Archives for October 2008

New Store Hours Tues-Fri, 4 to 7PM

New Store Hours Tues-Fri, 4 to 7PM

Lakeland Winery has new expanded store hours, Tuesday thru Friday from 4PM to 7PM; plus the normal Saturday hours of 10AM to 5PM. Naturally, if you want to have a wine making party, you can schedule it anytime day or night.

The new hours are meant to encourage customers to come in and buy a bottle of wine for dinner, or a gift on the way to a friend’s dinner party. I’m not saying you won’t stop into a liquor store, but if you do please ask if they have any wine from Lakeland WInery; even if you have NO intention of buying it. If enough people keep mentioning that name, they will call and purchase wine from me:)

Channel 9 comes to Lakeland Winery

Channel 9 comes to Lakeland Winery

Last week, the Bridge Street Show came to Lakeland Winery to see what all the excitement was about. On Wednesday, November 5th (the day after you vote) Gary and Jodi Davis will entertain the viewing audience by bottling, corking, labeling and heat shrinking colorful, decorative caps onto their bottles of Spanish Rioja wine.

They also taped me making a batch of wine that will be used for tasting when customers visit the winery. Sorry you missed out, but stop by soon and enjoy a free wine tasting.

How the winemaker plays in his off-time

How the winemaker plays in his off-time

Most people think of a winemaker as a stuffy old geezer who never gets out, and doesn’t know how to have fun. Well this winemaker has learned a few tricks in his time. Your own winemaker, Andy is different. He knows how to get down, and dance on the floor with all you slackers out there. Let me show you how… at the Syracuse Swing Dance Society Halloween Dance Party.

Wine Tour on Seneca Lake

Wine Tour on Seneca Lake

Recently, I took a group with our wine club (Syracuse Wine Meetup Group) on a wine tour down the West shore of Seneca Lake. Some of the greatest wineries in the world are in the Finger Lake Region of New York State, and we had the privilege of visiting some of them within only an hours drive from our home.   First, we stopped at  the famous Belhurst Castle and stuffed ourself with delicious foods and water. Then we began our trip South along Seneca Lake on a perfect Autumn day to taste wine and feel good. Don’t worry, I was the designated driver for the day:) All of us made it home safely, and with fond memories.

Having fun in your business

Having fun in your business

This is a shameless plug for Ytb Travel Network and Ytb, International, the parent company of my travel company, and 26th largest travel company in the world. These photos are of me and the Syracuse contingent at the recently attended Ytb, Inc. International Convention in St. Louis.

So, here’s my story: A few months ago, I had been thinking of setting up trips for my wine drinking customers to visit wineries all over the world, but hadn’t a clue how to get started. A month or two later, I’m serving wine at the farmers market and need water to wipe up some spilled wine. Nearby there was a guy at a table with lots of plastic water bottles at his display. I went over to him and he said, “how would you like to get paid to travel and have that money go back into your business”? That was all I needed to hear. Several weeks later I joined Ytb Inc, and started Lakeland Travel Club. You can see it at www.lakelandtravelclub.com.

In a nut shell, I get paid to do what I love doing…travel. And, you can too! Just visit my website; watch the video; sign up to become a member of Ytb and begin working at the most exciting and potentially rewarding business you’ve ever owned. Make money from commissions paid by airlines, hotels and car rental agencies when people book travel on your website. It’s not easy, but what is? You have to work it, like any job. Tell people your reason for joining. Everyone has their own story. What’s yours?

Want to know more? Call me at (315)572-4763 and reserve 30 minutes of your time to find out more.

Andy