In March, Slocum & Sons welcomed Nathan Bergeron, Assistant General Manager of Orin Swift Cellars, to their North Haven headquarters to launch the wine line in Connecticut. “We’re really happy to be sharing Orin Swift with the people of New England,” Bergeron said. He spoke to the sales team about the history of Orin Swift Cellar, which began in 1995, and Winemaker David Phinney’s approach. Bergeron led the team through an educational tasting of Mannequin, a Chardonnay blend; Abstract, a red blend; Palermo, a Cabernet Sauvignon; Papillon, a Bordeaux blend; Machete, a Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache blend; and Department 66 (D66), a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan.
Earlier that same day, Slocum & Sons invited accounts to Walrus + Carpenter for a trade luncheon paired with Orin Swift Wines and Slaughter House Whiskey, an American whiskey made at Orin Swift. Slaughter House whiskey spends nine years in American oak, then is matured in Orin Swift Papillion barrels.