Thursday, June 19, 2008

one last word on the NY Winos (the grapes!)

They do it so right!  Here is a snapshot of some of the wines. As a champagne geek, i really like small producers.

Thanks Eric!  Here tis: nygrapes

Got to get a word or two in for Pierre Peters Cuvee (1999), very close to Krug, but this producer can so hold their own, a very yummy bottle of champagne!

And as Winston Churchill said of champagne: "In success, you deserve it, and in defeat, you need it"


Thursday notes

as I sit here planning a very special weekend of wine, golf, good conversation and good friends--i am picking some good wines,  Dolce for dessert, A Rafinelli Cab and a Jeroboam of Diamond Creek Volcanic 1991 (you can imagine how nervous I am and hoping this isnt past prime!)

Had dinner with my good friend Brad Berens, from iMedia and Ad-Tech. He is such a solid marketer and thinker in this business.

Working on my summer school syllabus. Anyone got any ideas for good advertising projects? I am teaching a course  (MBA) in Advertising and Sales Promotion. Been a chore to pick the right reading and text materials.  Going to combine my like of wine and marketing and hopefully have the students do a creative campaign on wineries from Sonoma.

got an email from the nywinos--had a small producer of champagnes party in New York. Some really good winners, it appears. If your in New York and your in the ad business and a wine geek you should contact Eric Porres!

My site of the day: loopt and check out tubemogul, interesting video analytics site!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

sitting in LAX can always be a challenge

it is a great Tuesday in both cities/ SFO and LAX and yet the typical United flight is delayed. But it gives me a chance to see the worst major airport in my personal estimation in the United States.

It is called a terminal for many reasons and this place is so bad, so bad. But I am in a good mood, spent time with clients here in Los Angeles and got excited.

Marketing is a fun business and when you see and feel the impact of change and what you bring to the table it gets you excited!  Almost feels like a special bottle of Krug Rose!

Quaffing a good bottle of champagne is a good idea on this Tuesday,  sure hope the Lakers ice it down for a 7th game, Speaking of performance, what about Tiger yesterday, AMAZING! is the only brought so many people to watch video or TV on a Monday, be curious as to productivity in offices across  America--but the lessons learned from that performance from the weekend, those 91 holes amazing!

Well off to try and get on this delayed United flight!  Check out mofuse, very cool product. 

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fathers Day Refelctions

a good week in wine it has been! we had 2 special days in Aptos with our wine group. It was a night of deep reds including Jordan, Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill, and some very interesting French champagne including Jacqueeson 96.

But the killer was the evening of Santa Lucia wines, many many good pinot wines and the winners included Hope & Grace, ROAR and Alfaro wines.  But the opening act of champagne was pretty damm good as well, including Krug 1990, Dom Perignon 1998a and the surprise good bottle of Billecart-Salmon Grand Cuvee 1996. Most assume that brand is about the Rose, which really is a good bottle of wine, but the Grand Cuvee is a sleeper!

I enjoy being the sommelier at Macs house, because we are tasting some damm good wines. Check out Comfort winery (www.comfortwinery) and check out his comments and pictures of this great event.

My Fathers Day weekend of wines included Rudd Sauvignon Blanc and a nice bottle of Schafer Hillside Select 1998. Nice way to appreciate the weekend!

Hope all of you are having a good weekend!