Archive for January, 2018

Wine Shop Wedding Registry: Wish I’d Thought of Th

January 31st, 2018

And when I say I wish I’d thought of that, I mean both as a marketing idea and for my own wedding registry. Not that the silver and china aren’t nice … [level-members] This Bon Appetit article lays out one writer’s experience doing just this. (The fact that the writer made the original request via Twitter is […]

Is the Three-Tier Wine Distribution Model Ripe for Chang

January 30th, 2018

The much-maligned – and vociferously defended – system may be due for some modernization. [level-members] That’s certainly what the entrepreneur behind BevDeals has in mind. You can read about him here (and view the BevDeals website here) though the article raises as many questions for me as it answers. Prime among them how this works within […]

Wine Industry News for January 29, 20

January 29th, 2018

[level-members] Wine bottles – good plastic, bad plastic, and the problem with glass. Article discusses specifics of the UK market, but still quite an interesting read about wine packaging more broadly. Sparkling wine seems to be making a splash these days – In the U.K., of course, but also in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Direct-to-consumer shipments […]

Food & Wine for the Big Ga

January 26th, 2018

Time to prep for the Big Game next weekend and make suggestions for your fans, friends, and followers who will be tailgating at home. [level-members] This year, we’re revisiting a post we did around this time in 2014, since it was a popular piece: While some might argue that Buffalo wings are the ultimate in […]

Wine Stories Worth Sharing for January 25, 20

January 25th, 2018

Drink like the royals. London replaces Paris? And wine tours in Chile and Los Angeles. [level-members] For the Anglophiles amongst your wine shop fans, friends, and followers, a look at the wine likely to be poured at the upcoming royal wedding. Sticking with the Ango angle, we have news that London is now Europe’s wine […]

Your Wine Shop’s Google Business Listing and Google Pos

January 24th, 2018

If you don’t have your Google Business Listing set up, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to connect with folks who find you on Google’s results pages. [level-members] Google Posts is a relatively new feature that Google has rolled out primarily for small buisnesses. As you can see in the example below for Andigo, which […]

Taking Customer Service – and Customer Experience – to the Next Lev

January 23rd, 2018

What can you do to make your Main Street wine shop more like Amazon? [level-members] On the surface there wouldn’t seem to be any similarities between any small retailer and the online behemoth, and it would be a mistake to try to remake your shop in Amazon’s image. But there are lessons you can learn […]

Wine Industry News for January 22, 20

January 22nd, 2018

Wine closures down under, new tax laws and wine bottle labeling, and labor issues arising from the discord in Washington. [level-members] Is the wine industry down under ahead of the curve on closures, or just catching up? The new tax law may change the wine you’re drinking, or at least the accuracy of the alcohol content […]

Food & Wine Pairing – Winter Weekend Lun

January 19th, 2018

When it comes to food and wine pairing – and food in general – in the heart of a winter cold snap, we think almost automatically of heavy foods and big reds. But there are other options. [level-members] Especially if you’re still sticking to a clean-eating New Year’s resolution, something other than beef stew is probably […]

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – January 18, 20

January 18th, 2018

This week, we learn what some people will do when the can’t wait another minute for a drink. And we’ll learn what Champagne is good for beyond the glass. Plus, travel to Rome and get the most out of your trip. [level-members] First, when you absolutely, positively just have to get your drink on.  Is […]