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Ceja Vineyards kicks-off “Straight from the Source” video series

Date: Thu, Oct 9, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

AmericanWinery.com is proud to present another great feature to our customers and winery partners. “Straight from the Source,” is an innovative ongoing video series aimed at further bridging the gap between winemakers and wine-lovers. The premise is simple. We mail a Flip video camera to our winery partners and encourage them to record any aspect of [...]

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Drink Pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and all of us at AmericanWinery.com are proud to be working with wineries across the United States who are aiding in the fight against breast cancer. Here are just a few wineries that are making a difference! If you know of other wineries that I didn’t mention here (and [...]

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New York Times interviews CEO Lloyd Benedict

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Exciting news for all of us that work at AmericanWinery.com! Claire Miller of the New York Times interviewed our CEO and founder, Lloyd Benedict, for the Bits Blog. Please read the article here… New York Times Bits Blog: AmericanWinery.com

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In Vino Veritas

Date: Fri, Oct 3, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Guido Reni’s depiction of baby Dionysus, God of Wine (1623) Well, it’s Friday and I want to leave you with another wine quote. The only accredited origin I could find for this saying traced it back to Medieval Germany. It’s hard to believe that people back then could have perceived such a logical connection between drinking vino and [...]

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Savory Butternut Squash Sauce with Raviolis

Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

As the days get shorter, and the winds start chilling you to the bone, it’s time to get home, get a fire going, and prepare a savory meal.   This pasta dish is my interpretation of a meal prepared for me many years ago.  I never got the recipe, but this is pretty close, and reminds [...]

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Winemaker Interview: Brian Vitek of Carlsbad Coastal Winery

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Brian Vitek Many folks in the wine industry have a full-time job in addition to their responsibilities at the winery they either run or own. But, unlike others with this level of involvement, Brian Vitek of Carlsbad Coastal Winery is not content to stand on the sidelines and miss all of the action. Here he shares [...]

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Dr. Dolittle and dog to infiltrate wine world

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Look out wine world, the potential for olfactory objectivity (via technological achievement) is biting at the heels of us romantics. Huh? Courtesy of sciencedaily.com Scientists at MIT have made a significant breakthrough towards the development of an “artificial nose.” Until now, the main barrier in the study of smell has been the ability to artificially reproduce enough [...]

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Winemaker Interview: Tom Glase of Balboa Winery

Date: Fri, Sep 26, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Tom Glase Balboa Winery is located in Walla Walla, WA and uses grapes from the renowned Columbia Valley appellation. Having firmly established their presence with some outstanding wines, particularly their ‘06 Merlot, ‘06 Cat’s Meow (red blend), ‘06 Syrah and ‘06 Cabernet Sauvignon, I’ve been eagerly awaiting their 2007 vintages which were just recently unveiled at [...]

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Vincor Canada Creates Clean Energy from Grape Skins

Date: Thu, Sep 25, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

So you think you are hip to recycling, reusing, and supporting clean energy? Well, maybe you are, but Vincor Canada - the largest producer and marketer of wines in Canada - is taking it to the next level. The plan: turning used grape skins and pulp into electric power. From Wikipedia: A biogas holding tank How, you [...]

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Consumer Care Series: Three steps for a personal connection with your customers

Date: Thu, Sep 25, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

I worked for Starbucks Coffee Company for 5 years. I started working there in college, and after graduation I got suckered into a management position and opened a drive-thru store right here in Walla Walla, WA. I learned a tremendous amount working for the Green Monster (the coffee version, not the baseball version) but the [...]

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Celebrity Wine Fever: “This is not no ghetto Boone’s Farm”

Date: Tue, Sep 23, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Celebrity owned wineries are not a new phenomenon. But these days it seems like there are so many that somebody needs to get a list with some videos so we can remember why they’re famous in the first place. Let’s ignore the obvious ones like Francis Ford Coppola and unnecessary biographical information. The following is a [...]

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Celebrity Wine Fever: “This is not no ghetto Boone’s Farm”

Date: Tue, Sep 23, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Celebrity owned wineries are not a new phenomenon. But these days it seems like there are so many that somebody needs to get a list with some videos so we can remember why they’re famous in the first place. Let’s ignore the obvious ones like Francis Ford Coppola and unnecessary biographical information. The following is a [...]

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Pour and decant with style: Claudio Colucci offers unique twist on old concept

Date: Fri, Sep 19, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Carafe Un Verre Titled, Carafe Un Verre, this curiously designed carafe by Claudio Colucci is quite the spectacle. This hand-crafted dazzler was mouth-blown from a single piece of glass, making no two identical. It features a normal wine glass inside of a wine bottle. Although, originally released in 2001, the manufacturer has improved the production of it [...]

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Make your customers fall in love with you AND your wine!

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2008 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs Wine Business

Via DailyMail.co.uk Winemakers, many of you will spend your entire lives perfecting the fine art of making premium, awe-inspiring, life-changing wines. Very few of you will spend even a small fraction of this time perfecting the fine art of connecting with your customers. I understand that in many cases a winemaker cannot be bothered to do a vineyard [...]

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