For the sixth year, the Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society (www.tapasociety.org) is hosting the most extensive annual tasting of domestically-produced Tempranillos, Albariños, Garnachas, Verdelhos, and many more, from the wine regions of the western United States. Last year’s event showcased some amazing wines and this year is going to be better than ever!
What makes TAPAS wine event unique?
Grapes native to the Iberian Peninsula produce some of the hottest-selling wines on the market right now, but not many people know that there are excellent and unique domestic versions being grown, too. Trade and consumers will have the unique opportunity to taste wines produced Read more
Expanding the consumer base is something every marketing manager struggles with. You can try to squeeze more sales out of current customers, but what really makes the bean counters salivate is new customer acquisition. Last Friday at Wine Riot in San Francisco I witnessed Read more
Most wine events are pretty straightforward. Pour, sip and repeat. Second Glass wants to break up the monotony with a new type of wine event that’s two parts education and one part revolution. Their signature event “Wine Riot” is reinventing “wine tasting” for the thirsty Read more
There are a couple of reasons a celebrity would want to launch a wine label:
- Last ditch marketing effort to propel their fading star into the spotlight.
- Bored and looking for a tax write-off.
- Driven by narcissism to see their name in print.
- Inspired after Freddy Rodriguez’s poetic monologue in “Bottle Shock” wherein he describes to Bill Pullman’s character the essence of winemaking.
Three things that you need to find on the first day of moving to a new city are a basic grocery store, a good ethnic restaurant and a neighborhood bar. Even if 95% of your worldly possessions are stranded on the side of the highway with a blow out in the middle of Wyoming you will at least have satisfied
America has startup fever as bored office workers look for an exit strategy that will relieve them from their 9-5 corporate life sentence. The latest wave of profiteers washing up onto the shores of wine country are these wine delivery services. The idea being that there is going to be some wine emergency Read more
Would Don Draper buy a car before driving it? Hell no! So why buy a wine before you try it? That’s why the SF Vintners Market is so rad. It’s that time of year again when up and coming producers from around California converge at Fort Mason to pour some of the hottest new wine labels. See you this weekend!
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Read All About Last Year’s Event HERE
As kids most of us at some point experimented with blending together various flavors of fruit juice and/or soda in an attempt to create the ultimate expression of aroma, taste and texture. You might have even tried dropping in a handful of Cheerios in hopes of gaining a bit of tannin extraction to round out the mid-palate only to have your little brother hurl his sippy cup across the kitchen in utter dissatisfaction with your grand cru cuvée. But, after many uninspiring vintages you realized that it was going to take Read more
During this 2-hour blending experience you will investigate pinot noir while working through the same steps the Dogpatch winemaking team uses to determine final blends. This hands-on session begins by learning how to evaluate wine from a winemaker’s perspective as you dissect several base components for aromatics, flavor and texture. Once you’ve honed in on the individual characteristics Read more
I’ve often said that selling wine is a lot like speed dating. Wine drinkers have to be choosey because the number of wines they can drink in a lifetime is finite and carries a high cost in doing so, whereas wine producers can make an almost infinite amount of wine at a relatively low cost per unit. This scenario follows what scientists call the Bateman Principle. In the crazy world of wine this all boils Read more