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Wine Knowledge

Liquor Cost, Wine Knowledge

How to Set Wine Prices For Maximum Profits

Are you a restaurant or bar manager looking to maximize your profits? One of the key aspects to consider is how you price the wine on your menu. In this blog, we will guide you..

Wine Knowledge, Restaurant Trends

Take a Sip of These 2023 Wine Trends

Wine lovers are showing up more than ever. With the ever-growing catalog of wine options ranging in color, flavor, sweetness, ABV, and price point, wine is setting trends of its..

Wine Knowledge, Restaurant Trends

Exciting Wine Trends for 2022 [With Data]

The wine world is like the universe, vast and ever expanding. Its rich history is fascinating and the modern wine world is innovative and engaged in making the world a more..

Wine Knowledge, Restaurant Trends

Restaurant Wine Trends to Watch in 2021

This past year has been a trying one for the wine industry. In California, wine makers were again besieged and burnt by a terrible wildfire season in California. And of course,..

Wine Knowledge

How to Sell More Wine With Your To-Go Orders

The service industry has successfully pivoted to delivery and take out in an effort drum up steady business—but aside from promoting your snacks and bites, it's time to include..

Wine Knowledge

Wine and Drink Trends You'll See in Fall 2020

We've already discussed some drink predictions for 2020, but consumer needs have shifted dramatically in the last few months. As the fall season approaches, we're seeing the..

Wine Knowledge

Exciting Wine Trends For 2020

2020 is coming. It's a year that doesn't quite sound real. 2020 sounds more like an abstract year used in sci-fi shows or books to indicate a distant future when society relies on..

Bartender Training, Wine Knowledge

7 Tips for Training Waitstaff on Wine and Beverages

We talk to dozens of restaurants every day and they often tell us one of their top challenges is training their wait staff. And training staff on the wine list and beverage..

Wine Knowledge

3 Perfect Wine Pairings for Sushi

Who hasn't had sushi? Well, maybe a few of you. But the Japanese food has become extremely popular in the U.S. as American palates open up to foods that aren't ketchup. Sushi is..

Wine Knowledge

How to Become a Sommelier

One of the fastest growing careers in restaurants and hospitality is the sommelier track. In the past few years the growth has been explosive in the United States. In 2017, the..

Wine Knowledge

Top Wine Trends of 2019

With 2019 in full effect lets take a look at some of the biggest wine trends that are going to take the industry by storm. From the continuous love for Rosé to the rise in the..

Wine Knowledge

The Basics: Wine and Food Pairing Guide

The world of wine can be intimidating. From full bodied red wines to crisp dry white wines. The options are truly endless! However, when it comes to pairing wine with food there..

Wine Knowledge

Wine 101: Basic Wine Knowledge for Server Training

Once, during a busy Friday night a bar in Chicago, a recently hired server returned a glass of White Zinfandel to the bartender. The wine, a blush pink color, wavered in the glass..

Wine Knowledge

How to Taste Wine

What wine pairs well with fish? What is the difference between a red and white wine glass? What does a dry wine mean? These are common wine questions that a server may be asked at..

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