Brown Bag Tasting Results

The brown bag tasting – The Wine Trials Thank you to the following sponsors that made this event a great success: Peacock & Martin – Fine Wine Spirits & Beer providing Lake Breeze Wines David Herman & Son – Wine & Spirit Merchant providing Pablo Old Vine Garnacha 13 enthusiastic wine lovers in attendance. 1. Riesling & Gewurztraminer – Guessing the grape variety? Participants voted for their favourite. The verdict was closed: St. Urbans 6 – Lake Breeze 5  – Both 2 ...
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Outside Oversights

Restaurant Basics – Outside Oversights Your building and your outward appearance present a clearer image than your advertising. Your point total starts changing as soon as your guests start traveling toward your restaurant. Do you get a head start on a great score or start at a disadvantage? In a business where creating and exceeding people’s expectations is essential, does your exterior make potential guests excited or apprehensive? Does it make them feel good about their decision to dine wi...
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Cutting-Edge Wines

March 9th Cutting-Edge Wine Tasting.  We had special guest Katrina O’Reilly-Ryan from Ryan Fine Wines poured her premium wines – Chayee Bourras – from Argentina. What a treat for all of us! Two hours of tasting delicious wines from around the world was thirsty work! We used the Red Lip method to review the wines. The Group Tasting Notes  – From left to right. Argentina – Chayee Bourras Buhonarda Rosé Natural Sweet  2013 – 3 Lips – Don’t let the label fool you, this rosé is semi-sweet. Pack...
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First Time Manager

First Time Manager -Learning The Ropes How To Get Others To Help You Inevitably, as you learn to become a manager and try to take initiative, at your job, you will need the help of others. Getting the help may have less to do with your formal position and more to do with your strategy and approach, which can range from a simple favor to convincing others to accept a priority of yours as if it were their own.  Here are important points to keep in mind: Define What Needs To Be Done The mor...
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Managing – Learning The Ropes

Learn the skills of managing in the workplace, and you’ll have much better control over your job success. Here are 5 easy things to consider as you design your goals: ~ Determine in advance the benefits of your goals to yourself and to your staff. ~ Be prepared to sell others on the benefits of your goals. Remember people want to know “what’s in it for me”. ~ Don’t be afraid to ask others others to help you reach your goals. ~ Be patient, but focus and persistent a...
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What Makes Minutiae Momentous?

To understand how minutiae can destroy your business, you must understand why people have a good time and why they don’t. The answer is not as obvious as it may appear, but simple. You know from personal experience that when you are having a bad day, everything is a disaster. Conversely, when you feel wonderful the whole world just works more easily for you. The events of the day don’t change, but their impact changes the situation significantly! It works the same way in businesses. If you en...
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