01 Wine Leverage Napa Telephone Marketing Focusing On Wineries With Marked Points Of Difference – John Martini
John Martini, Founder and CEO, Wine Leverage, works with wineries to develop a product offering and story line, creating a four to six page sales pitch. He has established specific timing parameters for each campaign. They do very little discounting other than working with a winery’s historical issues or “legacy” customers. Wine Leverage has grown to 22 people working with 58 super/ultra/luxury wine brands from Washington State to Southern California.
02 Biodynamic Estate-Grown Cabernet Sauvignon at Hawk & Horse Vineyards – Tracey and Mitch Hawkins
Tracey Hawkins, Executive Winemaker and Partner, along with Mitch Hawkins, Vineyard Manager and Partner, manage Hawk and Horse Vineyards and ranch in Lower Lake California, Red Hills AVA, Lake County where the grapes are California Certified Organic since 2004 and Demeter certified Biodynamic since 2008. They specialize in estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and the production of a dessert port-style Latigo made from Cabernet.
03 American Photographer Captures “Scenes From Provence” Documenting Life in the South of France – Gail Skoff
Gail Skoff is a native Californian who has been photographing since her teens. In 1981 she began to travel extensively through the French wine country with her husband, wine importer Kermit Lynch. Her unique access into the wine culture allowed her to document winemakers? lives and the traditional way wine was produced from an intimate viewpoint. Her photographs appear regularly in Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant’s monthly newsletter. Her current project is Scenes from Provence, which reflects her life and experiences from living in the South of France. She joined us from her home outside of the village of Le Beausset in Provence.
04 International Photographer Gail Skoff Explores French Life and Culture Through Camera Lens – Gail Skoff
Gail Skoff’s early work included images from Bali, the American Southwest and Hawaii. These were black and white photographs which were hand-colored with oil paints. This mix of photography and painting was a technique she used for almost 30 years. She has created several handmade artists books in small editions, and has collaborated on wine and cook books with well known food writers such as Alice Waters, Paul Bertolli and Richard Olney. Skoff received an MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute in 1979 and was the recipient of an NEA grant in 1976. Her work is included in many collections both nationally and internationally, including The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute. She continues to teach and splits her time between homes in Berkeley, California and Le Beausset in Provence, France.
Wine Leverage Napa Telephone Marketing Focusing On Wineries With Marked Points Of Difference - John Martini