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Our Story

Honestly, we just want to help you throw a great party with delicious drinks!

We love making cocktails and we love drinking wine. We also know that organizing an event is stressful. Thankfully, we like throwing parties and with our experience in the service industry, we've done it a lot! So, we decided to offer our expertise to the greater Northern Nevada region and help make your event as stress-free as possible.

We bought our 1970's vintage Miley horse trailer in September of 2019 and got to work stripping & ripping out the interior to offer you a fully functional bar with 3 taps, two service windows, and a classic vintage look that is stunning in photos.

About Us: About Us
John Blomquist

John Blomquist

Owner | Cocktail Enthusiast | Spirits Nerd

John started working behind the bar in 2015 at a popular watering hole known for its fantastic beer selection and great drink specials. However, it wasn't until he moved on to a wine and craft cocktail bar that he truly fell in love with learning about spirits, wine, and cocktails. Before starting Pizen & Wine with Shannin, John ran a demanding beverage program at four locations; managing their spirits ordering, creation of four seasonal cocktail menus a year, and training the bar staff at each location.

John is also a some what of a perfectionist, "it could be better" is a common phrase used when creating delicious drinks. 

Infusions, house-made syrups, crazy combinations of flavors, even though he won't admit it, you are in the best hands with your beverage service when John is at the helm. 

Shannin Blomquist

Shannin Blomquist

Owner | Wine Expert | Master Planner

In 2010, Shannin began working in a wine shop in Reno where she found she had a knack for wine. She loved the nuances, flavors, and diversity that wine offered. She loved learning about new wines, and more than that, she loved sharing what she has learned with others. She continues to work in the wine industry managing multiple wine shops with over handfulls of employees, and continues the passion to serve and educate the people on wine. 

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