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Food & Wine Pairing – Winter Weekend Lunch

January 19th, 2018

When it comes to food and wine pairing – and food in general – in the heart of a winter cold snap, we think almost automatically of heavy foods and big reds. But there are other options.

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – January 18, 2018

January 18th, 2018

This week, we learn what some people will do when the can’t wait another minute for a drink. And we’ll learn what Champagne is good for beyond the glass. Plus, travel to Rome and get the most out of your … Continue reading

Medal-Winning Wines Win Big

January 17th, 2018

No surprise that medal-winning wines command premium prices. Consumers like validation that they have good taste, and they’re willing to pay for it.

What Does Your Wine Shop Sound Like?

January 16th, 2018

Have you ever considered what your shop sounds like? Research suggests that it’s something you should pay attention to.

Wine Industry News for January 15, 2018

January 15th, 2018

Startups who want to change the way people drink, a counterfeit booze detector, and industry predictions from Silicon Valley Bank.

Food & Wine Pairings: Spaghetti Puttanesca

January 12th, 2018

Feeling a little spicy? How about this classic dish with a little kick?

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – January 11, 2018

January 11th, 2018

Book recommendations, pre-marathon hydration recommendations, wine glasses grow larger, and a pair of pieces perfect for the post-holiday period. Maybe we should have been quicker with this, but if you haven’t gotten the holiday recycling to the curb yet, here are … Continue reading

Marketing Fun with New Year’s Wine Resolutions

January 10th, 2018

Hardly anyone thinks of New Year’s resolutions as fun – too much dieting and exercise and cutting back on “bad” things that are actually a lot of fun … but if you have a little fun with wine related resolutions, … Continue reading

Dealing with Wine Shop Clients from Hell

January 9th, 2018

We’ve all had client experience we’d rather not repeat, and even clients we’d prefer never to see again, but there really isn’t a way to keep those folks from walking into your shop or even knowing when a seemingly benign … Continue reading

Wine Industry News – January 8, 2018

January 8th, 2018

Winemakers to watch, fakes in Bordeaux, and rising alcohol levels in wine.