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WineFairy chats with John Gillespie about the Wine Colleagues; and with Heidi Stine about the First Annual Int'l Tempranillo Day

Segment-1: Wine Education - The Wine Colleagues are Wine Business Advocates and Advisors bridging Producers & Consumer Gatekeepers - John Gillespie
 
01: One of the most prominent wine marketers in the U.S., John Gillespie's career spans more than thirty years, and is highlighted by his leadership of Wine Market Council and his direction for more than a decade of the council's ongoing programs of consumer research, advertising, and public relations. At Wine Colleagues, he directs the Consumer Research and Marketing practice. He is also the director of the strategic operations of Wine Opinions, a consumer research provider to the wine industry. Gillespie is CEO and founder of Wine Opinions and a founding partner of Wine Colleagues.

 

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Segment-2: Wine Education - Wine Opinions U.S. wine industry provider is sole Internet research organization devoted exclusively to wine - John Gillespie
 
02: Wine Opinions is the research arm of Wine Colleagues, and is the only research company which maintains a proprietary consumer panel of core wine drinkers. Through ongoing consumer and wine trade surveys, tracking studies, and other research initiatives, Wine Opinions offers unparalleled insight on wine consumer and trade attitudes, preferences, tastes, and trends. Research products offered by Wine Opinions include custom quantitative surveys of U.S. wine consumers and the wine trade, reports on consumer trends and wine market data, tracking studies, syndicated research initiatives and Wine Opinions proprietary 'Vintrospectives' online consumer group qualitative studies.

 

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Segment-3: Wine & Social Media - Use Hashtag #tempranilloday on Social Media for First Annual International Tempranillo Day, September 1 - Heidi Stine
 
03: Tempranillo is the sixth most widely planted grape in the world. TAPAS Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society promotes Tempranillo and other varietal wine grapes native to the Iberian Peninsula, and wines produced from them in North America. Plan something fun and different for the First Annual International Tempranillo Day, September 1, 2011. Join a Progressive Dinner in Lodi, August 31, 2011, hosted by TAPAS members or 'Septempranillo' on Thursday, September 1 in Paso Robles. Heidi Stine is Executive Director for the non-profit group TAPAS "Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society."

 

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First Annual International #TempranilloDay
Thursday, September 01, 2011 from 12:05AM to 11:55PM (PT)

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Segment-4: Wine & Social Media - Former American Express Corporate Acquisitions Exec Specializes in Wine Education & Social Media - Heidi Stine
 
04: Learn how yet one more corporate American transitioned into a wine career full-time! Heidi Stine is a member, Social Media Consultant and serves on the Board of Examiners at Society of Wine Educators. She was elected to the Board of Directors of SWE in June 2008 and served a two-year term. She worked on the Society's educational initiatives and materials, including review of a major rewrite of the study guide for the Certified Specialist of Wine exam. Her specialties include: Iberian Varieties in the New World, Wine Education, Social Media, Non-profit management, Event planning and logistics, and Napa Valley Wines.

 

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