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Top Wine & Spirits Books of 2017

Top Wine & Spirits Books of 2017 Today’s Internet-driven world is not making it easy for books. And yet, these paper-based content providers persist— and some might argue are sharper than ever thanks to their cyber-based competition. Here are highlights … Continue reading

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Next Gen Shall Be Served

Next Gen Shall Be Served Next Gen Z’ers, millennials transform merchant realities & practices Raised with cellphones and video games, too busy to visit the mall, and averse to buying the same brands their parents drink, Gen Z’ers and Millennials are challenging … Continue reading

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JAVA JOINS THE PARTY – COFFEE-INFUSED COCKTAILS ROCK

Coffee Infuses New Products to Creative Cocktails JAVA JOINS THE PARTY, so move over Tia Maria, make way Kahlua. In the last few years, a new generation of coffee-infused spirits, liqueurs, beers, and, yes, even caffeinated wines, are waking up … Continue reading

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Gaining Grounds: Midscale Hotels Promote Premium Coffee in Hotel Mgt Magazine

Premium coffees perk up midscale segment Driven by ever-more-discerning American coffee drinkers demanding a better cup of joe, midscale lodging groups are upgrading to premium brews as never before, as reported in Hotel Management Magazine, which was posted February 28, 2017. … Continue reading

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CRU – S CONTROL – 10 GEMS FROM BEAUJOLAIS

  Crus’ing to New Prominence CRU GAMAYS GAIN RESPECT   By David Lincoln Ross A perfect storm of positive marketplace trends is boosting the 10 crus of Beaujolais to new prominence and popularity. Merchants, restaurateurs and somms, together with customers, are … Continue reading

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3 St. Paul de Vence Restaurants To Visit After Maeght

Three St. Paul de Vence Restaurants– When Fine Art Meets Les Arts de la Table à la Provençale  by David Lincoln Ross Fine Art Meets Les Arts de la Table à la Provençale at three St. Paul de Vence restaurants.  A … Continue reading

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LIFE IMITATES ART – A FRENCH FINISH

Life Imitates Art: In “A FRENCH FINISH” by Robert Ross, a quirky crew of Harvard art historians re-creates a ‘fake’ Louis XVI desk and pass it off as the real thing. My father wrote this award-winning mystery-adventure and it was … Continue reading

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NYC Retail [Re-]Openings Under The Microscope

Manhattan Merchants Re-Imagine Brick & Mortar Stores                   For any wine and spirits merchant or restaurateur, be she or he new to the business or a multi-decade, multi-generational veteran, to contemplate a … Continue reading

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Lafayette’s Hermione: A TransAtlantic Story – SEA HISTORY Magazine

In 1779, frigate Hermione (air-mee-OHN) was the sleek French warship that carried General Lafayette to America in 1780, a voyage that directly culminated in the American-French victory at Yorktown in 1781. The current Hermione is an authentically built replica, launched … Continue reading

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Food Arts Review of Menu Design in America

                Decades of delicious designs A review of “Menu Design in America – 1850-1985″ Taschen David Lincoln Ross / March 2012 / FOOD ARTS MAGAZINE New York City—What is a menu? Is it … Continue reading

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