Local entrepreneurs Michael Fishman and Greg Rochlin understand the frustration of drinking stale wine from bottles opened a day or two earlier. That’s why this month, the serial wine drinkers and co-owners of Quarry Wines launched Open Door Cellars introduced their three upscale wines with bag-in-box packaging that preserves freshness for weeks after opening. The varietals include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and will be available at local liquor stores, in wine shops and in restaurants throughout Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC. Distributed by Prestige Beverage Group, the boxes are available in 3 liter and 1.5 liter boxes
“What makes our wine stand out is that the taste and quality stays consistent night after night. Whether you’re a wine expert or just love wine, you’ll appreciate the rich flavors and complexity of our wines,” said Founder & Wine Lover Michael Fishman.
The Chardonnay features scents of honeysuckle and honeydew melon followed by flavors of pineapple and lemon with subtle nectarine notes in the finish. It pairs perfectly with brie cheese, butternut squash soup, crab cakes, trout almondine or roasted chicken. The Cabernet Sauvignon features blackberry and violet along with savory flavors of dark cherry and plum. It pairs well with blue cheese, grilled rib eye steak, eggplant parmesan or veal osso bucco. The Merlot features blueberry and raspberry aromas followed by layers of plum and cassis and finishes with cocoa notes. It pairs well with aged cheddar, vegetarian chili, hamburgers, beef stew or pizza.
“I’m excited about this concept. We’ve embraced these impressive wines and look forward to other people making them part of their lifestyle, too. Our wines are great for parties, picnics and tailgating or simply dining at home, ” said Chief Executive Officer Greg Rochlin.
Compared to glass-bottled wine, bag-in box packaging is much more ecological and “green.” It yields 85% less packing waste and because bag-in-box wine requires less energy to transport, it generates less than half the carbon footprint. Additionally, Open Door Cellars
containers are fully recyclable.
Connect & Find & Hire Our Chief Social Marketing Strategist
CITYPEEK Social Media Marketing Solutions
providing Social Media Marketing
for Today's Hospitality & Retail Businesses.
Find CEO Patti Neumann's Social Media Strategies Columns
in the Click: Baltimore Business Journal