Its for free

Its for free

Its for free

A glass of wine changed my life forever…

Think back from the time you thought of getting your first job and you were offered your first position in a hotel restaurant where wine service was paramount. The fear, the blood rush or even hiding away from customers shy that they may ask you a question that relates to wine. Right, that was me, the intimidation the term ‘wine’ brought to my then beginning career life was overwhelming. As I overlook, my shoulder I felt my boss was watching me not doing the job he had hired me for, upsell! Fast forward three months later after receiving proper training about this thing called wine, I was in a position to sell ice to an Eskimo. Not only did I make my boss happy, but I also created a healthy workplace. Revenue started coming through and even better tips.

Why am I saying this?

Most hospo places expect their employees to join them with a vast knowledge of wine to be able to work in their establishment. One question boss, I am only 19 and remember boss, I was not allowed a beverage for the past 18 years, how the hell do I get the wine experience?. With these in mind, and together with my knowledge I designed a business model that help to promote young hospo staff for free.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our company, Gumbo Wine Merchants Ltd to your business.

Gumbo Wine Merchants is a Christchurch New Zealand based company. We are a company who specialise in fine wine consulting, distribution, wine-list management, wine events, wine tours and hospitality staff training.

Our aim,

We are focused on offering our services to hotels, restaurants, bars, wine clubs, private and cooperate clients.

For hotels, bars and restaurants, we offer wines from our portfolio and assist in the procurement of these and other fine beverages that are unique to each brand. Our customer-tailored services set us apart from other wine consultants. We then offer free wine classes to hotel staff to help improve the sale and revenue recovery for beverage departments.

Our reputation,

The team leader at Gumbo Wine Merchants, Cashias is a highly qualified wine officiado with over ten years of experience in the hotels, restaurants, wine bars and wine retail.His unique offering traces back to his training with the court of master sommelier Europe, Wine Spirit Education Trust, UK , and other wine academies.His palate has been trusted by the renowned International Wine Competition where he is a permanent judge.

To have a more in-depth discussion about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact me the undersigned.

Cashias Gumbo.




  • by John Doe Posted May 10, 2016 2:18 pm

    Incredible! Such a wonderful story.

    • by Jessica Brown Posted May 10, 2016 2:23 pm

      It’s facsinating to know that people dedicate their lives to the one and only craft and really succeed. Congrats

    • by Cashias Gumbo Posted April 12, 2017 9:46 am

      thank you, we are glad you enjoyed our story

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