Archive for the ‘10 Things’ Category

Oct 15, 2013

The Top 5 Best and Worst Things About NorCal Wine Country

The Top 5 Worst Things About Northern California Wine Country 1. The cost of real estate is absurdly high 2. Traffic in the major wine producing regions sucks 3. High Taxes! 4. The poverty is not hard to find 5. The Chinese Food here is terrible   The Top 5 Best Things About Northern California Wine Country 1. The weather is perfect. 2. It is a food and wine nirvana 3. Lots of ultra smart people live here 4. It’s…

Jul 31, 2013

10 Reasons for Wine Lovers To Rise Up Now

It has been just over 1 month now since the long anticipated launch of the American Wine Consumer Coalition. AWCC is today the only national organization in America representing the interests of wine consumers alone. Not wineries. Not retailers. Not wholesalers. Not regulators. Consumers. Here’s the update: • AWCC has almost 300 members nationwide • AWCC has successfully weighed in on PA’s Privatization and Shipping issues • AWCC has created a host of great member benefits • AWCC has been…

Jul 30, 2013

10 Warnings For Visitors to Napa Valley

Visiting Napa Valley? Coming to “Wine Country” to soak up some of that good life? Heading our way for a relaxing getaway. Good! We are very pleased you are coming, can’t wait to see you and promise to put our best foot forward for you. However, I do want to offer 10 warnings to those coming to Napa Valley for a quick vacation, particularly those who have never been here before. It’s not about scaring you away because,  believe me,…

Feb 22, 2013

The Top 10 Winery Promotional Tools

The winery/brand owner has a variety of tools at their disposal for promoting their product and sales. But some are more important than others. Some are critical to the success of the brand. These are your Top Ten Most Important Winery Promotional Tools. 1. YOUR WINE You have no other tool that will more often represent your winery, both in your presence and out of your presence, than your wine. And when I say your wine I mean the liquid…

Feb 7, 2013

The Great and Influential Wine Blogger Confesses

Yesterday I spent a little time looking over the recently issued “Top 100 Most Influential People in the  U.S. Wine Industry” after a couple of friends alerted me to the 2nd annual listing by IntoWine.com. The way I know they were friends is that they didn’t smirk, laugh or guffaw when they said I made the list. I take list making seriously primarily because I know other people do too. Also, the act of ranking things can entail some pretty…