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How not to keep your customers

The other day my wife, my youngest son, my mother-in-law, and I were doing some shopping and needed to grab some lunch. The area we were in only had a few dining choices within walking distance, so we ended up ...

Michael Vick dogs featured on wine labels

ESPN is reporting that dogs rescued from the dog fighting ring that Michael Vick was involved in are being featured on wine labels for Carivintas Winery's Vicktory Dogs Wine Collection. This was a sad story for all concerned, but if this ...

Rhone and Ribs

This video from Wine Spectator had me drooling by combining two of my absolute favorite flavors, Rhone wines and short ribs. This is a marriage made in heaven! If anyone wants to spring for these two wines, I will cook ...

Perfect Days

Just a perfect day You make me forget myself I thought I was someone else Someone good Oh it's such a perfect day I'm glad I spend it with you Oh such a perfect day You just keep me hanging on You just keep me hanging on Perfect Day ...

Imagery Dry Creek Valley Sangiovese 2005

As I have posted before, I am not the biggest fan of Sangiovese grown outside of Italy. Not so much because the wines are not any good, but because they do not taste like Italian Sangiovese, and I have never ...

Continuing the Wine Blogger and Industry Interaction Debate

This morning I sat down at the computer with ideas for 3 different stories competing in my head to be the first written. However, an email that I received put all three articles on hold. Here, with any embarrassing and ...

How winos won the election for Obama

Since I had a few different folks tell me about this story that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle a few days ago, I thought that, since it amused me, I'd pass it on to the readers of these pages. The ...

Wine Industry & Blogger Interaction: What Crosses the Line?

At the recent North American Wine Blogger Conference (WBC) in Santa Rosa, California, one of the breakout sessions focused on "Wine Industry and Blogger Interaction." Two topics getting the most discussion were about industry marketing and blogger ethics. Specifically the ...

My Favorite Four-Letter Words: Free and Wine

Free you ask? Yes free, or for a very small cost. By using the proper marketing and public relations techniques, you can get what amounts to thousands of dollars of print space for a fraction of the cost ...

Post Election Hangover

I have been sleepwalking all day after staying up way too late watching the election results come in. It seems to be a quite common phenomenon everywhere I have been today. Some folks are grumpy tired, others a happily exhausted, ...