In 2012, Cousins Maine Lobster founders Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank with a dream to share delicious seafood straight from their hometown in Maine. With one food truck already under their belt that opened in Los Angeles to a line of 50 people, they were grilled by the investors on Shark Tank. But, they prevailed and walked away with a business partner Barbara Corcoran who helped them establish firm footing for their business and a road map for future success.
Today, Cousins Maine Lobster has food trucks in 10 regions throughout the United States, and also offers home delivery of their lobster treats online.
One of these 10 regions where Cousins Maine Lobster can be found is Sacramento. And, for the past year Matchbook Wine Company and Cousins Maine Lobster Sacramento have been working together to provide wine and lobster lovers delicious wine and savory lobster dishes.
On Saturday June 25, Matchbook Wine Company celebrated its one-year anniversary with Cousins Maine Lobster Sacramento owners Paul and Vickie Sharkey. To further mark this anniversary, Cousins Co-founder Jim Tselikis made a special trip out to Matchbook to revel in this special occasion.
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Matchbook Wine was featured in Bay Area Buzz
“Yolo County is synonymous with UC Davis, my alma mater. However, much to my surprise, there is much more to Yolo than expected. Just over the mountain range from Napa Valley, it is an up and coming wine region; you can find a fine bottle of wine for very reasonable prices. Yolo also has strong roots in agriculture, which explains why farm-to-table food is becoming more and more prevalent here.
Matchbook Wines boasts a relaxing patio and vast vineyard views. This is the place to visit if you have a couple of hours to spare and just soak it all in. The winery is family owned and all of the grapes used are estate grown. Our favorite wine here was The Arsonist red blend. Make sure to have a taste when you visit! Check their website for some fun summer events too.”
Our 2015 Matchbook Rose was featured in the Enobytes line up of Fresh Roses for Summer:
2015 Matchbook Rose of Tempranillo, Dunnigan Hills, California
Playful and light with violet and peach notes. Great quality to price ratio (QPR) making it a perfect summer sipper for family picnics. Grab some bottles and enjoy the afternoon with friends and family.
Texas Wine Lover, “the premier web site for Texas wine news and information”, features a wonderful review of our 2015 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc. “This is a classically styled New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that I can highly recommend. It is bright, bold, and quite frankly a joy to drink, especially on a hot afternoon on the back porch with friends and family…” Read more here.
Mike Dunne at the Sacramento Bee drove out to the Dunnigan Hills to visit Matchbook Wine Company’s tasting room. Here’s what he had to say about it:
“Even as Road 92B rises and falls through the Dunnigan Hills in the Zamora area of northern Yolo County, California motorists can’t get far without coming across a winery tasting room.
The Giguieres have become recognized for their astute reading of the American wine consumer and their willingness to embrace risk. The formula paid off at R.H. Phillips and is paying off at Crew, now up to 100,000 cases of wine per year.”
Read on here…