Cleveland native Abbey (Hammer) Lane grew up in a family that owned a wine distribution business that serviced Cleveland restaurants. It was because of the family business that she fell in love with Cleveland's dining scene. For the past 15 years, Abbey has worked in the wine + food industry as a restaurant consultant. Throughout her career, she has been fortunate to work along-side and gain inspiration from countless chefs, restauranteurs, and her family. Her passion for the hospitality industry, guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, led to the birth of Traveling Wine Merchant (TWM).
the heart of Traveling Wine Merchant is the belief that the pairing of good wine and food brings together family and friends to create lasting memories. While TWM specializes in the delivery of fine wine and carefully curated grazing boards, the website will also offer additional resources. From hosting virtual wine pairings to live cooking demos teamed with industry leaders to educate and, of course, have fun too! Let Traveling Wine Merchant be your one-stop-shop as you travel through the fantastic world of wine + food.
Thanks for stopping and getting to know us. My name is Abbey, and I want to introduce and give a special shout out to my insanely talented chef, Rusty! Lucky for me, he is my husband too. At TWM, we take immense pride in carefully curating special and unique boards you can't find anywhere else. My husband went to the kitchen and put his heart into creating recipes for all our house-made spreads, thus giving our boards that extra touch needed to set us apart. Sending my gratitude to ALL my family and friends for their constant support and guidance.