Strategic Dining

Apr 23

Wine List Navigation Takeaways: Let’s Eat!

The fixins for an Avocado & Black Bean Salad: All the right textural elements. What would a lesson in Wine List Navigation be without a sweet surrender to the temptation of sipping on a little vino and snacking on some…
Apr 16

Wine List Navigation Takeaways: Great Questions Answered

At Deb’s March 26th Wine List Navigation: Earn Your Wings workshop for addressing the challenges of ordering wine in the NYC restaurant setting, the ladies in attendance were quite intuitive when it came to zeroing in on the “real dirt”…
Apr 01

Wine List Navigation Takeaways: Shrewd as a Sommelier

At last Wednesday’s Wine List Navigation workshop, a dozen ladies “earned their wings” by understanding and troubleshooting the challenges of ordering wine in a restaurant. It comes as no surprise that even those of us with a moderate wine background…
Mar 13

The Restaurant Wine Ritual: A Host’s Perspective

As a frequent business dining host, you will be taking part in the age-old honor of ordering a bottle of wine for the table. For some, the very thought of such a responsibility is intimidating, even panic-inducing, and rightly so;…
Dec 12

Holiday Cheers: The Stress-Reduced Christmas Wine Shopping Experience

Don’t be intimidated by choosing holiday wine. Make the experience fun! The holiday shopping frenzy is fully in progress, and if you’re the host of a Christmas gathering, you’re on double duty. Factor in that you may not feel confident…
Dec 09

Poppin’ Corks! WAC’s Sparkling Wine Event Bubbles Over with Insight

If you were one of the lucky participants of last Thursday’s Women’s Advancement Compact “All That Sparkles” wine event at Appellation Wine & Spirits in Chelsea, you would have walked away with not just a euphoric wine buzz and the…
Jun 11

Wine Tasting – The Perfect Blend of Education and Socializing… with a Touch of WOW.

Oh, I do love planning a party. And this one’s gonna be a SERIOUS affair!  -Goldie   Wine: Demystified  On Wednesday, June 26th Super Star Sommelier Claire Paparazzo will join Deborah Goldstein to take the adventurous amongst you down the path…