Over the past year, my days have been mostly consumed with writing our wine education book, Drink Progressively. It’s been a labor of love, partly because it has allowed me to flex my creative muscles, but also because it has allowed me to learn so much more about the history of wine itself.
You may have seen on Instagram last week that I posted my musings on how I love a fresh new start to the year, and having the time to think about how to make our business stronger and more efficient. Well, TJ and I have done that, and what we’ve realized is we have some job openings! Please read below to learn more about our available positions, and send in a resume as soon as possible!
It is with great excitement that we introduce you to The Urban Grape’s newest initiative, Urban Community. Founded just this month, but brewing in our minds for years, Urban Community’s mission is to establish month-long campaigns with non-profit organizations in the neighborhoods surrounding the South End, with the mission of expanding their outreach, awareness, and fundraising efforts.
*Our staff member Julie wrote this fantastic piece for the blog about the biodynamic “trend.” What does it mean to make a biodynamic wine, and does it really make a difference? Julie delves into this subject, but ultimately we encourage you to taste and decide for yourselves!
[Above, some of Julie’s favorite biodynamic wines available at The Urban Grape]
Want to work at The Urban Grape? We’re hiring for the Event and Marketing position below, but also looking for qualified floor staff to join our team. Send those cover letters and resumes into firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP – we start interviews next week!
Spring is Springing. We know this because we’re making room for rosés on the wine wall, and we’re gearing up for a busy season by adding floor staff positions! If you want to work at UG, please read our job listing below and email a cover letter and resume to the attention of Hadley Douglas as soon as possible!
I think my husband is in love with a Napa legend, and I’m pretty sure she loves him back. I’d like to be jealous, but the fact of the matter is, I think I love her too. No, we’re not in the middle of some bizarre love triangle, though how juicy would that be? We’re just lucky enough to know Robin Lail.
On-line reviews are interesting – as a business you love to read the good ones, you hope to learn something from the mediocre ones, and you usually have to have a thick skin for the bad ones. You really haven’t lived until you’ve read a furious one star review that takes you to task for refusing to accept thousands of dirty beer bottles filled with leaves and cigarette butts (true review).
This week, City Council President Bill Linehan has been holding hearings on a proposed 2% tax that would be assessed on alcohol purchases within the city of Boston. The taxes would be used to fund substance abuse recovery programs. The first of two hearings was held this week on Beacon Hill.