These are the 3 main reasons or "why's" for my involvement in this incredibly vital company Scout & Cellar (and not necessarily in any particular order). I'm a polymath of sorts, or what Emilie Wapnick refers to in her TED talk as a "multi-potentialite" and I still work at making art, designing and fixing our home here in Grand Haven (which is taking a very longtime). Along with my "day job" at one of the best design and human centered companies in the world, Herman Miller, I also love to cook healthfully, and I do way too much thinking and dreaming about how to improve farming practices on my families' farms in Illinois and my sister-n-brother-in-law's farm in Michigan (which may surprise many, but it's true...just ask my kids and prepare for the eye rolling).
Scout & Cellar is all about all the things that get me up in the morning.
Here at this blog, I will be posting regularly about the work of our company, updates on my own personal business, and the core philosophies that not only function in my brain and heart but hopefully in the concrete practice of everyday life. It is my hope to minimize the use of Facebook and Instagram for lengthy writing and updates because I prefer for my social media presence to be about seeing friends and supporting people I love (to be clear, I'll still be updating through those media, just keeping it simple, I hope).
Of course you can read about my art practice at my other blog site where I will continue to post about all sorts of things like art, design, farming, theology, poetry, music, Herman Miller, furniture, etc. This blog will be specifically for all things related to Scout & Cellar. So check back regularly to learn what's going on.
So to begin, the link below is where you can purchase some of our fantastic, clean-crafted wines from all over the world. It is a fantastic way to try the wine, learn about the vineyards (one of my favorite things to do), and help me get my business off the ground. I'm positive your body will thank you for enjoying these wines.
"Premiere Degustation" (that's French for "first tasting").