Mar 262014
The Making of a Terroirist

My latest Wine and Dine column published yesterday in WashingtonExec. It’s a Q&A with David White, founder of the popular Terroirist wine blog and chief operating officer of DC-based Keybridge Communications. I really enjoyed this interview, because it was a “two-fer” for me. In less than four years David has built the “Best Overall Wine […]

Sep 242013
Kimpton Debunks the Hotel Restaurant Stereotype

WashingtonExec published my latest Wine and Dine column today. I talk about the common bias against hotel restaurants, and how that shouldn’t dictate your dining decisions. Case in point are two excellent meals we had recently at Jackson 2o and Morrison House Grille, two properties in Old Town Alexandria managed by the Kimpton hotel chain.  […]

Jul 012013
Washington Post Wine Club Interview

Today WashingtonExec published my latest Wine and Dine column. Last month the Washington Post jumped into the wine business with a new wine club offering. The combination was intriguing, but it wasn’t immediately clear to me why the Post launched this business. So I reached out to a media contact for more information. In my […]

Sep 202012
Online Tools to Make You a Smarter Wine Shopper

My latest Wine and Dine column published today in WashingtonExec. In the story I talk about online tools and services that can help you save time and money when purchasing wine. Most of us don’t have enough free time, and a mortgage to pay. Let the Internet help you find the best wine at the […]

Nov 292011

Last week I had two online services fail, and I needed customer service fast. The experiences made me stop and think about how much I use free (or almost free )services daily, and if them being free changed my service expectations as a user. On 11/17 this  WordPress blog, which I’ve published for four years, […]