Archive for September, 2015

You Think You Own A Wine Shop, But You’re In the Entertainment Busine

September 30th, 2015

As younger consumers grow into their own, we are seeing a profound shift in consumption habits as they focus more on experiences than on possessions. How does that impact wine shops? [level-members] On one hand, wine is a product – and a consumable one, at that. So, it’s easy to see that millennials and other young […]

Technology in Wine Reta

September 29th, 2015

Technology is changing just about every industry these days, and wine retail is no exception. [level-members] This BeverageDynamics article from earlier in the year lays out some of the larger changes you are seeing or will see soon. No excuse for burying your head on tech issues, no matter how small and hands-on or personal-touch […]

Wine & Spirits Industry News 9/28/

September 28th, 2015

Will Oregon become the next Napa Valley? Dewars’ new blending facility blends more than scotch. An interview with a master sommelier. And a beer and wine festival in Brooklyn. [level-members] First, we have the Cheers NY event this coming weekend where, for the cost of a subway ride, you can taste the best New York […]

Food & Wine Pairing: Chinon and Grilled Tuna Stea

September 25th, 2015

As much as I love wines of the Loire, I don’t include them often enough in our pairings posts. Here’s my first attempt at remedying that. [level-members] One of our favorite pairings is Chinon and tuna steaks on the grill. Grilling tuna steaks is so simple, you hardly need a recipe – tuna, olive oil, […]

Social Media Strategies for Wine Retaile

September 24th, 2015

Going global may not be your goal for your wine shop. (In fact, it probably shouldn’t be.) But here’s some social media advise that can dramatically expand your reach and engagement. [level-members] Social media, as much of a time-suck and attention trap as it may be, can also be a valuable business tool. Building a […]

Time Management for Wine Shop Retaile

September 22nd, 2015

Sure, you’ve got plenty of time to sit at your computer and check out last night’s baseball scores or what you’re going to cook for that dinner party this weekend. But those boxes aren’t going to unpack themselves … [level-members] As ridiculous as that sounds, plenty of us do spend more time than we should […]

Wine Industry News – 9/21/

September 21st, 2015

Wildfires, climate change, the changing role of minorities in the wine biz, and more from the wine industry. [level-members] First, a few notes from out west, where drought and fire season have combined to devastating effect in some areas. For the most part, the wine industry has been spared: Vineyards, Wineries Spared From Most Wildfire […]

Food & Wine Pairings: Pork Tenderlo

September 18th, 2015

Grilled pork tenderloin is a summer (and winter) grilling staple around here. Depending on how you prepare it and what you server along side it, you’ve got a lot of wine options. Here are a few. [level-members] First, there’s the citrus route. This recipe for tenderloin with an apricot salad means that a big Chardonnay […]

Wine Shop Content Ideas for Social Media, Email and the W

September 17th, 2015

Who has the more evolved palate: men or women? Can wine save your life? Are you in the mood for a Gibson? [level-members] NPR asks the question, “Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?” which seems another good reason to never argue with your wife. She’s right. (Bonus: the story includes a link to an interesting […]

Fun Fact: Per Capita Wine Consumpti

September 16th, 2015

A fun fact about wine consumption around the globe that you can use in your online marketing. [level-members] The US consumed somewhere north of 320 million cases of wine last year. Sounds like a lot – and it is. We consume something like 12% of the world’s wine output. But when compared on a per […]