January 2012

first quarter blues

January 27, 2012

I don’t even know who I want to address this letter to. Dear supplier? No, you’re only part of my problem. Dear Winebuyer? No…. It’s not YOUR fault that it’s the January after a slow fourth quarter. Dear world? No, that’s a little overdramatic. So I suppose this isn’t an actual letter. Just a general […]

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From the REPublic: Go ahead, make my day

January 11, 2012

I secretly love it when a Winebuyer thinks he or she could do my job better than I. Or when they scamper off to try their hand at winemaking because they “know what sells.” Yes, my job probably does look pretty easy, doesn’t it? I just fill a bag with the hundreds of samples I […]

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From the REPublic: Eyes up here, buddy.

January 4, 2012

I’m no prude, but I’m often times shocked at the number of times I feel like either lowering my head to meet my buyer’s gaze (“hellooo? I’m up here!”) or simply reaching over and bumping his chin up with my fist (gently, people… not like an uppercut).  I know I’m not alone. Over at Wine […]

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