We’ve been honing the concept of Grand Cata since the summer of 2011, when two best friends decided to leave their desk jobs behind and turn their passion for Latino heritage, gastronomy and wine into a full-time job. As first-time business owners with humble beginnings, we’ve had to learn everything first-hand from writing our business plan, to navigating the financial landscape, to securing a storefront. Despite our share of bumps along the way, nothing has been able to stop us from opening the doors of Grand Cata because there are so many things that keep us going. Here are the Latino Wine Company’s top four inspirations.
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If you live in DC, there is a good chance you are an already a wine drinker. According to Business Insider, the nation’s capital ranks first in wine consumption in the U.S. – and the results aren’t even close. Washingtonians reportedly consume almost 26 liters per capita annually – six whole liters more than second-place New Hampshire.
Well, America’s thirstiest wine market is soon in for a treat. Grand Cata, A Latino Wine Co. is abriendo fronteras expanding the city’s selection of vinos latinos. But why are Latino wines specifically such a big deal? If you need a reason before visiting our new Shaw location to stock your pantry with the next wave of great wines, here are five...