by Jake Lorenzo
Oct 2007 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
JAKELYN'S MOTHER AND I sat at the Midtown Wine Bar in Eugene, Oregon. Sipping a delightful 2005 Chehalem Pinot Noir, we watched as wine merchant Tim Shimmel hustled behind the bar like a whirling dervish. He pulled corks for those who wanted a bottle, poured glasses, explained flights for those taking advantage of the offerings and ran back and forth to Bel Ami Restaurant to deliver food dishes. Typical of Eugene, the regulars were amiable to ...
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