Consulting Services

VinoQuest offers a variety of consulting services, with pricing on an individual basis:

bulletYou own, or are in charge of the wine purchasing at, a restaurant. Let VinoQuest help you create or improve your wine list. Too many restaurants today have boring wine lists, with only the wines of a couple of large distributors represented. Perhaps even worse, many restaurants have wines that don't match their food. For example, many Chinese restaurants offer a few Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays because these are the most popular grape varietals in the U.S., even though Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris go much better with Chinese food.
bulletYou love wine. You would love to have a wine tasting in your home (or other location), but you're intimidated because you don't know how to conduct a tasting, what wines to serve, etc. VinoQuest can organize and run a tasting for you of any size, in your home, or at the location of your choice. Aside from being fun, such tastings are very educational, and are the best way to train your palate and learn about wine. VinoQuest can supply the wines, or run a tasting with wines that you supply. There are numerous possibilities: a vertical (multi-vintage) tasting of the wines of one producer (e.g. 10 years of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon), a horizontal (same vintage) tasting of wines from a particular geographic area (e.g. 1997 Cabernet Sauvignons from California), a sampling from different producers of the same varietal in different geographic areas (e.g. different Syrahs from California, the Rhone Valley of France and Australia), etc. Tastings can be completely open (everyone knows what wines they are tasting when they taste them), single blind (everyone knows what wines are being poured, but not the identity of each wine) or double blind (no one knows what wines are being poured, even if they know something about the theme - e.g. the varietal, country, etc.).
bulletAny other assistance that you would like VinoQuest to provide.