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XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Selection and Differentiation in Grocery Wine w/ Curtis Mann MW, Albertson's

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 34:44


Grocery stores are one of the biggest sales channels for wine. Curtis Mann, Group Vice President of Alcohol of the Albertson's Companies, gives us the inside scoop on buying trends, how to sell into Albertson's, and the rise of the use of digital. Learn about the dynamics of the grocery wine market and what makes Albertson's “locally great, nationally strong.”Don't forget - you can support the show on Patreon to help us keep bringing you great wine business content! Detailed Show Notes: Curtis' backgroundMBA at UC Davis in Wine Marketing and AccountingMarketing at Trinchero Family EstatesWorked in wine retail at a small placeMoved to IRI in category management in wine and spirits insightsWas Raley's wine buyer for 8 yearsGrocery as part of the wine marketMulti-outlet wine market ~$12-13B / yearTotal wine market ~$60-70B / year (multi-outlet ~20% of the total market)Albertson's Companies' wine overview~25 different grocery brands, ~2,000 storesWine is a key element of business - it drives sales and customer loyalty; some customers come to stores because of the wine selectionSome stores have up to 3,000 wine SKUsStores with more premium selections are correlated with location (high socio-economic demographics) vs. by grocery store brandFocus is more on the “premium” price segment ($9+ based on IRI)Top brands - Barefoot, Kendall Jackson, up-and-coming brands - Butter, Josh, but wine is very diversified. Big brands are still a small part of the marketPremiumization helping imports, including New Zealand Sauvignon BlancWine buying trendsConsumers are called to authenticity - they want to know what's in their wine, the appellation, sustainability, and organicConvenience - cans, seltzer, ready to drink Premiumization - $10-20/bottle, $30-50/bottle, up to $100/bottle (e.g., high-end Bordeaux, Napa Cabernet) ranges all doing well, some categories accelerating with potential out-of-stocksCovid trends - return to cooking, consumers go to Albertson's as a one-stop-shopWith restaurants reopening, a little bit of regression in sales, but still robust as cooking at home has been stickyCustomer demographics (for wine)Gen X / Baby Boomers - still buying a lot (more in bulk and volume), but less than beforeMillennials are the new customers - buying more, less loyal to wine vs. other drinks, and have less expendable income; their preferences are different from Gen X and Baby BoomersTo meet the changing demographics, Curtis looks forward 3-5 years to develop his shelf set/selections of wineConsiderable diversity of reasons people buy wine - occasion based purchasing (e.g., going to a party)Many people exploring and learning about wine (proof point - the massive increase in people taking WSET classes, including lots of consumers, not just professionals)Promotions / discountingLimited brand loyalty in wine, customers often default to priceGiven that, promotions are pretty importantWe need to work between price and product to optimize sales and not over-rely on priceWine selectionWhat does it mean to customers? Each wine must have a purpose vs. the other ~1,500 SKUs on the shelfThis could be style, story, or location/appellationWant to remove redundancy on the shelfTagline - ‘locally great, nationally strong'; try to give local stores more voice (e.g., Portland stores have more Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs)Flagship Stores (e.g., Andronico's, Pavilions) - higher-end, eclectic offeringsSteps to sell into Alberston's - have the 4 P's put together - distribution network, pricing, product, and where you fit on the shelfGenerally need to place wine 4-6 months in advanceIt requires a UPC code on the bottlePrivate Label / “Own Brand” winesThe goal is to provide the best price to value for customersThe intent is to drive loyaltyNot a dominant part of the businessTrying to create wines that are a draw and get good scoresSelection is built around education, desire to learn about wine category through own brandsSuppliers have connections to maintain supply, which can help Own Brands overcome supply challenges (e.g., 2020 Napa, 2021 New Zealand)Digital AdoptionVirtual tastings - have done well, 1,000s of people sign up, people buy the wines beforehand or buy wines later and watch the tasting on YouTubeAppeals to groups of customers who don't get to visit wine countryWill continue post-CovidDo education tastings 1x/monthKeys to engagement - consumers have lots of questionsThe team engages with customers via chatKeep it educational - need a balance of explaining concepts but keep it understandableConsumers using their phones more for education want to reduce the complexity of wineWine e-commerce - working on expanding this, challenging due to state regulationsExpanding drive up and go (“DOAG”)Delivery (e.g. - Instacart) growingStill a small portion of salesCore elements of success for the grocery channelThe selection keeps people in the storeRelating the wine to the food in the store (food - wine pairing)E-commerceConvenience (e.g., ready to drinks)

Noobs and Dragons
S3 E21: The Locked Gallery of the Chateau

Noobs and Dragons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 62:41


The group continues to investigate the old mansion, trying to find out what secrets it holds, as well as the whereabouts of Agon's family. What dangers lie in wait to attack the group? Could this old house be tied to the pasts of the team? What lies within the locked room, and how will the group get inside? And once within, will they regret it?

Noobs and Dragons
S3 E20: Guests and Residents of the Chateau

Noobs and Dragons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 61:05


As the team delves into the strange old mansion, they find more and more mysteries within! When Agon gets separated from Elleinad, and Gardin, what does the Druid find? Is such a warm welcome too good to be true? And what of the welcome that the Sorceror and Paladin are given? Just what terrible things have happened at this old chateau?

Noobs and Dragons
S3 E19: The Abandoned Chateau

Noobs and Dragons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 69:01


After making a trek to the south, the group finds themselves at the old mansion in the forests near the blighted lands. Just what lies within this chateau? The villagers seemed to think it appeared within the last 10 years, but it seems much older than that. Just what exactly is this unhallowed old building?

Love Letters, Life and Other Conversations
A Song as a Love Letter to Chateau Bosgouet

Love Letters, Life and Other Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 35:11


This week on the Love Letters, Life, and Other Conversations Podcast Jane and Wendy share and talk about A Song as a Love Letter to Chateau Bosgouet.Jane shares a story of how Charlotte of Viv et Margot, a now dear friend, persistently encouraged her to join in the practice of doing Instagram Lives and a resulting contest that arose from that experience. The contest was to submit a love letter to win a Chateau Life Residency at Chateau Bosgouet. Contestants could submit anything that they considered a love letter, be it a poem, a letter, a watercolor, or a song.  The winning love letter was a beautiful song written by Pearley Jones.They talk about;How Charlotte's persistence opened Jane up to something she would not have dreamed of doing, and that it led to so many people being able to connect with her, and she with them.The beauty of being able to dream big without having experienced the thing of your dreamsThe importance of not letting your ‘dreams become a maybe'Wendy's TakeawaysHow when you do something that scares you great things follow; there are great things on the other side of scary.Even though the deadline was looming and so many others had already submitted their entries, Pearley Jones took her chance and sent in her submission. Jane's TakeawaysNuance; understanding what lies between the lines.Intuition; following your own and when someone just ‘gets' it.Vulnerability; that being open to the scary leads to a braver you. ---------------------------------You are invited to share your love letters with them for consideration for a future conversation.  Email your love letter to loveletterconversations@gmail.com What is a love letter?  It is a letter, a text, a poem, a direct message, a drawing, a voice message, a watercolor, a recipe, a cup of tea, a smile, a home-baked meal delivered.  It's anything that connects us and makes us feel all those messy emotions, that without life would be pretty beige.Visit the Podcast Page:  https://bit.ly/3d8sCDo  Stay connected with Jane and Wendy on Instagram Jane Webster@janewebsterthefrenchtable Wendy Harrop@phineaswrighthouse

Words About Books
End of the Year Mash-Up Montage

Words About Books

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 25:16


Ho-ho-ho it's Santa Nate. I'm giving you all a special gift this year: MORE WORDS ABOUT BOOKS! That's right! If you were interested in hearing some of the best bits of this year from the 12 big books we read, Nate has you covered. If you missed an episode or weren't sure it was for you but you like what you heard here, go have a listen. It's the gift that keeps on giving! Just be sure to leave cookies out for ole Santa Nate when he breaks and enters into your house to leave you Words About Books in your stocking!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WABPod)

Agenda spectacles soir FB Normandie
opéra muse Bouche chateau de Reviers

Agenda spectacles soir FB Normandie

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 3:20


durée : 00:03:20 - Agenda spectacles soir FB Normandie (Caen)

The Digital Wine
Il vino di Thomas Jefferson

The Digital Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 48:21


Episodio di Natale 2021 - Una bottiglia del 1787 appartenuta a Thomas Jefferson fu venduta nel 1985 per la cifra record, per l'epoca, di 156.000 dollari. Il venditore era un collezionista tedesco, e tutti pensavano che fosse un genio nel trovare bottiglie rare, dai Lafite, ai Petrus, agli Chateau d'Yquem, Mouton. Questa è la storia della bottiglia e soprattutto dei personaggi che per un motivo o un altro, erano collegati ad essa. C'è la casa d'aste Christie's, ci sono Forbes, Shenken, Koch. C'è l'FBI e c'è naturalmente Hardy Rodenstock, il mercante tedesco e collezionista dei vini. Ma vi verranno tutti presentati nell'episodio, e quindi, con i miei auguri di Buon Natale e di Buone Feste, spero che vi godiate l'ascolto.L'episodio è nato dalla lettura di:The Billionaire's Vinegar, Benjamin Wallace, ed. Penguin Random House, 2008The Jefferson Bottles, di Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, 27 agosto 2007 https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/09/03/the-jefferson-bottlesIscriviti e sottoscrivi l'abbonamento alla newsletter per supportare il progetto di The Digital Wine, dove troverai anche i link alle notizie che vi racconto nel podcast. Puoi unirti al gruppo Telegram The Digital Wine Lovers e al canale The Digital Wine, e chattare con altri appassionati di vino e tecnologia digitale. La tua presenza è importante: La Newsletter: https://wineroland.substack.comIl canale Patreon: https://patreon.com/thedigitalwineIl gruppo Telegram: https://t.me/digitalwineloversIl blog: https://blog.thedigitalwine.comPuoi contattarmi su Telegram, o sul gruppo o direttamente al mio account @winerolandThe Digital Wine è sponsorizzato da Winearound.com---Credits:1) God Rest Ye Merry Instrumental by copperhead (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/copperhead/40583 Ft: Admiral Bob, Javolenus , Sackjo22, Robert Siekawitch2) Yankee Doodle3) Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4624-whiskey-on-the-mississippiLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license4) Sax, Rock, and Roll by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4324-sax-rock-and-rollLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license5) Hiding Your Reality by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3875-hiding-your-realityLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license6) Corncob by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3554-corncobLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license7) Countryside Summer Joyride by Kara Square (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/mindmapthat/56281 Ft: Javolenus8) District Four by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3662-district-fourLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license9) On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-youLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

CollisionCast
Live Set @ the Crow Chateau in Athens, OH (Feb 2016)

CollisionCast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 62:53


this was a fun night back in the day. just found the original set recording on an old hard drive. Here's a lil vid a friend made of the party. Good ole athens ohio! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCfTXVK9v-E&ab_channel=BareLineFilms

PaintTalks's podcast
Ep 64 Amy Sadler of Chateau Chic Designs

PaintTalks's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 52:26


Friends! Amy Sadler, mama of a 27, a 25 & a 3 year old

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
E80 - Becoming a Wine Retail Institution w/ Phil Bernstein, MacArthur Beverages

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 40:36


An early mover focusing on fine wine, Bordeaux and California futures, and becoming a dual importer/retailer, Addy Bassin's MacArthur Beverages has become a wine institution in Washington DC.  Phil Bernstein, General Manager of the brick & mortar wine retail store and importer, tells us about how he thinks about wine pricing, direct importing wines, the changes in consumer buying patterns, and more as we continue to delve into the future of wine retail.  Detailed Show Notes: Phil's backgroundHe grew up in Long Island, played Trumpet, and pursued a career as a professional trumpet playerHe ended up begging for a part-time job at a retail shop in Ann Arbor, MI, and got his start in wineSaw a job at Calvert Woodley in DC on winejobs.com and moved to DCHe moved to Macarthur Beverages so he could become a wine buyer and became GM in April 2018Macarthur Beverages historyAn institution in DC, in the Palisades suburbsFounded in 1957 by Addy Bassin and his wife, RuthOne of the 1st to offer Bordeaux En PrimeurHe was notable for bidding on one of the Jefferson wine bottlesThey had a focus on fine wine from an early stage Both a national shop (because of fine wine focus) and a neighborhood storePre-pandemic - 50% online / 50% in-store; today - 70% online, 30% in-storeUsed to have tastings every Sat in-store to drive foot trafficPeople now do curbside pick up after ordering onlineDoes a lot of DC area delivery (can only legally deliver in DC, not nearby suburbs in MD or VA)Physical store for wine retail - “nothing beats the human interaction”Pricing for wine retail - “price is everything”Believes that price often trumps customer loyaltyLooks at wine-searcher.com when pricing wine, having the best price on wine-searcher meaningfully drives salesUsed to do a standard markup with a case discount, but believes now having the best price upfront is key“Reliability” for MacArthurs is good customer serviceTake care of the wine (temp control, only ship when weather is good)Never makes vintage substitutionsAlways makes good on promises, even if they end up losing money on the saleBoth an importer and a retailerOnly possibly in DC and CA in the USCan buy Bordeaux direct from negociantsHave access to more fine wine from overseasCan cut out the middle man - improving profitability and reducing the price to the customerFinding their wines to direct import - have exclusivity, mostly locallyImports 6-7 full 50ft containers a yearNot allowed to sell to other distributors or retailers~60% of business from wholesalers, ~40% importedBelieves more importers will sell direct over timeBordeaux Futures/En PrimeurThe value of it can vary a lot by campaignThe only way for it to work is for wines expected to either be sold out or at higher prices when the wines are released for customers to tie up their moneyIn most years, En Primeur only works for the top 50-75 wines, which doesn't make sense for most Petit Chateau2019 campaign - Bordelais knew people couldn't taste during En Primeur due to Covid, Pontet Canet and Angelus came out early with low prices and set the tone - lots of interest and buying2020 campaign - “somewhat of a dud,” Bordelais took prices back up to between 2018 and 2019 levelsCalifornia FuturesStarting to go away from this modelIn the early 1980s (pre-internet), set up barrel tasting of CA wine producers, people could taste the wines and order futures at a discountE.g., Randy Dunn, Ridge, Shafer were some producersRobert Parker came and did a private tasting after the eventIt has since been taken over by the internet, mailing lists, and wines have wider distributionNow more of a social event, less about selling wineCustomer demographicsLargest revenue from males 45-54Growing population according to Google Analytics - females 35-44, more younger buyers tend to be femaleBuying habits changingThe old model - buy by the case (based on points and price)The new model (as wine prices have gone up and selection has increased) - lots of 1-2 bottle buying, trying things from all over the placePoints are less importantRestaurants are a way for consumers to explore new types of wineBourbon is a very hot categoryCommunications Email is still the #1 way to sell wineSocial media - doing more, can highlight boutique items, good for promoting local events (tastings, wine dinners)YouTube - did some video tastings for customers - got excellent feedbackWorking with a digital marketing company

Twits, A Steampunk Distraction
Twits In Love, Chapter 3 - A Hot Time at the Old Chateau

Twits, A Steampunk Distraction

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 25:17


Things in town have gotten a little too hot. Time to escape to the country... but behind the swampy grounds of the country estate danger lurks. Cyril's peace is invaded, first by his imperious Aunt Hypatia and Uncle Hugo and then by the eccentric C. Langford Cheeseworth and his beauteous ward, Pansy. Binky is still struggling to win the dentally-challenged Alice by maintaining the fiction of an imaginary fiancee and Bentley seems to be involved in a mysterious plot of his own. Join us now for “A Hot Time at the Old Chateau.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Last Drop
147: Chateau de Laubade "L'Unique #2"

The Last Drop

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 29:28


On this short edition of The Last Drop, JB runs it solo continuing Armagnac month. Show opens with thoughts on UFC 269 & then on to the main event with a bottle of Chateau de Laubade "L'Unique #2" Bourbon Barrel Finished Armagnac. As always, sit back, turn your headphones up & don't stop, keep pouring. 

Son Of A B*tch
Glitter chateau

Son Of A B*tch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 46:46


We're making a gingerbread house

The Big 550 KTRS
Brittany Dwyer: Guided Wine Experiences

The Big 550 KTRS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 12:29


Founder of DISCO!, joined by one of the owners of Chateau Maplewood Ashley Hobbs to discuss the partnership between Chateau and DISCO!

The Big 550 KTRS
Chateau Maplewood: Neighborhood Wine Bar

The Big 550 KTRS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 13:31


Brian and Ashley Hobbs, Owners of the Chateau Maplewood wine bar discuss the family owned bar and more.

Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian
The 1855 Bordeaux Classification and more. Meet Jean Michael LaPorte of Chateau Talbot

Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 49:24


In 1855, Napoleon III organized a classification of the Left Bank wineries. Chateau Talbot earned a position as a 4th growth putting it among the top Chateau of the area. In fact, Saint Julien, where Chateau Talbot resides, earned 11 classified positions making it the most awarded sub-district. Hear from Jean Michael Laporte, General Director and winemaker of Chateau Talbot. Also, listen to the Wine Talks episode with Jean Paul Bignon of Chateau Talbot.

Behind The Baller Podcast with Ben Baller
EP 236 - ENJOY THE MOMENT: Cancelled To Seattle, Exercising Your Second Ammendment Right, Chateau with Crep Family, Greaseball Business Tactics & more

Behind The Baller Podcast with Ben Baller

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 59:44


His name is Ben Baller, not Ben Humble & he's here to discuss: His flight to Seattle being canceled, Seahawks vs. Niners, the holiday season, smash & grabs are up along with robberies, exercising your second amendment rights, getting that booster soon, hitting Chateau Marmont with the Crep Protect Family, greaseball business practices & more. This episode is not to be missed! Please Support or Sponsors: www.WarbyParker.com/BALLER www.FirstLeaf.com/BALLER www.GetRoman.com/BALLER www.VitaminWater.com If you are interested in NBA, NFL, NHL, Soccer & UFC Picks daily, weekly or monthly subscribe at www.CaptainPicks.com & Follow @TheCaptainPicks on Instagram Produced by: DBPodcasts www.dbpodcasts.com Follow @dbpodcasts on Instagram & Twitter Music by @lakeyinspired Available on all Podcast Platforms, YouTube & BehindTheBallerPod.com Behind The Baller Theme Music  Artist: Illegal Kartel (@illegal_kartel_mikal_shakur) Produced by: Gene Crenshaw @yuyuthemaker

Chasing Immortality
Diane de Poitiers: Liquid Gold

Chasing Immortality

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 64:01


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Heather Dubrow's World
Part Two: There's a party at Chateau Dubrow & it's about to get messy

Heather Dubrow's World

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 61:31


We're only on episode one and there's already so much to dissect that much we just had to do part two! Sex dungeons, ice sculptures, secrets--this episode truly had it all and trust us when we say that no subject is left behind. Heather is joined by Jefferson and Mandy to discuss everything from first impressions on the castmates, the ever-changing complexities of friendships, and THAT looming secret that has everyone at Heather's party on the edge of their seats. Hope you're ready because we sure weren't.

Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.121 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Chateau McCloud Caper

Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 31:30


The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.The Chateau McCloud Caper:  Murder on skis at a rich man's winter home. Originally aired January 26th, 1951Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/steviek)

RV Canucks
Lake Louise and Hiking the Teahouse Challenge | Ep. 45

RV Canucks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 30:39


Well, we did it. Teahouse Challenge is Complete and we are all better off for it. In today's episode we cover:The parking problem at National ParksThe closest campgrounds to Lake LouiseHow the Chateau is the nicest hotel you'll never see (maybe)Why Lake Louise is SO turquoiseWho Lake Louise is named afterthe Lake Agnes Tea Housethe Plain of Six Glaciers TeahouseWhat the Teahouse challenge isOur two favourite tips and tools for this trekEverything you wanted to know about alpine outhouses

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Maintaining Ex-Chateau Quality w/ Denis Houles and Erik Portanger, 1275 Collections

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 49:56


Having experienced the difference in taste from wines sourced ex-chateau versus the secondary market, Denis Houles, CEO of 1275 Collections, is on a mission to create a new wine asset class of pristine conditions wines. Denis and Erik Portanger, Head of Strategy at 1275 Collections, tell us about the industry-wide issues around provenance, particularly with transportation and storage, and how 1275 leverages technology and direct chateaux relationships to build a solution to keep the wines as if they never left the chateaux. Detailed Show Notes: Denis' backgroundHe grew up in the south of France, fell in love with wine in BordeauxMIT engineering grad lived in Rome, got a Stanford MBA, and worked at McKinsey & Company in LondonBelieves in working in what you're passionate about and founded Claret Club in 2003 - a private members club centered around wine, having chefs crafts food around the wine instead of vice versaErik's backgroundA financial journalist for the Wall Street Journal in London was about to also write about personal passions, which was wineHe went to 1st Claret Club even in 2003 with Chateau Palmer and had his 1st wine epiphany1275 Collections OverviewFully documented, fully transparent way of collecting pristine wine from chateauxBased in the freeport of Geneva - wines held in bond, no sales taxes until removedPurchase directly from chateaux or negociant, sometimes get back vintages“Internet of Bottles” - NFC chips with credit card grade security, for provenance and monitoring of temperature and humidity, pairs with a mobile appData per bottle and case, only tracked while in 1275's controlProvenance: issues with storage and transportationProvenance is more than just not being fake, but also how many hands the wine has passed through and storage conditionsFine wine often moved between warehouses in trucks - often unrefrigeratedLVMH launched its own traceability platform called AuraOctavian Vaults in the UK - requests for photos of bottles has increased ~30% each year for the last few years, highlighting the growing consumer awareness of strong provenanceProvenance premiumSome are high, e.g., DRC from Drouhin cellar sold for ~$500k/bottleHistorically, the premium is meager - ~2-3% because most wines are bought and sold by tradersPremium increasing over time - auctions and library wines sold from chateaux selling for higher premiumsTraceability solutionsPure trackingComprehensive - tracking and monitoring (temperature, humidity)eProvenance is a B2B solution for wineries and importers1275 Collections believes a fully traceable stock of wines will come1275 believes wine damage from storage/handling is a more significant issue than counterfeit winesWine StorageThere is minimal research on the impacts of storageThe more researched area is the impact of transportation  - road transportation is worse than cargo shipsLack of transparency and accountability in the industryKey things to track - temperature, temperature fluctuations (change pressure in the bottle), humidity, circulation of air (to prevent mold), lack of contaminants (free of bad smells) - mostly TCA1275 Business ModelEnd-to-end solution for people who want a great wine collection, direct from estates with technology to have full traceabilityCollections start at €25,0002% annual management fee (includes sourcing, transportation, insurance, and storage)For €100,000+ - a one-off advisory fee of €4,000 and lower management fees (1.4-1.8%)~€15M+ under management currently (October 2021)

Post Bulletin Minute
Council postpones Chateau decision

Post Bulletin Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 4:02


Stories mentioned in this episode: Day in History: ​1946: Gopher football sets attendance record​ ​Council postpones Chateau decision​ ​Utica Queen brings designs to Rochester Art Center exhibit​ ​Frich operates a shuttle that typically doesn't need him ​ Read all stories in this episode at postbulletin.com.

Deux heures d'info avec Nikos Aliagas
Dimitri Pavlenko avec Stanislas Niox-Chateau et Michel Edouard Leclerc

Deux heures d'info avec Nikos Aliagas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 120:10


Deux heures trente de direct à l'écoute de celles et ceux qui font le monde : le raconter, le décrypter et l'analyser pour donner des clés de lecture et de compréhension aux auditeurs.

HISTORY This Week
Defying Gravity and Monarchy

HISTORY This Week

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 29:32


November 21, 1783. The garden at the Chateau de la Muette is full of expectant Parisians, looking up at the sky. They're waiting to watch the first two human beings ever take free, untethered flight. After a gust of wind nearly derails the entire operation, some volunteer seamstresses help repair the 75 foot tall hot air balloon. Finally, two Frenchmen step into their wicker baskets and take off. This first human balloon flight is more than just a landmark in aviation history. For the crowds of huddled French masses looking up from below, it's a revolution in and of itself. How did two sons of a papermaker create the first successful aviation device in history? And how did the balloon come to symbolize the French Revolution? Special thanks to our guests, Tom Crouch, author of Lighter Than Air: An Illustrated History of Balloons and Airships, and Mi Gyung Kim, author of The Imagined Empire: Balloon Enlightenments in Revolutionary Europe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Building Efficiency Podcast
Ep. 59 - Todd Jarvis, COO - Chateau Energy Solutions

Building Efficiency Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 26:21


Todd Jarvis, CEM, CSR-PChateau Energy Solutions, Chief Operating OfficerTodd has more than 25 years of experience in the Energy Efficiency, EV charging, Microgrid, and Sustainability market. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at Chateau Energy Solutions. Todd is recognized as a subject matter expert with expertise in sales strategy and operations management with a proven track record in leading successful companies. Through his 25 years in the industry, he has built and led teams that provide decarbonization consulting services, turnkey implementation of energy projects, and ongoing analytical managed services.  He is a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Sustainability Practitioner.Chateau Energy Solutions works with clients to architect an energy strategy for their business and help them implement it. There are three primary areas of focus: Energy Efficiency, EV Charging, and Microgrids. All of these offerings can be provided through an Energy as a Service offering to achieve financial and decarbonization results.   Chateau Energy Solutions is positioned to support its clients pursuing the following trends:The electrification of the transportation sectorThe growing appetite for renewable and reliable/resilient powerThe need for operational optimization For more information on Chateau Energy Solutions:Website:  https://chateaues.com/LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/chateau-energy-solutionsFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chateaues/Email:  info@ChataeuES.comOur services for both our clients and candidates can be found below   ✔️For Employers: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/for-employers/✔️For Candidates: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/career-opportunities/✔️Consulting: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/consulting-services/✔️Executive Search: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/executive-search/Nenni and Associates on Social Media:► Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nenni-and-associates/► Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nenniandassoc/► Email Listing: https://www.nenniandassoc.com/join-email-list/► Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nenniandassoc► Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NenniAssociates 

Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian
Winemaking pedigree in Napa. Meet Chris Phelps..he worked at Petrus

Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 50:14


We got right into the meat of the passion it takes to make wine. The discipline to stick at it, the courage to travel and jump on at some of the best Chateau in the wine world. And Chris Phelps has done just that. With encouragement from his better half, Chris has found himself negotiating for a position at the famed Dominus in Napa over a glass of Dom in a Parisian office (no, this isn't a movie, it is a podcast). Hear the details here.

Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project
132 | Chateau Dumplings and The Tipsy Housewife

Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 61:15


When it comes to cozy food is there anything cozier than dumplings? We think not. In an effort to support this, we sat down with the dumpling man himself and owner of Chateau Dumplings, Matt Flickinger along with his recipe creator and marketer, April Lee Wiencek, aka The Tipsy Housewife, to talk all about dumplings, the history of Chateau, and cooking tips. Warning: You will be very hungry after listening to this episode. Hot Topics: Thanksgiving Day stuffing, dumplings, and more dumplings. If you love Cozy Conversations with The Sister Project and would like to show your support for the content created, please visit Anchor.com (link in show notes) for more information. Thank you! Resource Links: Chateau Foods Overnight French Toast Not So Matzo Ball Soup The Tipsy Housewife Chateau Food Recipes @thesisterproj Anchor: Support Our Small Business --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cozy-conversations/support

Strange New Worlds of Dimension X Minus One OTR
Episode 2: New Advs of Sam Spade_PD_1951-01-26_Chateau_MacCloud_Caper_Advs of Rocky Jordan_1949-08-28_New Advs of Michael Shayne_1949-01-15_Boston_Blackie_1945-12-13_Barry_Craig_CI_1951-10-17

Strange New Worlds of Dimension X Minus One OTR

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 148:36


iCantCU Podcast
No Accessible Voting For Me, My Choice

iCantCU Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 51:45


In this episode of the iCantCU Podcast, I talk about voting using a paper ballot. I also talk about more home maintenance that was needed to replace an item that was on our radar since our home inspection when we bought our house a year ago. It was an item at or near the end of its life cycle. I also give a White Canes Connect update: it is officially a podcast! Show notes at https://www.iCantCU.com/152 Voting On Election Day Over the last few election cycles, we've been voting using a paper ballot. As described by Eliz, it is not too different from answering questions on the SAT. I am interested in learning more about accessible voting from Democracy Live, the company that handles the accessibility of the ballots in Pennsylvania when I go to the NFB of PA state convention on 11 November. More Home Repairs Not that we didn't expect it, but our water heater had to be replaced. The infrequent drips became steady and then the drips became a stream. It was about 15 years old and the inspector who checked out our house before we bought it in September 2020 told us it might not have much life left. Maybe we should've kept it and created a smoker like in Escape to the Chateau. White Canes Connect Is On Apple Podcasts It is official. White Canes Connect is now a podcast. Find it on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Amazon. It will soon be on Audacy, IHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, and Youtube. You can also listen on Twitter. Follow the show @PABlindPodcast on Twitter and Instagram. Follow the iCantCU Podcast so you don't miss an episode! Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon | Google | IHeartRadio Reach Out On Social Media Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn Get In Touch If you've got questions, comments, or show ideas, I want to hear from you! Call (646) 926-6350 and leave a message. Include your name and town and let me know if it is okay to use your voice on an upcoming episode. You can also email the show at iCantCUPodcast@gmail.com

Europe Calling
The Wine and the Handshake!

Europe Calling

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021


Police are hunting thieves who stole more than 40 exclusive bottles of wine from a famous Spanish restaurant hotel including one worth an estimated £262,000. The Chateau d'Yquem 1806, bought by the owners in an auction more than 20 years ago at Christie's London, was the most valuable of the wines taken. A man in Murcia was shocked to receive his monthly telephone bill showing a total of €19,500. The bill was eventually cancelled by the telephone company after a consumer organisation got involved in the dispute. The first fine for charging tenants a rent price above the limit set out by Catalan law has been handed out in Barcelona. Esteve and two other colleagues rented an apartment in Barcelona last December, paying €1,200 per month. That is until they discovered, with the help of the Sindicat de Llogateres (Tenant Union), that the price was €250 higher than the Catalan income containment law allows. A research group from the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Centre (CBMSO) has revealed the results of a study they conducted. It was published in the specialist publication, Cell Reports. This joint study by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), has shown the therapeutic potential of a mouse parvovirus to infect and destroy human glioblastoma stem cells. Pilar Mateo, a Spanish researcher from the University of Valencia, with a PhD in Chemistry, has come up with a very effective form of prevention to control and eliminate insects – insecticidal paint! Throughout the world, mainly in tropical and equatorial regions, insect-borne diseases are a very serious problem. They cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year, and at this time, there are no effective vaccines or treatments for most of them.The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has prompted many people to be more concerned about their health and diet. 86 per cent of Spaniards have admitted to this. Spaniards are far more concerned about their diet since the pandemic began than Germans, the British, the French and other nationalities.A staggering 63 per cent of Spaniards are aiming to “eat healthier” than they did before the pandemic began. Return of the handshake. The handshake is set to return after being “banned” early on in the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus only three weeks after having bragged about shaking hands “with everyone” at a hospital.Throughout the pandemic, many people have focused on hand hygiene. For many people, it is their natural instinct to shake someone's hand when they meet. For months now people have avoided handshakes. It looks like now though the handshake is set to make its return.

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Fine Wine End-to-End w/ Don St. Pierre and Adam Lapierre MW

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 40:07


As the only fine wine end-to-end solution in the US, Vinfolio has recently launched its wine investment service, leveraging its deep expertise in the fine wine arena. Don St. Pierre, Executive Chairman, and Adam Lapierre MW, President, tell us about Vinfolio's history, how the marketplace, storage solution, and VinCellar work together, as well as get into their recent foray into wine investment. A must-listen for those intrigued with wine investment and for fine wine lovers in general. Detailed Show Notes: Don St. Pierre's background1996 - founded ASC Fine Wines w/ his father, a wine importer in China 2010 - sold ASC to Suntory, stayed with the company until 20142015 - got connected with Vinfolio and bought 33% of business with a friendAdam Lapierre's backgroundMainly on the supply side (worked at a winery in the Finger Lakes, at an importer)Became an MW in 2013 and moved to the buying side, working for Lidl, a major retailer of wineJoined Vinfolio in 2018, became President in 2020Vinfolio's historyStarted by Steve Backman, a software entrepreneur, and wine collector, in 2004 - he wanted to create a cellar management tool and marketplace to store and sell wineBuilt VinCellar - cellar management tool, started at a similar time to Cellar Tracker (Eric Levine), the difference is Steve wanted a more end-to-end solution for collectors vs. a more utility tool for Cellar TrackerBuilt VinFolio - marketplace and warehouse storage business2009 - Vinfolio went bankrupt in Global Financial Crisis, clients came in and took over the business Vinfolio is an end-to-end solution for wine collectors - buying, storing, and selling wine, focusing on the niche of fine wine coupled with technologySimilar business model to some UK businesses (e.g., Berry Bros & Rudd, Farr Vintners)Most people hear about Vinfolio through retail/e-commerce today, but that may shift as VinCellar is re-built and re-launchedVinfolio MarketplaceA fixed price auction modelUses proprietary tools that determine recommended market price for collectors to sell atStorage clients use VinCellar to put wines for sale, or others can use the full-service option w/ the cellar acquisition team (every bottle on the marketplace has been inspected with it being rare for wines to be sent back)Wine sourcingCollector Marketplace (⅓ of wine sales) - from individual collectorsProducer Marketplace (⅔ of wine sales) - from a global network of merchants (e.g., negociants), direct from producers, and US importers/distributors (~15-20% of sourcing)Try to clearly differentiate between the sourcing typesAdvantages of the Vinfolio marketplaceFor Buyers - the breadth of wine at their fingertips, more clarity around the asking price vs. other auctionsFor Sellers - realized prices often higher than live auctions (except for very rare wines)Wine StorageA vital part of the business is to create ready supply for the marketplaceIt makes VinCellar an essential part of the businessConvenience for clients to get deliveryA premium servicePricing ~$5/case/monthInventory is cataloged and received at the bottle levelClients can take delivery or sell wines at the bottle levelWine Investment ServiceIt started because Vinfolio got unsolicited inquiries around wine as an asset class for investmentRetail marketplace helps Vinfolio understand where market demand isInvestment customers are mainly new customers vs. traditional clients that are more passionate wine collectorsVinfolio investment processMin investment size = $25,000 - in order to have a diversified portfolioPurchase in original wood cases (OWC) mostlyUnderstand client's interestsFocus mainly on blue-chip / investment grade wines, the foundation of every portfolio is Bordeaux"Stock picking" - look at buying opportunities and allocate portfolio across current and mature vintagesPut wines in storage - mainly in the UK under bond (as it's easier to sell)Key benefits of Vinfolio wine investmentBuying side - acquire below market (charge landed cost (which includes shipping from the UK) + 6% commission, which is usually 10-20% below US retailer pricing)Selling side - uses fixed auction model, 12% commission for the sale (lower than standard commission rates)Storage fees consistent with w/ Vinfolio storage feesInvestors get access to special wines, similar to private clientsVinfolio has an informal list of producers with high demand, leveraging experience of the day to day businessUses Vin-dex - Vinfolio proprietary pricing algorithm - provides a daily market price for winesHas 10 years of historical auction dataWine-Searcher pricing - takes in ~5,000 web calls/dayHistoric Vinfolio sale pricesAlso a member of Liv-exThe investment service launched a couple of months ago (as of Oct 2021) - ~$0.75M assets under management vs. ~$250M total under in Vinfolio storageInvestment differentiatorsTransparency of process, particularly rationale for wine selectionsInvestment strategy - diversification with multiple cases of wineExperience in the fine wine marketBig initiatives for VinfolioVinCellar overhaul - orienting data around investment as wellE-commerce platform re-launch - transitioning to a new platform with more refined, personalized user experiencesHiring more quality people to service clientsCarrying more inventory to have more wine available

ID10T with Chris Hardwick
Dick and Angel Strawbridge

ID10T with Chris Hardwick

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 70:01


Dick and Angel Strawbridge are a charming British couple who are on one of Chris & Lydia's favorite shows, "Escape to the Chateau", which follows them on their amazing journey to restore a centuries-old French chateau and turn it into a stunning home/B&B/events location. The show is the perfect cross of DIY art and engineering! Even if you haven't seen it (and you should) it's a great conversation about embracing who you are, finding your purpose, and manifesting your creative vision. They also chat about Irish hats, using multiple disciplines in the creation process, and how to problem-solve when a task seems insurmountable. The newly-released season 7 (and all seasons) of "Escape to the Chateau" is on Peacock now!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Radio Free Nintendo
Episode 745: Chateau de WinBaque

Radio Free Nintendo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 142:40


FEATURING: (00:02:26) New Business - Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars.(00:12:49) Metroid Dread.(01:04:08) Pikmin Bloom.(01:21:48) Nintendo 64 games on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.(01:37:04) Listener Mail - Corrections from Nebraska's leading Mario Party expert.

C'est plus que de la SF
Lupin the Third Anthology - Valentin Paquot Sponso #10

C'est plus que de la SF

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 46:15


Emission sponsorisée par les éditions Kana. Découvez les origines de Lupin III, le plus célèbre gentleman cambrioleur de l'histoire du 9eme art nippon. Imaginé par Monkey Punch en 1967, le petit fils d'Arsène Lupin revient pour la première fois en manga dans Lupin The Third Anthology. Popularisé en France par Hayao Miyazaki grace a son Chateau de Cagliostro, Lupin a longtemps répondu chez nous au nom d'Edgar de la Cambriole. Le spécialiste des mangas Valentin Paquot revient avec nous sur cette sortie évènement.  Pour lire le manga : https://www.kana.fr/produit/lupin-the-third/

Parts Counter Gurus: Podcast

In Podcast 104, Jay and Keith cover the new Rocketman, William Shatner, updates on the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian's plan to

Wine Blast with Susie and Peter
Bordeaux's White Bank

Wine Blast with Susie and Peter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 49:07


Did you know Bordeaux used to be mainly white, not red wine? And that there's a universe of delicious diversity (and great value) to be discovered among the dry and sweet whites of Bordeaux (not forgetting the fizz)? This is the second part in our mini-series in association with the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) and we dive headlong into the fascinating world of white Bordeaux. We talk to the brilliant Laure de Lambert Compeyrot of Chateau Sigalas Rabaud as well as 'renegade' winemaker Olivier Cazenave of Chateau de Bel. Bordeaux expert Jane Anson also makes a cameo appearance. The episode also features the ULTIMATE breakfast cocktail (involving Sauternes and blood orange), masochism, robots, 'heavy metal' orange wine, the 2021 vintage, earthworms the size of snakes, rescuing Muscadelle, loving 'the game' and some amazing value wine tips. By way of bonus, both Susie and Peter break into what might be loosely described as 'song' at different moments.As ever, show notes for this episode are on our website.  You can catch us and say hi via Instagram or Twitter.

The Week in Art
Is Paris on the rise? Plus, Marlene Dumas at the Musée d'Orsay and Christian Boltanksi remembered

The Week in Art

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 58:24


This week, Paris's resurgence: is the French capital stealing London's thunder? As established and up and coming galleries open branches in Paris and the Fiac art fair opens there, we ask Melanie Gerlis if this is indeed a shift of power from the UK to the French capital. For this episode's Work of the Week, Donatien Grau, curator of contemporary programmes at the Musée d'Orsay discusses The Lady of Uruk, a painting from one of the two shows of the work of the South African artist Marlene Dumas that have just opened at the museum. And as the Chateau de Versailles, and the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou in Paris all pay tribute to Christian Boltanski, who died in July, Annalisa Rimmaudo, curator at the Pompidou, discusses the three displays and remembers this leading figure in French art over the past 50 years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Wines To Find
Wines To Find, Ep 93: Trader Joe's Pt 2 $10-$25 Wines

Wines To Find

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 27:49


Wines: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc and Viognier blend, an Amalpolocella Amarone & a 2012 Chateau le Grand Faurie Bordeaux This week we continue tasting wines from Trader Joe's. For part two, we focused on wines that were above $10 but under $25. We also wanted to feature wine varietals that we have had on the show from some of the most well-known and world renowned growing regions.For the value conscious wine buyer wanting to explore these wine producing regions without breaking the bank, chain retailers like Trader Joe's  can be a great resource.We taste through three wines, discuss how and why we made the selections we did and answer the question everyone wants to know: can you really get great wine from Trader Joe's?Wines To Find Podcast,  Finalist in the 12th Annual TASTE AWARDS  in  four categories. -Best Drink or Beverage Program-Best New Series-Best Single Topic Series-Best Food or Drink PodcastWe have been listed in the Top 30 wine podcasts! https://blog.feedspot.com/wine_podcasts/==============Music from https://filmmusic.io "Night In Venice" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/winestofind)

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Making Wine Investing Accessible w/ Anthony Zhang, Vinovest

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 37:04


A serial entrepreneur, Anthony Zhang, was pondering alternative investments and fell into wine.  With superior returns to the S&P 500, less volatility, and low correlation with the stock market, wine investment seemed like a perfect category to democratize with technology.  Anthony tells us why people should consider investing in wine, the Vinovest investment process, and how wine investment may impact the wine industry.  All with a mission of lowering the cost and barriers for the average consumer to invest in wine. Detailed Show Notes: Anthony's backgroundHe grew up around the world, childhood in Beijing and Hong KongWent to USC for college and founded EnvoyNow, a food delivery service for college campuses with investment from Mark Cuban and Peter ThielWas considering alternative investments and was attracted to wine over others (e.g., art, cars)Wine investing challengesHard to get access to the winesFees for auctions, shipping, and storageInvestment thesis - fine wine has outperformed the S&P 500 over the last 20 years, has half the volatility, and has a low correlation with the stock market (i.e., is a good hedge); wine also has a decreasing supply over time, which enables appreciation over timeVinovest investment processChoose how much to invest, how long to invest in (e.g., 5 vs. 20 years), and your risk appetite (e.g., blue-chip wines like 1st growths or Grand Cru Burgundy or “emerging markets” like newer winemakers, ownership changes, etc.…) => this helps determine which wines to invest inInvest in whole bottles or cases, not fractional bottles or fractions of a portfolioAcquire, store, and insure winesVinovest can help sell wines as wellFees - all-inclusive 2.85% / year asset management feeAccess/procurement of winesShipping and wine storageInsuranceAverage bottle price ~$200-600/bottleAcquire wines below retail by buying direct from negociants or wineriesCurrently managing ~$50M (as of Sept 2021)Can take physical delivery of wines - but often stored in Europe, so can arrange for batch delivery with others to reduce shipping costs (from hundreds of dollars to Vinovest's insurance company inspects and authenticates the winesVinovest only buys in-bond so can track the previous ownersKey players in the wine investment spaceMainly in Asia and EuropePrivate Banks have wine funds, UK (Vin-X, Wine-ex, Cult Wines)Vinovest differentiation - more technology-driven, collect more data and aggregate it to create automated investment strategiesTo address wine funds that fail - each investor owns their wines with an audit trail that shows the wine is theirs Wine investment impact on the wine industryWine prices may increase as more players enter the investment marketClimate change is  increasing prices through lower yieldsIt won't impact commercial wines (e.g., $10-20 bottles), but fine winesAuction houses - the modern investor isn't okay with paying 20-25% premiumsRegulationUS - wine is classified as a collectible, like art or rare coins, and is subject to capital gains tax when sold (self-reported)Int'l - some countries, like the UK, France, and parts of Asia, wine is classified as a “wasting asset” with an expiration date (often 50 years) and is capital gains tax-freeNext for Vinovest - want to continue to educate consumers on the benefits of wine investing, intends to create a low entry point to make wine investing more accessible

Old Timey Crimey
Old Timey Crimey #135: International Hauntings - ”Raining Henrys”

Old Timey Crimey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 86:07


Amber and Kristy take the ghost chat overseas, talking about haunted places in France and Norway. Locales include: Chateau de Commarque, Abbaye de Mortemer, Jardin des Tuileries, Akershus Fortress, Nidaros Cathedral, Hotel Union Oye, Frikesten Fortress, and Dalen the Fairytale Hotel.  Apologies for the echoes on the zoom call. We tried to fix it where we could.  You can find Chris at his other podcasts: Short Story, Short Podcast Dial-a-Crime Zodiac Speaking Or go read one of his fabulous zines: The Drink Tank, The Claims Department, Journey Planet. Or just go find him on twitter or instagram! Check out our sponsors: Ohio Hauntings and Legends Podcast Why Do We Say That? Podcast Best Fiends The Haunting of Redburn Manor by Eve Evans Visit/support/contact us: Patreon  Facebook  Instagram Twitter MERCH Amazon Wishlist oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com Sources:  The Travel by Elena Alston Werewoofs I love Bergen Pinterest Norwegian American Minimalist Sometimes Insider Smithsonian The Nordic Escape  Seeks Ghosts Blog Wikipedia Travel Versed  Paul McQueen on Culture Trip. Commarque. Abbaye de Mortemer. The World's Creepiest Places By Bob Curran, Ian Daniels The Fairy Mythology by Thomas Keightley Geri Walton on Geri Walton.com

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Breaking Down the 3-Tier System w/ Tom Wark, National Association of Wine Retailers

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 55:46


Instituted in a different time, post Prohibition, the 3-Tier system of alcohol distribution and sales in the US creates inefficiencies in matching inventory with demand.  Tom Wark, Executive Director of the National Association of Wine Retailers (“NAWR”), founder of Wark Communications, and writer of Fermentation -  the Daily Wine Blog educates us on the history, key issues, and challenges of navigating the 3-Tier system for wine consumers to get the wines they want.  The NAWR is on a mission to modernize the regulatory landscape for alcohol and bring choice to consumers. Listen in to Tom's decades of war stories on wine regulation! Detailed Show Notes: Tom's backgroundHe grew up in Northern California and got interested in wine at an early ageHe got a Masters in HistoryWorked in wine PR, then started his firm - Wark CommunicationsStarted Fermentation -  the Daily Wine Blog, in 2004 - wrote a lot about regulation, was pro-DTC (direct-to-consumer)Approached by the board of National Association of Wine Retailers (“NAWR”) to be Executive Director (2008)NAWRMembers all independent fine wine retailers (e.g., K&L, Zachy's, Grapes, the Wine Company)>100 members nationwideEstimate ~500 retailers actively doing e-commerce and interstate shipping~400,000 alcohol licenses nationallyWine Retail SpaceGrocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, big-box retailers - mostly focus of NAWRMulti-state retailers (e.g., Total Wine, BevMo)DTC from wineriesKey issues for fine wine retailersPrimary - want to serve customers where they areAmazon could get into the wine space w/ Whole Foods alcohol licenses and ship to anyone locally -> The only way for independent retailers to compete is to do interstate shipping16 states currently allow interstate shippingWine.com has retail licenses in many states to ship to most statesSecondary issue - procurement of inventoryRetailers must buy from in-state wholesalers who have a limited selectionRetailers desire to purchase directly from importers or wineries no matter where they are to broaden their selectionNAWR mission - to modernize the regulatory landscape for alcoholMost regulations  were written in the 1930s-1950sAlcohol is more regulated than tobaccoE.g., if a brewery wants to sell direct to consumer, it needs to sell to a wholesaler and then repurchase it to sell to the consumerFranchise laws - binds producer to a wholesaler for life, even if the wholesaler is no longer supporting the brandAdvocate litigation for change - e.g., states that allow their own retailers to ship to other states but don't allow out-of-state retailers to ship in, believes that violates the dormant commerce clause of the ConstitutionLobbying, education of retailers, cultivation of allies (very few - consumers and media; most against - distributors, non-online retailers (believe it will create more competition), wineries (indifferent), importers (were not active supporters))The 3-Tier system in the US1930's - post-prohibition (1933) - each state had to regulate alcohol, and each did it a bit differentlyTwo main concerns - prevent tied house laws and organized crimeTied house - producers controlled retailers => got bars to do sketchy things and promote high alcohol consumption3-tiers - producer, wholesaler, retailerRetailers must buy from wholesalersStopping tied house - wineries can't own retailersHistorically - lots of wholesalers competing to represent producersToday - 10,000+ wineries, fewer wholesalers -> wholesalers act as gatekeepers, not required to bring producers in and shut out small producers who aren't worth the time and effort to represent themCA producers and importers can sell direct to retailers/restaurantsWholesalers are very powerful - contribute meaningfully ($10M+/year) to state political campaigns, 10x more than wineries and retailers combinedEach state has different 3-tier regulation, creates an enormous compliance burdenIL - wineries can sell directly to retailers only if they produce

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Getting Inside Bordeaux w/ Jane Anson, janeanson.com

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 57:29


Accidentally filling the big shoes of Michael Broadbent and Steven Spurrier, Jane Anson, wine critic, author of Inside Bordeaux, founder of janeanson.com, and former Bordeaux correspondent for Decanter for nearly 20 years, is one of the world's foremost experts on the wines, history, and region of Bordeaux.  Having lived in Bordeaux since 2003, Jane shares her deep insights into how Bordeaux became as famous as it is, how the systems of La Place de Bordeaux and En Primeur work, and the complex terroir of the region.  She gives us insight into the content of janeanson.com and how it will be a unique look into Bordeaux, focus on the drinkability of the wines, and many of the unique features to be released. Detailed Show Notes: Jane's backgroundLiving in Bordeaux since 2003, she thought she'd only be there for 1-2 yearsJournalist backgroundDecanter's Bordeaux correspondent for nearly 20 years, wrote a weekly column since 2014, the sole Bordeaux wine critic since the 2016 vintageShe took a tasting aptitude class at the enology school in BordeauxShe chose Bordeaux because it's still a big city (lived in London before), 2 hours from the Spanish border, 2 hours from ParisJaneanson.comCan be accessed by inside-bordeaux.com or janeanson.comSaw a gap in the market for a website specializing in Bordeaux vs. ~4-5 for BurgundyValue propositionNo outside investment, no advertisingFocus on drinkabilityCovers all wines that sell through La Place de Bordeaux (including the ~90 wines that are not Bordeaux wines)Regular verticals, en primeur, in bottle reportsTwo weeks of trips during the yearOne week - for high-end collectorsOne week - “free” aimed at young sommeliers, people that want to work in the wine trade to showcase the dynamic side of BordeauxLaunch specialsa translation of memoirs of a WWII soldier in BordeauxVertical of tiny producer LaFleur Saint-Jean - lies in between Lafleur, Lafleur Petrus, and Petrus in Pomerol only sells direct, sells out immediately, had never done a vertical before1% for the Planet - 1% of revenue goes towards environmental charitiesBordeaux's rise and fallKey advantagesA port city, far enough inland to be a safe port12th century - duchy of the English crown, wines were sold in the London marketThe system of chateaux, merchants, negociants was built for exportTerroir is very complex (which may be why it's not talked about much), e.g., of the 61 wines in the 1855 Medoc classification, all of them are on two specific gravel terraces (#3 & 4) of the six terraces of the MedocMostly clay underneath with gravel on topLots of micro terroirsSt Emilion - has pure limestone, clay, and gravelIssues that have hurt BordeauxEvery vintage is not great, though Bordelais often say thatFrustrate people based on the prices they ask (e.g., 2009/2010 vintages - many people who bought lost money)La Place de BordeauxBusiness to business, sell to merchants that sell to consumersVirtual marketplace - enables access to 10,000 clients globallyIncludes chateaux, brokers, and negociantsSells wine into every level of the food chain - has specialists for on-trade, off-trade, hotels, corner shops, supermarkets, etc.…It doesn't build your brand but makes sure it gets everywhereGood at giving the illusion of scarcityCan use La Place for specific markets - La Place has expertise in the Asian markets (e.g., China, Vietnam, Japan)Very rare to have exclusivity for negociantsDownsides of La PlaceCreates a very competitive environment - low-end wines compete with each otherProtects Bordeaux well; merchants need to buy in bad years to get allocations in good yearsNo direct contact with consumers for wineriesLess effective for small guys that aren't established brandsNon-Bordeaux wines selling on La PlaceGone from nothing to 60 wines five years ago to 90 wines in 2021Provides access to global markets - shows wines next to the great wines of BordeauxOpus One - the 2nd non-Bordeaux wine on La Place (after Almaviva), sold wines since 2004, opened an office in BordeauxForced negociants to share client lists (created more transparency)1st Champagne just joined - Clos des Goisses (Philipponnat) - only 600 bottles of 1996 late releaseNo Burgundy producers (not enough volume, no need for it, and the rivalry between Burgundy and Bordeaux)Barriers to joining La Place - need enough volume to get everywhere, need to do your own brand-building work, and meeting customersAn increase in overseas wines has hurt smaller Bordeaux estates -> negociants have limited budgets and drop themMarketing Bordeaux - unlikely to be another 1855 like classification, St Emilion's classification every ten years is constantly litigated, some marketing organizations: Pomerol Seduction - 8-10 Pomerol estates that band togetherBordeaux Oxygen - young producers, targeting younger audiences, no longer activeEn PrimeurDue to export focus, Bordeaux always had samples shipped off overseasFrom the early 1980s, Parker injected excitement into En Primeur systemPeople used to make money, and now they are often better off waiting until wines are in bottle with certain exceptions (e.g., tiny production Pomerols)No longer has the same sense of urgencyTranche system - release a small amount of wine at one price, then release more later at higher pricesE.g., 2010 1st growths came out at €600/bottle (these people made money), final tranche at €1,200/bottle (these people lost money) -> destroyed interest in en primeur in the Chinese marketnon-Bordeaux wines price more consistently than Bordeaux winesLatour dropping out of en primeurSaid they wanted to store wines and release them when best for consumersStill sold to negociants / La PlaceDon't1980's know if this has worked better or notChateau Palmer - sells 50% en primeur, 50% ten years later

Chaotic Amateurs: A D&D Podcast
S05 EP40 - Chaotic Amateurs - Adventure and Knowledge!

Chaotic Amateurs: A D&D Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 50:04


Hungry for knowledge and adventure Mr. Ball sets off in his UFO, the Chateau in the rearview mirror. Where will he go? What will he learn? #DnD #DnD5e #TTRPG Thanks for listening, liking, subscribing, reviewing, and sharing. Keep on adventuring!Charities:Black Lives Matter Global NetworkNAACP Legal Defense Fund - Organization fighting for equality and justice for Black people by providing legal counselSponsors:Visit Grant's Tabletop or AwesomeDice.com and use code “CHAOTIC” on checkout for an exclusive 15% discount!Grant's Tabletop is the place to get your custom-made, hand-painted 3D tabletop items.AwesomeDice.com has all your dice cravings covered. You can find different materials, colors, and sets for specific games!ChaoticAmateurs.com // Instagram // Twitter // Facebook // Tumblr // Patreon

We Are More Than: The Podcast
We Are More Than: The Code

We Are More Than: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 30:58


This Week on "We Are More Than: The Podcast" KL and OJ travel to Chateau de Oral Phillip (OJ's House) to talk about the lack of moral compass amongst people...they didn't get that deep into it. This conversation just explores what growing up under different rules and codes look like to other people. Of course...it wouldn't be #WRMT if we didn't go LEFT... Ladies and Gentlemen We Are More Than: The Code --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wearemorethanpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wearemorethanpodcast/support

The Opperman Report
Timeless Arcadia. Treasure Myths and Legends Revealed.: An examination of Arcadian Treasure stories

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 60:13


A series of historical events seem to have been crafted after plot elements in Philip Sidney's book "Arcadia" that was first published in 1580. This examination may apply to the stories of Star Castle on the Isles of Scilly, the execution of Charles II, The English Civil War, Oak Island, and the Newport Tower to name a few. This book is a continuation of my last book "Oak Island and the Arcadian Mysteries." Given that each book stands on its own and may be read separately. Discussed here is a chronology of a value of the Arcadian theme and how many of the same family names and themes are repeated at Oak Island Nova Scotia, Shugborough Hall in England, and Rennes le Chateau in France.

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Burgundy in Context w/ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 54:18


As the wine reviewer for Burgundy for The Wine Advocate and a small producer of Burgundy himself, William Kelley has a deep and insightful perspective on Burgundy.  We discuss how Burgundy became “without substitute” and why “all roads lead to Burgundy,” the rapid escalation of both vineyard and wine prices, and how what was once very contracting landholdings are now consolidating again.  History, economics, geology, and terroir all come together in this episode of XChateau! Detailed Show Notes: Listen to the beginning of Episode 62 for background information on WilliamBurgundy as vignerons vs Bordelais châteauxWilliam believes this is an illusion - historically, Burgundy vineyards were owned by the nobility and the churchToday - LVMH, AXA, and rich, wealthy people own many of the domaines and vineyardsBordeaux outside the Cru Classe are much more modest in natureThe French land reforms of 1792 (during the French Revolution) broke up large tracts of land -> led to a “morcellation of parcels”Led to emphasis on each small parcel of land and its impactCreated the ability to see the human element of winemaking (two people making the wine from the same vineyard) and the human impact on terroirMetayage system - born in Beaujolais, a form of “sharecropping” where people take half the fruit in exchange for farming the land, popular in Burgundy where people own small parcels of land and often don't live thereHigh death/inheritance taxes, which are assessed based on the value of the land lead to more vineyard sales and end up with more consolidation of land holdings, particularly into businesses that don't have to pay death taxesBurgundy as the top global winegrowing regionThe wines are good/high qualityThey pair well with a lot of food and are very versatile (vs. the Medoc)Are a social signifier - wine collectors can “one-up” others by mastering the complexities of Burgundy more than Bordeaux or any other regionGrand Cru vineyards are tiny and limited - sends the prices skyrocketing (e.g., Domaine d'Auvenay Aligote now sells for $2,500 / bottle)Bordeaux mismanaged the emerging market of China with the 2010 en primeur pricing, similar to what Hennessy and Cognac did in China, destroying the marketValue of Burgundy landHigh prices partially driven by tax write-offs for any losses, owners get the wine lifestyle “for free”Believes land prices and wine prices will continue to escalateDisconnection between land and wine pricesIn the 17th century, there used to be a saying that the value of a vineyard should equal 3 years of production - this is way different todayE.g., a famous Chablis producer's Les Clos magnum sells at €80 from the domaine, but $2,000 in the US -> lots of other people making money on the wine outside of the winery“No end in sight” to price increases for Burgundy, wine is still a relatively inexpensive luxury good (vs. cars, watches, etc.…)Climate changeNot as bad as some people think, bad weather events also occurred in the 19th centuryToday there are more viticultural techniques to combat climate change (e.g., canopy management, etc..)Price increases also more than offset the volume decreasesThe Micro-negociantPurchasing fruit is expensive - ~€3-5,000 per barrel for village wines, €550-600 for Chiroubles If some negociants get the attention of investors, they can acquire land and become domainesMore expensive to produce negociant wine vs. domaine wineGrowers in Burgundy take the yield risk (the classic arrangement is negociants buy the fruit by the barrel)A seller's market - need good relationships with growers, hard for outsiders to get good fruit Negociants have the ability to make lower appellations/vineyards more popular - e.g., Arnoud Ente Meursault La Seve du Clos is a lesser site, but Ente has elevated itDomaine vs. MaisonConsumers still put a lot of stock by it, but boundaries are blurringE.g., PYCM - started as negociant, rolled in family vineyards, but don't state “Domaine” anywhere, the idea being that all wines are worthy of the brandPrice should be driven by quality, not hierarchy (e.g., some Aligote more expensive than Grand Cru Puligny)Brand expansions can't be diluted because of the vineyard hierarchy - the Grand Crus are still high quality and drive brand reputationThe Future of BurgundyViticulture - would like to see every site in Burgundy farmed like a Grand Cru.  William wants to break glass ceilings in every appellationWinemaking - people extracting less and less, flirting with natural wine movement, lighter, softer styles of red Burgundy more popular, longer elevage is getting more fashionable (and is rooted in history - used to do 2-3 years elevage because it was the only way to clarify the wine)Price escalation impacts on other wine regions - “there is no substitute (for Burgundy),” people will look further afield, but “all roads lead to Burgundy”Insular nature of Burgundy changing - the new generation of owners are from New York, Macau, Shanghai, and Hong KongAdvice to the new generation of producers - taste the great wines of the world, including older benchmark winesChanging leadership of domaines - though marketed as a good thing, there's a lot of pressure for the next generation of a famous domain, and that tends towards being more conservative and listening to consultants vs. trying something newM&A - “everyone wants to buy as much land as they can”; don't see a lot of people wanting to go global, there's still ample price escalation in Burgundy

Wine for Normal People
Ep 389: Chateau Doyac and the Diversity of Terroir in the Haut-Medoc of Bordeaux

Wine for Normal People

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 38:13


Photo: Château Doyac In our continued exploration of the Médoc (which will culminate in two free, live, online classes that I hope you'll join or watch on YouTube afterwards), on the Left Bank of Bordeaux, I spoke with Astrid de Pourtalès, co-owner of Château Doyac. This property is a Cru Bourgeois Supérieur located in the northernmost part of the Haut-Médoc appellation that is unlike what you think of when you consider this region. This show presents a high level overview of a different part of the Médoc (versus Château Meyney, where Anne Le Naour gives a very detailed view of St-Estèphe) and a nice view of what a family owned château is like in the region.   Astrid de Pourtalès owns the château with her husband Max and her daughter Clémance. She discusses her experiences in being fairly new to Bordeaux after a career in the New York theater scene (they bought Château Doyac in 1998) and the bold move that Max made to transition Doyac to an ECOCERT certified organic vineyard in 2018 and then a Demeter certified biodynamic vineyard in 2019 (this is no small feat in Bordeaux, which has an erratic climate, we don't go into extensive detail but it is an interesting contrast to the show with Sofía Araya of Veramonte in Chile who discusses biodynamics in that easier to farm area). Photo: Château Doyac Astrid tells us how they came to buy the château, the measures they took to improve it (including hiring famed consultant Eric Boissenot, who consults for the majority of the Grands Crus Classé in the Médoc), and the role her daughter, Clémance, an agronomist, will take in the future to run things for this small, high quality property that makes about 100,000 bottles/8,300 cases.   We discuss a number of high-level topics: What it is like in the very northern part of the Haut-Médoc where the effects of the Atlantic and Gironde are stronger and the soil has a big proportion of limestone (Doyac's Sauvignon Blanc is on my list to try – apparently it is reminiscent of Chablis - not a typo she says it's like a minerally Chardonnay!). Map: Vacances-Location.net We talk about the reasons Max pursued the organic and biodynamic paths for Château Doyac and the results: better, easier to work soils, and much improved vines and wines that demonstrate elegance, acidity, and pure fruit character (right now the mix is Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon but in the future about 20% will be Cabernet Franc, with 70% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc is their most recent planting -- it does well on the limestone clay soils here).   Astrid discusses their second wine, Espirit de Doyac and their newest wines in Le Pelican line.                                 Astrid tells us why Doyac uses amphora (you can listen to this podcast to really learn about that topic) and what the benefits of that is versus oak.   We wrap up with a discussion of the Cru Bourgeois and talk about the bright future for Château Doyac. Photo from Les Grappes: Astrid and Max de Pourtalès _____________________________________________________ Astrid mentions a few chateaux in the conversation. Here are links that will be helpful if you missed anything in the conversation: Chateau de Malleret, Haut-Medoc, France – the chateau Max's father in law owned (Holy COW this is a huge château and gorgeous!)   Chateau Ferrière in Margaux (very pricey wines, BTW) where a group meets to discuss and mix teas for  biodynamics   We also talk about the Saint-Émilion Classification issues (Article) and the Cru Bourgeois.   ____________________________________________________________ Thanks for our sponsors this week: Wine Access: Access to the best wines for the best prices! For 15% off your next order, go to www.wineaccess.com/normal     To become a member of Patreon go to www.patreon.com/winefornormalpeople     To register for an AWESOME, LIVE WFNP class with Elizabeth go to: www.winefornormalpeople.com/classes  

Join Us in France Travel Podcast
A Visit to the Chateau de Chantilly, Episode 351

Join Us in France Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 79:27


On this episode of the podcast, Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin talk about their visit to the Chateau de Chantilly. You can visit the chateau of Chantilly on a day trip from Paris by train and have a great time in the countryside! The Chateau de Chantilly has a long history, an amazing art collection, beautiful stables and horses, and it's a favorite for weddings and events. Click play to see why you might want to go yourself! If you're ready to venture out of Paris and learn about French history, this episode is for you! A Few Gotchas About the Chateau de Chantilly When you are looking for a ticket to Chantilly, go the "Grandes Lignes" machines. Because the train that goes to Chantilly goes all the way to Amiens, it's not a regional train but a train that changes regions. Don't get on the city bus that says "Chateau de Chantilly" because it will take you a long way around. There is a tourist bus that picks up visitors, but we're not sure what the schedule is. It's only about a mile on flat terrain to walk to the chateau, it's probably best to hoof it. Renting a bicycle would be a great way to visit. You can arrange that here or here. There are probably more, these are a couple of the first results on Google. There are horse shows, but it looks like the shows are only in the evening. This is a great place to bring a picnic and there is a bathroom in the horse museum. Full show notes for this episode are here: https://joinusinfrance.com/352 Patreon | Boutique | Newletter | Booking