Friday, October 21, 2016

10/21 LUKE PETERS, AIR AND WATER, JOE BAUMGARDNER, JC RESORTS

LUKE PETERS – PRESIDENT/CEO, AIR AND WATER (LUMA COMFORT) 

Inc's fastest-growing private companies in America on the list of Internet Retailer's top 500 three years in a row. At Luma Comfort we are innovators of beautiful and unique products.  Luma Comfort is the leading manufacturer of environmentally-friendly evaporative coolers, misting fans, ice makers and stylishly functional humidifiers Our philosophy is...comfort doesn't just come from how well our products work but how good they make you feel. Luma Comfort products can be found in Target, The Home Depot, Amazon, WayFair, and more large retailers.

WINE COOLERS
Every wine lover knows that heat damages wine but how many of us take care to protect our wine at every stage?  Wine is a perishable product that requires a year round constant temperature to mature.  Most experts will agree that the ideal temperature to keep wine is between 49 and 58° F.  Storing wine in a refrigerator isn't a good option because the vibrations will affect the wine's aroma and destroy some of its important components.  That's why investing in a wine cooler is recommended.

Don't forget that red and white wines have different temperature requirements.  If you want to store both reds and whites together in the same wine cooler, look for a dual zone unit that has 2 independently controlled temperature zones.  Here are some general guidelines to follow:
Red Wine: 55° F to 60° F
White Wine: 49° F to 56° F
Rose Wine: 49° F to 51°F

WWW.AIR-N-WATER.COM


JOE BAUMGARDNER – SOMMELIER & CELLAR MASTER, JC RESORTS

Our Sommelier & Cellar Master at JC Resorts has been bringing new wines and exciting pairings to our tables since October, 2015. Joe’s interest in wine was sparked by his father who collected wines in the 60s and 70s (and lucky for Joe, he was able to learn about these wines by dipping into the family cellar when his father wasn’t looking).

Working in restaurants since the age of 15, it became apparent that Joe’s passion was strong enough that he should pursue a career in wine. In 2008, he became one of only 6 people in Southern California to achieve the Sommelier Diploma from the prestigious International Sommelier Guild. While studying for his diploma, Joe also caught the traveling bug by hopping a train from San Diego all the way up the coast to Canada, where he tasted and learned about wines from the soil to the glass.

Ultimately, San Diego has captured Joe’s heart, and he’s proud to call the city home, where he’s shared his knowledge and love of wine as sommelier for small neighborhood restaurants and large resorts alike. Starting his sommelier career at Kensington Grill with San Diego’s acclaimed Urban Kitchen Group, he went on to work as the sommelier for the world famous Hotel Del Coronado and La Costa Resort.

Now sharing his expertise at all of the JC Resorts, Joe curates some of the finest wine collections in California. He also loves working with our chefs to create fun, interactive and most importantly, delicious wine events for our guests and local community.

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