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Pairing Wine with Artisanal Chocolate

I am the Sommelier for Manoa Chocolate Factory ( http://manoachocolate.com/ ) on the beautiful island of Oahu, HI. It may seem odd that a chocolate factory needs a sommelier until you learn that we offer fabulous wine and chocolate pairing events.The task of pairing may seem simple.....chocolate is either milk or dark and wine is either sparkling, white, red or sweet. This couldn't be more farther from the truth. Manoa is an artisanal, bean-to-bar…See More
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"Although it is a travesty, it is a reality.  No argument from this corner.  In our business I've seen it from winery to winery, labels matter.  If it didn't we all could save a lot of money and just use a white label, black,…"
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Pairing Wine with Artisanal Chocolate

Posted by julie overstreet on August 25, 2014 at 4:43pm 0 Comments

I am the Sommelier for Manoa Chocolate Factory ( http://manoachocolate.com/ ) on the beautiful island of Oahu, HI. It may seem odd that a chocolate factory needs a sommelier until you learn that we offer fabulous wine and chocolate pairing events.

The task of pairing may seem simple.....chocolate is either milk or dark and wine is either sparkling, white, red or sweet. This couldn't be more farther from the truth. Manoa is an…

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Brian Solis reports on a New Book - Demand Horizon: A Revolutionary Approach to Creating Great Products

Posted by Mark Norman on December 16, 2013 at 4:12pm 0 Comments

Not much to do with wine? Actually I see a lot for wine industry people to investigate here.

#1 - Innovate or Die! Demand Horizon gets at the heart of the changes that are transforming business today. Customers are in control, now and forever into the future. The model presented in this book provides a roadmap for building products and creating businesses that are aligned with the new rules of marketing

Winemakers and wholesalers are not building products but they are trying to…

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Are You an International Winemaker or a Village Winemaker?

Posted by Mark Norman on December 16, 2013 at 11:58am 0 Comments

Every week (and sometimes several times a week) I am approached by a winemaker (or broker) to help them get their wine into the US wine market. It always starts with the same series of questions. Invariably, they ask if I am an importer, and my answer is always the same. “No, not yet!” 



Then they ask what I do, and I tell them “that I help market international wines directly to consumers”.



And I always get the same…

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US Wine Sales- Where Will They Go?

Posted by Mark Norman on September 6, 2013 at 10:42am 0 Comments

Traditionally, the 4th quarter of the year is when 70% of all wine sales happen in the US wine market. Sales have been up most of the year but do you think that total sales for the year will finish on a strong note? 



There are many segments to the overall wine market, two key segmentations are every day wine sales that mostly fall into the price categories of less than $20 per bottle and general is sold via the traditional 3-tier system. Then there is the over $20 per bottle…

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    Wine Labels and the Taste of Wine

    Started by Barney Lehrer. Last reply by David Bunten Jul 21. 3 Replies

    While researching an article I am writing I just stumbled across this article about the influence of labels on the taste of wine to consumers:…Continue

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    FInal uni work

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    Hello!I'm working on my final university work and was wondering if anybody knows or has some materials about impact of mineral in soil on growing vine species?Continue

    5 tips for designing a wine label (for the label challenged)!

    Started by Lauren Apr 17, 2013. 0 Replies

    If anyone's looking for a way to source a great wine label without breaking the bank, you  might find this blog post from design site…Continue

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