Category Archives: General wine biz stuff

Being a blogger, press trips and different ways to visit and learn…

I have been thinking a lot lately about blogger’s trips and other freebie’s and what they mean to me or what I expect to take away from them. I think all of this has been brought on by the discussion … Continue reading

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The direct wine sales business model – the growing success of Weingut Clauer and Champagne Tribaut

I have long been an admirer of the US “wine club” system, where customers sign up at the winery to receive a (mixed) case of wine every so often. The reason WHY I am so impressed by this system is … Continue reading

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Large Wine Fairs and the Web 2.0

It’s been a very long time since I wrote a wine marketing focussed post here, guess I have been too busy enjoying the good wines and visits:-) However, this weekend I have done nothing much else but thinking of this … Continue reading

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Lessons learned at the Adegga Wine Market 2011 (#AWM2011)

On the first of December I attended the Adegga Wine Market (#AWM2011 on twitter) in Lisbon. The Wine Market is a project of Adegga, Portugal’s largest wine review site. It started out rather small 3 years ago when the Adegga … Continue reading

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Vinocamp Bordeaux – another lesson in online communication, community recommendations and online wine sales

At the beginning of the month I attended #vinocamp #Bordeaux. This barcamp was a lot bigger than #vinocamp #Lisboa with significantly more winery people attending. Lately I have been pondering about how crucial an online presence has become for any … Continue reading

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Born Digital Wine Awards – Recognition for us online wine journalists!

At the close of the European Wine Bloggers Conference (EWBC) in Vienna Robert McIntosch from wineconversation.com and Ryan and Gabriella Opaz from Catavino.net introduced us to the Born Digital Wine Awards (BDWA), a kind of Pulitzer Prizes for online wine … Continue reading

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Why every winery should be signing up for AVIN codes?

On Monday I met with my friend Andre Ribeirinho from Adegga.com and we had a good conversation about the AVIN. Up till then I had only heard very little about this project, but the more I talked to Andre, the … Continue reading

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getting started

Hi all, Just got off the phone with a winery owner friend of mine and once again realized that the difficulty for small to medium wineries lies in selling the wine (this includes getting paid for it) and that there … Continue reading

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