Wine.com top 2015 list of vino….

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, has announced the ninth annual Wine.com 100. Highlighting the top wines purchased during the first 11 months of 2015, the Wine.com 100 is the industry’s only list based exclusively on consumer preferences. The list reflects the diversity of the Wine.com assortment, featuring 22 different… Continue reading Wine.com top 2015 list of vino….

The psychology of the dinner menu….

Tristan Stephenson is the author of The Curious Bartender: The Artistry and Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail. How you’re really making decisions when you go to a restaurant. A large part of the pleasure derived from browsing a restaurant’s menu, or selecting a wine, can be attributed to the sense of freedom provided by… Continue reading The psychology of the dinner menu….

Bring on the bubbly, sparkling wine by the numbers….

With New Year’s Eve looming, it’s wise to take a moment to give some thought to Champagne and other sparkling wines. At the 2015 Beverage Executive Symposium, bubbly was broken down by the numbers. What is sparkling wine? This question probably seems odd but it’s important to know the answer. If you answered, “Wine with… Continue reading Bring on the bubbly, sparkling wine by the numbers….

25 things chefs won’t tell you! Even you foodie troglodytes….

More than half of all chefs say they have found customers making out — at least making out, if you catch my drift — in their restaurant restrooms. This fact, which fascinates me far more than it really should, comes to us courtesy of the Food Network magazine. In a 2009 story that has recently… Continue reading 25 things chefs won’t tell you! Even you foodie troglodytes….

Hottest trends for followers and not leaders….

The two most noteworthy trends in for 2016 have nothing to do with food; Big disrupters are a revolution in high-speed food delivery to homes and offices and a national conversation regarding tipping and pay disparities – Cleansing menus of additives won’t be enough – Why there’s a new obsession with fried chicken, plus 24… Continue reading Hottest trends for followers and not leaders….

Cheap-ass patron leaves server this tip….

As the national debate about eliminating tipping in restaurants reaches a fevered pitch, there are some people who feel the need to stiff their servers in order to prove a point. In other words, because they believe that servers should have a living wage instead of a tipped wage, they think they are doing us… Continue reading Cheap-ass patron leaves server this tip….

Wisconsin cheese makers get ready for busy gift giving season….

As the holiday season gets fully underway, Wisconsin cheese makers and their retailer partners are gearing up for an uptick in gift-related sales. In the 2014 season, cheese sales jumped 21 percent in the week before Thanksgiving and 34 percent in the week before Christmas, with sales up 50 percent or more for many cheese… Continue reading Wisconsin cheese makers get ready for busy gift giving season….