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    Social media is a very effective marketing tool + Lodi + Oak Farm Vineyards

    [Photo: Wilfred Wong] Nothing new in the title, "Social media is a very effective marketing tool." However... sitting on both sides of the fence of being a PR pro and a published writer, I'm impressed with other PR people and their efforts. Those who are using social media very effectively, they're winning the race.

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    Reputation Management – PR 101

    If someone has just had a very bad experience at - say - your hotel, how would you handle it? Try your utmost to make that person happy? Tell that person to "go find another hotel"? This just happened to my family members. And when I tried to call the hotel to get to the bottom of it, I was called "inappropriate," followed by other accusatory name calling...

    12 readers - By Wine Blog

      The Insider’s Guide to East Bay Wine Country (VIDEO)

      Wine Oh TV - - 11 readers - Oakland & Urban Wine Country The New York Times recently dubbed Oakland “Brooklyn by the Bay” and San Francisco Magazine gave the East Bay city its very own issue The Oakland Issue. The hot press is putting the East Bay on the map, but ask any local and they will tell you the East Bay has always been the place to be, long before its new found popularity.

      Summer Wine Country Bucket List

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      What to wear in wine country… The answer is casual, unless it’s black tie

      Wine Blog - - 6 readers - This is one of the most popular search items on my wine blog. Everyone wants to know what to wear. It reminds me of when I was in high school, and all of my friends would ask me, when we were going out, "What are you wearing tonight?" And this is even though I'm a Yankee, with really deep Yankee roots. My maiden name is "Clarke.

      Napa Earthquake Rocks Wine Country (VIDEO)

      Wine Oh TV - - 6 readers - Napa Valley Wine Industry Loses Wine But Keeps Its Spirit Bouchaine Vineyards On Sunday, a 6.0 Napa Earthquake rocked wine country during the height of the tourist season. Today, many wineries, restaurants and residents are still picking up the pieces. Seeing the devastation first hand brought tears to my eyes. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted.

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      Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Debuts

      …Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail: A Sip of History by Laura Ness The Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail is officially open for business and you’re invited to explore it any time you are in need of some fine wine, poured in unpretentious settings, often by humble winemakers who still believe in doing things by hand. Each stop on the 29 mile Trail…

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      Social Media Faux Pas, Reminder to Keep Your Social Media Local

      … probably know a bit about the wine business, right? What I was being pitched was to write Facebook entries for a former client, with whom I had worked for nearly ten years. The joke in it for me was that I probably knew too much about the company than anyone would care to know… But, and this is a BIG but… why was I terminated as an expert…

      4 readers - By Wine Blog

      Napa Earthquake Rocks Wine Country (VIDEO)

      …Napa Valley Wine Industry Loses Wine But Keeps Its Spirit Bouchaine Vineyards On Sunday, a 6.0 Napa Earthquake rocked wine country during the height of the tourist season. Today, many wineries, restaurants and residents are still picking up the pieces. Seeing the devastation first hand brought tears to my eyes. My thoughts and prayers go out…

      6 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Wine Report Card: Which States offer consumers best access? (Rankings)

      …Wine selection at a Costco in San Jose. Laws prevent some states from selling wine through retailers. If you love wine you should consider living in one of States rated “A+” for access to wine: California, DC, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon and Virginia. On the flip side, those that fare less well, receiving a failing grade, include…

      3 readers - By Stark Insider

      Stark Insider TV: The Art of Hall Wines (It’s out of this world!)

      … In this Stark Insider segment, Loni Stark visits Hall wines during the annual Napa Valley Festival del Sole. Kathryn and Craig Hall give her a tour of their art collection. But on this evening there’s a surprise or two. Talk about an out-of-body experience! In this episode of Stark Insider TV I tour the grounds of Hall Wines in Napa. The art…

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      What to wear in wine country… The answer is casual, unless it’s black tie

      … and into Puerto Rico, where people still wore suits. All of the cas living just seemed nuts. Although, as people came to Belvedere, when I was organizing and actualizing their National Sales Meetings, and everyone wanted to know what was appropriate dress wear. "Wine Country Casual" always seemed to be everyone's answer. It took me years to be able to wrap…

      6 readers - By Wine Blog

      The Insider’s Guide to East Bay Wine Country (VIDEO)

      … Oakland & Urban Wine Country The New York Times recently dubbed Oakland “Brooklyn by the Bay” and San Francisco Magazine gave the East Bay city its very own issue The Oakland Issue. The hot press is putting the East Bay on the map, but ask any local and they will tell you the East Bay has always been the place to be, long before its new…

      11 readers - By Wine Oh TV

      Is Trader Joe’s “Two-Buck Chuck” wine really that bad?

      … Vineyards at Bronco Wine Company where, as The Huffington Post tells us, animal blood is turned into wine. It’s called “Two-buck Chuck” and it sells like crazy at Trader Joe’s. The name comes from the price ($1.99… though today it retails for a hefty $2.99 a bottle) and the winemaker’s name (Charles Shaw… who actually doesn’t make the wine…

      2 readers - By Stark Insider

      Reputation Management – PR 101

      … as an umbrella that will carry you through the storms. A habit is an internalized principle, so practice it each day, and you'll come out with a win instead of a loss. Never stop listening when someone is calling with a complaint. It's not your job to talk until the person has stopped telling you about the bad experience. And remember, perception…

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      Social media is a very effective marketing tool + Lodi + Oak Farm Vineyards

      … wine-country experience that reflects the quality and style of a wine region that has come into its own. [Again, the image is borrowed from the Oak Farm Vineyards' site.] "Lodi is gaining recognition country-wide for its quality, hand-crafted varietals," says Dan Panella, Oak Farm's Managing Partner. "While are lots of tasting rooms and wine lounges…

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      Summer Wine Country Bucket List

      …The a revolution of the well technology has sometimes some nice active influence on the true world of business. In the usa, the i. Is now superb a basic instinctively need of any one person be in place superb a busy. Without a little this a last resort one's company is dig an lead off electrical circuit without any one electron demonstratively flow…

      8 readers - By Ken's Wine Guide Blog

      Stark Insider TV: Andrew Ripp Live at Robert Mondavi Winery (Video)

      … In this Stark Insider episode, singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp talks about discovering his voice (thanks to Mariah Carey no less), song-writing versus hit writing, and tapping into his creative side at 9am everyday, even when the words aren’t working. “Now when I get up on stage I’m really trying to show people a guy who has found hope…

      2 readers - By Stark Insider

      Sophia Loren Brings the Stars Out in Napa Valley

      ….  But not many events can hold a candle to Whoopi Goldberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Redford, and the ultimate star, Sophia Loren, under one tent.  I’ve been to my fair share of special nights in wine country, but this evening tops them all.  I got to shake hands with Sophia Loren. The grande signora of the Italian silver screen was in Napa Valley…

      7 readers - By WineFashionista