Developing Inspiration

Fair warning, some intense doting incoming! Brittany has been an immense force of inspiration over the last year. Upon starting her own event business last year, L’avventura Events, she has taken the proverbial bull by the horns. On top of that her newfound approach to life has been something that I have truly taken to … Continue reading Developing Inspiration

Where is the wine industry going?

For some reason this question has popped up at almost every tasting or event that I have done in the last month. The honest answer is that I have no real idea but I have some hunches. I relate a lot of what is happening in the industry today to the 1990s. The 90s were … Continue reading Where is the wine industry going?

Moving Fast

According the the latest round of wine industry symposiums speed and focus is the future. I would have to say I agree. A little while back winebusiness.com published a brief, but great, article regarding the state of wine sales, distribution and how small wineries need to adjust to stay relevant. As you  might imagine we … Continue reading Moving Fast

Fighting the good fight

The the vast sea of consolidation in the beverage industry it is far to easy to get bogged down with the question, "How am I ever going to compete." At least once per year I get cold feet about the wine industry. I get lethargic, unmotivated and feel like I might as well throw in … Continue reading Fighting the good fight