June 18th, 2009
Blog by Esther Ritter
"Shout out to Rick"
Thanks to all who have been following our trip with Darrell Corti to Chile. If it wasn't for Rick Mindermann (Corti Bros store director & Darrell's personal assistant), we'd be sending Pen Pal letters.
Stephanie Locher and I (from Oodleboxtv.com) were essentially there to capture Darrell on his travels through the food and wine cultures of Chile. I know by the end of a very long shoot and travel day, I was ready to put my head on the pillow. Not Rick. After a long dinner (and many Pisco Sours) Rick stayed up late (and sometimes early into the morning) and blogged, sent pictures and video to our site.
He scoured the tiny nooks of rural Chile to find an Internet connection. Coffee shops, country vineyards, you name it...Rick was a man obsessed to send a timely account of our journey.
I don't know how he did it, but he did. We are grateful of his amazing stamina and energy; his dedication and his talent.
Thank you, Rick!