Imagine my delight when Behind the Mind Radio Show (1480 am) asked me to talk about Maryland wine and its tourism industry (my favorite subjects). For those who are not familiar with this excellent show, Behind the Mind is a 1-hour bi-weekly talk show airing LIVE ON Friday 11am (EST) and Tuesday 7pm (EST), showcasing design thinkers, visionaries, game changers and innovators; while shedding light on designers of well-known and upcoming products and services both domestically and internationally. So you only can imagine how excited I was when they called.
Karen Baker, host and Anthony Leonard, co-host lead the interview. Our discussion ranged from the diverse landscape of Maryland wines to how Maryland wine has impacted the tourism industry. We discussed how wine is popular and has a growing following. The following is not limited to wine drinkers but grape growers and wine makers, known as vintner. People romanticized having a vineyard, but it takes a financial commitment not to mention a lot of time and patience.
We ended the interview with Behind the Mind top three questions at least that is what I like to call them. A couple of the questions were: if you were a superhero what power would you posses, and if you could have lunch with someone living or dead who would that be? My favorite questions: as a child, what was your favorite toy? For the record, the Barbie Dream House was my favorite toy.
I had an amazing time. They let me sign their wall of fame. Thank you Karen and Anthony for making me feel at home. If you missed the interview, you can listen to it here
2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Recognized as a Top Performing Tour Company as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site
TripAdvisor® awards Vino 301 Wine Concierge its Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Vino 301, Wine Concierge and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Leslie Frelow, Managing Director at Vino 301 Wine Concierge. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”
“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”
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