The Check Out: Weekly News Bites for Restaurants May 13th

Every Friday Uncorkd compiles the most recent restaurant and beverage industry stories that had us talking. Here is the must-read news from May 7th-May 13th. 

Wine News

This is the age of multi-tasking. Many of us spend our days with attention divided between two screens. But the reason we love wine is because it gives us a chance to slow down and replenish our attention deficit. This may be why hyper-focused wine lists are boosting wine sales for restaurants who ignore the noise in favor of the signal. [FSR Magazine]

What is a Meritage? If you can’t answer that question then you should learn yourself with this article. Trust me, it’s a good answer. Because not many answers taste delicious and get you buzzed. [Eater]

Summer is coming. And you’ll need to know what the best wine and food pairings are during the sultry months of sun and fun. [Uncorkd]

Restaurant News

Being a mentor takes more effort but is more rewarding than simply being a manager. Viewing yourself as a mentor is a perfect way for you to find more value in running a restaurant than just hitting numbers and scheduling shifts. Mentorship is good for everyone involved. You both learn. It also can help your restaurant be more successful. [Uncorkd]

Diners sure are picky now-a-days. With the everyones-an-expert mentality of yelpers and food network evangelists, it can seem impossible to please your guests. But cocktail flights are a great way to let your guests find something they actually like. And bars are finding success with the small portioned cocktail buffets. [Wine Enthusiast]

Reserve has released a new platform – Reserve for Restaurants. The platform gives more control for restaurants and helps them to better connect and understand their guests. It also looks to be a resource for diners looking for their next favorite restaurant. The service, a “personal concierge for dining out,” is aiming for the throne as a viable and more interactive alternative to OpenTable. [Chefs+Tech]

Check in next week for our weekly news round-up.



Kyle Thacker