Archive for the ‘Business Tips for Wine Shop Owners’ Category

Wine Shop Conversation Starte

January 17th, 2017

Is “Can I Help You?” the absolute worst opening line in the retail world? Probably.

What Is Your Job As a Wine Shop Owner – Reall

January 10th, 2017

Matt Kramer’s recent piece on the Wine Spectator site gave me inspiration to sum up a wine shop owner’s job in one sentence.

Do Wine Recommendations Matte

December 27th, 2016

In an age of “user-generated content” and computer algorithms, does offering advice to your wine shop customers even make sense any more?

Making Brick & Mortar Matter in an Amazon A

December 20th, 2016

You may feel you don’t stand a chance in an era of online behemoths, but there are advantages to being small, nimble and personal.

Amazon Go and Its Impact on Reta

December 13th, 2016

Your initial reaction to Amazon Go might be fear and/or loathing. But it may actually be good news.

Issues with Franchise La

December 6th, 2016

Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum – left, right or center – I think we can all agree that there’s real harm being done by politicians who cater to special interests and their campaign contributions. The wine … Continue reading

Can You Create Your Own Wine Bran

November 29th, 2016

This report from Meininger, from about a month ago, has some interesting predictions for where the wine industry is headed. Some are trends that independent wine shop owners should simply be aware of. Others are opportunities to grab a competitive … Continue reading

Factory Workers, Paralegals, Radiologists, Wine Shop Owner

November 15th, 2016

Are local wine shop owners in the crosshairs of technological innovation? Are our livelihoods under pressure from outsourcing and other “advancements?” Could be according to this recent report from Bloomberg.

Do Fence Me In – Geofencing for Your Wine Sh

November 8th, 2016

Your phone isn’t just magic for you as a consumer. It can be magic for your wine shop, too.

Be Aware of How You Label Your Sh

November 1st, 2016

An article I saw recently on the Eater site about wine labels and their affect on consumer perception reminded me that we all need to look at things through our customers’ eyes more frequently.