Monday, December 28, 2009

Twitter, Look Out

As you may have guessed by the title of this Blog, I have branched out in to Twitter. This may not be much of a surprise to many of you because I realize many people are on this networking site, but I decided to join to help stay connected.
Our username is CruWineGuys. I so far have no followers and am following nobody. Not really sure how the site works but I can image I am like the girl a prom who sat in the corner and nobody asked to dance. So humor me and become a Twitter follower for me.
Since there are only about 6 of you who read this I am really asking my short followers list to follow me where I have even less. Really pathetic if you ask me.
On a serious note we just recorded three different short videos for our website so hopefully we will have those up in the next couple of weeks and you can check out me trying to be a big shot.
That is all for my posting today. Thanks for reading and enjoy the new year!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sorry For The Delay

To my Blog readers (all three of you) I am very sorry for the delay. It has been too long since I have been on my blog. My pre new years resolution is to blog once a week (thanks Jeremy for the kick in the butt).
Quick update on what I have been doing. In October I passed my Sommelier Certification through the Court of Masters. It was wild ride and I am so glad to be done. I am pursuing my Master Sommelier Degree but am not in a hurry. I have to wait a year from October before I can even apply so I am just hanging out right now. My goal to becoming a Master is to try to finish by the time I am 30. I have 4 years and plan on finishing around 2013ish.
Of course as many of you know I have started a new company Cru Wine Specialists. It has been a journey getting it off the ground and running. Things are going well, so well that I have stepped down from my day to day responsibilities with the Veranda as the General Manager and am now only updating their wine list and training their staff.
We have grown Cru from an idea to a successful business entity in 9 short months. We are gearing up for a lot of growth in 2010 and hope to have this company really cooking by next December.
Meredith, Jack and I are well. Jack is 17 months and can jump. Sure he has the vertical of a baby elephant, but it is cool to watch. Meredith is editing and taking care of making sure I don't make any Barthisms in my publications, it so far has been working.
I am spending a lot of time writing a book and studying as well as trying to hold down the fort and start up a new business. I wouldn't be happy if I wasn't stretched thin.
Everything else is just great. The holiday season is a time of giving and quite frankly I need some receiving. We have had a great December and are looking forward to some family time.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I encourage you all to follow my blog in 2010. I promise I won't have 7 month lapses.
Thanks again for the support and feel free to call if you need a friend to drink with.

Nicholas Barth
Certified Sommelier
Wine Director