Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – February 16, 20

February 16th, 2017

This week we dig through some older materials that didn’t make it to the top of the pile even though they deserved to. Your wine shop customers will definitely get a kick out of these stories about stamps, corks, predators, … Continue reading

What Do You Wish Your Wine Shop Customers Kne

February 15th, 2017

We all know that it’s easier to help customers who have a basic working knowledge of wine. What are the basics you consider essential? And what are you doing about making sure your customers know them?

Wine Buying and the Psychology of Labe

January 4th, 2017

When you make decisions on how to stock your shop, do you blind taste the wines you are considering? Do you live by the adage, “buy with apples, sell with cheese?” You may be wasting your time.

Break Your Wine Shop Out of the R

November 22nd, 2016

There are a great many varietals that your customers have likely never heard of. Make the introduction. And scare yourself in other ways, too. Your business will be better for it.

Wine-Industry News – October 12, 20

October 12th, 2015

Counterfeit wines in China, marijuana-infused wine, and alternative packaging.

Wine Store Management: Using Video for Operations & Traini

January 20th, 2015

Why write a training and operations manual for your wine shop when you can just as easily film it?

Food & Wine Pairings: Chili-Brined H

December 19th, 2014

If your family insists on doing the traditional Christmas ham, you can at least update it a bit to keep things interesting. Here’s one idea.

What Your Wine Shop Customers Are Reading – Bon Appetit, Jan 20

December 18th, 2014

The January 2015 Bon Appetit is in mailboxes now. Here’s what your wine shop customers may be talking about.

Food & Wine Pairings: Italian Soa

October 3rd, 2014

This week, courtesy of the New York Times, we take a look at Italian Soave and a melon dish to accompany.

Food and Wine Pairing: Short-Rib Pot Pies and Big Re

February 21st, 2014

We’re suckers for a great pot-pie, and Bon Appétit’s cover story – we’ll go through the issue completely next Thursday – was too good to pass up.