Archive for the ‘Wine Importer’ Category

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Organic Wines from importer Véronique Raskin

Tweet From yesterday’s post: Today’s organic wine options are superlative: The Organic Wine Company Organic Wines from importer Véronique Raskin As we tasted through the wines that Véronique Raskin presented to Sue Straight for Sue Straight (Wine Wench), Mindy Joyce (Sugar Fly Marketing),  Jose and I to taste, the first wine instantly reminded me Sarah […]

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Fat Corks Are Welcomed Here!

Tweet There are a couple of things related to birth that happened to me over the weekend. I became a doula. I helped one of my three daughters deliver her baby; not only at home, but it was also a water birth. This daughter is a certified yoga instructor (among other high achievements), and was […]

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Importers Are the World’s Modern-Day Explorers ~ Value Vines Travels to Portugal: Part II

Tweet Continuing from yesterday’s Part I story of Adele Capela of Value Vines, with her colleagues Carl Camasta and Tony Verdoni, exploring Portugal as a new importer for Enoforum Wines. This blog posting is also dedicated to Sally (as it was yesterday), who asked last week, “After talking with everyone I really want to import […]

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Importers Are the World’s Modern-Day Explorers ~ Value Vines Travels to Portugal: Part I

Tweet This blog posting is dedicated to Sally, who asked last week, “After talking with everyone I really want to import wine from Europe… how do I get started?“ To all the Sallys out there… this is why I recommended that you first begin working with someone who knows the ropes; because after a trip […]

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A Great Question for Guidance on How to Become an Importer

Tweet Dear Jo, My name is Sally [not real name]. I am a 23 years old and live in Columbia South Carolina. I ran across your website today and was wondering if I could pick your brain a little. I finished college about a year and a half ago with a degree in Finance. I […]

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Wine Dinner in New York City at The Modern Sets a City Standard for Opulence

Tweet Staging “the” Perfect Meeting with Client and Media If you’re just getting into PR, a perfect setting is really important when you’re planning a meeting. This is my most recent example. I just traveled to New York City to discuss Finisterra and Alente wines (from the Alentejo region of Portugal) with an important group […]

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Ten Wine Marketing Take-Aways From Times²

Tweet Having just returned from meeting my Alentejo client Delfim Costa, and our new importer Adele Capela (Value Vines) in New York City, my Times Square experience is still swimming around inside of my head. First of all, the last time I was in Time Square experiencing it was in the 1980s.  Jose and I […]

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Navarra, a Spanish Soujourn with New and Intriguing Flavors

Tweet Comments this week will be placed in a drawing for a $75.00 gift certificate from True Fabrications. (Just your name will qualify you.) Drawing on Saturday. Kingdom Navarra ~ Spain… Off on a new adventure to the Denominacion de Oregen… Northeastern Spain; or, an Iberian wine. The region of Navarra has interestingly diverse terroir, […]

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Wine Century Club ~ Port4lio Tasting Threw Me Over the Top

Tweet There’s nothing like a little importers’ tasting to throw someone like me, trying to taste 100 different varieties in a life time (to be certified by The Wine Century Club), instantly over the brink. That’s the gift the universe delivered to me. The Port4lio Tasting was in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Fire […]

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The Médoc in May ~ Bordeaux 2009 ~ A First Glimpse with Frank Johnson

Tweet …A region that can turn grown men giddy with exhilaration… [This image was purchased, as I've not been to France.] I first wrote about wine importer Frank Johnson, of Frank Johnson Selections, on March 9, 2010. In my search to find Enoforum Wines a point of entry to the United States, I’ve been communicating […]