Update: So, after a year of being a Scout & Cellar consultant, I ended my relationship with them today. There are several reasons, many I don’t need to get into. Just because something doesn’t work for ME, doesn’t mean it can’t work for YOU. But I should’ve trusted my gut. I’m not a salesperson. I’ll never push friends to buy something. I have several ways of sourcing excellent wines on my own or through friends. It just isn’t for me. I said from the beginning that I would approach this with integrity. Which also means that I have to end it the same way. Best of luck to all who join.
I have a confession. I did something I thought I’d never do.
I’ve had opportunities.
But I resisted.
I JOINED A WINES SALES CLUB,
I know. I’m as shocked as anyone who knows me would be.
I’ve been approached by friends about many MLM opportunities but could never get on board. I didn’t see myself using enough to make it worth it. I am a little paranoid about certain ingredients. If I had questions about efficacy, I’d need to do research that I didn’t have the time to do. I’m not good at sales. For all of those reasons, I resisted.
But last weekend was different. I went with low expectations. We wine geeks often are very suspicious of marketing claims, internally correcting or questioning. I expected it would be that kind of night. But I was wrong.
I suspiciously picked up the bottles and looked for origin. I found a Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from Oregon, Merlot from Central Coast, a Pet Nat of Cabernet Franc. Small production, varietally correct wines. Grapes grown using sustainable, biodynamic, and/or organic practices. No added sulfites, sugar, additives.
I was intrigued. And then I tasted them. And my interest piqued. These wines were good. Really good. These are the wines I like to drink. These are the wines my wine friends like to drink. These are wines I could get behind.
This was no ordinary MLM.
Needless to say, I left the party wanting to learn more about the company and potential opportunities. The more I researched, the more I realized that this was not just something I could get behind, this was something I wanted to be a part of.
But NEVER FEAR!
I promise to not bombard my readers or my friends.
I promise to treat these wines as I do any other sample (even thought I’m buying and selling these).
I promise to be as ethical in my approach to this adventure as I am in my writing, my life.
HOWEVER, I also promise to share these really exciting wines. And if you want to join the party, I’m your gal.
Maybe I’ll do something else shocking this week to make it a trend! Skydiving anyone? Sign up for a marathon? Let the kids eat McDonalds? Nah, one crazy step is enough this week. Plus, I’ve got a new business to run.
P.S.-If you check it out and want to know more, send me a message and we can chat.