It’s a little secret of the winemaking
business – the makers don’t sell all their wine from their production. They’ll typically hold back 10-20% of their
production for future release. These sit
sleeping quietly in the caves and storage areas of each of the markers
sometimes for 20, 30, 50 or even more years!
I’ve seen video (unluckily I wasn’t there) of European winemakers
pulling our some wines that were 100 years old and drinking great.
So the question is, be sides buying the winery, how do we access these incredible gems?
One of the value plays you might be missing on the wine list is magnums, those large format (and slightly intimidating) bottles. They look great on display and clearly say that some group had a great time!
But it turns out they can be a great value on the wine list
I have worked with hundreds of CEOs and executives over the years in my
career as a coach. We’ve accomplished great things together like building
game-changing business models, upending entire markets, and taking companies
Yet, in all that time, and among all the suggestions and feedback I have ever handed out, there is one piece of advice that my clients tell me is the best I have ever given. It involves a simple tip to remember which bread plate and water glass is yours when you go out to dinner.
I know: not what you were expecting, right? Well I can’t tell you how
surprised I have been by the number of times my clients have come back and told
me how useful this piece of advice is.