May 2008 Blog Posts (6)

Wine Buying in San Diego

As a wine buyer in San Diego, I get to see a lot of new wine marketing ideas, taste different wine styles, as well as watch the responses from my customers. I feel as though the wine drinking market segment here truly represents the market in most of the country, albeit with a bigger emphasis on Californian wines. San Diego isn't a very sophisticated foodie/wine town, even though it appears that way. I come from the northeast and have dined in restaurants in New York and Boston, and even though… Continue

Added by Lindsay Pomeroy on May 26, 2008 at 10:55am — No Comments

Wine in a can- Australia has it, and we're getting it!

Yes- its true.Its going crazy in Europe and Asia, and now the US is finally getting the chance to fill a niche thats been needing attention. Its award winning wines from Australia thats in a ceramic lined can- one that took almost 10 years to perfect. Its made "clean and green"- minimal additives and preservatives.It chillls fast, no worries of glass breakage, and takes up little space and weighs next to nothing. Its perfect for your boat, to take to concerts, the beach, sports venues, for your… Continue

Added by Wendy Clark on May 25, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

The U.S. is going BAROKES !!!!

The name of the "wine in a can" product is BAROKES.Its hot in Europe and Asia, and now its finally here in the U.S. These award winning Australian wines in a ceramic lined can, are here to fill a niche that has been overlooked. This can was 10 years in the making, and is patented in over 15 countries.Its made "clean & green"- minimal additives or preservatives. Four varietals that are ready to go to the beach, on your boat, to a concert, sports venue or in your hotel minibars and on the… Continue

Added by Wendy Clark on May 25, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Jump Starting Your Green Network with "Green Drinks"

Oh sure the topic of "Green Thinking" is hot these days, we see it all over the progressive news, but what if you're new to the movement, or live in an area of the country where the green movement hasn't really taken off yet? Creating your own local "Green Drinks" chapter is a great way to jump in and begin to build a social network of like-minded locals to help you kick start things.

Describing… Continue

Added by Melissa Balmer on May 23, 2008 at 9:14am — No Comments

Food and Wine Pairing, Italian Style..

Along my travels through Europe with my American Italian Sommelier friend, he introduced to me a very useful food and wine pairing chart used by Italian Sommeliers. I have been slowly working it the methods into my wine routines, and have found that it offers a really scientific and interesting approach to food and wine pairing. Here are some highlights:

The chart assesses the structure and overall sensory experience of both the food and wine you are pairing together. For food, it… Continue

Added by Lindsay Pomeroy on May 19, 2008 at 11:12am — No Comments

Highlights of my Italian-German Wine Buying Trip!

I most recently came home from a wine buying/tasting trip through Italy and Germany. I met up with my Italian Sommelier friend (who is an American living in Italy) and we stormed ancient castles, ate fantastic food and drank some amazing wines together. Here are some highlights:

Notes on Piedmont:

I visited Marchesi di Barolo, Mauro Veglio, and Paitin. Mauro Veglio crafted more of a newer-world style wine, as they use quite a bit of barriques and new oak. Marchesi di… Continue

Added by Lindsay Pomeroy on May 6, 2008 at 11:41pm — No Comments

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