Naming a wine club after a dog may seem silly, or like a
cheap trick, appealing to all the dog lovers who also love wine. OK, so true on both counts, but there is more
to this story.
Otto is the coolest dog I’ve ever known, and was part of a package deal when I started dating my wife, Kate, back in 2012. After we got married, we lived in the apartment above my store, The Wine Rack, for 3 years before buying a house close by. We had a small rooftop deck up there, and Otto was quite fond of lounging on that deck, looking down curiously at customers as they walked into the store. It didn't take long for my new best furry friend to get the nickname “Otto the Wine Dog". So there you have it. When it was time to launch a wine club, I felt it only right to name it after him.