Video: Wine Industry Must Adapt or Face Digital Darwinism Part 2

The flood of e-mails, tweets and Facebook requests to post this second part of this video conversation below with Paul Mabray of Vintank on the wine industry and Digital Darwinism is heartening. Sometimes, you think you’re just talking to yourself … but when Paul Mabray is part of the conversation, people listen.

Didn’t catch Part One of this conversation about wine and social media? Pull up a comfy chair, top that glass up and let it play.

Here’s Paul’s presentation…

Wine + Digital

Here are the Robert Mondavi wines that we tasted…


Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc Private Selection, California

Excellent value for this crisp, refreshing wine with vibrant acidity and expressive lemon-line and herbal notes. The wine was aged for a year on its yeast lees to add texture to it.  405753  13.5%  $16.95  Score: 88/100.



Robert Mondavi Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley, California

The winery gets the fruit for this wine from two of their stellar vineyards: Wapoo Hill and To Kalon. They add 10% Semillon to round out the wine. Sixty percent of the wine is barrel fermented. All wines are then aged, sur lie, in French oak. My note: Juicy and refreshing with vibrant, clean lemon and lime fruit. Very zippy: perfect for so many dishes. Drink: 2011-2015.  221887  13.50%  XD  750 mL  $22.95  Score: 91/100.




Social Media & Wine Part 1: Vintank’s Paul Mabray on how wineries must adapt to Twitter and Facebook or face Digital Darwinism.

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Price of wines: how are they set? Is expensive always better? John Skinner, Painted Rock Winery

Rex Pickett, mega-hit book/movie Sideways: Why did pinot noir sales skyrocket and merlot plummet after the movie? How did the author learn about wine to write the book?

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See all wine video chats here.




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