Archive for July, 2016

Food & Wine Pairing: Grilled Pael

July 29th, 2016

Summertime means grilling for many of us, and one of our favorite grilled meals is paella. We’ve adapted the recipe below to make it an easy meal to create even while entertaining guests. [level-members] The recipe is from the New York Times Magazine and first appeared about 8 years ago. We’ve been using it ever […]

Worth Sharing – Wine Stories for Your Wine Shop Custome

July 28th, 2016

Is it the wine or the candy? Are there any normal wine lovers out there? Great trips for wine lovers, normal or not. And some seriously geeky wine history. [level-members] Rosé Gummy Bears Rosé is so hot right now – still – that it’s hard to say whether it was the wine or the candy […]

Summertime Wine Sal

July 27th, 2016

For die-hard red wine drinkers, summer can be tough, but summer’s also a great time to market the lighter side of wine, literally and figuratively. [level-members] Even for red drinkers – and those who just can’t stomach one more glass of rosé – there’s always the ice bucket. I’ve always been a fan of a […]

How to Get Your Wine on a Restaurant’s Wine Li

July 26th, 2016

Grapeseed Marketing’s audience contains a few wineries and other businesses who aren’t retail wine shops, but not so many that this topic would appear to be of interest. And yet … [level-members] One quote sealed the deal for me in this Wine Industry Advisor article. “Be true to yourself. Be sure of your vision. Don’t try […]

Wine Industry News for July 25, 20

July 25th, 2016

Lightstrike: not as dangerous as lightning strikes, but dangerous nonetheless … Also, the Florida wine industry and more technology in the winemaking shed. [level-members] Lightstrike Jancis Robinson talks about the effect of light – natural light, light from incandescent and fluorescent bulbs – and the damage it can do to wine. Dark glass bottles are […]

Food & Wine Pairing: What Goes with Everythin

July 22nd, 2016

A guy walks into a wine shop and says, “I’d like some help pairing a wine with the dinner I’m making tonight. I’ll be serving … ” The shop owner cuts him off and says … [level-members] What would the wine shop owner say? Is there really a wine that goes with everything? Probably not, but […]

Worth Reading – Wine Fun and Facts for Your Wine Shop Audien

July 21st, 2016

What your wine choice says about you, what drinking wine can do for your gut, what it’s like to drink with Kurt Russell, and more. [level-members] The World’s Best Rosés Aren’t Where You’d Expect Them Unless you’re expecting them in Germany and Austria. Punch offers four examples to help make their case. Read the full […]

Celebrate in Style with Big Bottl

July 20th, 2016

Having recently thrown a party centered on a Methuselah, I can highly recommend Marissa Ross’ approach to buying wine for parties and gatherings. [level-members] I’ve mentioned in the past few weeks the party we threw a few months ago centered around a 6 liter bottle – a Methuselah. Even setting aside the fact that one of […]

The Three-Tiered Alcohol-Sales Syst

July 19th, 2016

Our alerts for wine biz news this week brought us an interesting article from an outlet we’d never read before. [level-members] We can’t vouch for their overall non-partisanship, but R Street certainly seems to have done its research on the question of the producer/distributor/retail model that has been in place since Prohibition was repealed in […]

Wine Industry News for 7/18/

July 18th, 2016

Eat before you taste in Sonoma, why we’re drinking less in bars and restaurants, and a look at Bordeaux’s 2015 vintage. [level-members] Sonoma County considers tasting room restrictions. No more food? It’s under discussion. We’re drinking less outside of our homes these days. Could stricter DUI laws have anything to do with it? Seems logical. […]