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How to read a wine label: Part Four (Chilean Wines)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing tips on how to examine wine labels from different regions. First with US wines, next France, then New Zealand. This week’s region was requested by a fellow grape geek, John. Let’s discuss Chilean wines! Chilean Wines (Classified as New World) Red grapes account for approximately 73% of… Continue reading How to read a wine label: Part Four (Chilean Wines)

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How to read a wine label: Part Three

In week one, we discussed wine labels from the United States. Week two, French wine labels. This week, I’m going back to the New World to share tips on New Zealand wines. New Zealand is the world’s easternmost and southernmost winemaking country (cool climate). New Zealand North Island Regions Northland, Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Gisborne,… Continue reading How to read a wine label: Part Three

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Viral Customer Service Stories from the Restaurant Industry

I’m so thrilled that my past work at Morton’s is still being shared as a lesson in great customer service and word of mouth marketing. Check out these heart-warming stories! Below is the full story from rewardsnetwork.com 5 Examples of Restaurant Word of Mouth That Became Big News March 26th, 2013 at 7:00 am by… Continue reading Viral Customer Service Stories from the Restaurant Industry

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How to Read a Wine Label: Part One

After passing the first level examination with the Court of Master Sommeliers, I put together a series of tips on how to read wine labels. The classification systems are regulated by the government and do change slightly through the years but the tips that I’m providing should still be helpful! Part One: USA Wine Labels.… Continue reading How to Read a Wine Label: Part One

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Sonoma County Wine Tips

My wine mentor and colleague, Tylor Field III, is embarking on a trip to Sonoma Valley this weekend. And since I can’t be there with him, I thought I’d share a few wine tips from that region. Location Sonoma County lies between Napa County and the Pacific coast, and is bordered on the north by Mendocino… Continue reading Sonoma County Wine Tips

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Raise a glass to #LanguedocDay!

If you follow my blog or tweets, then you know that there’s a soft spot in my heart for kitschy foodie holidays (it’s the perfect excuse to try something new and to take part in online discussions).  Well, today’s no exception… It’s Languedoc Day! A little background: Languedoc (pronounced “long-dock”) wine region is located in… Continue reading Raise a glass to #LanguedocDay!

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Social Media Response = Return on Investment

Reflecting back on 2011 when I managed social media for Morton’s Restaurant Group, I was fortunate to connect with many of our guests. There was one instance that generated so much attention, Jack Dorsey named it one of the top 10 tweets of 2011. It was my response to Peter Shankman’s tweet, back in August… Continue reading Social Media Response = Return on Investment