Meet Tracy Clark With Town Hall

By Leeann Froese

It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to a new personality #withTownHall.  This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes they are). We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them.

This week we introduce you to Tracy Clark. Can you please say hello?

Tracy Clark

 

Tracy is the communications manager for Wines of British Columbia. Her role is media relations with key wine, food and travel media, who all help to spread the word of British Columbia’s wineries and wines.

She loves to help BC wine stories emerge, and if not at work is an avid runner and cyclist.

Can you please say hello to  with a comment – or go give this post a like or share on Facebook or Twitter.

Meet Tom Plant With Town Hall

By Leeann Froese

It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to a new personality #withTownHall.  This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes they are). We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them.

This week we introduce you to Tom Plant. Can you please say hello?

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“We’re not snobs, we just like good wine”

This is what Tom’s motto is, for his company Wineormous.

Tom’s intent is to introduce others to wineries and winemakers he and his wife Laura have found, as well as good restaurants with good wine lists, lots of photos and some good stories. He and Laura also offer intimate wine tasting tours in Temecula for up to seven people.

We got to know Tom at the last two Wine Bloggers Conferences, and we found him to be a most likeable man, so we hope that one day you can meet him too.

Can you please say hello to  with a comment – or go give this post a like or share on Facebook or Twitter.

Meet Christopher Taranto With Town Hall

By Leeann Froese

It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to a new personality #withTownHall.  This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes they are). We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them.

This week we introduce you to Christopher Taranto. Can you please say hello?

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Chris is the communications director for Paso Robles Wine Country, and we thought we would introduce you to Chris because this week has been the Wine Tourism Conference, headquartered in beautiful Paso Robles.

Chris is a knowledgeable, organized and outgoing wine lover, who also likes to surf when he is not talking wine.

Can you please say hello to  with a comment – or go give this post a like or share on Facebook or Twitter.

Meet Tarrah MacPherson With Town Hall

By Leeann Froese

It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to a new personality #withTownHall. 

This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes they are). We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them.

This week we introduce you to Tarrah MacPherson. Can you please say hello?

 

Tarrah MacPherson

Tarrah is the vice president of operations, at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in beautiful Kelowna, BC.

Tarrah loves her job and all that Summerhill stands for. It’s her role to make sure that everything runs smoothly and that every guest that visits Canada’s most-visited winery has an amazing experience.

Can you please say hello to  with a comment – or go give this post a like or share on Facebook or Twitter.

Meet Jordan Kubek and Matt Dumayne With Town Hall

By Leeann Froese

It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to a new personality #withTownHall. 

This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes they are). We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them.

This week we introduce you to two people: Jordan Kubek and Matt Dumayne, winemakers at Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland. Can you please say hello?

Jordan Kubek  and Matt Dumayne, winemakers at Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland

Jordan Kubek and Matt Dumayne, winemakers at Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland

We’ve interrupted them in the middle of their hard work at harvest.

Jordan makes the sparkling wines at Okanagan Crush Pad, including the Bub and Baby Bub. Every time you enjoy a glass of that delicious sparkler you can envision the winemaker.

Matt, the chief winemaker, makes Haywire wines as well as the wines for the winery’s custom crush clients.

A NOTE ABOUT MATT

According to one wine critic, Matt puts the ‘wild’ in Haywire’s ‘wild ferment’. Matt is originally from New Zealand, so he sports a nice accent, and he also has a bushy blonde beard and many tattoos. Is this why he is ‘wild’? Maybe. Or it could be because of the work he is doing in the cellar – things not yet done in the Okanagan, with natural winemaking, orange wine, and the use of clay amphorae, to name a few…

MEET MATT! 

Wine and dine with Chief Winemaker, Matt Dumayne, at Swirl Wine Store in White Rock for a winemakers dinner.

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Place: Swirl Wine Store White Rock – 15222 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC

Tickets: $99 | purchase tickets by calling Swirl Wine Store White Rock at 604.531.0038

MENU

Tasting Menu Catered by Uli’s Restaurant with the help of Beast & Brine

To start: Butter Roasted Squash Tartlet with Crispy Schinkenspeck paired with Haywire The Bub

First course: Curried Bacon Broth with Clams and Whitefish paired with Bartier Bros Semillon

Second course: Smoked Chicken Crepes Rainbow Carrots & Leeks paired with Haywire Switchback Pinot Gris

Third course: Crouque Monsieur paired with Haywire Rosé

Fourth course: Elk and Onion Ravioli paired with Haywire Gamay Noir

Fifth course: Honey Ginger Poached Pear paired with Haywire Baby Bub

To finish: Lieutenant Governor’s Award Winning Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir with a little treat

Can you please say hello to them with a comment below – or go give this post a like or share on Facebook or Twitter.