Archive for the ‘Wine Business’ Category

Jun 3, 2021

Can Oregon Wine Tourism Survive the Portland Problem?

“Five Days After Attack, Andy Ngo Releases Statement Confirming He Was Chased and Beaten in Portland” “‘It’s frightened people away’: Downtown Portland hotels slow to recover due to pandemic, reputation” “Demonstrations in Portland | The Official Guide to Portland—TRAVEL PORTLAND” “Majority of downtown Portland merchants say city core is unsafe” “Downtown in distress: Portland’s core is unsafe and uninviting, residents say in new poll, threatening city’s recovery”  “Why Portland’s Homeless Problem Is The Worst In The Nation” If you are…

Jun 2, 2021

Now Is the Best Time to Get Into the Wine Industry in Decades

This moment, right now, is the best time to find a job in the wine industry that I’ve witnessed in more than 30 years. Job seekers looking to break into the wine industry will find wineries across the West Coast desperate to hire, particularly in the hospitality realm. A perusal of the Winejobs.com site one can find a host of wineries offering signing bonuses, lowered qualifications, higher per hour pay, more jobs that come with benefits, but most of all,…

May 18, 2021

Five Facts About the Wine Industry’s and Success In the Wine Industry

A clear eyed understanding of the wine industry is the prerequisite for the industry’s health and for success working in the industry. Too often I bump up against folks in the industry that don’t appreciate some basic truths about the industry. This, in turn, leads folks who want to succeed in the wine industry down a path that inevitably runs up against roadblocks. The five facts that follow are among the most important clear-eyed views of the wine industry that…

May 5, 2021

Put-Upon, Underpaid, Disparaged, Victims—The Life of Wine Influencers

Are wine influencers mining the depths and potential of Instagram really just put-upon, underpaid, disparaged journalists working in a new medium that the sexist wine industry is too male and too old to understand or appreciate? As usual, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Esther Mobley provides some fascinating insight into her subject matter, this time looking at “wine influencers” and doing a good job of letting them tell their story without too much interruption. Unfortunately, in “Instagram’s wine influencers started thriving…

May 2, 2021

Now is the Time To Buy Prime Vineyard Land…It’s a Bargain

Say you are 30 years old and you, unlike so many your age, are thinking about your future and thinking about securing your financial future. Here is how you do it: Do whatever it takes, find partners, find the funding, and buy a few acres of Napa Valley, Russian River Valley or Willamette Valley vineyard land….the really good terroir. In 30 years, you will be able to sell this land for oodles and oodles more than you bought it. The…