Looking for a new gig as a #distiller? Then, one of our great customers has an opening for you! Read about South Carolina’s Burnt Church Distillery in our not-so-long-ago article:
And, if you’re interested in joining their team as an Assistant Distiller, check this out:
More smiles on more faces.
Stolzle is always proud to partner with a new customer. But, every once in a while, we have the very pleasurable opportunity to work with people like the team at the just-opened Burnt Church Distillery in Bluffton, South Carolina where it all means so much more.
This team, led by co-founders Billy and Sean Watterson, started with a vision to invest and make apositive difference in their community and to honor the history of the area. And, since construction on the distillery began in May of 2019, it has truly been a labor of love, honoring past and a commitment to celebrating the present in that part of South Carolina’s Low Country.
Fast forward to their recent official opening, attended by over 2000 people and the Governor of South Carolina, along with other local officials.
“We are exporting South Carolina’s culture, flavor and history – one bottle at a time,” Watterson was quoted at the opening of the 25,000 square foot distillery.
It’s that larger vision to tell the story of the region and give back to the community that inspires us at Stolzle and makes us so thrilled to be partnered with the Burnt Church Distillery. With authentic low country spirits bottled with names like Bluffton Whiskey, Anita’s Choice Bourbon, Devil’s Elbow Gin, Sippin’ Saint Moonshine and more, the story of local heritage continues to be reinforced. This in combination with the specific glass for the specific spirit that Stolzle offers makes for a perfect synergy between the two companies. Plus, keeping with our #StolzleForLife mantra - heritage and great storytelling is something that we at Stolzle always love being a part of.
Mark states that when discussing Stolzle’s products with Katherine she was very focused and knew exactly what she wanted for the Distillery.
Matching our passion for producing high quality, high performance glassware, that is then backed up by an equally strong passion for great customer service and communication - all resulting in long-term, lifetime relationships with great individuals and organizations.
For us, that is #StolzleForLife.
So, congratulations to the entire team at Burnt Church Distillery in Bluffton, South Carolina.
All of us here at Stolzle are very proud to be a partner with such a fine group of people.
To learn more about Burnt Church Distillery and its story, please visit: https://burntchurchdistillery.com/
“The strength of both our product line and overall brand makes it easy for us to work with a very broad range of distribution," says VP of Retail & Consumer Mark Roland. "But there's really nothing quite like partnering with a great specialty retailer who, like Stolzle, has built their relationship with a very loyal clientele."
And the love goes both ways as local Stolzle sales representative Sid Hoagland loves the responsiveness that comes from partnering with specialty accounts like CAPERS Home.
"CAPERS Home is a great example of a local fashion retailer who understands their customer, and isn’t afraid to go beyond the internet to present top quality products in a well merchandised, coordinated, easy to shop environment," says Hoagland. "As one of her customers told me this week, “this is retail therapy – I can’t get this sense of fun shopping on a computer'."
Like most retail operators during the pandemic, Capers has had to be flexible in how it ensures that their shoppers remain safe. With shopper safety and customer service at the forefront, Capers has set up early morning private shopping sessions for their customers and personal shopping via Apple’s Facetime. Shoppers can schedule an appointment and have someone on the store staff guide them through their own personal private shopping experience.
That’s why we at Stolzle are proud to partner with Lisa and her team at CAPERS Home in Seattle.
For more information on CAPERS Home, please visit: http://www.capershomeseattle.com/
By now you know how much we love our customers and when we saw this simple, no-brainer video on how to properly open a bottle of wine from our good friend and longtime customer George Miliotes, we knew that we had to post it here. After all, we want all our customers and friends to open their wines simply and efficiently - and without all the gimmicks and silly devices.
George will show you in this quick, 2-minute video how to open your wines like a pro, after all George is a Master Sommelier and has his own, award-winning restaurant Wine Bar George in Disney Springs, Florida, right near the theme parks in the Orlando area. And - George has been using Stolzle glassware for nearly 20 years and we're honored to be the glassware of choice at Florida's favorite wine-centric restaurant.
At Stolzle, we love our customers and it shows. Of course, its easy to love them when they’re like Draeger’s Market in San Mateo, California!
“I love the both the concept and the people at Draeger’s,” says Mark Roland, VP Sales for Retail & Consumer. “When you walk in, you know immediately it’s a special type of store. Gourmet foods, high-quality home goods and even upscale casual clothing. All targeted at their knowledgeable and sophisticated customer base”
In operation for over 90 years, Draeger's remains family-owned and operated to this day. As the fourth generation begins to take the reins, the company remains committed to providing its Bay Area customers with a food experience unlike any other. Founded by Gustave Draeger in 1925 as "Draeger's Delicatessen" in San Francisco, Draeger's has transformed through the years to become not just a supermarket, but a "marketplace" where customers can find the highest quality specialty and gourmet items, produce, meat, wine, liquor, prepared bakery and deli foods, flowers, housewares – and, of course – great Stolzle glassware.
Next time your in the bay area, be sure to check out one of the four Draeger’s Market locations in San Mateo, Los Altos, Menlo Park and Blackhawk. And, while you’re there, be sure to check out the great lineup of Stolzle glassware!
At Port Plums & Newburyport Olive Oil, a culinary boutique in the heart of Newburyport, MA, they are dedicated to providing high-quality and authentic products to our customers. Their products help our customers build their ideal version of at-home entertainment and cooking.
With such a focus on quality and entertaining, its no wonder that Port Plums is such a perfect customer to be a Stolzle premier glassware partner. Our own Mark Roland, VP Sales for Retail & Consumer recently paid a visit with store owner Karen Shernan to ask her about Port Plums and about working with Stolzle.
What do you do here at Port Plums?
We focus on what makes kitchen culture so appealing. The top-notch products bring originality to our customers’ kitchens. We live for the moments our customers come back to tell us how the products we sell changed the way they walk into their kitchen.
Why is premier glassware important to your business?
We sell products that align with our vision. That’s why we sell Stolzle: for its combination of quality and elegance. Not to mention, Stolzle is also durable and dishwasher safe.
Why do you recommend Stolzle products?
Our philosophy of using sophisticated and high-quality products is the reason we always recommend Stolzle. We’re aware of how Stolzle products bring a sense of elegance and reliability to the table. We want others to feel that too.
Do you have a favorite collection from Stolzle?
While it’s almost impossible to narrow down to just one favorite, we’d have to pick the Quatrophil collection. It’s refined beauty is suitable for the most elegant table, especially when they’re featured in the Newburyport Wine Club. For each monthly meeting, 4-6 wines are showcased by Certified Sommelier, Gary Sullivan, and poured into the Stolzle glasses for tasting. Those that are captivated by the glassware purchase through Port Plums. Because we’re committed to providing the ideal version of at-home entertainment, you can see why we’re so adamant on selling Stolzle’s premier glassware. How could we not?
When you combine such a dedication to quality with an equally strong focus on entertaining - and, then throw in a good measure of experienced and energetic staff - it's no wonder that Port Plums is one of the top kitchen and culinary shops in all of New England.
For more information, please visit their website: https://www.portplums.com/
Thanks to the efforts of our distribution partner on the hospitality side of our business – RAK USA – we’ve recently secured a couple of nice placements of Stolzle glassware in two prestigious hotel settings.
First, in Hawaii, the beautiful Hilton Hotels property - The Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea – on the island of Maui bought several hundred dozens of our Angelina and Classic wine glasses, along with multiple New York Bar tumblers and assorted specialty cocktail glasses.
Next, the Hyatt Regency in Frisco, Texas bought nearly 1000 dozen(!) of our newly redesigned Ultra, our Classic and our very popular Grand Cuvee wine glasses to serve both their dining and their banquet guests. And, just to make sure the guest beverage service remained at a best-in-class service level, the hotel also selected our New York Bar glassware for their cocktail and regular beverage service.
With the Stolzle brand having it's beginning roots deeply planted in the hospitality sector, it is exciting for us to add these two, very prestigious hotel properties to our growing list of clients around the world.
Hats off to our distribution partner - RAK USA - for these latest successes and for keeping hotels hot for Stolzle!
During this COVID-19 lockdown period, enjoying great food & beverage at home has become the norm. And, when people are looking to up the beverage game with great drinkware, they can turn to online retailers like Frontgate.com.
Frontgate is part of the The Cornerstone brands group that distributes more than 265 million catalogs annually and operates multiple e-commerce websites under the Frontgate and other home décor brand names. In addition, they have several retail stores in an handful of key locations.
The Stolzle drinkware lineup at Frontgate.com is extensive with fashion-forward collections like Olympia and our colorful Olympia Twister tumblers. Our spirit-specific Tequila Glass and the world-famous Glencairn Whisky Glass are available from Frontgate, as well.
So, when you want to improve your spirits game, always think Stolzle – and, think Frontgate.com
Dave Turner, Editor from the hospitality publication TabletopJournal came to town recently to do an interview with Stolzle's Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Jay Allie. The interview was conducted at a great neighborhood restaurant - and Stolzle customer - The Paddock on Market.
During the interview, Jay offered up his take on Stolzle's ability to have great wine glasses for all levels and all types of restaurants.
Here's a little of what Jay had to say:
With 70 Years of Tradition with Innovative American Fare, The Paddock on Market provides a legendary experience that can only be matched by its Fantastic Menu. From our Classic Chesapeake Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Fresh Cut Angus Steaks, Made to Order Pasta Sautee’s and Salads, and Our Famous “House-Made” Onion Rings. At The Paddock on Market in York, Pennsylvania they provide something for everyone.
The Spanos Family’s commitment of Community, Excellence, and Stewardship continues through keeping ingredients local, Farm-to-Table, as well as boasting a draft selection of sixteen Classic and Seasonal Craft Brews - along with a great selection of delicious and approachable wines from a variety of regions.
If you find yourself near York, Pennsylvania, be sure to stop by The Paddock on Market for some incredible hospitality, along with a great glass of wine - served, of course in glassware from Stolzle! Here's a link to the restaurant's website: https://paddockonmarket.com/
Stolzle USA's Jay Allie recently paid a visit to the Boston location of famed steakhouse Smith & Wollensky to check in with their Vice President of Culinary, Chef Matt King. The steakhouse chain has been using our 22 oz. Event all-purpose glass for more than 15 years.
Here's what Matt had to say about his relationship with Stolzle:
This time Jay's pick is just a little bit unusual, so you'll definitely want to hear what Jay has to say on this one!
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