Posts under Tag: wine
Hire Me

Are you looking for a passionate wine lover with marketing and social media skills to join your organization? If so, look no further. I have spent my entire career in sales and marketing, and have extensive experience with marketing and brand building online. I have worked in several capacities on social media campaigns, both with assisting clients with development of [...]

By Ben Simons with 5 comments
A Vineyard You Can Walk In – Interview with Kaz from Kaz Winery

  Most of you already know by now that I'm a huge fan of Natural Wine. I love the expressiveness of a wine that has been allowed to be itself, rather than pounded and manipulated into submission by chemicals and additives. I've been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to talk with several great proponents of a more minimal intervention [...]

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What Does Your Twitter Resume Say?

A while back I saw a tweet from my friend Chris Oggenfuss (@vintuba) that asked this question – @vintuba: Are wineries that use ghost writers for their facebook pages and twitter posts less authentic As a person who just recently started the process of looking for a marketing/social media job in the wine business (feel free to let me know [...]

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More Breaking News – Official Word That Gruet is Backing Out of Cap*Rock Sale

Sorry to do a follow up post so soon, but we just received official word that Gruet has backed out on the Cap*Rock sale. VintageTexas posted the following details on his blog moments ago – I received a call from Max Tarbox, attorney for the CapRock Auction Sale early this afternoon indicating the he has received permission from the Bankruptcy [...]

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Wine Biz Radio Comes to Texas

The 2010 Wine Bloggers' Conference was a great opportunity to meet some of the awesome people in the wine business, people who don't normally surface in my fair state of Texas. There are so many different ways that I have been able to experience the wine country life here in the Lone Star State, and one of the ways that [...]

By Ben Simons with 4 comments
What I Learned at the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference

I've never been one to resist peer pressure. I say when the times get tough, do what everyone else is doing. So, in that spirit, here is my "what I learned" post from #wbc10. Please forgive me if I talk a lot about bloggers in this post, but improving my craft as a blogger was really the purpose of the [...]

By Ben Simons with 8 comments
You’re Asking, “What the Hell is He Doing in Spokane?”

One week ago tomorrow, I started a week long stewing of my liver in wine that took me from Portland and the Willamette Valley, to Yakima and on to Walla Walla. Since all of that drinking tasting just wasn't enough, I decided to hang out with Josh Wade in Spokane. The Spokane Convention and Visitor Bureau sponsored a couple of [...]

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The Great Northwest Tour Continues – Spokane

Fresh on the heels of the 2010 Wine Bloggers' Conference, I jumped in a car with Josh Wade (Drink Nectar) and Joe Roberts (1WineDude), and headed out to Josh's stomping grounds of Spokane. I really hadn't gotten much of an opportunity to talk with Joe while we were in Walla Walla, so I enjoyed getting to spend some time chatting [...]

By Ben Simons with 7 comments
Yet Another Semi-Live Blog from #WBC10

Yesterday was a packed day, filled with a ton of activity, lots of wine tasting (possibly too much), and an incredible amount of bonding with great new friends from around the country. Pretty early on in the day, I realized that I was going to be too busy having fun to spend much time blogging. Today I'm busy too, but [...]

By Ben Simons with 2 comments
Wine Education – Just Another Brick in the Wall?

Ed Thralls has an interesting post up on the Wine Tonite blog about wine education in the US, and how it compares to our cousins across the pond in the UK. I can't say that I was terribly surprised by the results of the analysis presented by Wine Intelligence at the London International Wine Fair. It seems that American wine [...]

By Ben Simons with 16 comments