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Wine Education

August 5, 2008

Tomorrow our live radio show,, will be on wine education. We already talked about educating the parents and educating children on wine. We would like to extend the discussion to a broader prospect: educating through wine tasting groups, professional education, wine MBAs and Masters Programs and whatever ways wine education is spreading. There are […]

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Gary Vaynerchuk’s 101 wines

June 9, 2008

That’s it! I got it and I read it! I just couldn’t believe my luck when the post office delivered Gary‘s book on Friday. (My skepticism is just the result of a lost book package, actually MY own book, by… DHL.) Last week, Gary was concerned about his book not being available in some stores. […]

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Wine critics vs. wine consumers

April 17, 2008

There is a great post in The Pour, Eric Asimov’s blog in the New York Times: “You can please all the people, or you can make great wine”. It is the usual controversy on the critics’ role in the wine business: should consumers follow blindly their reviews or should they appreciate a wine only on […]

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March 10, 2008

While writing Wine Brands, I came across a very interesting wiki,, founded in 2006 by Jeff Dracup, Colleen Wagner and Kevin Jackson – three people who enjoy trying new wines, but who found that most wines had no rating. Their idea is to challenge the power of the wine critics, and to give the […]

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