Category Archives: Economy

Merry Christmas

I tend to look at life as a glass full, whether during the best or darkest of times. The last few years have been a very rough ride for Rad Grapes and our family. It has taken lots of hard, … Continue reading

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John Maynard Keynes Is the Economist the World Needs Now

Is there a doctor in the house? The global economy is failing to thrive, and its caretakers are fumbling. Greece took its medicine as instructed and was rewarded with an unemployment rate of 26 percent. Portugal obeyed the budget rules; … Continue reading

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U.N. Climate Change Report Sees Risks Of Irreversible Damage

Have we gone past the point of no return? Listening to ignorant people who continually bury their heads in sand (conservatives) is going to mean the end of us all. This article from the Business Insider spells it our in … Continue reading

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New Year, New Moon means new things for Rad Grapes

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Starting to get ready for OND…

I’ve been at this wine sales thing for almost 25 years and it’s still extremely difficult to get into the OND frame of mind, while we are in the middle of the summer doldrums. For those of you not in … Continue reading

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Many businesses still struggling long after Sandy

Many, if not most of us that live and work in New York or New Jersey are still being affected by the aftermath of Sandy in one way or another. Most of us were affected with some kind of property … Continue reading

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In Sandy’s aftermath…

Here I am sitting at our kitchen table a week after Sandy ravaged the NJ and NY area, on my laptop typing a blog post, watching TV and enjoying some Oban in the comfort of my own home. Many, many … Continue reading

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Smartphones revolutionizing wine sales for Millennials

Millennials have become huge consumers of wine. From what I’ve seen they drink more, better wine, are more adventurous and willing to try new wines and invariably shop and buy wine their own way. It is imperative for guys like … Continue reading

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8 things I wish I knew before starting a business

I read and was enlightened by this column from Don Rainey posted on Venture Beat several months ago and have literally been back to re-read it several times, today inclusive. as a nascent entrepreneur I felt that the advice was … Continue reading

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Nothing like shipping problems just before the Holidays…

The wine business is lots of fun, it really is. I enjoy what I am doing the vast majority of the time, but running the business on my own and trying to do 10 different jobs on my own also … Continue reading

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