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When NOT to Blend

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When NOT to Blend

When NOT to Blend Recently I was working with a winery who had a wonderful 2012 harvest of Vermentino. My standard procedure for presenting wines to the winery owner is to make at least two different blends and use a sample of the single varietal wine for comparison. I set up a blind tasting for

Colorado: Wine, Winters and the West

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Colorado: Wine, Winters and the West

Colorado: Wine, Winters and the West I recently attended the third annual VinCO Conference, Colorado’s annual wine conference January 15-17. It’s held in Grand Junction, where the majority of Colorado’s grapes are grown. A massive cold snap hit during the conference stirring a few concerns about the vineyards among local conference attendees. You might think

Let Your Sales Forecast Be Your Guide

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Let Your Sales Forecast Be Your Guide

Let Your Sales Forecast Be Your Guide What is the difference between these two perspectives? 1. Winery owner produces a wine(s) and needs to sell it to fulfill the sales goal. 2. Winery owner has a sales goal and needs a wine(s) to fulfill that goal. At first glance, you may not think there is

3 Mistakes You Don’t Have to Make Starting Your Winery

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3 Mistakes You Don’t Have to Make Starting Your Winery

3 Mistakes You Don’t Have to Make Starting Your Winery I work with people who are interested in opening a winery and are doing their research and winery owners who have only been open a few years, as well as established wineries facing new challenges.  After working and being involved in the industry for many

Winery Winter Blues: 3 Ways to Boost Revenue

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After the hustle & bustle of the holidays, the tasting room can seem a bit quiet. January and February are typically the slowest months of the year for a winery. The vineyard looks like a bunch of sticks. The days are short and cold. People are generally not out looking for things to do. Sales

If You Try Sometime, You Might Find You Get What You Need

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Hello Everyone! It’s been a while since I blogged last. I’ve had a busy summer and a great harvest season doing what I love. I’ve been working with a winery in West Texas helping them expand and it’s been fun – even in the sweltering Texas heat. I’m putting together a series on the planning,

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