According to Jeremy, “Thomas George Estates is the manifestation of the passion and commitment of the Baker Family to continue the tradition of growing great grapes and making great wines in the unique and magnificent Russian River Valley.”
Do you wineries who are selling directly to consumers want to take the slow boat to China with your wine sales, or would you like to fast forward your bottom line?
Tweet [Image of Sue Straight from San Francisco Chronicle wine judge Website.] Wine veteran, and wine industry direct to consumer wine coach, Sue Straight has launched her own business. Denise Gill, director of sales and hospitality at Ancient Oak Cellars and long-time friend to Straight has stated, “Using her vast wine knowledge and a focused […]
Green Valley comprises 3,600 of Russian River acres of the above number…. just about a fourth of Russian River Valley, and only one percent of Sonoma County in entirety.
Tweet I was contacted by Danielle Rodabaugh, the chief editor at SuretyBonds.com, a surety provider that issues bonds to working professionals across the nation. I’ve never studied this, nor have I ever helped a new business owner better understand how surety bonds affect the business licensing process. That’s a pretty specific area of starting a […]
Tweet [Image by Siegel Photography] Naming your winery something provocative really matters… It has to be done very thoughtfully, in order to have great success. Jose and I just sat with Ron Rubin, who was going to create his own wine brand. Ron is The Republic of Tea’s owner, a brand that he bought in […]
Tweet The marketing costs for a $50 bottle of wine breaks down in the following way, within the three-tier system: 7% – cost of grapes and/or growing ~ $3.50 9% – cost of wine making ~ $4.50 4% – bottles, corks, boxes, labels ~ $2.00 2% – marketing ~ $1.00 13% – sales people, distribution […]
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 […]
Tweet Headed to wine country and want to do it in true style… A winery with guest cottages ~ Thomas George Estates Winery is where you want to be, if you’re in Russian River Valley. I’ve long been a supporter of Westside Road, having spent my first five years in the wine business there. At […]
Tweet Dear Jo ~ A question of when communications go bad… The communication to me: Dear Jo, I hope you don’t mind me getting in touch like this but I wanted to ask a couple of questions regarding wine PR and marketing communications in the US. I’m trying to put together a panel talk for […]