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Wine Consultant

Wine Consultant Greg Bechtel

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 October 11, 2022 The Lodge at Woodloch

Greg Bechtel, Wine Consultant
October 11th
Gregg grew up in Kutztown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.  Unsure of his next move, he took a job with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board as a part-time liquor store clerk.  During mandatory wine training, Gregg had his “ah-ha moment” tasting a sample of Trimbach Pinot Gris, and he started experimenting with wines from all over the world. Gregg quickly started managing shifts all over the Lehigh Valley where his interest in wine grew further.  When the Retail Wine Specialist position was created, Gregg was promoted to run the Media store’s Fine Wine and Good Spirits luxury wine program. Lucky for him, Gregg’s much better half already lived in Media, so he was able to live and work in “Everybody's Hometown.” After 6-1/2 years servicing Media's wine needs and earning Certified Specialist of Wine and French Wine Scholar Certifications, Gregg became the Product Education Specialist for the Philadelphia store employees, where he taught the same classes that originally attracted him to the world of wine. Gregg always admired Artisan's Cellar’s portfolio, so when the Wine Consultant position opened up in the Fall of 2018, he jumped at the opportunity to expand his horizons and get people excited with the coolest juice of all.  Gregg’s territories include the Philadelphia suburbs and selected cities to the west, the Lehigh Valley, and Delaware.

Tuesday, October 11th
Wine Tour de Mont Blanc Garden Dinner ($)

Culinary Creative Director Josh Tomson is switching up the typical Farm-to-Table dinner by bringing the table to the farm! The intimate two-hour tasting dinner will be led by Chef Josh as he selects the harvest focus for the dinner and Special Guest Wine Consultant Greg Bechtel will pair the dinner with wine, focusing on the Savoie and Valle d’ Aosta Regions of France and Italy. There is an up-charge for the intimate dinner experience of $95 per person which includes the wine pairing. Limited seating so please plan ahead! *Dinners are weather dependent. Garden dinners include a garden tour prior to dinner, garden conditions may be muddy. Please make reservations for our Garden Dinnerwith the Hostess.
*Due to satellite kitchen use and the uniquely creative & themed nature of our Harvest Lunches and Garden Dinners, allergy and dietary restriction accommodations may not be possible. Please speak with a Hostess prior to making a reservation if you have an allergy or dietary restriction.