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Hiring A Sommelier: What Restaurant Operators Need To Know

In terms of wine, it’s perhaps the most valuable asset a restaurant has: A sommelier.This is the person responsible not only for compiling your wine list and pairings, and choosing which wines you carry, but also being able to communicate information about the wines to your customers.

Wine Series: The Most Frequent Wine Mistakes Restaurants Make

Its high profit margin makes wine a product that many restaurants seek to sell more of. But how?Over several weeks Restaurant Management talks to Barbara Wichman Nowak and Beverly Wichman Pittman, who give advice on everything from how to make your restaurant wine-friendly to how to save money and find the best value on wines.

Call for Entries: Sips Awards are Here!

Restaurant Management is kicking off its first annual Sips Awards!Restaurants interested in submitting entries for the site’s awards and its accompanying editorial coverage should complete the online form in full by September 1, 2011.

Wine Series: How To Make Your Restaurant Wine-Friendly

Its high profit margin makes wine a product that many restaurants seek to sell more of. But how?Over the next few weeks Restaurant Management talks to Barbara Wichman Nowak and Beverly Wichman Pittman, who will give advice on everything from how to make your restaurant wine-friendly to how to save money and find the best value on wines.

Smith & Wollensky Celebrates Wine Week

As thoughts of wine enthusiasts turn to the fall harvest, Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group announces The Forty-Ninth National Wine Week, September 12­–16. During this week, eight iconic restaurant locations, under the guidance of Stuart Roy, national director of wine and spirits, will offer a variety of super-premium wines carefully selected to complement the Smith & Wollensky award-winning menu.

Wine Gauge Accomplishes Perfect Pour

The one-of-a-kind Wine Gauge, made exclusively by Pour 'N Save, helps wine serving establishments curtail costly over-pours.The Pour 'N Save Wine Gauge is an adjustable, tri-level measuring gauge, used primarily for wine sales by the glass.

Phillips Seafood Opens in Airports

Phillips Seafood announced today it has opened two new airport restaurant locations: Newark Liberty International as well as Harrisburg International Airport, bringing the total to nine successful airport restaurant operations.

Culinary Stars Sizzled During Veggie U Celebration

The 9th Annual Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration commanded a crowd of record breaking numbers on July 16. The annual benefit for the children’s education program had culinary greats on the grounds to mingle with guests, offer up cooking demonstrations, and give a packed-house panel discussion on sustainability.

Wine Lists Go Digital

Restaurants across the nation have started making the switch from paper wine lists to digital tablets or iPads. Despite upfront costs, the pioneers have seen beverage sales increased up to 20 percent. The market has since become saturated with companies providing affordable solutions.

Photograph Wine Label, Download Info with App

A new, free mobile application will change the way wine lovers find, buy, and enjoy wine this summer. The Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings app lets you use your smartphone camera to snap a picture of any bottle label bar code in the liquor store. With one click, you get tasting notes, scores, and food pairings.

Organic Winery Stays Sustainable, Cuts Costs

ClearEdge Power, a manufacturer of high-efficiency stationary fuel cells, today announced that Stone Edge Farm, an organic farm and winery located in California’s Sonoma Valley, is leveraging the ClearEdge5 system to advance its energy efficiency and sustainability goals.

Encouraging Wine Sales

The past two years have not been kind to those selling fine wines. “The economic downturn has been toughest for U.S. wineries that sell wines for $20 a bottle and up,” reports The Nielsen Company.

Drink to That: 2011 Wine & Spirit Winners

The New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, the largest international competition in America that is associated with The Bar & Wine Show, was judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine and spirit experts.

Riesling: More Than Your Grandma’s Sweet Wine

With the many intricacies that Riesling has to offer, calling it merely a summer wine is almost a slap in the face. But with recent consumer awareness and the backing of the sommelier community, it is a wine you cannot neglect on this summer’s selections.

Pinot Grigio Hits The Right Notes

.cocktails p { color: #6E9036; font: 15px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } What’s the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, besides one being French and one being Italian?Ed King knows the answer, and he’s neither French nor Italian.