Today's consumer wants to understand the difference between bock and amber, chardonnay and merlot, and how these special beverages can enhance the foods they have come to love. Retailers who already sell fresh meals and gourmet items are finding they can quench this thirst in a variety of ways. Education is a key part of the program -- for both customers and employees -- at Urban Epicuria, West Hollywood, Calif. According to Wayne Davis, co-founder of the gourmet prepared-food venue, new ...

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