Magic 1 – Marketing 0

There was a small but interesting article in the Wall St. Journal the other day. It seems that the global sprits (liquor) players that went into the wine business are having a hard time of it and want out. These large corporations, known to be the behemoths of the...

A Few Words About Marcel Lapierre

Marcel Lapierre died yesterday in Lyon, France age 60. Marcel was one of the very earliest pioneers in the organic wine movement. He revitalized the world of Beaujolais by avoiding the use of chemicals and adopting organic viticulture. He started using only the...

It Takes A Celebrity

Hillary Clinton’s famous book It Takes A Village set out to explain how important it was to have a whole community involved in the rearing of a child. In our ‘now’ culture that book would be retitled It Takes A Celebrity. Lisa Abend’s Time...

Shinn Estate Takes The Right Fork

New York’s Long Island breaks into two at Riverhead, some 80 miles from Manhattan. The South Fork encompasses the Hamptons, with its super-fabulous lifestyle astride the magnificent beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The North Fork has always been quieter, more...