Eric Welch has started a pretty interesting company. You go to his house, you cook up your own recipe for wine using grapes from around the world, allow it to ferment and then go pick it up.
In addition, he also hosts informative wine making sessions as well as special events allowing you to get a crew together to come over and make your own batch right there on the spot.
He also puts out a newsletter and has got himself some genuine permission marketing going on.
I know all this because I happened upon his business while touring his neighborhood for another event. He put out a sign in his front yard offering free wine samples and shared his company (and his Pinot Grigio) with all of us willing to take a minor detour.
The practical business ideas here are fairly obvious, but what I think I’m really trying to point out is that talking with people who are passionate about what they do never gets old.
If you’re in the Des Moines area and this sounds like something you’re into, check out Eric’s company at VinesToWinesDM.com.