Happenings at RELM
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a month since our last posting! BUT so many exciting things have been happening in RELM’S world!
WE CROSSED THE 5!
The most exciting was the opening of our newest location – San Elijo Hills! If you have not had a chance to visit us there yet, we encourage you to do so! Our San Elijo location is located in a beautiful town square setting surrounded by family friendly neighborhoods. It’s the perfect spot to unwind after a long day’s work, or meet up with your friends for an afternoon happy hour. With summer time approaching, the patio area will be opening soon. The patio features an open air urban setting with seating for 40 and will be available to rent out for private parties!
Another exciting transition – moving into the new RELM corporate offices near downtown Carlsbad. With a growing corporate staff, it was time to get out of the back room of the Carlsbad location. Needless to say, we have made a few new friends in our building once they saw that we had wine!
NEW BEERS, WINES AND MENU’S – OH MY!
With June comes the challenge of changing out the wine options and updating the menu with fresh, local and seasonal summer selections. RELM’S selection changes quarterly and it’s not an easy undertaking! How does RELM decide on the wines you ask? Allow us to explain….. Over the past week, RELM’S owner Rene has met with over 30 wine representatives featuring 222 wines from vineyards both locally and abroad. Each tasting involves evaluating the tactile components of the wine, evaluating its finish, as well as the overall body and harmony of the wine. Or in other words, sniff, swirl, swish and spit. While this may sound glamorous, we promise you that after 5 full days of tastings, the last thing you want to do is sit down and enjoy a glass of wine! However, Rene takes on this burden so that the wines at RELM are not only delicious, but also unique. Our wines are boutique, often family owned, estate grown; capping case production at 5,000 cases. In fact, many are less than 800 cases produced. This means you are not going to find your favorite RELM selection at your local grocery store BUT the good news is – there are over 90 bottles available for RELM retail purchase, so you can always take home your favorites at retail price.
Beer lovers will enjoy our new “tap” beer variety featuring local selections. Five options are available including: Avery, Iron Fist, Lost Abbey, Port Brewing and STONE.
Now that we have your attention, mark your calendar as June 5th! That’s when our new wine and menu options will be available. The beer is ice cold and is available NOW! Can’t wait to see what the new sections are? We will give you a sneak peak at our selections later this week in our monthly e-blast. Not a member yet? Sign up here http://www.thewinerelm.com/index.html
Until next time – cheers!