Valentine’s Day is yet again upon us. In the restaurant industry, this is the big night. I can tell you after 10 years in the restaurant business that after the new year, things really slow down for the food world. Owners look forward to the craziness that Cupid’s Day brings to help their bottom line […]
Aquarius You are basically on vacation, Aquarius. Your future is filled with streamlining strategies for your career. But because the majority of the planets are in the eastern sector of your chart, you should take this month to focus on home and family. You’ll have plenty of time to build your business life in the right […]
2017 is rolling in fresh and clean. Like every new year, this one brings with it that powerful urge to be off with the old trends and on with the new. What will this year bring for the wine industry? A look back over some recent trends may give us an idea. The 1990s brought us […]
You may have heard the term ”natural wine” floating around. It’s not a new trend, though it seems to be getting more and more entrenched in mainstream wine-drinking culture. So we thought we’d break it down for you. Since the green movement of the late ’90s, we have gone through a few phases in wine. […]
Capricorn (DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 19) O.K., Mr. or Miss dependable: Get ready for your year of transformation. You will discover things about yourself you may not have known to exist. Your ruler, Saturn, is in retrograde, and Pluto is tickling your karmic soul. Oh boy, does Pluto love transformation! It’s time to uncover hidden talents […]
A trend is ravaging American media. A series of hot takes purporting to take down the wine industry has been steadily carving out a niche on the internet, claiming that wine experts are a hoax and expensive wine is bogus. It started back in 2010 with a ”Freakonomics Radio” episode that had some surprising news […]
It’s that time of year. No, not the holidays, although for this Star Wars geek, I would say the holidays came early. Like, December 16th early. The new film, Rouge One: A Star Wars Story is here! This weekend I saw it in IMAX 3D, plus twice more in the lesser formats. Yep, I’m that weirdo.
There is a new buzzword floating around in the world of wine lovers: “grower Champagne.” In order to explain what this refers to, let’s take a trip through the usual Champagne-making process. The majority of the Champagne you see on a wine shelf near you is made by what are called houses.
Why the hell are wines from the Napa Valley so expensive? As the owner of an international wine shop for seven years, I definitely sold my share of Napa Valley wine. The catch was that my wine shop was in downtown NYC — not an area of the city where one buys $60 Napa Valley reds and whites […]