s.
The wine interest continued throughout a career in the Financial field
and later ownership and founding of several personal small businesses.
In 1986 Paul met his future wife Susan. While pursuing a career in the
Medical field, Susan also honed her skills in the kitchen. “The most
incredible meal”, and “An amazing dinner” are comments that were often
heard after a diner which she had prepared. “We are fortunate to have
met wonderful people who share our passions” say the couple who travel
extensively to wine growing regions in the US and abroad in search of
local wines and cuisine. “Sharing wine & food with good friends old and
new are some of our most enjoyable times”. “As time went by, we
befriended individuals in various segments of the wine and food
industry”, Says Paul. "Some of these individuals have been involved in
the wine business for many years. There where excellent networks already
in place, in all facets of the industry, from importation of wines made
by small wine grower’s, to Wholesale and retail.
WINEPAIRINGS was the logical progression". The
result: A company with affiliates in all those areas, dedicated to
making suitable wine selections for your functions easy and affordable.
With an emphasis on matching the right wine to the food being served,
you can let WINEPAIRINGS
help you make your next entertainment event