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How to Help (News & Features)

DONATE ...to out-of-work bartenders: United States Bartenders' Guild's Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. ...and to out-of-work somms: The United Sommeliers Foundation. ...to unemployed restaurant staff: The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation Read Full Story

Chef's Call to Action (News & Features)

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Resources for Restaurants and Restaurant Workers during COVID-19 Closures (News & Features)

The James Beard Foundation has assembled a resource of tools to help save restaurants. Wagstaff has posted a call to action for people concerned about saving the restaurant industry to contact...Read Full Story

Wine & Spirits Magazine Releases Results from its 31st Annual Restaurant Poll (News & Features)

{image_1}This year, our Poll results once again pointed to a downtrend, although this time many of the 200-plus sommeliers who responded tied that trend to changing demographics in their dining rooms. In our follow-up interviews, wine directors described the challenges of serving two distinct audiences—the older Boomer...Read Full Story

Trade Show Postponements Due to Coronavirus (News & Features)

The spread of the novel coronavirus has caused organizers to postpone trade shows around the world. In an effort to slow the rate of infection and ensure that hospital systems are not inundated with new cases, large gatherings and public events are being postponed and cancelled. Here is a...Read Full Story

New Masters (News & Features)

The Institute of Masters of Wine announced seven newly minted Masters of Wine today, bringing the total worldwide to 396. Two hail from the US: Vanessa Conlin, a former professional opera singer who now works for Wine Access in Napa; and Curtis Mann, the director of wine and spirits for...Read Full Story

WSLA Drink + Eat 2020 (News & Features)

More than 500 members of our greater LA Wine & Spirits community will gather at The Unique Space in Downtown LA’s Arts District on Sunday, May 17th, 2020. WSLA Drink + Eat brings the pages of the Wine & Spirits...Read Full Story

The Goods from W&S February 2020 (News & Features)

{image_1} Sommelier Chocolate Neuhaus chocolates has released a range of six chocolate pralines designed to pair with wine. The Belgian company enlisted Sarah Thomas of Le Bernardin<...Read Full Story

Essential Reads (Book Review)

Pour yourself a glass and grab a wine book to pore over as you warm up by the fire this winter! Here are our recommendations from our December issue: Great Wine Families: A Journey through Europe, by Fiona Morrison, MW (Académie du Vin Library, 2019; $39) {image_1}Behind...Read Full Story

André Simon Drink Book Awards Shortlist Announced (News & Features)

Attention book lovers: The shortlists for the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards have been announced. Named for a former wine shipper and writer who was central to the English wine trade in the first half of the 1900s, the awards have been given since 1978. This year’s wine-book...Read Full Story

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