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“Why a Klout score may be an appropriate marketing metric” by Mark Schaefer

For quite sometime I have been posting about Klout and creating lists of people who are influential in the wine industry (according to Klout). Mark Schaefer is among the most acclaimed and accomplished marketing consultants in America, with a special emphasis in social media marketing. – See more at: http://www.businessesgrow.com/us/#sthash.ilvlK0Qx.dpuf He wrote an interesting article […]

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What is Klout? Who are the top influencers in the wine industry? (letters S and T)

What is Klout? Who are the top influencers in the wine industry? 1) What is Klout? The Klout Score measures influence based on your ability to drive action. Every time you create content or engage you influence others. The Klout Score uses data from social networks in order to measure: True Reach: How many people […]

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The VISION of Navarra’s JUAN MAGANA by Philip S. Kampe

The Vision of Juan Magana  by Philip S. Kampe We are all rebels at one time or another in our lives. As a wine journalist, I respect wine rebels. One of my hero’s in this special category is Juan Magana, considered in Spain and the rest of the wine world as a Visionary.  Juan is […]

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FRANCOIS LURTON Wines from Argentina by Philip S. Kampe

Francois Lurton is known as the ‘Flying Winemaker’ from Bordeaux.  Francois is a ‘Hands-On’ owner, winemaker, marketer, enabler that takes every wine from every vineyard that he owns (Spain, France, Portugal, Chile , Argentina)  through every step of the process from grape to bottle. He participates at each harvest of his estates in the northern […]

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FRANCOIS LURTON…”Wine Producer by Birth and by CHOICE” by Philip S. Kampe

What does the Toro in SPAIN, Cotes Du Roussillon-Villages in FRANCE, Douro in PORTUGAL, (Maipo Valley) Mendoza in Argentina and Colchagua Valley in CHILE all have in common? The ANSWER: FRANCOIS LURTON produces “AWARD WINNING” Wines in each of these countries.FRANCOIS LURTON is a ‘Hands-On’ owner, wine maker, marketer, enabler that takes every wine of […]

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AERATORS versus DECANTERS by Philip S. Kampe

Wine Aerators versus Decanters  by Philip S. Kampe For years I have decanted older or larger bodied wines before meals or for that special occasion. The only way to serve a 1961 Lafitte Rothchild was to decant the bottle first.The time to decant a bottle varies, bottle by bottle. Sometimes a couple of hours of […]

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BEST REPOSADO TEQUILA 2012 RESULTS by Philip S. Kampe and William Rosenberg

Best Reposado Tequila – 2012  Reposado is fast becoming the most popular of the three NOM standard types of 100% blue agave tequilas (Blanco, Reposado, or Añejo).The reason is simple: Reposado (also referred to as “rested” and “aged”) is Blanco tequila that has been stored in wood barrels for between two and eleven months. The […]

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‘Craggy Range’ Wines from New Zealand are PERFECT WINES by Philip S. Kampe

New Zealand’s  “CRAGGY RANGE WINES” are PERFECT  WINES by Philip S. Kampe It is always an advantage to know and tell a story about the wine that you drink with your  guests or family. The wines from CRAGGY RANGE have that intriguing story that must be shared..In 1997 Terry Peabody, an Australian businessman, visited New […]

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WINE FREEDOM BECOMES LAW IN CANADA by Philip S. Kampe

With just the stroke of a pen, the bill to eliminate the Canadian federal Law of not being able to transport wine across provincial borders became law on Thursday, June 28th. Shirley-Anne George, with the Canadian Alliance of Wine Consumers said the prohibition-era law never made any sense to her.Shirley-Anne said “Can you imagine somebody […]

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