Blog - Written by on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 15:36

WineSellar is Growing Glass by Glass — 25th Anniversary Story in UT San Diego!

Lori and Gary Parker

Lori and Gary Parker

By Pam Kragen, UT San Diego

Sorrento Mesa — Back in the mid-1980s, Del Mar residents Gary and Lori Parker went door to door, selling fine wines to retirees, professionals and housewives. But for every bottle the Parkers sold, there were two or three they didn’t, because customers didn’t have a cellar to store their purchases.

So in 1984, the couple stopped knocking on doors and opened an industrial storage locker where wine aficionados can keep their bottles under lock and key, chilled to a perfect 57 degrees. Thirty years later, that first 800-square-foot locker has grown into a 10,000-square-foot three-story business that now includes a wine shop, brasserie and bar, as well as twice-weekly wine tastings, three wine clubs and guided wine trips worldwide … story continues — HERE


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