pinheads

From the REPublic: Saber The Moment!

December 17, 2014

‘Tis the season for bubbles! Which, by the way, really pisses me off. People… SPARKLING WINE SHOULD NOT HAVE A SEASON. It tastes just as good every day of the year, but my sales of Champagne are nearly non-existent until late November, and today I have three appointments to discuss Champagne orders for the upcoming […]

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will you bite the hand that feeds

August 29, 2013

Dear Winebuyer, I’m growing increasingly uncomfortable meeting with you here at your establishment as you continue to bitch about your service staff’s stupidity well within their earshot. Every time we meet it goes something like this… “You know, I wish we could carry this wine, but my servers are too fucking dumb. They wouldn’t know […]

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Pinheads, part two: MW, CS, MS, CSET, STFU

October 26, 2011

Dear newly “certified” Winebuyer, Yes, I see your pin. I saw it the first day we met, when you handed two business cards to me… One from your place of employment, which listed you as “Floor Manager” and one that you personally had made that listed you as “Certified Sommelier”. And you’ve worn that pin […]

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