Archive for the ‘Social media’ Category

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How to get what you want from a blogger, by simply approaching it honestly, no deception included

Let me just say this, I was NOT looking for a sequel, in any way, shape, or form today. Nope, I wasn’t. Then… Along came another query today, but this one was well ORGANIZED!

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Social Media 101 ~Don’t Be One of the Instagram Frauds Out There

“Dear XYZ Winery,” I wrote (Paraphrasing, I was fuming and didn’t save it): “I have just unfollowed you, too. Yesterday you followed me, so I followed you back. Today you unfollowed me, so I – in turn – unfollowed you. May I suggest to you that this is bad PR. You made me aware of […]

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Americans reacting to the lawsuit regarding high levels of arsenic in wine

Regarding the story that CBS reported on last week, regarding high levels of arsenic: Very high levels of arsenic” in top-selling wines With a title about high levels of arsenic, it’s enough to scare anyone… And, sustainable, organic, and biodynamic wines are looking better all of the time… unless you know the producer and its […]

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Winemaking, a simply complicated passion

Facebook is the land of questions, including winemaking; especially for some of us in the wine business. If I get a winemaking question on this blog and I don’t have an answer, I turn to my winemaking friends. Last week, on my blog about “Sur Lie aging versus aging Sur Lees,” one of my readers […]

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Social Media Faux Pas, Reminder to Keep Your Social Media Local

The Napa Valley Earthquake was very close to home. It was also quite a reminder for me how important it is to keep your business local; most especially your social media. Don’t expect someone sitting in Kentucky, for example, to understand the local geography. And, how can you even begin to measure someone’s emotional intelligence […]

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The global wine market is about to get a shot in its legal arm

For any of my wine law friends, I’m sharing the upcoming Wine and Spirits Law Academy at UC Davis, scheduled for September 8, 9, and 10, 2014. Announcing the UC Davis Wine and Spirits Law Academy Sept. 8-10, 2014 University of California, Davis, and the Napa Valley, Calif. Wine and spirits legal experts from around […]

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Grasshopper, I’m concerned about the us versus them mentality

I wrote this story on July 20, and scheduled it for today. I have to write ahead, because my day job is writing for other people, and I don’t have the luxury of time each morning to write 1,500 words, as this blog post is. This takes about three to do… I’d have to be […]

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Do you care about creating your perfect wine blog title?

Creating your perfect wine blog title is an art… and a science. Jose recently turned me onto my SEO functions, and I began to use them. I stopped using things that I though were ‘sexy” titles. Part of me was feeling, “Whatever, if search engines pick up my stories, then I’ve done my job.” The […]

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Delectable Teams Up with VinTank to Unite Wineries and Wine Lovers

Delectable Teams Up with VinTank to Unite Wineries and Wine Lovers I’ve been very enamored with VinTank, the wine industry’s think tank, since their very beginnings. I really appreciate innovation in any profession, including the wine business. I find that it seems to move much too slowly. There are those – the farmers most especially […]

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What’s happening to the wine blog world?

What’s happening to the wine blog world? Attrition. It reminds me of my college classes. We’d start the year with 40 students in the class, and by the end of the semester, we’d be down to half that size. The only class that didn’t go that way, and actually seemed to grow, was the Wine […]