Outstanding wine service award

Always held the first weekend in May, The James Beard Foundation Awards started in 1990 and are considered by many to be the “Oscars of food”. 

I wanted to give a shout-out to Bernie, who just won The Outstanding Wine Service Award for Jean Georges restaurant. 

The criteria states: A restaurant that displays and encourages excellence in wine service through a well-presented wine list, a knowledgeable staff, and efforts to educate customers about wine. Candidates must have been in operation for at least 5 years.

I first met Bernie in 2002, while I was working at Tribeca Grill and he was at Montrachet.  The excitement he had (and still has) for wine has been an inspiration for me.

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  1. nope one glass of wine won’t have harmed the baby at all. there are a lot of women who drink while preangnt before they even know they are. my sister got completely trashed 2 weekends in a row before she found out she was preangnt but of course after finding out she didn’t drink anymore AT ALL until after the baby was born. the little one was 100% fine just had a slightly low birth weight (5lbs 14oz). That apparently isn’t a big deal now that we think of it though. She is now a year old can still wear much smaller clothes but according to the doctor she’s the correct weight for her age, it’s just that she’s petite like her mommy was when she was little.Btw, if you smoke I would quit! Do NOT quit cold turkey cause that can actually harm the baby ..just slow down until you quit. A friend of mine smoked quite a bit (menthol too!) during her pregnancy that ended up disasterous. The baby had to stay in the hospital for a little while because she wouldn’t stop crying tests had confirmed that she was majorly suffering from nicotine withdrawl. That poor little one

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