March 26, 2015
The Vermeil Wines part of this business trip started with a lunch with Dave Prieto, our J. Woods distributor rep at Sundance Steakhouse in Palo Alto. Sundance carries a couple of our wines on their wine list, so I always try to stop in there when I’m in the area. Aron Fletcher is the managing partner of Sundance, and they do a great job.
March 20, 2015
On March 17th, Carol and I, plus our son David Vermeil and neighbors Joe and Valerie Crivelle, hosted a Vermeil Wines dinner at the old, historic Blue Bell Inn that has just gone through major restoration.
February 9, 2015
On the Wednesday before Super Bowl XLIX, I flew into Phoenix, Arizona. I was scheduled to participate in the Super Bowl Radio Row on Thursday, January 29th and spend the day talking football and marketing Vermeil Wines.
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.