This past week I’ve been in Houston working the market, visiting my distributor and attending Working Girl wine events at WineStyles in the evening.
We pack a whole lot into these visits and when the evening comes to an end all I want is a G&T. I didn’t have a car this trip and so the only close restaurant was Chili’s, who by last night welcomed me by name.
“Welcoming” is the only one word to describe the people of Houston and Texas. They are the most gracious, respectful and helpful people I have met traveling. Now, the only thing that worries me is that I was referred to or greeted with words like “Ma’am, Sweetheart and Thank You Honey”. As I listened and watched the crowd, it seemed like those terms were saved for the older women or very young!
The final kindest… as I walked to my gate at Hobby airport… a lady crossed through several people to come over and tuck in my tag in at the back neck of my t-shirt. “There you go, honey”. I was so amazed all I could do is mumble a simple Thank You.
But back to the subject of this blog… I’m sitting in the owner’s office of my distributor talking about our Working Girl Wines when she got a text and glanced down at her phone. She looked puzzled and said “Has anyone heard of a wine called Sparkling Twilight?” I leaned forward and said “that’s my wine!”
Then all the office staff, mostly women, was standing at her door. Apparently they were checking out my website since I was in the office and came across our Sparkling Twilight wine and the story. Also they are HUGE Twilight fans and stood begging Carol, the owner, to bring in the wine.
A little arm twisting later, I could hardly say “no” to my Texas Roots. I don’t think 56 cases will cover the 4th largest city in the U.S. but for right now Houston, TX will be the only other city besides Port Angeles, WA where this wine will be available prior to the New Moon premiere on November 20th.
Whoops, they just called my plane. Cheers, Kathy