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How that “wine influencer” might very well be a fraud

by  |  10-01-2019 ~ 12 Comments

"Influencer" is a word many of us will have heard of at this point even if not in marketing circles where it's the current brass ring in terms of social media advertising campaigns. In brief,... more » "Influencer" is a word many of us will have heard of at... more »

Tasty value a go-go: Lidl Crémant de Bourgogne Brut NV

by  |  25-07-2018

I don’t frequent the Lidl wine selection as much as I used to. It’s not as tight as it is in the UK and seems to have cozied up to the fact that Spaniards largely... more » I don’t frequent the Lidl wine selection as much as I used... more »

Wine buying in a vacuum: Winebuyers.com

by  |  28-05-2018

“Disruptive” is a term that raises my hackles. This is due to it either used when referring to something like Uber who are outright breaking the law or then someone who is claiming to do... more » “Disruptive” is a term that raises my hackles. This is due to... more »
If you're not on social media, give people something to put there

The winemaker/winery guide to social media

by  |  04-04-2018

For anyone in wine, you’ve probably heard constantly how this generation or that generation or men or women or fill-in-the-blank is “now buying wine via social media!” Most of these articles usually make big claims,... more » For anyone in wine, you’ve probably heard constantly how this generation or... more »

Wine Instagram for wine lovers to follow and explore

by  |  12-02-2018

Before it became seen as yet another tool in social media marketing, Instagram was a great app to discover wines and wine regions from around the world. Despite all the noise, this is still the... more » Before it became seen as yet another tool in social media marketing,... more »
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The wine blog. Where from here?

by  |  30-01-2018

To a great extent, I’ve become numb to shocking headlines over the last year and half. But despite the constantly being on the brink of nuclear war and shithole talk, when I read “Huffington Post... more » To a great extent, I’ve become numb to shocking headlines over the... more »

Wine Predictions for 2018

by  |  20-01-2018

Sending out predictions for a year, three weeks into the year may seem a bit ridiculous but I needed to wait for statistics to come out in order to rate last year’s predictions. So, this... more » Sending out predictions for a year, three weeks into the year may... more »
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A Georgian wine revival, how?

by  |  28-10-2017

For those immersed in the wine world, Georgian wines have been on fire for some time, so much so that most editors I work with don’t even want new articles about the country and its... more » For those immersed in the wine world, Georgian wines have been on... more »

Observations from the annual GuildSomm survey

by  |  26-06-2017

If you’ve not seen it, GuildSomm has posted its 2016 salary survey which anyone, even non-subscribers to the site can view. They create this by putting out a poll that people answer anonymously on the... more » If you’ve not seen it, GuildSomm has posted its 2016 salary survey... more »

Roseatis & the shark looming on Rosé’s horizon

by  |  03-06-2017

A few days ago, I received the press announcement for a new store dedicated solely to Rosé wine called, Roseatis. A Catalonia-based website that’s just in Spanish, I find the name horrible given that it... more » A few days ago, I received the press announcement for a new... more »