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Celebrating Women In Wine

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Penny Weiss. Slowly but surely women are making their presence known in the wine industry by assuming important roles from operations management and business development to winemaker and winery owner.

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KITCHENAID DOCUMENTARY “A WOMAN’S PLACE” EMPOWERS WOMEN IN THE CULINARY INDUSTRY, NOW STREAMING ON HULU

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Academy Award-winning Director Rayka Zehtabchi, Ventureland, Vox Creative and Digitas Launch KitchenAid Initiative to Combat Gender Inequality as Industry Recovers. KitchenAid brand presents "A Woman's Place," a documentary short, now streaming on Hulu.

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Vermont Creamery Crème Fraîche Soars to Kitchen Staple Status Amid At-Home Cooking Renaissance

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Vermont Creamery Crème Fraîche, the French-style culinary cream long favored by professional chefs, is quickly becoming an essential kitchen staple for increasingly ambitious home cooks looking for more complex recipes and ingredients.

Freeland Spirits: Good drinks and warm hospitality?

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A unique Portland distillery with a woman owner and talented woman distiller, Freeland Spirits is serving up “farm to bottle” gin, whiskey, and canned cocktails.?. Joss Flanzbaum.

The Other Side of the Cork - Winemaker Spotlight: Alicia Wilbur

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Alicia Wilbur, assistant winemaker at Herzog Wine Cellars, approaches wine on a spiritual level to deliver stellar wines. By Yael E. Geller, MPH. There are many types of friends that people acquire throughout their lives. Sometimes the comfort level with friends made during adulthood is more serious or formal. I’ve known Alicia Wilbur for a bit over four years, and Alicia is the type of friend I feel like I have known my whole life.

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A Complete Guide to Açaí

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Adam Bogatin. Even if you haven’t tried açaí before, you’ve probably seen photos of it on social media. It’s the secret ingredient that goes into tropical smoothie bowls, but these berries have a long and rich history.

Powerhouse Women in the Kitchen

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Santé Staff. Barriers to the chef profession aside, female chefs continue to excel and prove their worth in the hospitality world. Despite the old adage, “A woman’s place is in the kitchen”, professional kitchens to this day continue to be male-dominated. With the total workforce of chefs and head cooks at 459K , just over 77% of that is male. And male chefs and head cooks, on average, make $10,000 more annually than their female counterparts.

Black Vintners and Wine Professionals in the Spotlight?

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The wine world wakes up to Black wine personalities. Deborah Grossman. Sunny days are ahead for Black vintners. The interest and sales of Black-owned wineries are up. Wine professionals are also getting long-overdue attention in the industry. In 1940 John June Lewis Jr. opened Woburn Winery, the first American, Black-owned vineyard and winery, in Virginia. Fast forward 80 years and meet Phil Long, owner of Longevity wines in Livermore, Calif.

Mother’s Day Drinks Bring Smiles

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Blue Marble Marble-rita Credit-Blue Marble.png. Author(s): Deborah Grossman. Teaser: Mothers have favorites. Their favorite pie, perfume and presents. If they drink alcohol, they also have preferences. Here is a wrap up of diverse drinks that may please her during the quarantine. Every Mother has their special attributes. Unlike picking their favorite child, they will usually tell you straight up what drinks they prefer.

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Brockmans Gin Expands Distribution Across the U.S.

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Award-Winning Gin ‘Like no Other’ Now Available in California, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland & Washington DC. Brockmans Gin, the super-premium new-style gin ‘Like no Other’, is expanding to additional markets across the U.S.,

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Taste of the NFL: Where chefs and NFL communities win

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The San Francisco 49ers held a winning card at the charity event. Deborah Grossman. ?The The 49ers may have lost the Super Bowl, but Chef Parke Ulrich prepared a delicious San Francisco-influenced Dungeness crab fried rice dish to please attendees at the NFL sanctioned feast before the big game.??. Enough already with analysis of the Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes is the NFL MVP, and baseball fans are already speculating on spring training. But let’s not forget about good football food.

Sisters Dream Big and Honor Late Mother With Breathless Wines

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Penny Weiss. Sonoma County’s Breathless Wines, owned and run by three sisters, was born out of a desire to honor their mother who passed away from a rare lung disease. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."

Boardroom Spirits Significantly Expands Product Portfolio

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Distillery Introduces Four Additions to Existing Line, Ready-To-Drink Bottled Craft Cocktails and Sanitizer Division amid pandemic uncertainty.

Restaurant Recovery Strategies As Restaurants Re-Open

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Re-open diligently and business will come. Emiliano De Laurentiis. Let's explore some key re-opening strategies for your restaurant today and in the foreseeable future. I originally wrote about restaurant strategies for weathering the Covid-19 pandemic in March. Now that we are in June, some areas of the country are still locked down, while others are opening up. In this article, I will explore key strategies for your business today and in the foreseeable future.

Luxury Wine Marketing

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Luxury Wine Marketingl.jpg. Author(s): Catherine Fallis. Teaser: Luxury Wine Marketing, The Art and Science of Luxury Wine Branding, is a must read for any food and beverage or hospitality industry professional dealing with upper tier wines. Luxury Wine Marketing, The Art and Science of Luxury Wine Branding, is a must read for any food and beverage or hospitality industry professional dealing with upper tier wines.

Highlights of 2019

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A Rich World of Hospitality, Brought to you by Santé. Emiliano De Laurentiis. 2019 was a stellar year for Santé as we continued to give you industry-relevant content through an expanded syndication network. In 2019 Santé reached over 1.5 million followers with articles and podcasts. We now publish online, via email, on Apple News, Google News, and Restaurateur Connection. We are on every social media platform. Enjoy this highlight of 2019 as we look forward to serving you in 2020.

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Cuisine Solutions Collaborates with Taffer’s Tavern Founder and CEO Jon Taffer for New Restaurant Venture

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As the country faces the challenges brought on by COVID-19, two food service industry leaders join forces to revolutionize the dining experience with an innovative sous vide solution. Jon Taffer with Cuisine Solutions and CREA Team Members; Photo Credit: CSI / CREA. Virginia-based Cuisine Solutions (CSI) has recently been tapped to assist with menu development, as well as kitchen design for the upcoming Taffer’s Tavern franchise.

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Round Up of New Spirits

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Deborah Grossman. From vodka made from milk to liqueur crafted with poblano chiles, from classic Bourbon with 1,001 barrel options to American single malt whiskey aged in local oak, the spirits world is popping with unique options. Editor's note : With Tales of the Cocktail 2020 being cancelled due to COVID-19, we thought we'd revisit Tales of the Cocktail 2016 and take another look at these thriving spirits brands.

Family Ties Unite Hospitality Industry During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Author(s): Stacey Sears. Teaser: Many hospitality establishments team up to raise funds for staff during time of need. Restaurants around the globe have been shuttered, with the exception of takeout and delivery orders, in an effort to flatten the curve of coronavirus infections. While the hospitality industry is suffering as a whole, restaurant owners maintain the potential to earn some income despite operating restrictions.

5 Sure-Fire Suggestions - Foodservice at its Finest

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Burger.jpg. Author(s): Jeffrey Spear. Teaser: When was the last time you dined out, experienced remarkable service, incredible food, and left the restaurant feeling buoyed, impressed, delighted, and overwhelmingly satisfied? In this day and age, apart from those establishments employing celebrated chefs such as Thomas Keller, Barbara Lynch, Gary Danko, Dan Barber and Susan Feniger, finding remarkable culinary experiences in a sea of ordinary is difficult.

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What to Wear So Your Joints Don't Hurt

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Megan Howard. Long hours on your feet in the restaurant industry can hurt your joints but there are things you can do to mitigate the pain. Did you know that there are 360 joints in the human body? That’s 360 connections between 720 bones. That’s also 360 places that can hurt if you spend long hours on your feet at a restaurant. But, while some pain is inevitable for restaurant industry workers, there are things that you can do to mitigate it.

Making Customers Happy, One Eatery at a Time

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Successful restaurateurs open new eatery that's part lounge, part NYC pizzeria and part Happy Hour Haven. The owners of Valley staples The Woodman and Jalapeño Pete’s really know how to make people happy. Their generous “Happy Hours” seem to keep customers coming back. Now, they’ve decided to open a new eatery on La Brea’s thriving restaurant row. Berkshire House is officially open.

Chefs on the Lamb: Low Cuts, High

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Sheep have been a cultural icon for millennia and their lamb a mainstay of menus around the globe for even longer. Wayne Harley Brachman. Bo Peep loses them in a nursery rhyme, insomniacs count them, and renegade family members are labeled as black ones. Sheep have been a cultural icon for millennia and their lamb a mainstay of menus around the globe for even longer.

A Taste Of The Douro With Quinta Do Crasto

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great wine capitals.jpg. Author(s): Penny Weiss. Teaser: Exploring a few wines in the Douro wine region of Portugal. Recently, I virtually explored the DÃO wine region in Portugal. I thought it might be fun to “virtually” stop by the Douro wine region since it is so close by and taste a few wines from the Quinta do Crasto winery. Quinta do Crasto is a fourth-generation, family-run business that has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than 100 years.

Distilling for Good

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Distillers convert to making hand sanitizer. Deborah Grossman. A scan of distilleries in the U.S. and beyond shows how distillers have switched to making hand sanitizer. Though online sales are up, many distillers want to do more for their communities than making liquor. “Business as usual” is an outdated phrase in the U.S.

Planet Grape Wine Review's Top Ten Proseccos as the Region Looks to Quality

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www.prosecco.it_.jpg. Author(s): Catherine Fallis. Teaser: A hilly corner of the Veneto in northern Italy was awarded Unesco World Heritage designation this past July, and odds are you are already familiar with it. It is the area known as Conegliano Valdobbiadene in the heart of Prosecco country. A hilly corner of the Veneto in northern Italy was awarded Unesco World Heritage designation this past July, and odds are you are already familiar with it.

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MILANO WINE WEEK - OCTOBER 3rd – 11th, 2020 BECOMES AN INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL WINE PLATFORM

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MWW_BOVARA_11102019_CF_med res_-01616.jpg. Author(s): Bernard Kenner.

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The Birthplace of American Spirits

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virginiaspirits-org_orig.jpeg. Author(s): Penny Weiss. Teaser: The origins of American spirits in America featuring a taste of A. Smith Bowman's magical bourbon. It was the year 1620 at the Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, Virginia where colonist George Thorpe is credited with distilling America’s first batch of corn-made whiskey. It was the prelude to corn-made moonshine and bourbon.

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Can Wine Subscription Boxes Benefit Your Wine Business?

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WineBoxService.jpg. Author(s): Alicia Rennoll. Teaser: Wine subscription box services can be an alternative revenue stream for wineries. Photo credit: RoseBox/Unsplash. Fifty four percent of online shoppers are subscribed to a subscription box service , with the industry appealing to consumers' demand for a novel experience and convenience. However, is it something that you should consider implementing for your own wine business?

So Much Rum. So Little Time.

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Rum Group.jpg. Author(s): Jeffrey Spear. Teaser: A flavor packed adventure that started in Guyana, meandered over to Venezuela, and strayed into the Caribbean. We then stumbled back across the Panama Canal heading northwards into Guatemala and, not knowing exactly how we got there, ended up in Key West, Florida. There are bars that function as places to rest, refresh and enjoy the company of others. While these are perfectly agreeable, I prefer the ones that offer bottled adventure.

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Touring the Douro Valley with the Symington Port Family

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The Symington family honors the port trade in their business goals. Deborah Grossman. Rupert Symington enjoys sharing stories of his family’s heritage in the Douro Valley. But he’s also a innovative leader in the modern port trade. Rupert Symington knows port. His family has run the Symington port business since the 1880s. Two hundred years earlier his great-grandmother’s family were port pioneers.

Mama Lion – A Continuing Evolution

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The creation of a destination. Emiliano De Laurentiis. A progressive evolution that has allowed Mama Lion to manage renovations and to react to evolving markets. Mama Lion , a restaurant in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles (in the Wilshire Center), first opened its doors in 1978 as a nightclub and cabaret. It was a hot location! In the 80s and 90s, it changed hands a few times, but in 2017 it re-opened, reprising the Mama Lion name and its historic glory.

Sustainable Alentejo Wines

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Author(s): Catherine Fallis. Teaser: Evan Goldstein MS and João Barroso, WASP Director of Sustainability hosted an informative “Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Webinar” last week, facilitated by Kate Morgan-Corcoran and Jane Kettlewell of Creative Palate Communications.

Hoshizaki America, Inc. Introduces the First Sphere Ice Machine to the North American Market

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The first undercounter spherical ice machine adds chill and pizzazz to cocktail presentation. Hoshizaki is thrilled to announce the launch of the Sphere Undercounter Ice Machine. The first machine to make spherical ice in North America, Hoshizaki companies in Europe and Japan have been enjoying ball ice for quite some time. Understanding the demand for unique cocktail design at a reasonable cost, Hoshizaki decided to bring the sphere ice machine here.

KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP THIS PASSOVER- PASSOVER 2020 WINE CHOICES ARE BETTER THAN EVER

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New Selections from Royal Wine Corp, Carmel Winery and Yatir Winery are available for Passover celebrations. For many Jews, the approach of Passover brings mixed feelings. Usually there is much excitement about this important spring festival as we gather to recount the dramatic story of the Israelites’ escape from 400 years of slavery, but this year it seems like an 11th plague has hit us. However, the COVID 19 Virus can’t stop Passover.

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Emeritus Vineyards Announces a New Six-Part Series of Educational Webinars For Wine Professionals

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Emeritus Vineyards launches new six-part series of online educational webinars for wine wholesalers and industry professionals July 1st - December 2nd. Building on the success of its recent webinars for wine professionals, Emeritus Vineyards is excited to announce that it is launching a new six-part series of online educational webinars for wholesalers and other wine industry professionals.

A New Season

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images-3.jpeg. Author(s): Penny Weiss. Teaser: Ushering in spring with some delightful rosés from around the world. Spring has finally arrived and quietly entered a world filled with chaos and uncertainty. Most of us have barely noticed that a new season has begun, but spring brings with it a time of renewal, rebirth and hope. Although many of us are sequestered right now, Mother Nature is not.

Slow Wine Announces New US Editor For The Slow Wine Guide

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Slow Wine has named Deborah Parker Wong National Editor of the US edition of the Guide. The appointment follows the announcement of a new digital approach for reviewing wines for the 2021 Guide. Slow Wine Editore announces some important changes and news for the next 2021 edition of its English-language edition of the Slow Wine Guide, which this year successfully celebrated its 10th anniversary.

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Plant Based Protein Adds Innovation, Sustainability and Profits to Restaurant Menus

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Stacey Sears. Adding plant based protein to your menu can serve the needs of customers, the planet and your bottom line. When reviewing the numerous lists of “restaurant trends to watch” circulating the hospitality industry, there will no doubt be one item that makes every list: plant-based protein. The Times They Are A-Changin’ , wrote Bob Dylan but in this scenario it’s not about anti-establishment views.