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Client Spotlight: Well Hung Vineyard – Roanoke

  Author: Layla Khoury-Hanold Anthony Herring is a self-proclaimed accidental restaurateur. He is the owner of Well Hung Vineyard in Gordonsville, Virginia, a company that makes wine with Virginia-grown grapes. Since it is technically not a winery, Herring couldn’t open a tasting room without also serving food. In August 2019, he opened the first location…

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SHARED ARTICLE: Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit

Not only have I designated this area for my own thoughts, experiences and opinions it is a forum for showcasing others as well. Here is a piece I found particularly pertinent because of the high stress environment that exists in the food and beverage world physically and mentally. Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit…

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Seasonality: Why it’s Important to Your Success

Seasonality, as defined by Wikipedia, “…is a characteristic of a time series in which the data experiences regular and predictable changes that recur every calendar year. Any predictable change or pattern in a time series that recurs or repeats over a one-year period can be said to be seasonal.” When related to food, that definition…

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It’s all about the Beans

I had the great pleasure of meeting with Haden and Tony at Red Rooster Roasters in Floyd, VA this morning.  We did a few pour over tastings of some of their favorite beans in search of finding the perfect blend for the restaurant.  Note all typing errors and run-on sentences are subject to the massive…

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