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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Looking for a new name for my import company . . .

. . . and I want your help!

Rinascimento Wine Co. has served me well. It was truly a rebirth when I created this company three years ago. That said, since no one can pronounce the company name (except the Italians) and no one knows what it means (except the Italians), it is time to move on.

Thus, a contest is born. A case of my finest wine to the winner!

What is in a name? What makes it resonate with customers and clients?

So here are some helpful hints:
  1. This is an Italian wine import company but I represent other importer portfolios, too.
  2. Must not already be taken!
  3. Latin is good but somewhat rough for some. No Bacchus, please.

That is about it.

Let's get the press some grapes and see what kind of juice comes out!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Harvest begins in the Lower Loire Valley, Pays Nantais, Muscadet - Yea!


Les vendanges ont commencées ce matin sous un beau soleil.
Comme vous pouvez le constater sur les photos prises hier sur la parcelle du pavillon, le millésime 2010 s’annonce très prometteur.

Hervé et Nicolas

Grapes (Melon de Bourgogne) used to make Muscadet from the Loire Valley

Noticeably absent of rot (Botrytis), these grapes look really healthy and ripe so it is going to be a good vintage for dry, fruity wines.

Very promising, as the owners of Domaine Haut Bourg say above.

Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu
Gros Plant, Vin de Pays

Lunch with Francesca Vaira at Terroni DTLA . . . best lunch ever!

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