Archive for the Tag 'Winery'

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It’s time for the Twenty Third Annual Spring Hopland Passport

Tweet It must be spring, because once again, it’s time for the Twenty Third Annual Spring Hopland Passport event Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day 17 winery tasting rooms in and around Hopland, California Join 17 wineries to celebrate Hopland Passport on Saturday, May 3rd and […]

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Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley… Continues as immensely successful consumer event

Tweet Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley is presented by the Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association Wine and food tasting: Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It’s been great to help launch Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley, and to continue to see it flourishing through the efforts of a very dedicated […]

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Do you actually keep an unshopping list?

First of all, what is an unshopping list? Well, it can be one of two things, I think.

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Having a Good Reason For Changing a Name, and Thomas George Winery Did

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.”

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American Wine Consumer Coalition ~ Wineries, are you paying attention?

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?

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Wine industry direct to consumer wine coach Sue Straight

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 […]

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The Promised Land ~ Green Valley Roots

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.

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How does one legally start a winery?

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 […]

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Why Naming your winery something provocative really matters

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 […]

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The marketing costs for a 50 dollar bottle of wine

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 […]