Weston Eidson, founder and wine maker of Montagu Wines, Richard King, co-owner and GM of Ellerbe Fine Foods, and Chris Keel, wine specialist and owner of, Put a Cork in It, join Fortitude for an incredible wine roundtable discussion. These three Fort Worth oenophiles discuss their backgrounds, the wine world and wine business, and why wine is so special to us, all while sampling some excellent bottles. Wine influenced mistakes were made, mostly by the hosts, but much interesting and insightful knowledge was gained. Our apologies to Chester Cox. Drink It Up!
In this roundtable: They share their knowledge over a glass (or two) of wine. They talk about the process of making and buying wine, how to pick your wine, and how to get into wine if you aren’t a big fan. You’ll learn a lot about wine and have fun along the way. So pour yourself a glass and have a listen.
Weston Eidson is the founder of Montagu Wines, a boutique winery dedicated to showcasing wine from some of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma. Dedicated to minimal intervention in the winery, Montagu allows each wine to naturally express its authentic and full potential. Eidson focuses on limited production and is committed to producing wines that are richly layered, complex and balanced.
Richard King is co-owner and general manager of Ellerbe Fine Foods. He is a wine and restaurant expert. He spearheaded Ellerbe’s wine program, White Gloves, Purple Teeth. After graduating from TCU he started working in the restaurant industry. Since his start, he’s worked in every role from busboy to manager to back-of-house sales and consulting. In June 2009, Richard and Molly opened Ellerbe Fine Foods in Fort Worth’s Near Southside. Today, Richard is on the beverage committee for the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival, and he is a member of EO.
Chris Keel is the founder of Put a Cork in It. Their wine boutique makes wine selection and buying a personal and pleasurable experience. They offer a variety of specialty wines, gift certificates, and have a monthly wine club.
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