Archive for November, 2013

What Your Wine Shop Customers Are Reading – Wine Spectator, Dec. 31, 21

November 28th, 2013

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 issue includes some interesting surprises. As we’ve covered previously the top spot belongs to a rioja. [level-members] Other top scorers include many of the usual suspects, but there are also some very nice surprises. A $42 Zinfandel (Turley Paso Robles Dusi Vineyards 2011) nearly cracks the top 10, and the list […]

How-To Marketing for Wine Shops: Why Does Wine Have Leg

November 27th, 2013

Or, in the words of this really cool video, why does wine cry? [level-members] The science is pretty fascinating and, as you might point out to your most rabid wine shop customers, it’s just geeky enough to drive people from the room leaving more wine for you. [/level-members]  

What Your Wine Shop Customers Reading – Bon Appetit, December 20

November 21st, 2013

This month’s issue of Bon Appetit is the holiday issue, with roasts and cookies, sanity-saving plan-ahead guides, gifts for food lovers and party punch recipes. [level-members] We start things off with a link to the BA website: what better way to arm yourself against the invading hordes of germs and microbes than medicinal cocktails? (Disclaimer: […]

Should Technology Have a Place in Your Wine Sho

November 19th, 2013

As more and more consumers grow comfortable with technology, retailers are following suit. And as with all technology there will come a point – probably not too far in the future – where the gizmos we look at as novelties now become part of our everyday shopping experience. (It wasn’t that long ago that self-checkout […]

Wine Retail Industry News – Wine Spectator’s Top Wines of 20

November 18th, 2013

Wine Spectator has announced it’s 2013 Wine of the Year, and somewhat shockingly, it’s not what we would consider one of the usual suspects. [level-members] Number one on Wine Spectator’s list this year is the 2004 Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva. Even more shocking than a WS top pick hailing from somewhere other than California, […]

What Your Wine Shop Customers Reading – New York Times, November 14, 20

November 14th, 2013

Eric Asimov’s wine column this week is all about, you guessed it, wines for Thanksgiving. He’s got some great advice [level-members] Top of this list: there’s no point worrying about matching “particular bottles to individual flavors.” Given the range of tastes that are probably on your table, you can’t win that battle. Instead, he advises, […]