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Recorded in the beautiful home office Chateau Relaxo’, Florida. Due to popular demand, we’ve once again brought the CEO back for another round of questions.
Best of 2019 Chateau Relaxo Travel
How many nights do you think you spent in hotels in 2019? 50+, a baby road warrior.
Best travel purchase or accessory? Pillow Cover – PackYourPillow.com
Best Hotel – Westin Downtown Atlanta
Worst Travel Experience? Crossing the Canada border.
Best Meal? – Sundial.
Bext new food/drink discovery? Luxardo Cherries & the classic Old Fashioned
Best Weekend Get-A-Way – Disney Springs Hilton
Last trip of the year, Nashville
Whiskey takes time. In fact, the very process of time defines whiskey: aging the distilled spirit in oak barrels is what brings out the familiar and exciting flavor. So, we think a lot about time around here. Like the time we decided to open up a distillery when we knew we wouldn’t be able to taste the aged fruits of our labor until many years later. The idea of starting a distillery requires a good amount of forethought, a strong stomach for the unexpected, and an intense amount of devotion. It’s like being a parent. There’s a lot of work, and you must you rely on those that came before you as a guide. Then you have to put all of your love into the process, because when it comes down to it… the payoff is unlike anything else in the world.
Charles Nelson was born July 4, 1835 in Hagenow, a small town in the Mecklenburg-Schwerin state of northern Germany. He was the eldest of six children whose father, John Philip Nelson, owned a soap and candle factory. When Charles was 15, his father decided he wanted to move his family to America for a better life. He sold his soap and candle factory, converted all of the family’s earthly possessions to gold and had special clothing made to hold all of that gold on his person during the journey. In late October of 1850, he gathered his family and boarded the Helena Sloman to set sail for America. As fate would have it, on November 19 of that year, intense storms and gale force winds sent many of the nearly 180 passengers overboard. John Philip Nelson was one of those unfortunate souls and weighed down by the family fortune, he sank directly to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Luckily, the rest of the family arrived safely in New York, but with only the clothes on their backs, and 15 year-old Charles found himself man of the house.
Former DNA laboratory director Bruce Boeko has put his science background to work in a new setting, opening Nashville Craft with a focus on local and regional ingredients and resources. The distillery has been in operation since March 2016 in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood near downtown Nashville. Opened to the public on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Nashville Craft is producing whiskey and other craft spirits, and features a tasting room, a cocktail menu and tours. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Nashville Craft is a proud member of the Tennessee Distillers Guild and an inaugural stop on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail.
Arrington Vineyards opened its doors July 1, 2007. Since then, we have been providing a “wine country experience” of award winning wines set among the picturesque rolling hills of middle Tennessee. Owned by country music artist Kix Brooks, winemaker Kip Summers, and Nashville businessman John Russell, Arrington Vineyards has truly become “Nashville’s Wine Country”.
Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas – There’s no better way to celebrate the Christmas season in Nashville, TN than gathering your family for holiday fun at A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort.
2020 Travel Plans – Italy????
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