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Hosting a Wine Show

Mar 4, 2009
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I had done a cooking show a few months back for a repeat customer. I had met one of her guests that have never been to one of my parties. She was very nice, friendly and had a great personality. I had added her to my monthly newsletter. A few weeks back, she had replied to my newsletter, letting me know that she is now an Independent Consultant of a Wine Company that does home shows and asking if I would be interested in hosting a show.
A few things went through my mind, 1- I love wine:) 2- I really liked her
3- It would be good to have a relationship to recommend each other, or maybe do a display together. Food + Wine = Greatness! ;)
So I emailed her Congratulating her on her new venture. I told her I would have a party but (having hate to say) I will check my schedule. Knowing June is SAT, I don't want to lose a booking myself. I also asked her about the "small fee" that she talked about to pre order the wine and try to get more info on the host rewards. You know what PC offers as an incentive!
She directed me to her website, but I still was unclear what I could get.
I noticed I could buy at discount "memberships" for wine to be shipped to me on a monthly basis. But other that a "free bottle of wine" It did not say anything else.
Then I get another email from her telling me she has a $10 coupon that she could give me to use on the pre ordered wine. 5 bottles plus my "free bottle"
is $49 includes shipping. Normally it is $59. I am thinking "That is the SMALL fee". :eek: I really want to do this, but honestly I can't afford $49 to have my friends come over for a wine sampling. Plus horderves. I tried getting more information from her, but it seems very vague. HAs anyone had one of these parties? What did you get/think? Is it me or does that seem a bit much. What bothers me is the "small fee" in her original email. :rolleyes: Sorry but that seems a bit more than small. I am thinking, it doesn't cost our hosts that much to buy the ingredients for a cooking demo. And our host rewards program is very generous.
Do you think it is worth it, just to maybe get referrals from her?
 

punkie1019

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May 21, 2010
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If that is the cost and you they don't have an additional host program then No I do not think it is worth it. You can tell her at this time I can't front that kind of money. Ask her for some more info and see if they do offer more for hosts. And Def. mention doing a joint party together food+wine does = greatness for both of you in sales as well.
Hope this helps
JEN
 

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