Archive for the Tag 'Winemaking'

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Consider the trade discount, people

The biggest shock early on was visiting an artisan winery, asking for the “trade discount,” and being asked a question in return… “Are you a winery principle?” I was stopped dead in my tracks. I was new to the wine business and the tasting room I was working in was filled with people constantly throwing […]

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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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Retailer With Beverage Education As A Priority ~ Total Wine & More

I applaud Total Wine & More… Being on the inside of the wine business, I get to see things happening that let me know who’s who and what’s what. [Image: center is Ron Rubin, owner and president of The Rubin Family of Wines, greeting his guests.] I have been in the wine business for over […]

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Starting a legal winery? Here are things to consider

Starting a legal winery has to be a daunting task, most especially for the people who’ve never been connected to the wine industry. I know that I segued from radio into wine, and it took me at least three years before I was really on any real sure footing. I was contacted by Danielle Rodabaugh, […]

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Calling all wine marketing geeks ~ UC Davis Wine Executive Program

This definitely falls into the category of, “We’re so lucky to live out here with these kinds of resources.”

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Carboy… Did you ever wonder about its derivative?

[This image is borrowed from the Wikipedia site, as their example.] During this time of harvest, this is a good word to know, if you don’t already know it. Carboy is a common term in winemaking. I’ve heard it now for about two decades, always wondering about the derivative. It’s usually talked about in wine […]

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Orentano Wine

Orentano wine… “Like sands through the hour glass, these are the days of our lives.” I write that, because I first thought, “The wife of anyone can so easily be the last on the list for the services of her husband (and vice versa), so many of the times…” You know how our minds start […]

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Tartan Wines and Scottish Roots

Tartan Wines and Scottish Roots … I’m going to start with Scottish Roots. You’ll perhaps understand why I was very curious when approached to taste Tartan Cellars’ wines. With the early help of a family member, and then with the help of the Internet, I’ve traced my roots. Making it somewhat brief here: Charlemagne (April 2, […]

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Wine Marketing Online ~ How to use the newest tools of marketing to boost profits and build brands

Wine Marketing Online ~ How to use the newest tools of marketing to boost profits and build brands is a powerful new book by Bruce McGechan, published by Wine Appreciation Guild. Bruce McGechan has consulted wine businesses large and small, from one edge of the world to the other. He is the founder and managing […]

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

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. I […]