For many of us, the second a wine list is placed in our hands at a restaurant, we begin to panic. Ordering wine at a restaurant piles on the pressure. Will everyone at the table like our selection? How does retail pricing measure up to restaurant fees? Can the somm tell I don’t really know […]
Send all questions to: email@example.com Is there any way to save skunked beer? Unfortunately, no. Skunked beer is caused by a specific chemical reaction that is due to the beer’s exposure to light.
I was out with a group at a bar recently; some of the people I knew and some of them were friends of friends. One of the people I don’t know was headed to the bar to order another drink and grabbed me one, too. Was it O.K. that when it was my turn to […]
We all know that when it comes to the sales and service industries, you’re being sized up. Whether you’ve walked into Hermès or Eleven Madison Park, the sales associate or waiter is looking you up and down and making a call. And we all want the same thing: to be seen as a person who’s […]
It’s a problem that plagues many wine drinkers, you enjoy red wine, but aren’t a fan of tannins – the compound that creates a drying sensation in your mouth, like when you over-brew black tea. For some of you, the natural histamines that go along with it may even create an allergic response. So what […]
By now wine bars have become ubiquitous across the country. And while all of them may not be “real” wine bars, the ones that are can be pretty incredible places to discover new wines, or get better acquainted with old favorites. But they can also be intimidating, stuffy and confusing. And that means mistakes will […]
Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays where even if you remember to celebrate it, there are still potential pitfalls. But you’re in luck, because we’ve outlined what those biggest mistakes are, and how you can avoid them.
Wine vocabulary can often seem like a foreign language, making ordering a bottle at a restaurant or buying one at the store a very confusing ordeal. But it doesn’t have to be. In this short video we teach you the meaning of six of the most common wine terms, including how to use each in […]
Great service is a mindset, one that’s intended to make a guest feel like the only person that matters in the entire establishment. From the moment a guest steps through the door, he or she is taken care of, and treated not like a patron or customer, but as a guest in your own home.