Bringing People Together
on April 11, 2013
This romance story begins with a bottle of Laird wine. Kristin became acquainted with Laird wines while living in the Bay Area and in Carmel, California. Being primarily a red wine drinker, she was especially fond of the Mast Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon.
Business eventually took Kristin to Houston, Texas. One evening, Kristin was out with a girlfriend and when she walked into one of her favorite restaurants in Houston she saw a man sitting at the bar eating his dinner and enjoying a bottle of Laird Cabernet Sauvignon. Now, as some of you may know, Laird wine is not widely distributed. More often than not, when I tell people where I work, they look at me blankly and nod their head in acknowledgment to what I said, but have no idea what the heck I’m talking about. Therefore, seeing another soul in a whole new state drinking a bottle of Laird Cabernet was just as exciting for Kristin as it is for me when I meet people who actually have heard of Laird Family Estate. (Actually, it was probably more exciting for Kristin, but you get the point).
Kristin approached this dashing man at the bar and shared with him her mutual love for Laird wine. Shortly after sitting down, a bottle of Laird was sent to her table by “the guy at the bar.” Their eyes met, and with a twinkle and a smile, well folks, the rest is history.
When Kristin and Charles came into the tasting room and shared this story with us, it filled me with joy. Of course, our intentions are to make wine for people to enjoy and create memorable experiences with, but I never thought about our wine as being a matchmaker. Laird wine was the catalyst that sparked a new romance among two happy people. How cool is that!
– Madeleine Rose