Quote of the Day - Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Retail Wine BuyingHere's MIPTC's Friday wine review from Grape Radio. Today, the guys talk up "Retail Wine Buying." Give a listen to their podcast.
Grape Radio #3: This show focuses on the retail aspect of buying wine. There is no reason for a novice wine buyer to be intimidated about going into a wine store and asking for help finding a bottle of wine.
Grape Radio's special guest today is Senior Wine Buyer John Downing. John has been in the business for over eight years and focuses on international wines, but he also gives great insight into buying wine from a local retailer.
John works at Hi-Time Wine Cellars, a wine and spirits shop founded 1957. The store, which is one of the largest in the USA, is both a traditional brick-and-mortar establishment while also offering a full e-commerce online shopping option. Hi-Time Cellars offers an email newsletter and can be found at Hi-Time Wine.