Archive for July, 2014

What Your Wine Shop Customers Are Reading: Bon Appétit August 20

July 31st, 2014

Bon Appetit this month (August 2014) is all about summer love. So what better way to start with a really simply and delicious tomato salad. [level-members] The Editor’s Letter includes direction for a salad of as many fresh varieties of tomatoes you can find at your local market, olive oil, salt and fresh herbs. That’s […]

Retail Wine Industry News: “Hot Brands” Still H

July 28th, 2014

Impact’s Spirits “Hot Brands” are still smoking. According to a recent Shanken News update, nearly all of the 26 brands honored as “hot brands” have continued to grow through the first half of 2014. [level-members] Even more impressive, 18 of the 26 grew at a double-digit annual pace. The three biggest 2013 winners as measured […]

Food & Wine Pairing: Backyard Grillside Wine Pairing Cheat She

July 25th, 2014

Wondering what to bring home from the wine shop to pair with the bounty from the farmer’s market? Here’s a nice food & wine cheat sheet for summer grilling. [level-members] The folks at Serious Eats have put together a nice cheat sheet that offers options for pairing with everything from veggies to fish to classic […]

What Your Wine Shop Customers Are Reading – Wine Spectator 8/31/

July 24th, 2014

On the cover of Wine Spectator this time around: Eric Ripert, “New York’s Seafood Master;” Australian Cabernets; a promise of 650 wine reviews and the annual dining guide. Let’s jump right in. [level-members] Front and center is a page devoted to the Grand Award Winners of 2014, those restaurants deemed by WS to have the […]

Wine Shop Marketing: Ideas for Effective Marketi

July 23rd, 2014

Success requires effective marketing. If you’re not planning today the marketing you’re going to do tomorrow to bring in more customers, you’re leaving your business success to the fates. That’s not your best option. [level-members]   Consider what gets your attention as a consumer. What is it that would make you go out of your […]

Retail Wine Shop Business Tips – Building a Sustainable Busine

July 22nd, 2014

Making your wine shop a sustainable enterprise – a business that consistently turns a profit and rewards the hard work you put into it – can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Yet, once you’ve achieved this success, things can sometimes seem so much more effortless, you’ll wonder what the fuss was about. Here are a […]

Retail Wine Industry News – Seven Daughters Continues to Gr

July 21st, 2014

According to Shanken Daily, the Seven Daughters brand of Terlato continues on its torrid pace of growth in 2014. Most interesting to wine shop owners is that a fair amount of the growth is in the on-premise category. This kind of exposure can lead to more requests at the retail level. [level-members] Overall, sales are […]

Food & Wine Pairings: Steak Sandwiches and Ribeira Sacra Menc

July 18th, 2014

Grilled steak sandwiches, seasoned with echos of Spain, is a great summertime meal. Here’s a recipe and wine pairing recommendations. [level-members] First, the recipe: For the wine, try one of the beauties discussed here: [/level-members]

What Your Wine Shop Customers Are Reading – New York Times Ribeira Sac

July 17th, 2014

This week, your wine shop customers are likely to be reading a pair of articles in The New York Times. One we’ll get to tomorrow, but the first is about the wines of Ribeira Sacra. [level-members] This region of northwestern Spain is mountainous and has been planted with wine grapes for thousands of years. The […]

Wine Shop Marketing – Novel and Useful Ways to Engage Your Custome

July 16th, 2014

As mobile marketing gets more sophisticated, you have greater opportunities to engage your wine shop customers. Keep in mind, though, that “engage” doesn’t just mean “get them to buy.” It also means you have to entertain them. [level-members] One example of this is a new feature of Apple’s new iOS7 mobile operating system. It’s called […]