Archives for November 2014

Sommelier Benefits

By Dan Berger       Getting a handle on what wines Americans are buying can be done with supermarket scanner data, focus-group surveys, or in-depth analysis of what major wholesalers are selling.      But for me, the best trend-getting device is a chat with a savvy and well-supported sommelier … [Read more...]


By Dan Berger   Following a blind tasting of several wines, I took two of the best home to see how they would develop.      The following day, both had improved markedly.      No surprise, of course. The wines being evaluated were deep, rich red wines needing bottle age, so a bit of air naturally … [Read more...]