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Social Wine Brands

October 22, 2009

Next week I’ll be on my way to the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. I’m one of the lucky one who’ll get to speak twice – once on Social Wine Brand and the second time on the Future of the Social Wine Brand. But what is exactly the social wine brand? More and […]

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Twitter in the wine business for charity

October 16, 2009

Twitter and Crushpad winery partnered to create two wines to support Room to Read,a San Francisco-based non-profit which aims to empower millions of children in the developing world through education. This is the first Corporate Social Innovation initiative of Twitter. The label is dubbed Fledgling Wine. In addition to its Web site, the project has […]

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Meet Doug Cook at EWBC

October 15, 2009

Doug Cook is the founder of ablegrape.com and head of Twitter Search. EWBC is the European Wine Blogger Conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, from Oct 30th to Nov 1st, 2009. Ablegrape.com is the wine search engine I already raved about on this blog. I will spare you an other post on the subject. But if […]

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Vintank, the Digital Think Tank in the Wine Business

September 21, 2009

In the pre-Internet days, think tanks could be impressive by the secrecy surrounding their members, their goals and their means of action. Today, in the (almost) full bloom of the Web 2.0, think tanks should be leading the way to the Web 3.0. And some do. Who didn’t hear of VinTank‘s Social Media Report? It […]

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Wine travel with Web 2.0 tools?

September 17, 2009

I’m fascinated by the use of the Web 2.0 tools made by consultants, wineries, start-ups in the wine business. Everyday there is a new site, a new application, a new idea by someone or a company. We know VinTank and its super innovative process, Cruvee, ablegrape.com, snooth.com, thewinespies.com, vinobilia.com and many many others. Don’t be […]

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Looking for a… book

August 25, 2009

I didn’t think that trying to buy a book in a bookstore could become such a frustrating experience. The book I was seeking is Chris Brogan and Julien Smith‘s Trust Agents. Yesterday I heard this long-awaited book was available in Borders and Barnes and Noble bookstores all over the country. I rushed to the nearest […]

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Santa Barbara Winery: surfing on the wine wave

August 19, 2009

Santa Barbara Winery was established in 1962 by French Canadian Pierre Lafond. It was the first winery opened in santa Barbara since the Prohibition. It was a bold move when wine was still not very trendy in the US and more specifically in California. The winery developed nicely over the decades: acres were acquired, mono […]

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Vinexpo – Day 4 : New Technologies for the wine business

June 24, 2009

Today is devoted to new technologies with the conference of the Bordeaux School of Business (BEM) in the morning and the Great Wine Capitals in the afternoon. The focus of the morning was on Prof. Gregory Bressoles’ new study on wine e-commerce. My readers know about Gregory’s first study conducted in 2007 and presented at […]

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Academy of Wine Communications

June 8, 2009

A few weeks ago, The New Wine Consumer radio show featured the Academy of Wine Communications. Until then I must confess my ignorance of this somewhat illustrious Academy founded in 1994 “to encourage wine writers, the craft of wine writing, and wine coverage in the media”. Since then, the Academy evolved in a more sophisticated […]

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E-tastings, the answer to energy and financial crisis

April 21, 2009

What a fun way to taste friends when everybody is in a different place! Let’s imagine this great scenario: I’m in France and my friend in the US. We don’t see each other more than once or twice a year but thanks to the technology, we’ll be able to share a glass of wine together. […]

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