It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Can you believe it??? We are at that time of year when we visit family and friends for the holidays. This year has gone by so fast…what did I do all year? Well…since you asked, here is a list of some of the things Passaggio Wines accomplished in the year 2014. I couldn’t have done it without the help of some wonderful friends!!!
* We teamed up with The Sassy Kitchen to have small intimate wine maker dinners and introduce recipes that pair with Passaggio Wines.
* Introduced new clubs to the Passaggio Wines Clubs
* Visited the Finger Lakes area and found some wonderful wines
* Opened a tasting room on the Historic Sonoma Square
* We tripled our production this year and added a few new varietals to the Passaggio Line up!!
* Joined Vin65 and revamped the Passaggio Website
* Got a puppy!!!
* We met a lot of wonderful new friends!!!
Thank you for a wonderful year…
Have a safe and joyous holiday!!!
My good friend, Dan Goderis, better known as the Iowa Wino, contacted me a couple of months ago to do a talk radio show. I was excited to do it but then when the show was to air, I wasn’t available. We finally were able to put the show together yesterday. Wouldn’t you know it, Dan called and said his computer shut down and he was having a hard time rebooting it. 😉 Ain’t technology grand?
I waited and waited – listening to that interesting music (well, maybe not so interesting LOL) and finally Dan was able to get his computer to work. I wish I could have seen him behind the scenes… 😉
This is what he said on his blog page. “All I can say is that old groundhog better never show his face around me. Right before we are going live for this weeks BlogTalk Radio show my internet and power glitch turned this relatively calm individual into 2 year old tantrum mode. Not only would nothing boot up quickly but it appeared it wanted to mess with me and start loading all sorts of updates. Note to self screaming at the router and laptop does not help nor does threatening to throw it in the foot of snow outside. Yes and while this was going on it was snowing outside and the poor winemaker was on hold thinking “I agreed to do what?” With music clips wiped out and the opening vanished we managed to duct tape the show together and had a fun little time. Thanks Cindy for being such a sport.
I invite you to listen and learn more about me…here’s the link CellarCast with Passaggio Wines
Where is your next travel destination? How about a cruise to the Mediterranean? Join Passaggio Wines, Destinations Magazine, Misty Travel, and My Cru Wine Club in this great Twitter #TravelTuesday conversation…
Wine Cruise Tweetup…join in the fun!
Yesterday was an awesome bottling day…I bottled the 2011 Passaggio Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and the Rosé. (whew!!) The Rosé was a particularly fun project for me simply because it’s an unusual blend. The stainless 2011 Rosé is 82% Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley and 18% Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.
These wines will soon be released to the Passaggio wine club members. If you haven’t joined the Passaggio Passionistas yet check it out here. Stay tuned for some more exciting news coming soon…
A big shout out to Leslie who helped me pack boxes…
It is finally here…I am very excited and pleased to announce that you can now join the Passaggio Wine Club. PLease join me on this fabulous journey. Just click on the above photo and take the Passage Way to a wonderful year of wine…
Follow Your Passion
Passaggio Wines is about to launch their new venture…
Passaggio Wines will be producing 4 varietals this coming year. Harvest is about to get started and I am very excited for what the future holds. In 2011, Passaggio will produce the famous Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Rosé, and a Pinot Noir. Yes…a Pinot Noir. (jumping up and down)
You will soon be able to join the Prestigious Wine Club and get these wines delivered to your doorstep at least twice a year. I am very excited about this offer for those of you who have followed Passaggio for the last four years and have placed your trust in me. I hope you will join me in this new venture.
I do need some help though. What do we call this wine club – give me your thoughts. The person who comes up with the name for Passaggio Wines wine club will be given one year free subscription starting this fall.
Stay tuned for a sneak preview to the Passaggio Wine Club – excitement mounting!!!
Follow Your Passion
I woke up this morning (I know…a good thing) 🙂 – wondering how was I going to sell my wine this year. What new marketing ways can I come up with. This direct to consumer thing has got me thinking about it day in and day out…24/7. It has consumed me. The wine industry tends to do that to people. Making the wine is a piece of cake to me…it’s the marketing and selling that I am challenged with.
I am trying to come up with ways to get you (the consumer) interested in going to a website and actually purchasing great wine at a great price. What gets the average consumer to do that? Bombarding them with emails…? I don’t think so.
Would you be intereted in little gifts that would accompany your bottle…? Do you not like paying for shipping? Would you rather be in a wine club and just automatically get your shipment every month and not worry about ordering all the time? What could I offer? All these questions go through my mind each day.
What does the wine consumer want? Feed back would be greatly appreciated….