We invited Captain Cons onto the show this week. He and I sat down with a small wine producer named Michael Zinke of Zinke Wines out in Santa Barbara to get his perspective on the biz and to also do a virtual tasting of my favorite grape... The Syrah.
Zinke has managed to be an outlier in the wine community even though they are a small operation (5 employees). Most wineries in their area are down 50%+ in overall sales since the pandemic began... Zinke is only down 16%, and that outperformance can be chalked up to the fact that they are pumping out a fucking OUTSTANDING product.
I highly recommend their wines up and down the price spectrum ($25-$75). You can see their whole portfolio here.
AND the good people at Zinke have surprised us with an added bonus...
GO TO zinkewines.com AND USE PROMO CODE LARGE AT CHECKOUT AND GET A TOTAL OF 25% OFF YOUR ON-LINE PURCHASE.
The next episode (dropping Tuesday) will feature a Quarantine dating service, my favorite deli guy, and Joe "The Gay Barber".
If you know of anyone who is making their business work during this quarantine, we'd love to talk to them, so have them reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a report and mind your business.