Small Wineries, Great Wines

 

Archived Newsletters

Starting in June 2001, approximately every month, the Orangewood Wines chief sales guy/sometimes delivery boy writes a newsletter.  This goes out to a mailing list that has reached several hundred over the 18 or so years this has been going on.  All the newsletters are archived on this site.  Below is a list of newsletters with links to each one.  There is also a brief hint about the content.  The list has been reversed (on August 2013) on the assumption the more relevant Newsletters are the more recent ones.

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YEAR

MONTH

VOLUME

ISSUE

PICTURES

 CONTENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

February

6

23

 

Méthode Traditionnelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

December

6

22

 

Call to action: Tariffs

2019

November

6

21

 

New Winery – Lingua Franca

2019

October

6

20

 

Visit to Catalunya

2019

September

6

19

 

Cordelina Wines

2019

August

6

18

 

J Dusi Wines

2019

July

6

17

 

Cava from Jané Ventura

2019

June

6

16

 

Refreshing Summer Wines

2019

May

6

15

 

Loire Valley portfolio additions

2019

April

6

14

 

Sam Pillsbury/Tannat

2019

March

6

13

 

Rambling with Razz

2019

February

6

12

 

Fête de Saint Vincent

2019

January

6

11

First Press Arizona

2018

December

6

10

Email Etiquette

2018

November

6

9

Distributor Consolidation

2018

September

6

8

Rambling about trip to Italy

2018

August

6

7

Swirl and Sniff

2018

July

6

6

Empowerment

2018

June

6

5

Customer Service

2018

May

6

4

Operations Team

2018

April

6

3

New winery - Fritz

2018

March

6

2

Technical Data Sheets

2018

January

6

1

Frank Family, Personalization

2018

January

5

30

KJZZ First Press, Exit Strategy Update

2017

November

5

29

Brand Management

2017

October

5

28

New wineries

2017

August

5

27

Barrel select, block and vineyard designates ramble

2017

July

5

26

Wine Tasting in the Grand Canyon

2017

June

5

25

Field Trip to California

2017

May

5

24

Exit Strategy

2017

April

5

23

New Winery - Schweiger Vineyards

2017

February

5

22

Importing

2016

December

5

21

Christmas Greetings, Safety during the holidays

2016

October

5

20

The Carafe, the M*A*S*H model

2016

September

5

19

Delivery, Continued

2016

August

5

18

Why is Wine so Fascinating?

2016

July

5

17

Retail Sales Evolution

2016

June

5

16

Happiness Feedback

2016

May

5

15

Happiness

2016

April

5

14

Active Drinking

2016

March

5

13

Black Glass tasting - revisited

2016

January

5

12

New wineries

2015

December

5

11

Holiday Party Drinking

2015

November

5

10

Thanksgiving, Writing

2015

October

5

9

Link

Staff tasting, Grand Canyon

2015

September

5

8

Nouveau Beaujolais

2015

August

5

7

Link

Black glass tasting

2015

July

5

6

Link

Visit to Baracchi Winery

2015

June

5

5

Link

Visits to Elena Walch and Avignonesi

2015

May

5

4

Link

Sales

2015

April

5

3

Link

Delivery

2015

March

5

2

 

Arsenic

2015

February

5

1

 

Warehouse

 

 

 

 

 

2014

November

4

45

 

Volume 5?, Half Marathon, Wine & Food Pairing

2014

October

4

44

 

Team work

2014

September

4

43

 

New Wineries, Rambling

2014

August

4

42

 

Schiava, Lorenz Transformation

2014

July

4

41

 

Physiology of Smell

2014

June

4

40

 

Petite Sirah

2014

May

4

39

 

Relationships

2014

April

4

38

 

Warehousing

2014

March

4

37

 

Wine/Food Pairings

2014

January

4

36

 

Organic Wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

December

4

35

 

Concrete

2013

November

4

34

 

Port, Party Wine Tasting

2013

October

4

33

 

Wine Competitions

2013

September

4

32

 

Tale of Two Gregs, Tasting Terminology, First Press Arizona

2013

August

4

31

 

“Wine Serious”

2013

June

4

30

 

Wine tasting vacations, A 2001 Merlot evaluation

2013

May

4

29

 

Petit Verdot

2013

April

4

28

 

Corkscrews, Salutations

2013

March

4

27

 

Winery-Distributor Relationships

2013

February

4

26

 

Wine Pricing: Cost vs. Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

December

4

25

 

Wine Distribution

2012

November

4

24

 

Tasting Barrels, Half marathon run

2012

October

4

23

 

Wine Knowledge, Half marathon training

2012

September

4

22

 

Punt, Writing Style

2012

August

4

21

 

Sauvignon Blanc, Winery selection

2012

June

4

20

 

Own labeled wine, Horse Power

2012

May

4

19

 

Wine Critics, Spring in Cave Creek

2012

April

4

18

 

Logistics, Newsletter archive

2012

March

4

17

 

Restaurant Pricing, Hike the Grand Canyon

2012

January

4

16

 

State of the Wine Industry, Skiing in Telluride

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

December

4

15

 

Wine Hints of the Season, Origins of the Rambler

2011

November

4

14

 

Clues from the Taste, Salesman Emeritus Jim Wallace

2011

October

4

13

 

Varietal Correctness, Bacchus wine store closes

2011

September

4

12

 

Clues from the Nose, September 2001 in Italy

2011

August

4

11

 

Bottle Size and Aging, Award trip to California

2011

July

4

10

 

Hints from the colour, Grand Canyon raft trip

2011

June

4

9

 

Capsules, Start of the newsletter

2011

May

4

8

 

Breathing, Economic outlook

2011

April

4

7

 

Geographically Named Wines, 10 year anniversary of wine business

2011

February

4

6

 

Rhone Blends, Defects

2011

January

4

5

 

Varietal: Symphony, Box Scores

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

December

4

4

 

Storing Glasses, Visits to California, Ohio, New horse

2010

October

4

3

 

Moscato, 25 year wedding anniversary rambling

2010

September

4

2

 

Corked, Social media, Orangewood Website

2010

August

4

1

 

Cooperage - revisited, California trip

2010

July

3

40

 

Cooperage, Thoughts on trade tastings

2010

June

3

39

 

Yeast, Wine education, Grand Canyon hike

2010

May

3

38

 

New Wineries

2010

April

3

37

 

Sauvignon Blanc, Half marathon, Binkley's dinner

2010

March

3

36

 

Barbera, Half marathon training

2010

January

3

35

 

Grenache, Patty Green visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

December

3

34

 

Traditionally made sparkling wine, Navel gazing

2009

November

3

33

 

Chardonnay, OND

2009

October

3

32

 

Lagrein, Trade show post mortem

2009

September

3

31

 

Sangiovese, Trade show plans

2009

August

3

30

 

Petit Verdot, 8 year anniversary of the Newsletter

2009

July

3

29

 

Rosé wines

2009

June

3

28

 

Merlot, Orangewood Wines' tag line winner

2009

May

3

27

 

Viognier, Visit to Oregon, Patty Green on clones

2009

April

3

26

 

Company name and tag line

2009

March

3

25

 

Strata closes

2009

January

3

24

 

Rush shipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008

December

3

23

 

The recession

2008

October

3

22

 

Weather and Economy

2008

August

3

21

 

Customer staff training

2008

July

3

20

 

Rambled

2008

May

3

19

 

Trip to California

2008

April

3

18

 

The Dick hangs it up

2008

March

3

17

 

Sherlock Holmes

2008

February

3

16

 

Internet service

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007

December

3

15

 

Holiday Edition

2007

November

3

14

 

Sales Management

2007

October

3

13

 

Trade events

2007

September

3

12

 

Winery postmortem, throat surgery

2007

August

3

11

 

Reading tea leaves, visit to Colorado

2007

July

3

10

 

Wrotham Pinot Noir grapes, Hiking in Cave Creek

2007

June

3

9

 

Visit to England

2007

April

3

8

 

Ramble to California

2007

March

3

7

 

Visits to 6 CA wineries including Frank Family and Richard Grant

2007

February

3

6

 

Winery Websites

2007

January

3

5

 

2006 in Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

December

3

4

 

Diagnosed with PMR

2006

October

3

3

 

New warehouse with 4 in Wine

2006

September

3

2

 

Lunch in Santa Barbara and 4 winery visits

2006

August

3

1

 

Start of Volume 3

2006

July

2

28

 

New winery screening

2006

 

2

27

 

Lost records

2006

May

2

26

 

Newsletter writing, Customer Service

2006

February

2

25

 

Mantra Wines, Delivery vehicles

2006

January

2

24

 

Sierra Foothills event announcement

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005

December

2

23

 

Inventory control

2005

 

2

22

 

Visit to Blackjack Ranch, Davis Bynum, Barlow and Strata

2005

November

2

21

 

Visit to Oregon

2005

September

2

20

 

Merge with Craig

2005

August

2

19

 

Various feedback

2005

July

2

18

 

Delivery vehicle totaled

2005

June

2

17

 

New Wineries: Lucas and Strata

2005

May

2

16

 

Betty Bennett and Chatom Vineyards

2005

April

2

15

 

My expectations for a winery, Latcham Vineyards visit

2005

March

2

14

 

Laurie's thyroid cancer, running for council

2005

January

2

13

 

2004 in review

 

 

2

12

 

Leaping Deer

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

November

2

11

 

Laurie falls off Splashy, our new delivery vehicle

2004

October

2

10

 

Event Feedback

2004

September

2

9

 

Lists of events and new accounts

2004

August

2

8

 

Beer drinking at wineries

2004

July

2

7

 

Rambling on why people buy a particular wine

2004

June

2

6

 

New house in Cave Creek

2004

May

2

5

 

New Winery - Ventana Vineyards

2004

April

2

4

 

Event Feedback - Winebasket in Sedona

2004

March

2

3

 

2003 Review/Sampling costs

2004

 

2

2

 

Event Feedback - Winebasket in Sedona

2004

January

2

1

 

2003 Review/Sampling costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

December

1

44

 

Additional Sierra Foothills wineries

2003

November

1

43

 

Rambling about the Duck and Decanter

2003

October

1

42

 

Office move

2003

September

1

41

 

Events

2003

August

1

40

 

Visit to Westberg Cellars

2003

July

1

38

 

Rambling - Our  recent car accident

2003

June

1

37

 

Event postponement notice

2003

June

1

36

 

Rambling Winery Visitor

2003

April

1

35

 

Westberg Cellars, Greg Herreros, Wine Glut Part 3

2003

March

1

34

 

Wine glut part 2, Three buck Chuck tasting

2003

February

1

33

 

Rambling delivery guy, Wine glut

2003

February

1

32

 

Mark Rodman of Marinda park schedule

2003

January

1

31

 

Sampling rates

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002

December

1

30

 

Rambling Delivery, Chateau Benoit, Sugar and Spice Pecan Recipe

2002

 

1

29

 

Rambling Delivery, Philosophy

2002

 

1

28

 

Event Flash - House of Tricks

2002

November

1

27

 

Rambling (to The) Rose in Prescott, Shipping to Washington State

2002

October

1

26

 

Sales Ramble, Prescott, House of Tricks, Fleming's

2002

September

1

25

 

Sales Associate: Dick Kirkpatrick

2002

 

1

24

 

First attempt at a Ramble, diary style

2002

August

1

23

 

Event News Flash - Duck and Decanter

2002

 

1

22

 

Event Feedback, Vine to Wine Cellar (Prescott), Domaine Coteau

2002

July

1

21

 

Marinda Park release

2002

June

1

20

 

Event at AZ Wine, Event feedback from Cave Creek Coffee Co.

2002

 

1

19

 

Nello's

2002

 

1

18

 

Our Gang, Saluté 

2002

May

1

17

 

Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Private event

2002

April

1

16

 

Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Marinda Park

2002

 

1

15

 

Breathing Lessons

2002

February

1

14

 

Reflections on sales, Tarbell's, Ranch Pinot

2002

 

1

13

 

Cave Creek Coffee Company

2002

January

1

12

 

Event Update - Duck and Decanter

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001

 

1

11

 

End of year summary, AZ Wine Company

2001

 

1

10

 

Richardson's, Pizzeria Bianco

2001

December

1

9

 

Visit to Vino Noceto and RustRidge in CA.  Marinda Park

2001

 

1

8

 

Event Notification - Epicrean Wines

2001

November

1

7

 

RustRidge Winery, Rosti Restaurant, Epicurean Wines

2001

 

1

6

 

Duck and Decanter

2001

October

1

5

 

Visit to Italy

2001

August

1

4

 

Il Poggiolino

2001

 

1

3

 

Newsflash - Frivolo at AJ's

2001

July

1

2

 

Bistecca, Sportsmans, AJ's

2001

June

1

1

 

Inaugural edition.  Territorial Bar and Grill, winesupply.net