How To Fail at Social Media in the New Year

Anyone can succeed. Failing is an art form. With all the how to succeed without even trying articles and books in the world, I figured, “who’s here to help the guy that wants to fail?” Obviously, I jest. No one intentionally sets out to fail, however there are several things that lead us down a path of failure. In the wine industry (which these posts are originally intended), the majority of wineries are small businesses with 1-10 employees. It can be a challenge for these small business owners to jump into the Social Media waters. NOT getting involved could put […]

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Nectar Monthly Honors: December 2009

Since I’ve only been at this blog thing for 7 weeks and December marks the close of my first full month, I thought I would start a tradition. I’m sure as history books of wine blogging unfold, this will be recorded as the start of something monumental. Those mentioned in these posts will receive world-wide notoriety and others will pine and clamor to be considered among the elite. Ah, who the hell am I kiddin’ this is what I liked and thought was cool this month! Wines of the Month I reviewed 25 wines in December. Several of them came […]

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The Government and the Three Tiered Mafia

I’m honored to have an article featured on Cork’d today. This web site is part of social media and wine sensation Gary Vaynerchuk’s media empire, Vaynermedia. In the article I talk about the Three Tiered distribution system in the wine and spirits industry and how the current laws are archaic, anti-competitive, suppressive toward capitalism, and communist in enforcement. As long as the three-tier system is in place, the U.S. wine market will continue to be a crippled shell of what it could become. Can we fix it? If Social Media has any power, it has the power to call problems to people’s […]

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The Under $10 Quest Continues

During round one of the Under $10 Quest, I stated that we drink a lot of wine. I listen to my twitter friends go on and on about specific wines and then I look them up only to choke at the $50 price tag (or more). I thought my day job paid me pretty good green, but I guess it’s not enough to afford the purple that my friends are drinking. Thus, the quest continues. As I mention in the video, the goal of these reviews and videos are to provide you a resource of trustworthy wines. I want you to walk […]

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The Dudes Guide: Part 2 of 4 Got Grapes?

The sensuality within each little berry will drive you wild and explode with flavor in your mouth! “The Dude’s Guide to Wine” is a wine primer for the average guy who tends to reach for a beer in all social situations. This four-part series began with three reasons all guys need to know at least the basics about wine. 1) Success: At some point you’ll experience success in life and wine may seem more appropriate. 2) Stupidity: No guy likes to look stupid and life events will eventually lead you to bring wine to a dinner party or having to […]

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