The Grapevine

Wine Stories Worth Sharing for December 14, 2017

December 14th, 2017

We talked about sparkling wines yesterday, so let’s continue that conversation today – and throw in some interesting tidbits about billionaires’ tastes in wine and cocktails, and some helpful cleaning tips for their staff. [level-members]

Let’s start by continuing on yesterday’s theme of sparkling wines, here’s a recommendation of sparklers outside the usual suspects you may want to stock and recommend.

Since it is the holiday season, let’s talk about the 400-pound gorilla in the room: that pyramid of unwashed wine glasses over by the sink. Here’s a guide for their care and cleaning.

Just in case your shop customers aren’t mostly billionaire yacht owners and you’d like to know what they drink, just in case.

If, on the other hand, your shop is lousy with wine snobs, here are gift ideas you can suggest to their (beleaguered) loved ones.

Wait, let’s get back to the billionaires. If they’re not drinking wine, perhaps they are drinking $1,200 cocktails!

Finally, who really started fermenting grape juice? It wasn’t the Europeans we widely refer to as “Old World” wines.