The third book in the LESSONS FROM CHARLIE TROTTER series, dedicated to the art and business of creating and running a successful restaurant wine program. * With advice from master sommeliers Larry Stone, Joseph Spellman, Serafin Alvarado, Jason Smith, and Brian Cronin. * Reveals the secrets of building a world-class wine list and managing a $2 million wine inventory.
EDMUND O. LAWLER teaches journalism at DePaul University and is the author of five books. He lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife and two sons.
THE AUTHOR SCOOP
What's the history of your name?My last name is a distillation of my ancestral name O'Leathlobhar, which is Gaelic for half-leper.What was your first job?Out of college, my first job was as a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago. I got to cover cops, politicians and crooks. Some of the categories overlapped.If you owned a horse, what would you name it?Mr. EdWhat's the farthest you've ever traveled?I traveled to the Persian Gulf in 2004 where I taught journalism for two weeks at the University of Bahrain.What did you want to be when you grew up?I wanted to play shortstop for the Chicago White Sox.
This book is terrific. Having worked in the service industry for two decades, I can attest for the need for communication between front- and back-of-house. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Deirdre Lind