Relationships Sell Products
As is the case with every industry, clever business people with big ideas and great connections often find ways to accelerate industry growth and take a cut of the market for themselves. These entrepreneurs figure out an angle on how to get their own piece of the pie by targeting the consumer market.
Reminder that April's Virtual Tasting will be the 2009 Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling. The tasting will take place on Wednesday April 28th from 7-9pm . Read more about it here .
Courtney Cochran, whom I’ve mentioned before in this blog, here and here , runs an outfit, Hip Tastes Communications , whose website says can help wine businesses “refresh, reposition and reinvigorate” themselves (not to mention learn the gentle art of alliterative writing).
People listen to Tim Atkin. At least wine people and wine industry people do, if not others who just think him a nice guy. But the reason the winiest among us listen to him is because for many years now he has ranked as one of the foremost wine communicators and educators.
Napa Valley wineries sell more cases of wine directly to consumers than any other grapegrowing region in the U.S., a new report reveals. In the 12 months ending in March, the county shipped 760,000 cases valued at $481 million. The next closest region was Sonoma County with 581,000 cases worth $258 million.
The appointment of Antonio Galloni to the California reviewer position at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate a year and a half ago was an important event in the world of California Wine. For years, Robert Parker's palate was the source of reviews of the state's wines at the influential Wine Advocate. How things might change under a Galloni palate has been the topic of some conversation.
Today marks a bittersweet day for Cork’d as we announce it will wind down operations. After 1.5 years, CEO, Lindsay Ronga will move on to other opportunities. “Working with Gary and Jon marked a milestone in my career and I am so thankful for the opportunity.
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California is blessed with an abundance of great vineyards, but only a few stand out by name as something special, places of seeming mystical excellence. Most of these renowned vineyards have developed their cachet over decades, and the reputations of such distinctive sites are so compelling that the name of one of their number on a label virtually guarantees a superb bottle of wine. These illustrious, individually named vineyards comprise a category distinguishable from famous estates that are synonymous with their vineyards.
[Alyson Kuhn] How do you see blind embossing? It doesn’t involve any ink, but it is very visible. Blind embossing is textural and tactile.
[Alyson Kuhn] We feature a lot of luscious letterpress printing on Felt & Wire.
Web-fed offset lithographic press at speed Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique in which the inked image is transferred (or "offset") from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water , the offset technique employs a flat ( planographic ) image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (called "fountain solution"), keeping the non-printing areas ink-free.
A flexographic printing plate.
Revised Code of Advertising Standards Wine Institute's Code of Advertising Standards was revised and adopted in June of 2011.