Close this search box.

CRO, Consolidated Restaurant Operations, VP of Marketing, Bill Watson

CONSOLIDATEDRESTAURANTS “Deadline:Wine List” An Interview with Bill WatsonCRO, VP of Marketing By Lisa Gmur, CSW raise a glass CRO, Consolidated Restaurant Operations, is ranked among the largest private companies. Its brands include everything from the upscale III Forks to Authentic Mexican Food at Cantina Laredo to its neighborhood steakhouses, Silver Fox. CRO was founded in […]

Jonathan Nagy, Winemaker, J. Wilkes Meticulously-Crafted Wines Defined by Ocean Influence

MILLER FAMILY CENTRAL COAST WINES, AMERICAN RIVIERA HOSPITALITY. EMBRACE THE OCEAN VIEW. “Wines Defined by the Ocean” An Interview with winemaker Jonathan Nagy By Lisa Gmur, CSW TANK TALK Jeff Wilkes loved seeing his wines at Michelin-starred restaurants. An accomplished sailor, grape grower and vintner, Wilkes knew whole-heartedly the winemaking potential of California’s Central Coast. […]

Laura Bianchi, Castello di Monsanto, Chianti Classico, Where Past Meets Future

“Where The Past Meets The Future” An Interview with Laura Bianchi, Owner, Castello di Monsanto By Lisa Gmur, CSW OPERATION STORYTELLER Castello di Monsanto was founded in 1962 by Fabrizio Bianchi and is renowned for its aging cellar which is 300 meters in length and holds 1300 barriques, a fact I can attest to, having […]

Maison Louis Latour The Next Generation

“The Next Generation” An Interview with Bernard Retornaz, President, Louis LAtour By Lisa Gmur, CSW OPERATION STORYTELLER Louis Latour has over two centuries of Burgundian history; two hundred and twenty-five years to be exact. The Latour family have been growing grapes in the region since the 17th century, slowly growing their property to more than […]