Wishing all of you a safe and happy 4th of July holiday! I hope you try some new wines and share good memories with friends and family!
In past blogs I have touched on a wine’s structure and balance. These are two relatively important items in the world of wine. The two terms have been on my mind lately. I am in Napa Valley this week to blend new vintages of our wines…acidity, alcohol, body, sweetness, tannins, wine's balance, wine's structure
I have been in business some 40 plus years now and one of the most important things I had to learn early on was that relationships are essential to the success of any business. Not only do you have to create the relationships, but you must maintain them as well…building relationships, friends, wine dinners, wine tastings
When I decided to write on wine lists again, I felt that I needed to contact my restaurant friends that are involved in their wine lists and get their input. I developed a list of five questions that dealt with list age, diversity, pricing and customer usage…Artisan, Brad Canniff, Chris Oliver, Tapastrie, Tom Welsh, Uptown Kitchen, wine lists
I have written a number of times in past blog articles on the pros and cons of restaurant wine lists. Having looked at number of restaurant wine lists lately, I thought it might be time to revisit the topic. I continue to be intrigued by wine lists both big and small…Coravin, wine and food, wine dispensing machines, wine lists, wine pairings