Hosting a Meal

Jul 19

Exclusive Dinner Event: Demystifying Wine & Food Pairing

In our continuing quest to educate business professionals about the mysterious yet easily-uncovered aspects of wine and cuisine, DRIVEN has developed another special event centered around, well, eating and drinking! Be one of a handful of guests in the room…
Apr 18

Strategic Dining Webinar: The Host With The Most

There’s no Home Field Advantage quite like being the host of a business meal, particularly when it’s done with experience and class. But orchestrating a business meal is far from intuitive, even for the well-seasoned among us. That’s why DRIVEN …
Nov 10

Wine Event: Common Scents ~ Unlocking The Hidden Components of Wine Through Aroma

Did you know that your sense of smell accounts for 80% of what you taste? DRIVEN’s signature wine tasting event, Common Scents, will reintroduce you to your sense of smell, revealing a whole new dimension of wine drinking. Have you…
Sep 11

Webinar: Strategic Dining…When Things Go Wrong

Have you ever ordered one dish, but something was brought to you in error? The restaurant business is a human business, and you should expect something to go wrong during the course of a business meal. The savvy among us…
Jun 17

Podcast: Deborah Goldstein’s B.I.G. Interview On Strategic Dining

Strategic Dining is explored colorfully in this interview with DRIVEN founder Deborah Goldstein, conducted by Tara Gilvar, founder of B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow) in the spring of 2015. During this installment of “Brown Bag Lunch”, Deborah tackles questions such as…
Jun 02

Wine Event: Spring & Summer Sippin’

With the transition into the warm months comes a shift in the wines & food pairings we enjoy. Those hearty, tannic reds get tucked away, and out come leaner, crisper whites, classy dry rosés, refreshing bubblies, and soft, fruity, chill-able…
May 15

Strategic Dining Webinar: The Host With The Most

There’s no Home Field Advantage quite like being the host of a business meal, particularly when it’s done with experience and class. But orchestrating a business meal is far from intuitive, even for the well-seasoned among us. That’s why DRIVEN …
Dec 12

Christmas Uncorked: WAC’s Holiday Wine Roundup

Whether you’re hosting Christmas dinner, or attending a holiday party this year, deciding which wines to serve or bring as a gift can add stress to an already dizzying list of seasonal tasks. With a sophisticated wine culture in full…
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;…