October 2008 issue
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NOTEBOOK, CALENDAR, HOT PICKSSERVICE TIP Run Out or Sell Out? Managing inventory is the core of any sommelier’s job, and along with this comes wine-list maintenance to ensure that the wines on the list are in stock. Eventually, you will be faced with the situation where a guest will order a wine that has sold out. I never say that we “ran out” of a wine—just that due to popularity, we may “sell out” of some choices. Updating the wine list daily is not time- or cost-effective or environmentally sensitive. Therefor...
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