Everyone has heard that, “the media wants to show things the way they really are” – and when they are LIVE they usually accomplish this quite well. Well, we had our own LIVE and UNscripted tasting with two highly acclaimed Media Mavens, Nicole Vogel of SagaCity Media, and Pam Pearson of Q13 FOX Television on our most recent show – and boy did they have fun!! They joined Cathi Hatch, our resident Celebrity (read what she had to “say about it”), and the three amigos took off!
We had the opportunity to taste some incredible Sauvignon Blancs from DeLille Cellars, Hedges Cellars, and Matthews Cellars – all of which received rave reviews from our Celebrity Tasters. You can see the SHOW and check out the Celebrities on the site, but what happened behind the scenes and the fun these ladies had was incredible. For the first time on the show, our moderator and facilitator, Brian Calvert, was more speechless than ever before. And not because Brian is shy about talking, quite the contrary, but because these ladies and the show took on a life of its own!
From the moment they walked in the door to Cathi’s house I knew this show was going to be different. They came in with the right attitude, “bring on the wine and let’s have some fun” – and they did. It could have been like no one else was in the room, these ladies were “dialed into” each other and were great friends. The stories were flying by me faster than I could have ever remembered even one of them. The energy was exploding and we weren’t even close to rolling the show!
My prep to them took all of 2 minutes – have fun and enjoy the wines we have today – there was nothing more to say and it was going to be a wild and lively show. They not only knew how to have fun, they knew who they wanted to “taste for” as their Charities and did a great job giving a short, yet impactful description of what they were about. We had the honor of including Junior Achievement of Washington and Seattle Symphony as our two charities. Based on how many people will probably watch this show, want to share it with all their friends and colleagues, and talk about it, I suspect we will be making one of our largest donations from the sale of the wines on this show.
So I hope you enjoy the show – it was tough holding the camera in place while you are laughing…my cheeks still hurt from this show.