Archive for July, 2017

Wine Industry News for July 17, 20

July 17th, 2017

Climate change, causes for concern from Washington DC and Washington state. [level-members] An op-ed contributor to the New York Times asks whether the Trump administration will “kill the bourbon boom.” On Vinepair, they don’t want to be alarmist, but “climate change is killing terroir as we know it.” Now what? The Independent out of the […]

Food and Wine Pairing: What Goes with What – or with Wh

July 14th, 2017

We’re taking a slight departure from our usual food and wine pairing this week. [level-members] Instead, I’ll take this opportunity to riff on a great column by Matt Kramer. In that column, Kramer talks about the truth he finds in the Lucien Freud quote, “In the end, nothing goes with anything; it’s your own taste […]

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – July 13, 20

July 13th, 2017

Is 2017 your best wine year ever? It could be. Especially if you break open a wall in your house to find a decades-old wine cellar. And if you live to be 100. We also have stories of wine going not to the dogs, but to the cats – and birds. [level-members] We’re a bit […]

What’s In That Wine? Educate Your Wine Shop Custome

July 12th, 2017

It’s tough to go wrong if you’re able to teach your customers new things that make their experience more enjoyable. [level-members] So it goes with helping your wine shop customers understand where the wines in any particular bottle may have come from. This recent Washington Post article does a nice job of explaining the differences […]

Technology and Beverage Alcohol La

July 11th, 2017

Technology outpaces the law everywhere else, so why not in the wine and liquor business? [level-members] We aren’t quite to the point where a drone can deliver a chilled glass of rosé to you in your poolside chaise, but home delivery has come a long way from the local shop owner’s teenage son lugging a […]

Wine Industry News for July 10, 20

July 10th, 2017

Chinese look away from French wines, Amazon is/is not developing their own line of wines. And one guide buys a big stake in another. [/level-members] Nothing lasts forever, and perhaps the Chinese infatuation with top-tier French wines is on the decline. A confluence of factors may be ocntributing, including the Chinese government encouraging the purchase of […]

Food & Wine Pairing: Mahi Mahi with Garlic and White Wi

July 7th, 2017

We usually grill our fish to keep that fishy smell outside, but on a rainy day, we’ll keep the cooking indoors. (Though there’s nothing that says you can’t make this recipe in a cast iron skillet over your grill outdoors!) [level-members] The dish is from Epicurious and, with white wine as one of the key […]

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – July 6, 20

July 6th, 2017

Heading to the Finger Lakes for fun – and wine. Hipsters are easy to make fun of. And the eternal summer debate – is it ever OK to put ice in your wine? [level-members] Looking for a slightly off-beat wine vacation? If you’re on the East Coast, you could do worse than a trip to […]

Wine Shop Marketing via Vid

July 5th, 2017

If you’re not using video as part of your marketing campaign, you’re missing an opportunity to connect with a wider audience to connect more deeply with the audience you have. [level-member] Just drop any thoughts you have of “going viral.” Chance are it’s not going to happen. And even if it did, what would that gain you? […]