"If a restaurant, bar, or hotel was limited to one written reference source on alcoholic beverages, this book would be an excellent choice. Containing far more than a thorough and concise summarization of wine, this text also offers valuable information on every aspect of serving alcohol, including stocking and preparation, sales techniques, cleanup, and safety. The interests of both customers (good service) and business owners (high, sustained sales) are considered, with instructions on such important yet underaddressed subjects as teamwork, customers' complaint and drunken patrons. Whether it's how to maintain a bar, the specific honey in Drambuie, the names of Chablis' vineyards, or fire procedures, this accessible text has the answer. It is hard to imagine a book that is more helpful for alcoholic beverage sales or more encouraging regarding professionalism in food and beverage service."
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About the Author
Brian is a Master Sommelier, Fellow of the Hospitality Institute, Licentiate and Honorary Member of City & Guilds of London Institutes, and an Honorary Member of the Academy of Food Wine Service. In 1972 he passed the prestigious Master Sommelier Diploma and was a founder member of the Court of Master Sommeliers World-wide, established in 1977. He has been Chief examiner since 1990 and Chief executive since 1998. Sometime Chief examiner for the C&GLI and the HCIMA Food and Beverage programs, he was a UK Government Inspector for Colleges and Universities until his retirement as Head of the Hospitality Management Degree programs, University of Plymouth, UK. He was Cellar Master for The Lord Clifford of Chudleigh for a number of years. In 2005 he was awarded the 3rd Annual 'Ho'okele' Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival Maui Hawaii. He has had extensive experience in the Hospitality Industry in both practical and consultative capacities. He has visited nearly all the major wine areas of the world where he has obtained the majority of his wine knowledge first-hand from winemakers. Brian is an international wine judge and has judged at a number of International Sommelier and Food Service competitions.