Archive for the Tag 'New York'

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Wine Market Council 2013 Conference ~ January 18 (CA), and January 29 (NYC), 2013

Tweet FROM A PRESS RELEASE: The Wine Market Council is going to be hosting two consumer research conferences each year, that highlight wine trends and their annual research results. The conferences uncover the latest behaviors and attitudes among U.S. wine consumers, allowing attendees to better understand their target markets. The 2013 conferences will be held […]

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Dear Jo: “I am struggling with how to identify who these firms might be “

Tweet I get the best questions. Having been in the wine business for nearly 20 years and on this wine blog for the last five and a half of those years, I’ve become recognized as having a few creds. (That’s really cool and humbling, seriously.) So, this “Dear Jo” read the following way: I am […]

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What I’m Listening to as I Prepare for the Oak Knoll Symposium ~ Anders Holst’s SoHo Suite

Tweet As you read this, I’ve already left for the Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium, presented by (and at) Oak Knoll Winery in Willamette Valley. Today is actually Sunday (June 5), and I’m about to go into a huge printing process. All that’s left is to print name badges, table tents, programs, and tech data for […]

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Okay, I just did something very naughty + How more ridiculous does it get out there?

Tweet Imagine getting a press release from a huge PR firm in New York City, and the title of the person contacting me is Manager, Social Media and ePR. What a great title, huh? I get queries all the time now, from one firm or another, coming out of big cities. Most of the people […]

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So, How’s the Weather? A Great Website For Your Plant Planning Answers

Tweet When I was Foppiano’s publicist, I used to love going into the office to visit with everyone and read what Lou (senior) used to write on their large map each day as the weather. Talk about a great old-fashioned way to record the seasons, so that he could easily look back from vintage to […]

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Hurray New York Times!

Tweet TheOnion.com has written: “NEW YORK—In a move that media executives, economic forecasters, and business analysts alike are calling “extremely bold,” NYTimes.com put into place a groundbreaking new business model today in which the news website will charge people money to consume the goods and services it provides. ‘The whole idea of an American business […]

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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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A Little Holiday Cheer on This Merriest of Days

Tweet Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win gifts this December: The following story came to me in an Email from my sister. Her name is Merry. I wondered my whole life about our names, until a few years ago. I was born on December 21, and […]

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David Falchek of Scranton, Pennsylvania ~ Wine Writer #28

Tweet David Falchek has been on my radar screen for years. Only time has separated us from connecting. I remember once telling a wine publication editor that there are thousands of wine writers, and he was astounded. I’m not, because I’ve been building a data base since 1993, and it grows daily, especially with the […]

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Discovering New York State Wines through Heron Hill

Tweet CONTEST: Why I Want to Go To Portugal to Visit Enoforum Wines with Jo Diaz I had a direct request from Heron Hill Winery, “Would I consider learning about Heron Hill Winery wines from Hammondsport, New York?” It was something that I welcomed and really looked forward to as a new experience. Here’s what […]