Category Archives: Wine sales

Wine and the economic downturn: a sense of paradox

It’s a story about the Emerald Inn in the New York Times that got me thinking about the whole, strange relationship between wine (and booze in general) and the economy. You see, the Emerald Inn is a historic pub from New York’s Upper West Side that was supposed to close in the spring, because its rent [...]
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75 years ago today, Prohibition was repealed. I'll drink to that!

It  was on a post from The Passionate Foodie, yesterday, that I read about it: today marks the 75th anniversary of the Presidential Proclamation of the repeal of Prohibition, a US Constitutional amendment that caused a lot of criminality and made fortunes for Canadian distillers, among other things. While Franklin D. Roosevelt had announced his intention [...]
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Various Goings On in the World Wine Web

The fluidity of the world wide web is only surpassed, perhaps, by that of wine. OK, I’m reaching, here. It just sounded good. Yet, there is something true to that idea. Things can move fast, and in sometimes suprising ways, on the Web. For instance, thanks to a timely Tweet from Tim at Winecast, I found out [...]
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Canadians Love Wine More

While beer remains the alcoholic drink of choice of Canadians, wine has been gaining consistently over the last ten years, according to the latest figures from Statistic Canada. Between 1997 and 2007, the market share for beer has gone down from 52% to 47%, while wine increased its share from 21% to 28% (spirits went [...]
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The perfect tool for wine bloggers

I just found the perfect combination of wine lore and internet technology. And the perfect gift for everyone who loves to browse about wine online – or better yet, to write blogs about wine online. Some funny guys in France “invented” it and put it online, for everyone’s amazement – or is that amusement. The only [...]
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