Keith had a Consumer in Studio on this day. And who is more honest about wine than Consumers? Despite growing wine consumption in the U.S., consumers are reportedly still overwhelmed by wine and/or unwilling to branch out, according to Constellation’s “Home & Habits” study, the second phase of the company’s “Project Genome” study. With the use of Nielsen scan data and online interviews, “Home & Habits” found new insights into the six consumer segments: Enthusiasts, Image Seekers, Savvy Shoppers, Traditionalists, Satisfied Sippers and Overwhelmed. Constellation encourages the wine industry to pay more attention to the “overwhelmed” and “traditionalist” categories especially to ultimately increase their consumption and prompt them to try new brands and varietals.
Keith, William and Dave Olsson talk about this little gem of a Wine. Mil Piedras is a label from a relatively new operation in the prime Vista Flores region of the Valle de Uco called Benvenuto de la Serna. The Italian Benvenuto family have established a high-tech winery in the foothills of the Andes, and have put a crack team in place that includes Michel Rolland as consultant winemaker, and Angel Mendoza, formerly of Trapiche, in charge of vineyards. Dave Olsson is the Wine Buyer at Heritage Wine and Liquor… Please visit them at www.HeritageWineandLiquor.com
Keith and his guest in studio, Angela Delponte, aka the Consumer talk wine and mainly about Pinot Noir in this after show.. OK half of the show is, the other half is about Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. Two websites to visit here… First is the home of Tim Bowen ( he called into the show), Natural Wine Co Distributors.. visit them at www.NaturalWineco.com and the second is the home of Alison Crowe, Winemaker at Garnet Vineyards who also called into the show. Visit them at www.GarnetVineyards.com.
Wineguys TV amdCharles Butler from Winesellers Ltd sits down with Keith from the Black Pearl Restaurant today to talk about Santa Julia Winery out of Mendoza, Argentina. The Santa Julia brand is the emblem of Familia Zuccardi’s committment to the land and people who work it. Each wine is produced with 100% sustainable or organic grapes, with the use of only green fertilizers and organic yeasts, from pure Andes Mountain water, and energy conservation programs. Santa Julia wines represent the very best wine values from Argentina. Santa Julia comprises of three main ranges: Santa Julia [+], Santa Julia Organica, and Santa Julia Reserva. Visit www.BlackPearlDenver.com ,www.WineSellersltd.com and www.SantaJulia.com.ar and learn a bit more about the wines. Cheers !