When you make and/or sell wine for a living, you accept the fact that you most likely will need to submit your products to wine publications, competitions, newspapers and bloggers for review. You don’t have to submit your wines to these entities. There is no statutory law that says you have to submit your wines for review. There is a much larger law at work…the LAW OF THE MARKET.Read More
For the past 10-15 years anyone who sells consumer products has talked about the Millennials. My three sons are part of this huge demographic group that represents the spawn of the Baby Boomer generation. Now this Millennial generation is coming of “consumption” age. Generally they are doing it later than my generation did. They stay in school longer, marry later and start having kids in their 30’s. To date, Millennials are a mysterious group when it comes to consumption.Read More
I have often wondered why wine isn’t as fun as spirits and beer. For example, let’s compare the advertising for spirits and beer to wine (if you can find any advertising for wine). If you watch TV, read or attend events you will find spirits and beer advertising portraying pool parties, football/basketball/baseball games, bonfires on the beach, big houses, “keggers”, vacations, Jägermeister girls, Jello shots, Rat Pack, Moscow Mules, music festivals, happy hour…and on and on and on.
When I went to college, computers were an afterthought and computer science was a major for the geeks (yes, I was an accounting major... much cooler). Most people took a programming class in their first couple of years and there were two main programming languages you could choose from: COBOL or FORTRAN.Read More