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    Twitter Loves Wine: New Analytics Reveal the Power of Social Media Sharing

    Twitter has launched a new analytics program that provides amazing insights, like the number of impressions your tweets get per day/week/month. I joined the analytics program on 9 days ago, and the stats are very helpful in knowing the people you’re reaching, especially if you use your Twitter account for one particular topic as I do. You can view your Twitter analytics here.

    11 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Elena Walch Pinot Grigio

    It's always fun to try wines from new producers, so I was excited to get samples of two Pinot Grigios from Elena Walch, their typical bottling and also a single vineyard offering. Best known as the "Queen of Gewurtztraminer," she is now considered one of the best producers in the region and is credited with being one of the first to start the quality revolution in Alto Adige.

    9 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine

      Why social media strategy matters at LA’s grooviest wine shop

      Do Bianchi - - 9 readers - Above: DomaineLA on the edge of West Hollywood. Owner Jill Bernheimer has raised the profile for her shop and brand through a brilliant social media campaign. There are a lot of cool wine shops in LA: Wine House and WineExpo on the westside, Silverlake Wine and Wine Hotel toward the east are among my favorites.

      Young Spanish winemaker dies in wine vat accident

      Decanter - - 9 readers - The winemaker niece of respected Spanish producer Raul Perez has died after falling into a vat of wine. Emergency services at the scene of the accident. Image Credit: InfoBierzoNerea Perez is believed to have fallen into the vat after being affected by fumes while working in a cellar in the village of Salas de los Barrios in the El Bierzo region of north west Spain, according to ...

      Kim Crawford Wines at Harlow, NYC

      Somm In The City - - 6 readers - Kim Crawford Wines at Harlow, NYC Kim Crawford wines are well known, loved, and stunning when paired with many dishes. These New Zealand wines are available at great price points, and make for some great weeknight wines. Recently I was dining with Anthony Walkenhorst, Chief Winemaker of Kim Crawford wines, where we dined at Harlow.

      Rodney Strong – Ever the Digital Leader in the Wine Industry

      VinTank - - 6 readers - On Saturday night I attended what can only be described as a winery pushing the boundaries of digital. A bit of context, we have long admired Rodney Strong’s leadership in the digital space. One of the few wineries to adopt technology all the way back to 2002. They led the way with the first ever wine releases exclusively to bloggers, years of active blogger engagement, the hiri ...

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      Celebrate Champagne Day Oct. 24th!

      … MacLean. This year Consumers across the U.S. will have many special opportunities to enjoy Champagne with a host of Champagne Day deals at retailers, bars and menu pairings at restaurants and other spontaneous celebrations. The Champagne Bureau, USA is also supporting the large Champagne social media conversation. Wine lovers around the globe…

      6 readers - By Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog

      Taproom 307: Cider Week!

      … on draft! 10/25- Cider brunch with Aspall Cyder! 10/28- Trivia Night with Original Sin! 10/30- Cider Cocktail Night! 11/1- Cider Tap takeover!! Sommelier, Chef, and Pairing Personality, specializing in wine and spirits education, recipe development, and social media. "Make your brand stand out, one pairing at a time"! …

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      The Texas Wine Lover – Peru Connection

      … of a certain iconic syrup aunt. The day we went, it was an orange-caramel pancake with pecans and cranberry chutney topped with whipped cream. My tummy is growling just thinking about it! Of course, I ordered a Portón 1684 (recipe below) which was both exotic and refreshing. On the one hand, it was minty and crisp, but on the other, it tasted vaguely…

      5 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Twitter Loves Wine: New Analytics Reveal the Power of Social Media Sharing

      … view your Twitter analytics here. Engagement is what makes social media so powerful for wine, as followers re-tweets, like and share your posts. The Twitter dashboard gives you insight into that as well. Personally, I find that Twitter, more than Facebook, is a place where the community is sharing wine recommendations as well as recipes and food pairings … … perhaps because of the news stream nature of Twitter lends itself to that whereas Facebook seems to be more about vacation pictures ;) Comments comments …

      11 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

      Is Social Media Just Another Promotional Channel?

      … image courtesy of tcsmedia.com Content marketing and social media promotion — it’s hard to imagine one without the other. Once a company embraces a publisher mentality, it’s natural to use social media channels to engage your audience, build relationships with vertical influencers and provide a valuable feedback loop. Companies also use social…

      1 readers - By Chris Parente/ chrisparente.com

      Ceviche In The City!

      … urchin and Rocoto pepper cream. Runa:Crispy Oysters and Spicy Tuna Ceviche, with avocado and tobiko. Raymi: Shrimp and Artichoke Ceviche Be sure to check out these restaurants and get yourself some Ceviche! Sommelier, Chef, and Pairing Personality, specializing in wine and spirits education, recipe development, and social media. "Make your brand stand out, one pairing at a time"! …

      1 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      International influencers set to explore Australia’s culinary delights

      … breakfast flight in ACT, mud-crabbing in NT, seafood dining under the stars in Queensland’s Hayman Island, foraging for sea vegetables on the east coast of Tasmania, lobster fishing off Rottnest Island in WA, oyster shucking along the NSW coast, cheese making in SA and exploring Melbourne’s laneway cafes, bars and restaurants. The visit will culminate…

      3 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      NYC Champagne Week!

      … pairing, followed by a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte’s Demi-Sec Rose with dessert. $50.00/pp. The Bubble Bash at Hotel Americano Date: Friday, November 7th 2014 Time: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Location: The Hotel Americano’s El Privado Lounge Unlimited Champagne Bar featuring Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte alongside aperitif sparkling cocktails made with Lillet…

      1 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      National Chili Month!

      … in the crockpot for seven hours. Because I made it for myself, the small crockpot was the best option with less clean up. Cluck n’ Moo’s blend offers 52% less fat, 34% less calories, and 57% less saturated fat than a regular all ground beef. What does this mean for you chili lovers? It means you get to top your chili with a little more cheese…

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Crazy For Chianti Contest!

      …Crazy For Chianti Contest! Were Crazy for Chianti! Yes, this very well known Italian wine is something this Somm is crazy about, then again its just because I love Italian wines and Sangiovese grapes. Banfi is putting on another campaign for us to enjoy some Chianti where you can pair a Bolla Chianti, Banfi Chianti Classico, and Banfi Chianti…

      5 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Portuguese Wine & Pairings

      …. The rest of course paired beautifully, but those were two that won my heart. The dessert course however, stole the show. Domingos brought two dessert wines. One was the 2004 Moscatel de Setúbalus, which was bright and full of honey and ripe fruit. Paired with this: a Cheese Plate, Figs, and a Fresh Honeycomb, which was out of this world yum! The other…

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Wonders of Wine and Food

      … to be noticed in the world of quality wines. Sainte-Famille made some modest changes such as joining social media but the winery remained under the radar. Especially for myself as they do not answer my inquires. The spacious pavilion is licensed to accommodate up to 170 guests for any special occasion They have won over 20 medals in recent years in international and nation competitions. Among their spciality wines they produce Blueberry Ice, Framboise,and Maple Wine. Try the Seyval a grape best grown in Nova Scotia…

      3 readers - By Wonders of Wine and Food

      Pumpkin Pizza & Pairings!

      … weather with some fall flavors and Italian comfort food. ps. Pair the Pumpkin Pizza with one of their nice Craft Italian Beers! Sommelier, Chef, and Pairing Personality, specializing in wine and spirits education, recipe development, and social media. "Make your brand stand out, one pairing at a time"! …

      1 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Get Your “Glamp” On!

      …-known Finger Lakes Trails system and Buttermilk Falls State Park. After discovering nearby waterfalls and nature walks, guests can enjoy the steakhouse, relax at the spa (grab a scrub or massage), or share a communal campfire with local wine, spirits, and homemade S’mores prepared by Frisch. What will you do with the rest of your October? I say go…

      2 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      Vodka Launch: Zodiac Vodka

      …Vodka Launch: Zodiac Vodka Zodiac Vodka, a gluten free American potato vodka, recently launched in Texas this month. Plans to expand into more markets come 2015 is exciting news for many people who live a gluten free lifestyle. I fell in love with the name, which is how this vodka grabbed my attention. Zodiac is produced in their Idaho based…

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City