Dear Valued Suppliers,
Our thirteenth annual Grand Portfolio Tasting is coming quickly upon us!
After a lot of great feedback in 2018, this year’s event will be returning to Philadelphia’s Sugarhouse Casino & Event Center on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. We are excited to return to this venue as it provides a spacious environment to feature more of our world-class wine and spirit partners and their products. The facility also provides on-site free parking, all new catering options, scenic views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and Delaware River through floor-to-ceiling windows, and more!
We expect this year’s attendance to again be very strong. Not only have we continued to expand the company’s footprint in the market, but we again expect the venue and its amenities to increase the customer turnout. The cost is unchanged at $500 per table, plus the cost of your wines that will be presented (generally 2-3 bottles for each selection), with a max of 10 selections per table. For logistical reasons, we will pull samples from our inventory; bottles are billed back at our true purchase cost plus actual freight and duty/tax (if applicable). Should you not wish to be billed for the samples, you may opt to transport your own bottles to the event directly. If you wish to show a product that we do not stock (special order), you will need to coordinate have have the goods shipped to us to arrive no later than Monday, September 16th. Or, if you wish to present item(s) that we do not have included in our portfolio, you will need to receive approval prior to listing those items on your form. You may coordinate shipping of non-stock (special order) items and/or request to show new items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would prefer that someone representing the winery is pouring at each table, but understand that sometimes schedules do not align as desired. If you would like your wines to be featured, but are unable to have someone attend to pour, we can allocate staff to provide representation. There will be a $100 fee per table if you elect to not send a representative and ask us to cover.
We ask that suppliers arrive no later than 2 pm, and are completely ready by 2:30 pm, as the doors will open to the general public at 3 pm. Additionally, we often have a group of buyers who are on a tight schedule and arrive early (between 2 and 230pm). Following the tasting, we cordially invite you to stick around for a group dinner. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a quality meal and mingle with the Vintage Imports team.
Through the registration form linked below, you may register for the event as well as request ride-with days and desired territories. As this is a very busy week for all of us here at the company, these will be scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis. On Friday, September 27th, we have our sales meeting, where there will be a limited number of 20-minute spots for suppliers to present to our entire team.
Thank you in advance for all of your support. We look forward to seeing you in September!
Get in on the conversation!
Like last year, we’ll again be featuring multiple screens throughout the venue, promoting our wineries and providing interaction between guests, sales reps, and suppliers with a live Twitter/Instagram feed. So bring your Social Media skills account and get ready to hashtag the day away #tasteVImports!