"Don’t give a present to a wine-lover or budding oenophile that probably will never be used, like the “I hope you brought wine” doormat."
- "You used to be able to open a restaurant on a dollar and a dream. Now, you need a whole corporate structure, and for good reason." Victoria James
- "In the 1970s, sommeliers at many fine restaurants were White French men, or at least White males who pretended to be French. With tastevins around their necks, their job was to make customers feel stupid, spend more than they planned and drink French wine."