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Wine is now in the cross hairs.

Governments should make up their minds! Is Alcohol Bad?

We have politicians getting into the mix that alcohol consumption is now bad; not to mention that people have been consuming such beverages since millenniums before Christ.  In fact, Christ, who was faultless and did no harm, created fine wine…

“C” Level Team Building

  Team building is a very complex business tool and if employed properly, combines the best of science with the art of persuasion and intuition. Science I define as psychology, finance and marketing. The science part comes with such training…

Is It Time To Launch/Relaunch A Team Building Effort?

Let’s step back and look at team building for what it is; not some esoteric labels assigned to exercises that are meant to mold differing individuals into a group speak. Even the mere name “team building” is becoming off-putting to…

To your health

Toasting Takes Thought and Experience

My first exposure to the seriousness of “toasting” came from my time in the US Navy. The protocol and etiquette of “toasting” is even written in manuals; everything from the hierarchy of what and whom to toast to when to…

For centuries wine is celebrating.

Wine Calls For Celebration

I occasionally look for reasons why wine is so intrinsically linked with celebrations and social events; more so than any other drink. Wine’s place in history seems to have always been right in front of our eyes. Even in earliest…

Wine Tasting

Part Of Any Meeting or Event Is Wine Tasting

The old refrain in-effect says that people are all different and that is what keeps things interesting and makes the world go around.  Or maybe said another way, differences in individual tastes is what makes the wine world go around. …

Great for events and meetings.

High End Event/Meeting Hotels In Wine Country

The focus is on Wine Country, but selecting the right hotel property for a luxury corporate event applies to almost any company in the world.  For this discussion, corporate events, apply to off-site meetings, corporate planning meetings, board of director…

Jeff Gordon in Wine business

Sports and Wine Do Mix

Celebrities, in any capacity, have always been involved in the second or third oldest profession…winemaking.  Whether they are celebrity politicians, sports figures, moviemakers, actors, or authors, they are probably into winemaking for reasons of prestige, financial, and/or genuine interest.  I…