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Feb 7, 2013

This week’s podcast features some new stuff. A listener question for M.C. Ice challenges him about why he bothers to shop for wine. Then we get into the business of wine in business. In the corporate events and speaking engagements I do, I always address wine business etiquette and this podcast is a compilation of the tips I give and questions I’ve answered. The tips include: Don’t be tempted to play the know-it-all game How to pick or be a host in wine ordering — sharing, gathering ideas, not making assumptions, and using the sommelier to break tension Watch the budget, it’s not hard to do! How to choose wine as a gift Know when to abstain Dealing with colleagues who have different financial situations Handling colleagues or associates who treat the staff like crap At the end of the podcast, a new feature! A listener call in. We have a quick conversation with Barbie, a listener from New York, about blind tasting and what we think about it. Thanks to Ba [...]