Walt Disney was once told that “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Oprah Winfrey was once told her stories were too emotional. And Elvis was told he’d make a better truck driver than a singer. The point is that not everyone can hit it out of the park the first time they try to hit it big.
But that isn’t the story behind today’s Across the Table guest. In fact, when Ashley Thompson sat down recently with John Meyer at JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars, she found out that he kind of has an irritating habit of anticipating the next big idea before most people have ever heard of it – let alone think they will ever need his help with it.

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John Meyer and Ashley Thompson sitting down Across the Table at JJ's Wine, Spirits, & Cigars
John Meyer and Ashley Thompson sitting down Across the Table at JJ’s Wine, Spirits, & Cigars

At JJ’s they like to say they provide “an enhanced adult beverage experience” and we think that’s just perfect to sum up the great food and drink and the great people you’ll run into at JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars.

They’re located at 3000 West 57th Street in Sioux Falls. You can find out more about their specials and events, but checking out their website at JJsWine.com.

JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars is pleased to be hosting “Cocktails for A Cause” for the second year in a row. On Saturday, April 30th, at JJ’s Event Room, they will be guiding you through three craft cocktails. The event is designed to raise funds and awareness for Breathe Bravely and Cystic Fibrosis. Tickets are available online at JJsWine.com.

Get to know other interesting people from around KELOLAND by checking out some of our other Across the Table segments!

Across the Table with Marcella Prokop

Across the Table with Mark Blackburn

Across the Table with Seth Pearman

Across the Table with Beth Ormseth

Across the Table with Becka Burger

Across the Table with Nancy and Bruce Halverson

Across the table with Lindsay Harris

Across the Table with Jon Thum

Across the Table with Dr. Charles Chima

Across the Table with April Meyerink

Across the Table with Tom Slattery

Across the Table with Brad Palmer

Across the Table with Sue Aguilar

Across the Table with Darrin Smith

Across the Table with Sheila Hazard