How to maximize your restaurant wine buying dollars. By Bruce BauerI have been meaning to put my thoughts about how to maximize your restaurant wine buying dollars to print for a long time. I was finally motivated by a similar article in the Wall Street Journal (the link is now invalid) where they listed their top ten ways to get the most drink for your dollar. It was … [Read more...] about Restaurant Wine Lists: Getting the Most for Your Dollar
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["PDXMan" saw the comment below, and decided to fill me in. I thought his response was so good, it deserved publishing. I appreciate the time he took crafting his response.] "Many times imports are a much better bargain then domestics. It drives me crazy that heavy bottles can be shipped half way across the world and still be cheaper then local wines." Food Dude, October 25, … [Read more...] about Why Are Domestic Wines So Expensive?
Portlands' veritable pantheon of viniculture mastery … your very own Iron Sommeliers By Marshall and Carolyn ManningAnd on April 13th, 2007, these masters of wine sat back and watched a private dining room brimming with anticipation. These brilliant matchmakers had already done their part days before. This was the first in a series of “Dueling Sommelier Dinners” planned in … [Read more...] about Dueling Sommeliers: Who’s the Best?
Erin-Marie Palmer was the owner of The Wine Cellar in Beaverton as well as Shaker and Vine in Portland [ed 2016 - now closed]. Palmer is best described as a feisty, well-spoken local wine expert who has no qualms about expressing her preferences for what makes a great glass of vino. Shaker and Vine is a quirky, hip reflection of this passion set in what is otherwise a very … [Read more...] about Interview: Erin-Marie Palmer of Shaker and Vine
Food Dude Article #10 By Ken ColluraEvery year, I try to assess the goals I've set for myself as a sommelier and whether they are being achieved. I know most people do this around New Year's Day, but August is just as good.So now is the time to reaffirm a couple of these resolutions, my raison d'etre, so to speak. So, here's what I came up with, and how I feel I'm … [Read more...] about Reaffirmations – as a Sommelier, How Am I Doing?