|Ray Isle on the set in NYC|
Dec 2010 Vine Talk tapings
Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Placer, Fair Play, Nevada County... all the winery associations there do great jobs for their counties and AVAs. But to achieve true marketing success, there needs to be one umbrella organization. With a budget. With goals and objectives and accountability. With at least a part-time executive director. You know... an effort that is run like a business.
|Mike & Jeff from Wine Enthusiast;|
fellow audience members Vine Talk
The reality, however, is that a rising tide floats all ships. (Sorry for all the aphorisms). That's one of the reasons I promote (re-promote?) the outreach of the Sierra Foothills associations. (SEE THE RESOURCE LIST ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS BLOG !) I blog their press releases to reach more eyes, Tweet and RT, Facebook and Link-In, because I believe. I believe in this region, I support the winemakers and winery owners, and I'm here to beat the drum.
Surely there is a way we can all pull together on this?
And yes ... Stanley Tucci is as good looking, compelling and sexy in person as he is on stage and TV. I almost got to kiss his ring.
|Relaxing at Boulod Restaurant w/|
Bruce Marcus, Exec Producer of
Vine Talk, after tapings Lincoln Center
|Elena Crespo, Chief Marketing|
Officer, on the Vine Talk set