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VinTank’s New Report on iPhone Apps

October 7, 2009

As usual, a report by VinTank creates a lot of interest amongst wine aficionados and tech people. Good iPhone apps in the wine business are not that easy to find. VinTank’s report is of great help to the wine consumer: Paul Mabray went through all the hard work of buying the apps, and creating various […]

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A few thoughts on the Bordeaux En Primeurs price releases

March 1, 2009

The Bordeaux chateaux heard the requests and the pleas of the trade. The 2008 prices went down by about 40% for most estates. However there are a few significant exceptions. La Mission Haut-Brion came out at 110 euros and Haut-Brion at 150 euros – well above the four other First (Mouton, Latour, Laffite and Margaux […]

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The demographics of wine bloggers: US vs. Europe

June 12, 2008

Yesterday, during the on line radio show for the new wine consumer about the first American and European Wine Bloggers Conferences, we brushed on a topic that could be interesting to both sides of the Atlantic: the differences of demographics between Europe and the US. In continental Europe, the main bloggers are usually wine makers […]

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Second label, bulk wine or new brand?

April 18, 2008

I just read an article in the North Bay Business Journal that raised a very interesting question: is it better for a winery to create a second label or to sell the wine in bulk when you have too much of a lower quality wine for your main brand? This discussion happened during the Business […]

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Are podcasts the new online news channel?

April 16, 2008

Last night, during our podcast on video on the Net, it occurred to me that we got used to new technologies very fast and that they spread all over even faster. Blogs and podcasts – considered new tools a few months ago – are now… would I dare say banal? We all have cameras, know […]

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The contradictions of the European market

March 31, 2008

The European press – whether on line or off line – on the wine business in Europe gives the readers very mixed signals on the state of the industry. I’d like to try – “try” being the key word – to sort out what I read lately and what it means in comparison with the […]

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Wine, a luxury brand?

February 12, 2008

I read today on the decanter.com Newsletter that Dom Perignon opened a bar in the famous Harrods store in London and offers a glass of 1975 Oenetheque vintage of Dom Perignon for £250. If you have some financial problems, you can settle for the 1995 Vintage of Oenotheque for the mere sum of £60. If […]

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