Jay Nee & Tonia Lynn
Thursday, October 6, 2022 October 6, 2022 The Lodge at Woodloch
Jay Nee, Founder of Juniper & Grain
Jay Nee brings more than twenty years of beverage hospitality experience to the table. Since moving to the Lehigh Valley from New England 15 years ago, he has worked in the beverage hospitality industry in a number of roles. He helped develop one of the most interesting wine programs in the area and launched a recurring wine education night that entertained hundred of guests. He has gone on to present over 400 wine, beer and spirits events for thousands of guests. As a consultant for one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the United States, Jay provided guidance to well over 100 restaurants and bars. He helped formulate their total beverage identity and trained hundreds of servers on the nuances of beverage service. His success in this role has allowed him to travel to multiple countries and experience wine and spirits production for many highly successful brands. As a sales manager for the largest total alcohol beverage supplier in the United States, he helped navigate the changing Pennsylvania alcohol landscape as grocery became a new outlet for the wine buying public. In 2019, Jay formed Juniper & Grain as a way to address the fundamental need for beverage businesses to receive guidance without being beholden to a specific distributor’s portfolio. He wanted to help shape beverage programs to value beer, wine and liquor in equal measure. He seeks clients that wish to create memorable experiences for their guests through beverage hospitality.
Tonia Lynn, Vintage Imports
Coming out from behind the bar after 20 years, Tonia gets to share her fondness of wine (and spirits) to all willing to listen, representing wines from all over the world. As she continues her wine studies, Tonia consults with restaurants and bars to help maintain profitable wine and bar programs.
But her ultimate passion is to ensure that everyone finds happiness whilst imbibing wine and indulging in delicious foods. Pure joy.
Thursday, October 6th
Wine Battle Garden Dinner ($)
Ten wines, five culinary-crafted courses, two presenters, and one deliciously entertaining evening. Join Jay Nee founder of Juniper and Grain and Tonia Lynn of Vintage Imports for an evening of stories and wine pairing between two classic countries. Wines from both France and Italy will be presented along with a Farm-To-Table meal sure to excite the senses. There is an up-charge for this 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 Dinner with 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.