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Is Fred Franzia the most controversial man in Wine Country?

Franzia is a roaring success when it comes to sales, particularly in this economic downturn, with a recent tally of 440 million bottles of Two Buck Chuck sold in the U.S. But the man rankles many in Wine Country, particularly when he chides Napa vintners, calling their inflated prices "fantasyland." [...]

By | May 12th, 2009|1 Comment

What’s this think tank thinking? Vintank is pondering wine in the digital age with a new report on social media

It's hard to keep up with the swift pace of communication these days, but at least one company is trying to figure out the answer to this monumental question: How well does social media pair with wine?Paul Mabray, a co-founder of Vintank, says he doesn't offer a service per se, [...]

By | May 11th, 2009|0 Comments

In the wine world, is twittering like a blind date?

Katey Bacigalupi recently made that analogy after going to the Crushpad 2.0 Tasting in San Francisco where she met some of her twittering crowd for the first time. Twitter is the technology that allows people to chat in real time. "I had seen their profile photo and I had some [...]

By | May 7th, 2009|0 Comments

Did you know …

There's a Bohemian Grove of sorts, a place where the powerful converge, the influential amass, the prestigious reign. But they don't discuss heady ideas like the Manhattan Project. No, here they talk about cult cabernets and silky pinots, supple textures, complex layering. This "grove" is the Mayacamas Country Club in [...]

By | May 6th, 2009|0 Comments

Here’s a contest. Vote and vote often. What are your favorite wine websites?

The black hole of the Net offers people an endless opportunity to chatter, to banter, to pontificate.Here are some websites that will likely pique the interest of the wine-lovers:Winetwo.com - This social networking site, which features wine events, focuses on millennials, the offspring of the baby boomers. It has forums, [...]

By | April 27th, 2009|0 Comments

With people assessing Mother Nature on Earth Day, here’s something to ponder …

Is Wine Country the canary in the coal mine when it comes to global warming? There seem to be two camps, one that spots actual proof of global warming, while the other doesn't see a trace. What camp are you in? Remember, you're only a click away from having your [...]

By | April 22nd, 2009|0 Comments