I’m a big fan of Mashable and TechCrunch and other outlets like that but TechMeme obviously does an amazing job of aggregating.
Okay let’s talk about cartoon labels for half a second – some people think anything with a dog or a car or a colorful alien is garbage which is not true. Look at Big Moose Red. It’s like a $6 wine with a cheesy label and it’s actually a solid wine.
People are chasing cash not happiness. When you chase money you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money you’re not going to be happy.
I’m not afraid to call a wine that tastes like Skittles or green peppers mixed with orange marmalade. I’ll say ‘It tastes like chicken.’ I mean that’s not what people think of when they think of wine but that’s what it tastes like to me and it hits home.
Even though I’m a hype man myself I like the practicality of it all. People who understand how to turn a profit. At the end of the day this is still business so I’m looking for real practical knowledge of how to actually make money not necessarily raise it.
Brands mature over time like a marriage. The bond you feel with your spouse is different than when you first met each other. Excitement and discovery are replaced by comfort and depth.
Anyone working for a big company might be skeptical that a large business or even a strictly online business can form the same kind of friendly loyal relationship with customers as a local retailer. I’m saying it’s already been done because I lived it.
The world has changed – through technology through wine-making techniques the quality of wine is greater than it’s ever been. Whereas ten fifteen years ago it was very easy to find lots of bad wine it’s kind of hard now. The technology the science – it’s like are you kidding? We’re in the golden years of wine!
I know I could be the host of ‘SportsCenter’ in two years if I changed my show today to sports.
As much as I love crisp clean whites there’s always a time for rich but balanced Chardonnays with oak especially at Thanksgiving.