Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Linking Golf With Leadership

Aside from being a sporting activity, golf is known as a way for business leaders to socialize. But what many people don’t realize is the unique link between golf and leadership—-how a simple game of golf can teach one to become a good leader. Here are some leadership lessons for those who like playing golf:

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The Importance of Timing In Leadership Timing is an important part of golf, because the moment a perfect backswing is released, and your body turns are crucial parts in asserting the right amount of power in getting the result you want. To be successful, leaders must take the right time to properly assess with people instead of just letting things go without purpose. A leader has a small window of opportunity to organize, link opportunities and set great examples to celebrate the accomplishments of other.

Trust the club While golfers know which strategy will work best to make a hole, the club will do its magic. Business leaders are the ones who visualize the direction, but they also have to trust the rest of the team to follow through.

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A good shot takes time A game of golf does not end in just 30 to 40 minutes. It sometimes takes hours to play, even if it seems like an easy play. Just like golfers, leaders must take time to focus on each step. In the game of golf and business, every shot counts.

Bennett J Kireker is passionate about wine, golf, and charitable work. Learn more about him by visiting this Twitter page.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Differentiating Champagne From Sparkling Wine

A lot of people think that all bubbly wine are the same. While Champagne and sparkling wine have a trademark pop, they’re not all the same. Here’s how to spot which is which.

Real Champagne is made in France

Champagne is a type of sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine can be called Champagne.

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This special wine came from Champagne, France’s very own wine region. The region has a traditional way of making wine called M├ęthode champenoise. A wine can only be called Champagne if it followed strict guidelines by the Champagne AOC.

There are certain grapes that are used to make Champagne

Wine grapes that are used in making Champagne are hand-picked for the highest quality. Grape varieties like the Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Arbane, Petit Meslier, and Pinot Blanc are the only ones used to make Champagne.

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Other countries in the world produce different kinds of sparkling wine

Germany has Sekt, Italy has Prosecco, Spain has Cava, and America has its own blend, too. These sparkling wines have their own unique flavor, and they vary in dryness, sweetness, and alcohol content.

Other sparkling wines are more affordable

When it comes to price, Champagne is often more expensive than other sparkling wines. A bottle of Champagne costs thousands of dollars, and sparkling wines are usually more affordable.

Bennett J Kireker founded his New York wine club in 2013. Learn more about him by visiting this blog