Antoine, the brilliant chocolatier, went out of business. After a fire closed the location for three years, it was reopened to a lukewarm reception.
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Coming soon, a brand new series of New Wine Consumer discussions. Guests from all aspects of wine, but also your calls welcome. Look for the announcement in January 2011 about the return of the New Wine Consumer. We've already had some amazing people on NWC, such as the ubiquitous Randall Grahm (Bonny Doon and so much more), Portuguese entrepreneur André Ribeirinho, Burgundy expert 'Burghound' Allen Meadows, the inevitable Gary Vaynerchuck (@garyvee), Neil Monnens of Wine BlueBook, Tom Cannavan of WIne-Pages.com and TheWineGang.com, Nathalie Schyler (Château Kirwan), Jane Anson (Decanter, NewBordeaux.com), Jamie Goode (WineAnorak.com), Wendy Narby (InsiderTasting.com), Don and Petie Kladstrup (authors of Wine & War, Champagne), François Audouze (Ancient Wine Academy), Wink Lorch (WineTravelGuides.com), Alan Kropf, editor of Mutineer Magazine, Robin Garr (WineLoversPage.com), and folks from WineBizRadio.com, Snooth.com, WineQ.com, TheWineSpies.com, OpenWineConsortium.org, MesVignes.com, Crushpad.com, Solorosawines.com, DirtySouthWines.com, Domaine-Gagnard.com
Wine is special: you open a bottle and it can't be put back in stock like the gadgets at Best Buy. We want to talk about how you feel you've been treated by the people from whom you purchase wine. Should you ignore a bad bottle? How about several bad bottles? Is wine quality subjective or can you be certain when something is off? I heard a story recently that makes my hair stand up: how can producers and stores be so ignorant about generating goodwill? How can they also not realize that in this day and age, we consumers talk a lot online and often peer comments are more important than the critic's reviews.
Keep in touch if you have a story to tell from either side of the counter!