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Parker Collection - An Introduction
by The Social
Diary Wine Expert Columnist Gary Parker
As the founder of
The WineSellar & Brasserie, I have
built an award winning wine list for our restaurant, established
a wine shop, and a wine of the month club, all known for exceptional
selections and quality.
I have been asked a number of times to
provide a premium option to members of The WineSellar Club. After
thoughtful exploration into the availability of product, I became
inspired by an exciting new concept benefiting those who subscribe.
In today's wine world, finding a quantity
of rare, superior vintages is my greatest challenge. When these
great wines arrive, they typically come in very small allocations,
as the best wines are not made in bulk. Tiny offerings of these
gems come into my shop without the opportunity to purchase more
until their next vintage comes along.
So how can I share these rare, very special
selections with you? By creating The Gary Parker Collection!
With small product allocations, I will
only have enough wine to fulfill all Gary Parker Collection members'
monthly shipments, and this may also leave a few bottles for those
who might wish to order some extra to add to their own collections.
In hand selecting your wine each month,
I will send you fabulous wines that I will put my name behind
for being extraordinary in quality. Wines that I would absolutely
love to drink or have in my own personal wine cellar. It is highly
doubtful that you will find these wines in most stores or wine
shops, yet many bottles will be from reputable, noteworthy wineries
whose names you may recognize.
One of The Gary Parker Collection wines
sent to you each month will always be red. But to take advantage
of the best opportunities possible, your selection format may
vary. Most often your selection will consist of two bottles of
red wine. However, one month may bring a red and a white wine.
On occasion, you may receive a very special treasure, all contained
within one marvelous bottle. You may even see Magnums, Champagne,
or a fine Port. Whatever I send you, I guarantee it will be exceptionally
worthy of being in your wine collection.
Hurry! Sign up quickly to insure
you will receive The Gary Parker Collection!
To be a Member of The Gary Parker
Collection, join now! Or you may call, fax, or email me personally:
Tel 858.450.6303 / Fax 858.450.6334
/ email email@example.com
Cost: Averages $80.00 a month (plus tax and shipping).
Parker is the Principal, Founder, Chairman and CEO
of The WineSellar Group. From a background of culinary arts, architecture
and art, Gary opened The WineSellar & Brasserie in 1988 with
a pioneering concept of combining a fine wine shop, a state of
the art wine storage facility, and a highly regarded French restaurant
named The Brasserie, all under one roof. With its top rated Zagat
level cuisine, and Gary Parker's hand picked wine list of 2,500
classic wines, The WineSellar & Brasserie garnered instant
notoriety. The wine list has won The Wine Spectator Grand Award
(one of the best 100 wine lists in the world) every year since
1988. Gary subsequently created The WineSellar Club and www.winesellar.com,
an Internet wine auction site. Gary is recognized
as a leading authority in fine wine, and is active as a spokesperson,
appraiser, auctioneer and panelist in the industry.
(editor's note - Gary is a former principal
owner of Laurel Restaurant & Bar. Gary established Laurel
in 1995, which he sold in February 2005).
to New this Week.......Gary
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