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Riesling for Oktober

Posted by Ryan Burkett on

Today something awful happened. Someone came into the shop, couldn’t find what they wanted, and left with nothing. Now, this has happened before. It’s actually happened time and time again - with things like Santa Margarita, Kim Crawford, Oyster Bay, etc. But today it happened with Brand Feinherb Riesling. BRAND FEINHERB RIESLING. I could have cried. Not only did I cause someone to fall in love with a new Riesling (from the Brand brothers, at that!) but he loves it so much that he couldn’t wait to show someone else and needed THAT bottle. He happened to have some Stein...

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Austria wines on Sunday

Posted by Ryan Burkett on

I always loved working in restaurants on Sunday (and Monday) nights because you’d get a much higher percentage of people who were looking to geek out on food and wine. Sunday is still the slowest work day for me, but it’s that same higher percentage crowd that makes it worthwhile. While Friday and Saturday are the busy, money making days, Sundays are the time to have the most fun with the least effort, whether that’s relaxing on the beach with some Zeit Gruner or selling some Tschida Cabernet that you know will make your customer happy, even when it doesn’t...

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