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Wine of the summer, wine-flavored chocolates and wine tourism

Our weekly reader poll in Restaurant SmartBrief — SmartPulse –  tracks feedback from restaurant owners and managers about trends and issues.

Does your restaurant serve wine?

  • No, my restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol of any kind:  31.31%
  • We don’t serve wine, but we do serve beer:  2.02%
  • Yes, we sell wine by the glass:  9.09%
  • Yes, we sell wine both by the glass and by the bottle:  57.58%

Since it looks like the majority of Restaurant SmartBrief readers serve wine of some kind, we thought we’d round up some recent wine news for you. Salud!

  • Eater asks: What is the story of American winemaking?
  • Italian Pinot Grigio is the wine of the summer, according to Chef Jamie Gwen.
  • Napa will be hosting the first North American Wine Tourism Conference, reports the North Bay Business Journal.
  • Have you tried wine-flavored chocolates yet? Yes, this is candy and not wine, but this news from Relax News and The Independent still sounds delicious!