December 02, 2008

Copia - please pull through

Copia filed for bankruptcy yesterday - December 1, 2008.

 While they have always struggles to breakeven, I believe it is an institution worth striving to keep alive in some form or another.  It is a credit to Robert Mondavi that the facility was even built.  The Oxbow area of Napa is just starting to come alive, I am not sure if that helps or hurts Copia - but it is worth finding out.

To read more:  here is a link to Google News aggreagation of stories on the subject.


To all those in the wine education department of Copia - we know you did your best.

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November 11, 2008

Moet vs Veuve in London

Moet Chandon and Veuve Clicquot will find out what branded outlets will do for them in these tough economic times.

Moet decided to go with a temporary outlet open from December 3rd through December 28th, Wednesdays through Saturdays.  Now why not all the way thrrough the 31st?  The Moet facility will be on high retail Bond Street.

Veuve has decided to create a permanent space inside of Harrods. The Bar/Boutique will be on the first floor next to the designer fashion labels.

Moet details: Atelier Moet

 The Drinks Business article

Veuve details: Tallking Drinks article

 Sommelier India article

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September 05, 2008

Bottle Shock review

This piece from Appellation America covers most of my gripes.  Though let me say - for Hollywood's sake - my wife liked it and as she stated  - it was made more for her than for me.



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August 11, 2008

The movie I have been waiting for

Bottle Shock

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January 10, 2008

Because I love this video

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