Archive for September, 2016

Pizza Wine – Agai

September 30th, 2016

Yes, we’ve covered this ground before. But never this ground in Moldova! [level-members] And I have to admit to never having tried these wines but there’s so much right about just the idea, that we had to write about it. What’s right is that it’s fun, it’s easy, it’s unexpected. Think many of your regulars […]

Wine Stories Worth Shari

September 29th, 2016

This week’s collection of wine stories worth sharing includes two articles from Business Insider and two science-related articles. [level-members] Quick Chill First, we have a way to chill a bottle of wine in little more time than it will take you to read this column. (Which is why we’ve listed it first …) The results […]

Making Lists for Wine Shop Marketi

September 28th, 2016

Everybody loves a list. Make one – or more – of your own as part of your marketing work this fall. [level-members] Lists are so effective, they’ve actually gotten overplayed in the “click bait” world of social media. (And been given an unfortunate title of “listicles.”) That doesn’t mean you can’t do them a bit less breathlessly […]

Three-Tier Distribution and G

September 27th, 2016

Even setting aside questions of church and state for a moment(!), there are some interesting things going on in North Carolina … [level-members] It seems that a group of distributors has enlisted the help of a religious organization in their attempt to defeat a proposal by small brewers in the state who would like more […]

Wine Industry News – September 26, 20

September 26th, 2016

You’d think that climate change would have to have a negative impact on the premier winegrowing regions, but that may not be the case. Also, wine is still good for your brain, labeling changes related to alcohol levels, and wine that is truly out of this world [level-members] France Benefits from Climate Change? What would […]

Food & Wine Pairing: Albariño and Thai Fo

September 23rd, 2016

Doesn’t it feel like a great night to order in and melt into the couch? There are options other than pizza and a classic Italian red … [level-members] Since Albariño was part of our “worth reading” post yesterday, it seemed appropriate to pair it with some food today. And not just pair it, but pair […]

Worth Sharing: Boxed wine, wild vs. tamed yeast, Albari

September 22nd, 2016

If you haven’t tried boxed wine recently, you don’t know boxed wine. Same (sort of) with Albariño. And not all yeast is alike. [level-members] Boxed Wine First, boxed wine got some daytime TV exposure courtesy of Ellen and First Lady Michelle Obama. Politics aside, boxed wine really ain’t what it used to be. And not […]

Wine Travel for Wine Shop Marketing: Italy and Prosec

September 21st, 2016

As we’ve discussed in the past, encouraging and feeding a passion for wine-related travel is a great way to stay connected with exactly the customers you want for your wine shop. [level-members] This recent article on travel through Italy and the relatively popularity of Prosecco is an excellent opportunity to was poetic about the wine […]

Stand For Something, Stand Against Somethi

September 20th, 2016

Maybe, just maybe, stand for quality. It’s kind of popular these days to be inclusive and accepting of opinions from all sides, to allow everyone his or her space to believe whatever it is that makes them happy. Sometimes, that becomes political correctness run amok, but mostly, it’s pretty great to let everyone be themselves. […]

Wine Industry News for September 19, 20

September 19th, 2016

Wine is still good for your brain, cheating well-liked celebrities is a bad idea, and Hitler still isn’t funny. [level-members] Esquire give us a bit more on the idea that wine knowledge and consumption may help stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia. From Wine Searcher, we hear the story […]