Monthly Archives: January 2009

Study Calls Cork the Most Eco-Friendly

This is a very interesting and rather pertinent article from Wines and Vines…I am rather partial to cork myself. Among the many reasons is the fact that I grew up in Portugal, which happens to be the source of the … Continue reading

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A Toast to President Obama

Last night, in honor of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America, I poured some Rad Grapes at a really cool new wine store in Manhattan, called California Wine Merchants. The featured … Continue reading

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New York Eyes Wine in Grocery Stores

Governor’s budget includes a proposal to allow wine sales in supermarkets; liquor store owners object Mitch Frank Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 New Yorkers may finally be able to buy Chardonnay and brie at the same time in their local … Continue reading

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Selling wine in the Hamptons

You must be scratching your head and saying, “Why is this guy talking about selling wine in the Hamptons in the middle of winter? I thought that the Hamptons were a summer place?”…Yes, but if you want to sell lots … Continue reading

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Stunning growth in core wine-drinking population

But some consumers are trading down by Mort Hochstein (from www.winebusiness.com) A slumping economy. Sales declining. Restaurants suffering. Consumer confidence at an all-time low. Despite a troubling recession, a report issued this week by the industry promotional group the Wine … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever

It is beyond cold here in Northern NJ today. This winter is starting to feel like those winters that I remember as a kid. Cold and snowy, enough to go sledding – I’ve taken my girls sledding several times this … Continue reading

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Buying Less Expensive Wine, and More of It

Happy New Year to one and all. The above headline is from a NY Times article dated December 31st, 2008 and is rather relevant, given the economic times, but it is not new news. I noticed the wine market and … Continue reading

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