Young Pros – I think I’m getting old. I keep forgetting to do things. Guys – kill me off before I make THE WHOLE US old.
Monday August 31st 6 – 8pm
Valley Wine Merchants
112 S College St, Newberg, OR 97132 (Downtown)
WHAT are we going to do at this meeting?
Drink wine (Andrew is offering 3 glass selections for us) that we pay for with $CASH$ please :), catch up, recap, and talk about what it means to be a Young Pro. Our challenges, our skills, our goals, our successes, and our failures. We might have a speaker. We might play a game. Here is the deal, I haven’t planned it yet…
RSVP to email@example.com or the facebook.
Yes, you can bring a friend.
No, that friend can’t be “old.”
ABOUT VALLEY WINE MERCHANTS
We are a retail bottle shop in Newberg, Oregon, showcasing the best wines of this valley…and beyond. Our shelves are stocked with 200+ Oregon pinot noirs, 100+ half bottles, as well as wines from Champagne, Burgundy, Napa, Sonoma & more.
Wine Buyer Andrew Turner
Andrew caught the “wine bug” early on in his twenty-year career as a chef. His cooking adventures spanned from San Francisco, where he apprenticed under Hubert Keller at Fleur de Lys, to Los Angeles cooking at the original Patina under the demanding tutelage of Joachim Splichal. At the ripe age of 21, Andrew was working in Monte Carlo at Alain Ducasse’s Le Louis XV, and soon found himself traveling the world with Mr. Ducasse as part of a hand-chosen team selected to recreate his mentor’s three Michelin star cuisine for press and public media events. As his cooking career took him to some of the great wine producing regions of the world, Andrew’s passion and curiosity for all things wine intensified.
After his wanderlust wore off, Andrew finally made it back home to the West Coast, settling in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. For ten years, Andrew managed the Ponzi Wine Bar in Dundee
, which was a local tasting room and retail outlet of Northwest wine. From selling well-known brands to producers making less than 200 cases per year, Andrew developed close relationships with nearly every wine producer in Oregon. When that business changed into a Ponzi Vineyards tasting room, Andrew saw the opportunity to finally fulfill his dream of owning his own shop. Valley Wine Merchants was launched in the Spring of 2014, and represents Andrew’s desire to carry on the torch of what he started in his previous position, and much more.