Archive for the ‘Wine Exports’ Category

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Where Does One Begin with Vintner Peter M. F. Sichel?

A MUST READ The Secrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy by Peter M. F. Sichel… One cannot take the life of a such a fascinating man as Peter Sichel, and condense it into 1,000 words or less in a complete book report, and so I’ve just begun writing about Peter Sichel. BOOK’S BACK […]

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Exploring the Explorers of Portugal to Reveal the True Passion Behind Their Wines

While in Portugal and the Alentejo wine grape growing region last fall, I was a guest of my client Enoforum Wines. At the time, I received a well-rounded education from my colleague Delfim Costa. It was a huge amount of information, though, and I’m honestly still digesting it all. From the beginning of our relationship, […]

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The Importance of Retailers ~ Mine is Traverso’s

In my quest to become a member of The Wine Century Club, I was just reminded of the importance of retailers. They’re the link between the vineyards and the all important point-of-purchase. Retailers play one of the most important roles as wine purchasing influencers in our lives. As Jose and I just looked at Traverso’s […]

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Frank Johnson Selections ~ Importer Profile

I’ve been pretty open on this wine blog that Enoforum Wines, from the Alentejo region of Portugal, is one of my clients. This is my journal, and I’m recording my realistic journey in the wine business. When Enoforum Wines and our Diaz  Communications partnered, it wasn’t with the thinking that Enoforum might be imported into […]

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Enoforum Wines of the Alentejo

When Enoforum Wines, a Portuguese export company, was first explained to me, its structure seemed very confusing. The reason it did is because living and working in California for the last 17+ years, I’ve watched the wine business here all but cannibalize itself with massive amounts of individual brands. Not only are the big dogs […]