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The Country’s Top Sommeliers Swear by These Pricey Austrian Wine Glasses

Last month, the managing partner and wine director of La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, arguably the hottest industry hangout in NYC, hosted an invite-only launch party. It wasn’t for a new wine import. It was to celebrate a line of glassware from an under-the-radar Austrian label, MarkThomas. Attendees were greeted at the door with a glass of Krug “Grand Cuvée,” and encouraged to bring their own bottles to try out MarkThomas’s Double Bend glassware series, sans corkage fee.“I have zero...

Exceptional Customer Service And Low Cost Are Not Mutually Exclusive -- Here's How To Achieve Both

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks onstage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)If you’re fortunate enough to have flown first class on Singapore Airlines, you’ll know that two types of premium vintage champagne are served, Dom Perignon and Krug. However, unless a passenger requests otherwise, the crew are trained to serve whichever bottle is open.Singapore Airlines (SIA) cabin crew undergo some of the most rigorous service training in the industry,...

High-performance OLED microdisplays for next-generation smart glasses

Credit: Uwe Vogel A consistent trend across the tech sector is the one-upmanship of increasingly high screen resolution and larger display size. Yet, the fact that the former increases faster than the latter means that manufacturers must achieve ever-higher pixel density. Large OLED microdisplays developed under the LOMID project could help solve that problem, thereby providing Europe with a competitive edge. They are increasingly considered as a...