Archive for December, 2017

Wines to Drink on New Year’s E

December 29th, 2017

Some very specific recommendations that you can adapt to you own shop’s inventory. (Meaning, mix up great values with big-time splurges to make the most people happy.) [level-members] We’ll turn you over to New York Wine Events for their take on this. As we said, adapt to your own shop’s style and stock. Just be sure […]

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – December 28, 20

December 28th, 2017

Late gifts and license to keep eating. [level-members] It’s late, we know, but …  for family and friends you see after the big day, there always seems to be one gift you forgot. If that gift is for a wine lover, look no further. Worried about what you’ve been eating this holiday season? No need, […]

How to Sell More Sparkling Wine for New Year’

December 27th, 2017

Here’s one great way to sell more sparkling wine to your wine shop customers for New Year’s Eve. [level-members] Don’t talk about selling sparkling wine; talk about things that people buying sparkling wine care about. Like whether or not flutes are finished. Or what might motivate you to pour Prosecco instead of Champagne. Information of use to […]

Should Wine Labels List Ingredient

December 26th, 2017

Should wine labels list ingredients? [level-members] Seven Fifty Daily offers this roundup of expert opinions on both sides of the debate. The question for us as wine shop owners is whether and how ingredient labeling would affect our business, our customers, and how we ultimately choose to stock our shelves. [/level-members]  

Food & Wine Pairing: Oyste

December 22nd, 2017

Another popular treat this time of year: oysters. Here’s all you need to know about pairing wine with oysters in two words: [level-members]sauvignon blanc. Easiest recommendation to make, in our book. And we hope you, your loved ones, and your wine shop customers have a wonderul holiday season. [/level-members]

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – December 21, 20

December 21st, 2017

Champagne, the fog and the fury. Gift ideas in the bottle and in print. And the winery of the future. [level-members] First, the bubbly. We’ve featured a lot of stories lately on sparkling wine; here are two more: If you think rate wines numerically is silly, you’re going to love this: acoustic measurements. As in, how […]

Don’t Let Your Wine Shop Customers Fall for the Exchange Sc

December 20th, 2017

We’d hope people would be too smart for this, but the promise of immediate riches – or even just cases of wine – is tough to overcome … [level-members] So you might want to share warnings, like this one, on your social media and email channels, and warn anyone you hear chatting about these scams. […]

Do Blockchain and Bitcoin Matter to My Wine Sho

December 19th, 2017

It may seem as if these high-tech darlings of the moment are light years from Main Street businesses like ours, but you should be keeping an eye on them as they continue to evolve. [level-members] First, let’s separate the two, because Bitcoin and blockchain are not the same thing. One, Bitcoin, is a currency. The […]

Wine Industry News for December 18, 20

December 18th, 2017

Early promise from the Loire, a lawsuit to allow interstate wine shipping from retailers to consumers, and appellations and AVAs. [level-members] First, two stories of appelations proposed and AVAs granted: four new appellations have been proposed for Washington State, including the enticingly named Candy Mountain. And a new AVA has been granted by the regulation-averse […]

Holiday Food and Wine Pairing Suggestio

December 15th, 2017

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, this time of  year is frequently a time for big family gatherings. Here are some food and wine pairings to share with your wine shop customers. [level-members] And while we’re not big fans of committing any food and wine pairings to rote memory, there is something to be said […]