StellaHayes

StellaHayes

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451 weeks ago @ 1 Wine Dude - Debunking the Argument... · 1 reply · +2 points

Joe, you were clear in your post (sorry, I didn't mean to scapegoat Neal) that Neal's thoughts on social media inspired you to write on the subject on your blog in "manifesto" style. Great debates do that! It wasn't my intention to be disparaging to Neal. I think you started a discussion that's long overdue!

Cheers!

Stella

451 weeks ago @ 1 Wine Dude - 1WineDude Radio: The J... · 2 replies · +2 points

Millennials (ages 23-32) believe that wine is non-elitist and should be presented in a non-intimidating, accessible way. They are influenced by packaging more that than any other group. They either reject or approve a purchase of wine based on packaging. They are open-minded. They buy more imported wine than any other group (41% Millennials, 31% Gen X, 24% Boomers* Nielsen).
They are the generation of the information age. (Importance of online information when purchasing wine: 36% Millennials, 29% Gen X, and 22% Boomers* Nielsen.) They are accustomed to having vast amounts of knowledge available in real-time on-line.
The earth is ROUND NOT FLAT. Let's not deny the laws of nature.
Great manifesto!

Stella

451 weeks ago @ 1 Wine Dude - 1WineDude Radio: The J... · 0 replies · +2 points

I say this with great respect and admiration for Neal (his wine reviews on Bordeaux are exquisite).To deny the importance, influence and power of social media is like saying the EARTH IS FLAT. Many wine critics (Robert Parker himself is on Twitter, so is Eric Asimov, James Suckling, Gary Vaynerchuk and uber wine critic Jancis Robinson) have gotten how essential it is to connect to a wide and growing readership base via social media. You mentioned the Millennials. I attended a Wine Council Conference about Millennial wine drinking trends at the beginning of this year in NYC hosted by Nielsen and Wine Council.
To be continued...Stella

451 weeks ago @ 1 Wine Dude - 1WineDude Radio: The J... · 0 replies · +1 points

LA is both dark and wonderful all at the same time. Road rage, O.J. Simpson & earthquakes and the desert. The trailer to LA story is inspired ):

451 weeks ago @ 1 Wine Dude - 1WineDude Radio: The J... · 2 replies · +2 points

I left LA for that year but I remember the incidents being parodied in LA story.

Stella

451 weeks ago @ 1 Wine Dude - 1WineDude Radio: The J... · 4 replies · +2 points

I feel no nostalgia for the 405 going any direction): It was an art form keeping away.

Stella

451 weeks ago @ 1 Wine Dude - 1WineDude Radio: The J... · 6 replies · +2 points

I loved your recent interview with James Suckling. I can't believe he plans to generate wine content 365 days a year? Go James!

Stella
Founder and chief wine enterpreter for ecwineclub.com

P.S. As a former Los Angelina, I felt his pain driving on whatever freeway he was on.