Archive for June, 2014

Retail Wine Industry News – South African Wines Grow Market Sha

June 30th, 2014

They’re still relatively unknown, with fewer than a million cases sold in the US market, but South African wines are beginning to gain some traction. [level-members] Even better news for retailers and the South African wine industry is that the growth is primarily on the higher end, in the $10 to $20 range. Johann Meissenheimer […]

Food & Wine Pairings: Grilled Pael

June 27th, 2014

A favorite of ours (with some modification), this grilled paella is a summer favorite, even with some pretty picky kids. [level-members] The only real change we make is to move the whole enterprise outside. Except for basic prep work, we do everything on the grill. Much easier cleanup, and much better flavor. Grilled paella from […]

What Your Wine Shop Customers Are Reading – June 26, 20

June 26th, 2014

This week, we have the summer issue of Bon Appetit. Grilled steak, fried chicken and cherry pie lead the way. [level-members] First, the front of the book: things get off to a humorous – and fairly accurate – start when BA quotes an online critic who posted on Facebook, “How to create a @bonappetit recipe: […]

Wine Shop Marketing Tips: Conversation Starte

June 25th, 2014

Today’s marketing tip for wine shop owners focuses on what happens in the shop. It’s worthwhile to acknowledge that what happens in your shop can be more powerful than the rest of your marketing combined. Here’s how to make the most of the great opportunity you have for marketing and branding each time a customer […]

Retail Wine Business Tips: Being Better Isn’t the Answ

June 24th, 2014

It’s tempting as business owners to always strive to be better. And while continually improving your business’ performance is an important part of thriving in a competitive world, it’s not enough. In fact, if you are pinning your hopes for long-term sustainability on being better, you are destined to fail. Here’s why: [level-members] Don’t forget […]

Retail Wine Industry News: Raise Prices AND Double Sales – Sobieski Vodka’s Big Pu

June 23rd, 2014

Sobieska Vodka hopes to re-ignite the growth it had seen in the not-to-distant past and push sales from 1 million to 2 million cases annually. It’s plan to achieve this: push up pricing. [level-members] There’s more to their plan, acording to Shanken News Daily, but it seems the Polish brand is going to fight back against […]