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Monday Meditations with Wine – Jimmy Quinn

Monday Meditations with Wine is a weekly live interview series on BRAVO!’s Facebook page highlighting beverage and hospitality professionals and their individual efforts to grow and evolve Southern Hospitality Industry. We are all about community and getting to know our neighbors, so grab a glass of wine and join us every Monday at 6 PM on BRAVO!’s Facebook Page!

On this Monday’s episode, Chuck will have Jimmy Quinn. Jimmy Quinn is the General Manager at Briarwood Wine and Spirits. He is taking a beat to talk with Chuck about his recent travels to pick Out barrels for the shop and most recently to Tales of the cocktail. An annual spirits conference in NOLA.

Jimmy is a Certified Specialist of spirits with the Society of Wine Educators. Born and raised in Mississippi he has a keen sense of balance when creating beverages that are progressive and approachable. He has likely written beverage menus for one or two of your favorite restaurants in the Jackson Metro area. Check in to hear our conversation on Monday at 6 pm On FB Live!

Monday Meditations with Wine – Erin Buchwald

Monday Meditations with Wine is a weekly live interview series on BRAVO!’s Facebook page highlighting beverage and hospitality professionals and their individual efforts to grow and evolve Southern Hospitality Industry. We are all about community and getting to know our neighbors, so grab a glass of wine and join us every Monday at 6 PM on BRAVO!’s Facebook Page!

On this Monday’s episode Chuck will have Erin Buchwald from Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association. Erin began working in the hospitality industry at 16 years old. She worked as a hostess at Garfield’s in Vicksburg, MS after school and on weekends. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Journalism, Erin moved to New York City. She was a hostess at Marcus Samuelson’s restaurant Aquavit, located in the former town home of John D. Rockefeller. Erin was later a server at the French restaurant Un Deux Trois off Times Square. She returned to the South to be with her grandparents and worked at Houstons in Memphis as a server and bartender, then at the bar at Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

Erin left the hospitality industry to pursue a career in radio. She began inn Memphis at the top 40 station on the weekends, then moved to Albany, NY to work as the afternoon drive personality and Program Director at the Rhythmic station WAJZ. She missed the South and again moved back down to Jackson, MS where she worked as the afternoon drive and Program Director at Y101.

After 13 years in radio, Erin felt it was time for a career change. She began working as the Events Coordinator at a local restaurant in November of 2019  (we all know what happened the next year). With very few events, Erin found her place at the Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association as the Member Services and ProStart Coordinator.

Erin lives with her husband Virgilio Guardado and two dogs Pepper and Sir Humphrey Waffles in fake Brandon. She enjoys eating and drinking with friends, spending time with her family, going to the gym and hosting gatherings at the house.

Summer Wine Sale July 7th – 21st

When the weather gets hot, we like to wine about it!

This year our Summer Wine Sale is back and better than ever, starting, Thursday, July 7th – 21st. We are offering big discounts on all of our wines to make sure you get the best deal possible.

How does the sale work this year?

  • 10% Off all wine bottles over $30
  • 15% Off all wine bottles over $50
  • 25% Off all wine bottles over $100

We need to make room in our wine cellars for new inventory, so please help us drink some wine!

Click Here to View the Complete Cocktail + Wine Menu

Monday Meditations with Wine – Isaiah Zay Jones

Monday Meditations with Wine is a weekly live interview series on BRAVO!’s Facebook page highlighting beverage and hospitality professionals and their individual efforts to grow and evolve Southern Hospitality Industry. We are all about community and getting to know our neighbors, so grab a glass of wine and join us every Monday at 6 PM on BRAVO!’s Facebook Page!

For the month of June, each guest will have one very important thing in common, they are Fathers. Chuck will focus on how they are able to balance their jobs, families, passions, and life while navigating fatherhood. On this Monday’s episode, Chuck will be interviewing Isaiah “Zay” Jones.

Isaiah “Zay” Jones is a sommelier in OKC. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and earned his MBA at Oklahoma Christian University. As the buyer and floor Somm at Mahogany Prime in Downtown OKC, Zay shows enthusiasm and passion for educating his staff and enhancing the wine culture in OKC. In addition to being one of Oklahoma’s brightest emerging beverage professionals, he is a father of two. He balances his career aspirations and family all while maintaining his “skinny-buff” physique by playing basketball and intense workouts.  Not without a sense of humor though if you need a dose of joy while scrolling find him on Instagram @zaysensei for humor in wine and maybe catch him spending some quality time with the family!

Monday Meditations with Wine – David Krog

Monday Meditations with Wine is a weekly live interview series on BRAVO!’s Facebook page highlighting beverage and hospitality professionals and their individual efforts to grow and evolve Southern Hospitality Industry. We are all about community and getting to know our neighbors, so grab a glass of wine and join us every Monday at 6 PM on BRAVO!’s Facebook Page!

 

For the month of June, each guest will have one very important thing in common, they are Fathers. Chuck will focus on how they are able to balance their jobs, families, passions, and life while navigating fatherhood. This week’s guest is David Krog from Memphis, TN.

Chef Dave Krog has been rooted firmly in the Memphis culinary scene since 1992. He began an apprenticeship under Lynn Kennedy at La Tourelle where he later became Sous Chef.

David went on to be Executive Chef at Madidi in Clarksdale, MS, but in 2005, returned to TN and since has held positions at Bari, The Tennessean, Erling Jensen’s, and as Executive Chef at Interim.

Krog considers himself a Neo Traditionalist. Working in direct correlation with local farms he honors the farmer in every step of the process to produce the highest quality meal for guests. Krog’s food is technique-driven contemporary southern cuisine. He has achieved national recognition and a fan-base with a 20-year history.

Chef Krog and Amanda, his business partner and wife, help build culinary communities- from fine dining restaurants such as the highly anticipated Dory, coming to Brookhaven Circle this winter, to community efforts like the 275 Food Project which houses the GroundUp Initiative. Their focus is on local food sourcing, diversifying kitchens with young food entrepreneurs of color, and creating positive social experiences.

Through leadership, with heart and soul behind what he does, Chef Dave Krog teaches and grows aspiring chefs- with the hopes of them becoming talented, compassionate team members that will ensure change in the industry standard.


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