Wine

Wine Buzz: September 2014

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

REMINDER: Mark your calendar & put up signage: the Jewish High Holy Days begin this month on Wednesday, September 24th at sundown. CHATEAU ST. JEAN LIGHTENS UP WITH ‘BIJOU’ CHARDONNAYSonoma-based Chateau St. Jean, long a leader in California Chardonnay, hit shelves in August with Bijou, a wine with a purposefully lighter touch of oak. After ... read more>

Think Global, Sell Local

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Delicious value wines from around the world become a smart retailer's secret ... read more>

Stoking The Afterglow

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Selling sweet wines with dessert demands effort, but brings reward. Whatever the reason, dessert wines lag behind their dry counterparts in ... read more>

Wine Buzz: August 2014

Friday, August 1st, 2014

FRESCOBALDI LAUNCHES NIPOZZANO ‘OLD VINES’ IN THE U.S. Tearing a page from the American wine label book, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi has gone “old vine.” Nipozzano “Vecchie Viti” is a new wine made from the oldest vineyards surrounding the Nipozzano Castle in the heart of the Chianti Rufina DOCG. (With 700 years of winemaking experience, the ... read more>

Shades of Green

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Dynamic and confusing, ‘green’ wine is shaping up to be a vibrant category that merchants must embrace on their own terms. But before we all hop on this presumably-biodiesel-fueled bandwagon, it is important to ask: What is organic wine, and who ... read more>

Afternoon Delight

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Boosting wine sales at lunch calls for keen awareness of clientele. “The three martini lunch is out of fashion for sure,” says Brad Nugent, wine director at Porterhouse New York in Manhattan. Nonetheless, Nugent has found other ways to build up his beverage sales ... read more>

The Revolving Door of Wine Labels

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Pressure to stay fresh leads to fast & furious packaging adjustments. In fact, say a number of branding and marketing experts, this re-jiggering is likely to continue ... read more>

Wine Buzz: July 2014

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

RIESLING ROLLING, ROLLING, ROLLING… Reprising last year’s successful road trip, Riesling guru Paul Grieco and Wines of Germany traveled from Key West to New York City recently on a one-of-a-kind truck container retrofitted as a wine tasting room, spreading the gospel of Riesling. Grieco, partner at the James Beard-nominated restaurant Hearth and Terroir wine bars ... read more>

Fresh Look At Blanc

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Sensibilities of Sauvignon Blanc today deserve attention. Though an affable grape, Sauvignon Blanc always falls behind Chardonnay in the consumer league and behind Riesling in the eyes of wine industry ... read more>

A Rosé Tide Lifts All Boats

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Premium pink wines made in wine regions everywhere see double-digit ... read more>
 
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