Wine knowledge is important in luxury service, and so is wine and food pairing. The goal of a successful pairing is to ensure that the flavors in the food do not overshadow the wine. Let’s focus on some tips for good pairings. First of all, decide whether to match the wine with the food…(Read More)

It is hard to grasp the enormity today, but America was changed forever on September 11, 2001. We lost our innocence that day.  In the days and weeks following the 9-11 World Trade Center and Pentagon disasters, I cannot help but think of the many things we have to treasure and be grateful for…(Read More)

There are up to 18 Grape Varietals that are considered Noble Grapes. “Noble grapes” is a term used to describe the international varietals of grapes that are most recognizable for the top quality wine they produce. Some of the Major Noble Grapes are: Major White Grapes Chardonnay Notable regions: Burgundy, Champagne, So America, Australia, California…(Read More)

Individual and Interpersonal Relationships Part of yacht stewardess training involves giving a heads up about one of the most difficult things to master in this industry: Individual and Interpersonal Relationhips onboard. Unless you have actually lived and worked on  yacht, it is hard to imagine what it is really like. It is basically living a…(Read More) Today’s  yacht stewardess training for mixologists is the latest trend! Recently I taught a bartending class for yacht stewardesses and yacht stewards and we had a discussion about the difference between simple bartending and mixology. We determined that mixology is a step up from bartending, a sort of…(Read More)

A great wine education for yacht stewardess training and estate managers was hold by Pioneer Linens of West Palm Beach, Florida. They recently hosted the monthly meeting of the local branch of the Domestic Estate Management Association. It was interesting to note that there was about an equal mix of yacht stewardess participants as there…(Read More)

Last month, we talked about cleaning hard surfaces on the boat, and this month it’s soft goods such as upholstery, draperies and carpet. Dust settles on upholstery and fabrics just as it does on hard surfaces. It should be removed regularly with vacuum cleaner attachments: the upholstery nozzle, brush and crevice tool. However, if…(Read More)