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Interviewing candidates in a buyer's market

Preparation is the key to selecting the candidate who will best meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s strategic opportunities. Ultimately, you want to surround yourself with passionate employees who provide the best products and services for your customers and maximize profits for your business. So in the interviewing process, you want to be on the lookout for people who have the right combination of “can do” and “will do.”

Cooking with wine

For many of you, the title of this article refers to what you do while cooking for your family at home—wooden spoon in one hand, wine glass in the other...

The first time I realized how severely our guests were cutting back on wine purchases was in early 2009. After a not-so-busy Tuesday at the Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant, when we’d served about 100 guests, I noticed that there had been only one bottle of wine sold. All other was by the glass.