Once you’ve made the decision to involve employees in a corporate team building exercise, your first order of business is WHAT will you do? Ziplining, paintball, camping, rock-climbing, and bungee cording sound exotic, but they are not for everyone. However, everyone eats and most everyone enjoys being in the kitchen—at home we know it as the go-to place for entertaining. Moreover, a cooking environment allows easy communication between parties, joined by a glass of wine or beer—which helps ease tension and increase conviviality and conversation.
At Atlanta Wine School & Vino Venue, we know how to take a group of people, separate them into teams, and have them challenge each other in the kitchen. These Cooking Challenges teach valuable lessons which spill-over into the workplace. Team members will increase camaraderie while learning to plan, organize, and launch their gourmet creations, all under the guided supervision of a Chef.
By bringing together your employees, with our culinary expertise, and marked by expert wine pairings, anything is possible! We have many formats for fun which will bring new definition to Corporate Team Building. Atlanta Wine School, with its $100,000 AWS Chef’s Kitchen, has a variety of event possibilities and does more private events with wine & food than anyone in the Southeast!
Pull a Cork and Raise the Flag
U.S. Now Leads the World in Wine Consumption
by Gregory D. McCluney
As predicted, the U.S. is now the largest wine market on earth. 2013 data, as recorded by Impact Databank, and reported by the Wine Spectator, pegged American consumption at 329 million cases. This surpassed France, Italy and China, all of which actually noted slight declines in 2013.
The takeover had been predicted by industry watchers; it was only a matter of when. U.S. wine consumption has been on steady rise. Wine passed beer a few years back and has been fueled by an increase in wine drinking by a younger generation. New products such as sweet wine, sparkling wine and inexpensive imports have helped. At the same time, the younger adults of most European countries have actually been drinking less wine than their parents. As the E.U. struggles with sluggish growth and high unemployment among younger adults, they are buying and consuming less wine. more »