As a team of intrepid travelers, obsessive foodies and wine aficionados, we are personally invested in each and every client partner we have. It thrills us to see longtime clients like the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley featured in a prestigious publication like Decanter magazine as one of Sonoma’s Most Exciting AVAs or to learn that our ongoing work with the Orange County Visitor’s Association resulted in the destination bringing in more than 50 million visitors and earning $13 billion from tourism last year.
Image of Paul Kalemkiarian via Punch Drink
At the same time, we love identifying new food, wine and destination brands that we can partner with to share their stories and elevate their reach. One such brand is The Original Wine of the Month Club, a wine subscription service founded in Los Angeles in 1972 with the mission to take the guesswork out of choosing a great wine. Second-Generation Owner Paul Kalemkiarian Jr., who has tasted over 100,000 wines, also hosts the Wine Talks podcast, where he interviews some of the top names in the food and wine industries.
We also recently began work with Gardner Hospitality Group, which is owned by Palm Springs Chef and Restaurateur Chad Gardner. The group includes Dash & a Handful, a full-service catering and events company; 533 Viet Fusion, a locals’ favorite fast-casual restaurant located around the corner from the popular Saguaro hotel; and Roly China Fusion, a much-anticipated restaurant and bar that opened October 1. We recently set up a preview event for a local foodie group that sold out (200 guests) within three hours!
It gives us great pride to work alongside partners like these, both old and new. We can’t wait to see what the future holds!