Vinogrape: A Wine Portal for the consumer and trade.

Vinogrape is the brainchild of Neil Mechanic seasoned Bay Area wine veteran who has over 20 years of Food and Beverage experience with an emphasis in wine. Since 1996, I've been based in the San Francisco Bay Area wearing several hats in the wine arena: Restaurant Wine Director, Sommelier, Special Events Coordinator, Boutique Retail Manager-Buyer and On-line Fine Wine Specialist. 


Vinogrape Consulting and Productions offers a full range of personalized services from assisting restauranteurs with wine list consultation to alerting the wine loving community of tasting events that are conducted in the Bay Area and on the national scent. The public can take advantage of my services in regards to cellar consultation, collection building as well as putting on special wine events for friends and business related gatherings. 


My Blog Posts will draw reference to great wine finds not normally publicized, and quite often covering regions of the world that are too often overlooked. I prize myself on promoting seeking out great value finds, because you don't have to spend a lot to enjoy world-class flavor. I'll taste the swill so you don't have to. I'm committed to assisting and partnering with local wineries to improve their direct-to-consumer relationships by organizing special theme events geared to both the buying public and to trade buyers.


I'm a strong advocate of sourcing quality juice to be packaged in alternative vessels including traditional kegs and eco-pack packaging. More than ever, the producers are needing more direct-to-consumer avenues to promote and distribute their wine, and the traditional keg offers amazing savings on both the supply and consumer sides of the equation. The eco-benefits of a draft wine or keg program are tremendous, and the consumer will see more and more tap offerings in restaurants, bars and special events. Join my Facebook Fan Page called "Tapped"


Taste well, 


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