January 22, 2015
Last Wednesday, January 14th, Carol and I traveled to Houston to invest two and a half days marketing our wines with the help of Spec’s Rodney Brown. Rodney is our best representative, plus a great guy!
December 10, 2014
Last Tuesday, December 2nd, Carol and I played host to a charity dinner auctioned off at the annual “Fred’s Foot Step” charity golf tournament held at the Philadelphia Country Club on September 22nd. This fundraiser honors Fred DiBona’s legacy here in the Delaware Valley. Fred DiBona was the President of Blue Cross in the Philadelphia
December 1, 2014
On Tuesday, November 25th, the Creative Financial Group (CFG) and the Vermeil Wines Group (VWG) teamed up for one of their wine and dinner events in downtown Philadelphia. Bernie Audet and Joe Neselli Jr. represented CFG and Bill Kirtsos, Tom Ward and I represented VWG. If you have been following my Coach’s Corner updates, you will recognize we have been hosting these events at least twice a year – one in the Philadelphia area, and one in Palm Beach, Florida.
November 25, 2014
Carol and I are sitting on a plane flying home from a three-day whirlwind trip into and out of San Jose, California, where I was inducted into the city of San Jose’s Sports Hall of Fame. It was a very special night in that I know personally thirty-one of the ninety former inductees. I was one of four honored by the Sports Authority Board, but before I detail last night, I thought I would take you through our three-day experience.
October 17, 2014
I have not filed an entry into my Coach’s Corner blog since we got home from our Napa Valley trip in September, so I’m taking a few moments to bring those of you who are interested up-to-date.
September 15, 2014
Carol and I are back from two weeks in the Napa Valley, so I thought I would bring you up-to-date with what’s going on in Calistoga. I’m not going to detail the events in that it would take up too much space on our web site, (plus it would probably bore you to death), therefore I’m going to summarize our eventful days!
August 21, 2014
I mentioned at the end of my last entry that Carol and I were heading to Houston for three days of VWG business to host five separate events. Well, with all events behind me now, as I bring you up to date, I’m pleased to report four of the five events were very successful.
August 18, 2014
Last Friday evening, April 8th, Carol and I drove over to the “mainline” to host a Vermeil wine dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steak House and Wine Bar, located at 555 East Lancaster Ave. in Radnor, PA, 19086 (610-688-9463). Our neighbors Joe & Valerie Crivelle went along to add a personal touch to the event. Drew Edelmayer, Regional Service Manager, and Michele Demsky, Manager, really had the dining room well organized. The event sold out (approximately 50 people) so we were all pleased.
July 21, 2014
Last night, July 16th, I had the pleasure of helping host the Second Annual Vermeil Wines Dinner at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor in New Jersey. The Club is located at 9001 Sunset Drive in Stone Harbor, NJ (609-368-1201). Trying to match last year’s event was tough, but I think due to the leadership of General Manager, Peter Miner and club members, Sherri Lantz and Mary Donnelly, they actually got it done!
July 16, 2014
Carol and I are back from our California trip having spent one day in San Francisco, three and a half days in Yosemite, three and a half days on Pinecrest Lake with our very old and close friends, Bob and Barbara Gauchran, before closing our trip with the same amount of time in Calistoga. As we usually do, we stayed with our even older friends and business partners, Don and Mickey Luvisi. All periods of time were too short.