Archive for the ‘Wine Innovation’ Category

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Delectable Teams Up with VinTank to Unite Wineries and Wine Lovers

Tweet 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 […]

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Your Winery Photo is Beautiful and Boring

Tweet Your Winery Photo is Beautiful and Boring…. But, it can be a whole lot more interesting. I’ve been helping American Winery Guide; as you may know, if you read my blog. Although my job is complete as it was initially set out, I’m still keeping up with their growth, which is quite fascinating, and […]

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Red Wine And Wine Gadgets For Father’s Day, including a Spirits Aerator… for good measure

Tweet TODAY: Red Wine And Wine Gadgets For Father’s Day, including a Spirits Aerator… for good measure … Yesterday, I wrote about the 2012 Simi Sauvignon Blanc and the HOST CHILL Cooling Pour Spout. Breaking it up into two separate days just makes good sense, since we all know how little time we have for […]

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House Band Wines 375ml Flex Pouch ~ Juice boxes grow up with the kids

Tweet House Band Wines 375ml Flex Pouch is going to make its debut in Memphis during May’s 37th Annual Beale Street Music Festival this coming May 3 though May 5, 2013.    If you think the millennial demographic isn’t coming on strong… think again.  Juice boxes grow up with the kids, as evidenced by this image. […]

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From Barefoot Cellars to Motivational Speakers…. Learn from the best

Tweet It was a beautiful summer day in Burlington, Vermont. My sister Merry and I were pouring wine for Belvedere Winery (which no longer exists). At the time, I was Belvedere’s director of communications and a district sales manager, representing about seven states. My sales areas included Northern California, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico… just mentioning […]

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Batonnage of a new sort at River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

Tweet Batonnage, the stirring of lees after fermentation, at River Road Family Vineyards and Winery (RRFVAW) is performed by winemakers Joe Freeman and Ed Morris in a new fan-dangled way. It’s also important to note that assistant winemaker Ed Morris worked as a cooper for 11 years, prior to coming to River Road Family Vineyards […]

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Lisa Mattson Receives the 2012 Diaz Communications Innovator of the Year Award

Tweet Each year, since 2009, Jose and I not only watch who’s a leading innovator, but we also feel, as seasoned veterans, it behooves us to call attention to someone within the wine industry who demonstrates serious innovative leadership. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, it was pretty easy to see innovation leaders… those who were […]

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In the Land of Gucci, along comes Volére Wine Couture

Tweet Move over Gucci, you’ve got competition coming from the land of wine… Volére Wine Fashion Couture. Definitely aimed at the female audience, although I can see a drag queen or two wanting to tote this one. This pocket book wine container is all that… Volére Couture Wines are an original collection of premium, artisan wines […]

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Chillin’ with TheChillBag

Tweet Innovation never stops, and that’s the best news of the universe… most of the time. It’s fun being on the influencer side of new things coming out, because I get to see a few things first, for my impressions. I was just asked if I’d check out “TheChillBag.” Sounded interesting enough. I’m all for […]

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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 […]