Wine and Dime Episode 14 - First Ascent CEO Scott MacKillop

In this episode of Wine and Dime, I chat with the CEO of First Ascent Asset Management, Scott MacKillop.  We chat about our favorite wines, “Flat Fee” asset management and much more! Thanks for checking out the show, and if you’re not already subscribe, please do at the links below!

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Scott MacKillop

Chief Executive Officer

scott@firstascentam.com

720.465.7893

 

 

 

Featuring a flat-fee structure and simply elegant portfolios, First Ascent is an investment firm where clients truly do come first.

What I do here:

I imagine how we can become more useful to the financial advisors and clients we work for and encourage my teammates to do the same.  Then I guide the process of turning those ideas into reality. When I close my door and roll up my sleeves, I am most likely to be working on educational material for our clients or communicating with advisors about what we do, and how and why we do it.

Why I love my job:

After 40 years in the financial services industry, I want to see if I can do things better. I think we can create better portfolios for long-term investors through improvements in the processes and practices commonly used in the construction and management of such portfolios. We can help individuals become more successful investors by increasing their confidence and understanding of investment fundamentals through clear, concise communications. We can offer low fees for high quality investment management services and put a cap on the amount a client pays annually.  If we do all that, we will make a difference in the industry and in the lives of the advisors and clients we work with.

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The Wine

 

In most red Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Grenache noir is the most common variety, although some producers use a higher proportion of Mourvèdre. Grenache produces a sweet juice that can have almost a jam-like consistency when very ripe. Syrah is typically blended to provide color and spice, while Mourvèdre can add elegance and structure to the wine. Some estates produce varietal (100%) Grenache noir, while a few producers insist on using at least a token amount of all thirteen originally permitted varieties in their blend. One of the only estates to grow all these varieties and use them consistently in a blend is Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape red wines are often described as earthy with gamy flavors that have hints of tar and leather. The wines are considered tough and tannic in their youth but maintain their rich spiciness as they age. The wines often exhibit aromas of dried herbs common in Provence under the name of garrigue. Châteauneuf-du-Pape dominated by Mourvèdre tend to be higher in tannin and requiring longer cellaring before being approachable.

In most red Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Grenache noir is the most common variety, although some producers use a higher proportion of Mourvèdre. Grenache produces a sweet juice that can have almost a jam-like consistency when very ripe. Syrah is typically blended to provide color and spice, while Mourvèdre can add elegance and structure to the wine.  Some estates produce varietal (100%) Grenache noir, while a few producers insist on using at least a token amount of all thirteen originally permitted varieties in their blend. One of the only estates to grow all these varieties and use them consistently in a blend is Château de Beaucastel.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape red wines are often described as earthy with gamy flavors that have hints of tar and leather. The wines are considered tough and tannic in their youth but maintain their rich spiciness as they age. The wines often exhibit aromas of dried herbs common in Provence under the name of garrigue. Châteauneuf-du-Pape dominated by Mourvèdre tend to be higher in tannin and requiring longer cellaring before being approachable.

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Amy Irvine

Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies, LLC

10 East Market Street

Corning NY 14830

www.irvineadvise.com

email:  amy@irvineadvise.com