That was not a word combination I'd heard before talking to Travis Motter, owner of The Portland Bottle Shop. I've been a fan of the shop since I stopped by on opening day 2 1/2 years ago. Travis just knows his stuff and is passionate about what he does, which is evident when his face lights up when talking about the tasty libations on his shelfs. I appreciated the candor with which Travis talked about the excitement and struggles that come from owning your own business. Many thanks to Travis for taking the time to talk, and to his wife Emily for helping support him and his dream (and in turn allowing me a great place to escape into wine).
John started his own company in 2009, it hasn't been an easy road but it's allowed him to meet great people and pursue his passion. Along the way he's discovered other people had their own "geronimo" moment. The Bet on You Podcast has allowed him to hear more of the stories and share them with all of you.