The “Anything But Chardonnay” Days are long gone… time to rediscover this fabulous varietal.

It’s not long to go until the Third Annual Chardonnay day on 24 May, 2012. It’s the perfect excuse to be exploring the range of great Chardonnay styles being made across the world, and particularly across Australia and New Zealand. According to Winem [...]

By | May 16th, 2012|Social Media, Wine Marketing|0 Comments

Just who is your Twitter Audience?

There’s been lots of recent discussion about the relevance of Twitter for the wine industry, with claims that it’s not a consumer oriented platform and more relevant for the wine industry to talk to each other. In many instances this may be the case. [...]

By | April 10th, 2012|Social Media, Wine Marketing|0 Comments

New to virtual wine tastings? Here’s how to participate

A number of virtual wine tastings will occur online over the next few weeks and there’s lots of opportunities to discover new and exciting wines: #pinotsmackdown (18th Aug), De Bortoli Bella Riva Ustream Tasting / (25 Aug),  #cabernetday (1 Sept), Be [...]

By | August 17th, 2011|Social Media, Wine Marketing|2 Comments

Getting into the festivities of global Cabernet Day – how and where to get involved

Who makes Australia’s best Cabernet Sauvignon? Now, I’m sure you all have your favourite? Is it from the region of Coonawarra, the Yarra Valley, McLaren Vale, Mudgee or does Margaret River take your fancy? There’s so much diversity and regional examp [...]

By | July 25th, 2011|Social Media, Wine Marketing|3 Comments

Making fine red wine? Pinot Noir Day, Cabernet Day and Grenache Day are just around the corner

There has been lots of wine tweet ups over recent months, and for many of us in the industry, there is a risk of getting some tweet up fatigue. However, I challenge you to think about these big global days as more of an opportunity to engage with you [...]

By | July 18th, 2011|Social Media, Wine Marketing|3 Comments

Get involved in #Chardonnay day on 26 May

There’s less than a month to go until #Chardonnay day on 26 May, 2011 - now in its second year and momentum is growing daily. Following the global success of #Cabernet Day, #hunterwine, #yarrawine, #barossawine and other initiatives like The Rose Rev [...]

By | April 26th, 2011|Social Media, Wine Marketing|6 Comments

Starting out on twitter is not as hard as it may seem…

It’s been great to see so many new people and wineries join twitter over the last few weeks.  Given that the research shows that up to 60% of people abandon twitter within the first few months of joining, I thought it was useful to share a few of my [...]

By | April 8th, 2011|Social Media, Wine Marketing|3 Comments

Tell your Australian Wine Stories to the world – Get Involved in #WCATT

There’s a week to go until American social media guru Rick Bakas arrives in Australia for Wine Communicators of Australia Annual Lecture Series and Regional Tweet Ups and there’s much excitement gathering around the opportunity to learn more about so [...]

By | March 18th, 2011|Social Media, Wine Marketing|0 Comments

Celebrating Wine Memories – Open that Bottle Night: 26 February 2010

It may seem that there’s an abundance of wine related social media initiatives emerging and something to get involved in on a weekly basis. Having started the first few Australian Tweet ups with #WCATT in August 2010 this really excites me as people [...]

By | January 21st, 2011|Social Media, Uncategorized, Wine, Wine Marketing|1 Comment

New Years Social Media Resolutions

2011 starts a new journey for many in the world of social media. It’s a year where people will move on from just talking about why you should participate and get more active and strategic about the way you engage. Let’s face it, we can spend a lot of [...]

By | January 3rd, 2011|Social Media, Wine Marketing|2 Comments