We’re not a talent agency looking to make fast cash. Nor are we the traditional ‘product sampling’ business that sends folks out to serve up the latest laundry soap, spreadable cheese product or prepared meal…then squeezes wine tastings into their schedule.

We at Professional Pours have a one-track mind: Your success. Whether we’re pouring or training, that’s what we’re all about. That’s enough for us.

 And here’s who ‘us’ is.

 Professional Pours was founded by beer and wine enthusiasts and savvy sales, marketing andpublic relations veterans. Our credentials include:

Wine and beer knowledge: Owning, maintaining and contributing regularly to the internationally popular wine blog Gang of Pour; serving on local wine tasting panels; attending hundreds of trade tastings across the country, and presenting private tasting events pairing wine and food (we’re major foodies as well. Published on that subject, too!).

Sales experience: Our wine retail experience goes back to 1999 and includes stints at Whole Foods Market, Papa Joe’s Gourmet Market, management of the Wine Department at Nino Salvaggio International Market, as well as the chief operating officer position at Winebuys.com.

Marketing and public relations talent: Stints at two Detroit public relations firms, and as a marketing advisor to small businesses, both B2B and B2C. 

As you might imagine, coming up with a name for this gaggle of proven experience took some time, and we entertained some pretty out-there monikers at first. Then came the light: What distinguishes us is the level of professionalism we bring to the tasting table. Simple, honest…call us and see for yourself. 248-291-7687 (248-291-POURS).