Category: Education

Mama’s got a Fusebox…

What happens when you start blending wine? You sometimes have a little bit more wine than you would otherwise, and end up writing silly parodies for your blog posts. Here's one such ditty: Mama's got a Fusebox She uses to make blends And ...

Restaurant Common Sense from the NYT

This post from the New York Times about expected behavior by servers in the restaurant industry is astonishing for both its detail and how much of it should just be expected. How and when did our expectations get lowered to ...

Burning our FUSEBOX at Both Ends

It's here! It's here! We received our FUSEBOX blending kit and are all set for the big competition. But what we can't quite decide is if we're working together or against each other! What am I talking about? It's a ...

Somewhere Over the Rhine: Riesling

Toledo, Ohio is know for a number of things: The Toledo Mud Hens and Tony Packo's, being two. What many may not know, is that Toledo is home to an amazing collection of art glass housed in the Toledo Museum ...

Labor Day and the Work of the Vineyard

To depart from the multiple posts you'll find on which wines to pair with your Labor Day celebration (Burgers and Syrah, chicken and Chardonnay, grilled seafood and Torrontés, and if you haven't been hit by the recession: steak and Cabernet ...

Wine Competitions: It Won a Medal – It Must be Good!

My first-ever restaurant review also included reviews of some of the wines. And though we do not usually write negative reviews of the wine we receive as samples, we do occasionally include reviews of less-than-stellar wines that we pay for. ...

Corkage Fees – What are they?

cork·age (kôrkj) n. A charge exacted at a restaurant for every bottle of liquor served that was not bought on the premises. That is how The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language defines it. It is also how I have always defined ...

Another Wine Byte 15: France’s Red-headed Stepchild

Here is another in our series of Another Wine Bytes; information you can use to impress your friends (but not in an obnoxious way, of course!) I have a former law school colleague with whom I sometimes verbally spar, nearly always ...

New Study Adds Gravitas to Wine Bloggers

A study published today in Wine Business.com examines the growth and impact of wine bloggers on winery brands. According to Sonoma State University Wine Business Professor Liz Thach, Ph.D., blogs can be especially helpful to wineries with less well-known brands, ...

Winos stole my burrito!

Wine has changed my life in so many ways, almost all of which have been positive from my point of view. There are the health benefits, social benefits, and probably most profound of all, the opportunities that writing about it ...

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