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Episode 25: All About WineFuture 2021

Four crises happening at once – pandemic, economic recession, climate crisis and systemic inequalities – the largest (and perhaps best) online conference we’ll probably see this year addresses all four: WineFuture 2021. On today’s episode, Mike and Emma are joined by our esteemed guests, Pancho Campo and David Furer, the ringleaders of this auspicious conference,…

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Episode 24: International Wines in the U.S.A.

For a change of pace on today’s episode, Mike and Emma talk amongst themselves weighing in on what it takes for International Wines to have a presence here in the U.S. Their combined multi-years of experience is well worth a listen. Be sure to pay attention! Transcript on International Wines in the U.S.A. Michael Wangbickler:…

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Episode 23: Podcast about Podcasts

According to multiple sources, there are over 1.5 million podcasts and 34 million episodes as of October 2020. 50% of all U.S. homes are podcast fans, 49% of podcast listening is done at home, and 22% of listening is done in the car. 45% of monthly podcast listeners have household income over $75,000. All the…

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Episode 22: Sexual Harassment in the Wine Biz

You may have read (or heard of) the explosive report by The New York Times that reveals an ongoing culture of sexual abuse and harassment in one of the upper levels of the gourmet food world, the master sommeliers. Certified master sommeliers are an elite circle, considering that only 155 people have earned the title…

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Episode 21: Web Savvy in the Wine Biz

2020 has taught us many things. One of the biggest lessons learned is just how important it is to be Web Savvy in the Wine Industry. To that end, today Emma and Mike speak with George Christie, founder of the Wine Industry Network and purveyor of arguably the most read newsletter in the wine business,…

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Episode 20: Crisis Communications in the Wine Biz

Crisis communications is something that we rarely think about until we actually need it. If 2020 has proven anything, it’s that a crisis can and will happen any time. Some examples may include, oh, I don’t know, Covid, or fires, or an injury in the winery, or a tank spill, or something along those lines….

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Episode 14: Leadership and Mentorship in the Wine Biz

Welcome back Hit the Bottle listeners. I am your host, Michael Wangbickler. They say, “You should never meet your heroes.” The people that you admire may disappoint you by not living up to your expectations when you encounter them in real life. The internet is full of horror stories about people meeting their celebrity idols…

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Episode 13: Public Relations vs. Marketing

Welcome back to Hit the Bottle, I’m your host, Michael Wangbickler. I’ve been managing public relations programs for more than 25 years. During that time, the means of communication may have evolved, but the basic principles remain the same. PR is necessary to communicating your message and story to media, trade, partners, employees, and stakeholders….

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