One day Scott and I were reviewing a wine offer from one of our suppliers and we came to a conclusion. There are way too many fantastic wines here in San Antonio that never sees the light of day. With all the big name wineries taking up so much real estate at most retail stores and wine lists that a majority of these “Hidden Treasures” had no hope of consumers finding them. That’s when we decided to create a website for seasoned wine lovers and especially those that want to learn more about wine to have an opportunity to own these gems. I will run an offer twice a month that will highlight 5-9 of Scott’s and my favorite wines. Along with low pricing, most of the wines will be limited in availability and will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Most of these offers will have a theme (Best under $20, wines of Burgundy, what we are drinking right now…) and will always be a great representation of their region or varietal.
J Scott Beckendorf
Scott was born in Fredericksburg Texas to one of Texas’s most well known artist Charles Beckendorf. He went to Texas State University where he graduated with a degree in Business. He and his wife started their careers with a fine clothing store in Fredericksburg before joining his father-in-law in the liquor business. He helped grow their independent liquor stores across Texas called Western Beverages before adding the liquor stores that are attached to Costco to his resume. He continues to be a leader in the industry as well as be a leader in his community. He works with many organizations but is truly passionate regarding his work with the San Antonio rodeo and University of Incarnate Word. He travels with his wife Karin and kids Charles and Sophie when they are home from college.
Jeff was born and raised in Portland Oregon. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree he started to work for a semiconductor manufacturing company. For over 14 years he traveled the world and lived in Israel and Scotland for his job, where he was able to extend his knowledge about food and wine. In 2007 he and his wife settled down in the wonderful city of San Antonio and in December 2008 Jeff decided to follow his passion into the world of food and wine. For 12 months he studied for wine industry certifications and passed his level 2 from the Court of Master Sommeliers to become a certified sommelier, he passed his CSW (Certified Specialists of Wine) and his level 2 from the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust (WSET). He began his career with Texas’s biggest distributor (RNDC) in their Platinum Fine Wine division and has worked for a consulting company as their beverage specialist the last 5 years. In 2012 Jeff joined the San Antonio Bailliage of the Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs and in 2014 became the Vice Echanson for that chapter. He loves to travel around the world with his wife Jennifer and daughter Charlotte, visiting wine regions and enjoying the local foods.