From the desk of Mike Kelly, the operations manager at the BCC and the man behind choosing which wine is served at the venue:
When I first started with Erie Events in 2007 I was the Director of Food and Beverage. One of my duties was to present a wine selection a notch above what is usually found in the Erie area. I spoke with my wine representatives and produced a line of wines Erie could be proud of. I continue to do so today.
A question I often get is “how do you pick what wines you serve your customers?” I select wines I think are a good value for the dollar. There are a lot of wines most people don’t know exist and are not available at the liquor stores on a daily basis. These SLO wines (special liquor order) are what I am looking for – unknown to most, a great value and a very good wine. Our wines constantly change so we can take advantage of a great value as it comes along. I think our customers can attest to the value they receive!
It can be a tough job constantly tasting and selecting wines, but someone has to do it!