December 10, 2021
July 5, 2022
July 25, 2022
Moving away from Champagne Flutes and moving towards a better champagne glass. Champagne flutes were not designed for the wine. The yeast component it too prominent in the flute-like glass. The glass needs have a small bulb to expose the fruit qualities first and then the yeast second.
Rose Champagne, Montrachet and Nebbiolo. Usually out with friends or enjoying a glass at home while making dinner on a day off.
The guest looking up pricing and markups on their phone at the table. Or just the guest being on their phone in general while I am trying to serve them
Quality, price, vineyard back round and stories, trends, wines that sell themselves
In the morning I play with my dog. Afternoons I order, check invoices, add new products, and prepare for the shift. Evenings I check the recs to make ensure the product we sold, will be restocking and back home to my dog
Doctors are becoming certified. I think it’s great that being a certified sommelier is a trend. My only request is that the service part of the career is a big piece of the pie. It takes a certain person to flow in the dining room being and be in charge of all of the tables.
I see many lists branching out and placing New York, Mexico, Croatia and wines from China on list. I think it’s pretty cool.
Trying to bite my tongue when guests say to the other person at the table after the first taste….”oh you will like it”” It is like they are scared they don’t know if the wine is good and have to prep/trick the other person.
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