joe dressner

My name is Joe Dressner and I'm The Wine Importer of many French, an increasing number of Italian wines and a Port. I am part of a company, Louis/Dressner Selections, which tries to find interesting and often unusual wines that express the terroir the wines come from and the talent and hard work of the winemakers. This site is my personal spot and has no relation to the company I work for.

The point of this site is unabashed self-promotion, which I have learned is the key to success in the business world. Long and hard experience has taught me that the quality of our wines is unimportant -- it is my ability to network and promote myself that matters most in the business world. Image and illusion are all that matters and our customers feel reassured to know they are buying wine from an important personality who has his own web site.

Most of this site is true, but some of it is fictional. I often forget which part is which. Everyone in the wine trade takes themselves so seriously that I am trying to bring a little perspective and humor into what should be a joyous trade. By the way, my lawyer suggested I include this paragraph.

The site is organized by chronological posts in descending order. There are several posts on each page and you can go to earlier posts by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on older posts. This is a very user-friendly feature.





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The Art of Wine Tasting

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Clicking Here Takes You to A Breathtaking Minute-by-Minute Account of a Glamorous Day in the Life of The Wine Importer!

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My Friend André Iché, An Appreciation

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Happy New Year to All Our Jewish Wine Drinking Friends!

Today is the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement.

Did you know that there are only 430 Jews living in North Dakota?

Furthermore, there are only 295 Jews living in South Dakota!

There are over 90,000 Jews in Montreal, not counting my son and daughter who equal one Jew combined.

My daughter is fasting today and tried to go to a Synagogue yesterday. She has only been to a Synagogue two or three times in her life (assorted relatives of mine had Jewish Mitzvah's or Jewish Weddings, etc.) but she wanted to go yesterday.

No one would let her in because she did not a "ticket."

One nice thing about being of the Jewish persuasion, which I am, is that I can make Jewish jokes and not be accused of being an anti-semite.

Although I am open to the charge of being a "self-hater."

Happy Yom Kippur!
- Joe Dressner 10-09-2008 1:14 pm [link] [9 refs] [11 comments]

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