Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wine Shop of Reading Changes Ownership

The Wine Shop of Reading has always had a special place in my heart. It was one of the first wine stores to really captivate me, partially due to the passion of its owners, Robyn and Dion. I went to many wine tastings there and found plenty of interesting and delicious wines. Plus, I have savored many of the cheeses they sell, as well as other gourmet foods. It was a warm and welcoming wine store, a place where you would not feel intimidated.

Unfortunately, Robyn and Dion have sold the Wine Shop and it is now under the new ownership. I understand their reasons for selling and ardently wish them the best in their lives. For seven years they have run this store, and it is now time for them to depart. Though they will help out with the transition for a time, assisting the new owners. Plus, I am sure they will eventually take up new endeavors, likely something to do with wine and food.

So what does that mean for the Wine Shop? What changes will occur?

The new owners, Beena and PJ, do not plan to change anything. They love the store as it is and will even keep the current employees, the women who you have seen there over the years. You should be able to find all of the same items, the cheeses, gourmet foods, giftware, and more. Robyn and Dion believe in the new owners and feel they will maintain the integrity of the shop. So you should not fear that the Wine Shop will change beyond recognition.

There will be a wine tasting this Saturday, from 3-5pm, of some new arrivals. Robyn will be there so it will be a good opportunity to see her, to wish her the best. It will also be a good opportunity to meet the new owners, to get to know the new faces who will now be at the store. I am planning to stop by so hope to see you there too.

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