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Wine info products, winemaker honoured, wine classes
June 14, 2012

July Newsletter from Vinodiversity

Products Available from Vinodiversity

My Vinodiversity site makes me a little pocket money as I use it to sell some hard goods, namely Wine Maps of California, France, Italy and Iberian Peninsula, De Long's Wine Grape Variety Table and Vinodiversity Book. Thank you to all of my readers who have supported my efforts over the past few years. If you wish to see details of these products or even orders some please see
From 18 June until early July 2012 I will be unable to mail out the products, above If you wish to order any of these please do so by Sunday 17 June. Last mailing will be on the Morning of Monday 18 June. Orders taken after that date will be mailed on 2 or 3 July.
I am currently out of stock of the Index books for De Long's Wine Grape Table. Therefore I can supply the Standard Table, but not the deluxe edition which contains the index book. I hope to have Index books by the start of July.

Of course you can still get the Kindle editions of Vinodiversity the Book, and Effective Tweeting for Wineries. They can be read on Kindle readers, and on PC or Mac Computers as well as iPads and iPhones etc using the Kindle app.

My New Wine Education Directory

I have a new project starting up on Vinodiversity called the Wine Education Directory. The idea is to give the providers of wine course, including formal training courses and wine appreciation classes a forum to advertise their courses. The project is still in it's infancy and needs lot's more listings. If you run a course and would like to reach more students please visit for more details.
Only a few course are listed so far, but the description of Clare Burder's Humble Tumbler course starting next month in Melbourne makes my mouth water.

Wineries and the Web

I have always felt that many wineries are selling themselves short with their websites and social media. Earlier this year I wrote a guide for wine markers called Effective Tweeting for Wineries The guide is in ebook form, you can read it on your PC, Mac, Laptop, iPad phone, Ipad etc. It will cost you the price of a glass of wine in a wine bar, but I hope the effects will last longer.
I also intend to do some more work developing the ideas I have put forward in the article How to build a wine website, and to encourage wineries to use other social media to connect with their customers.

Recognition of an Innovative Winemaker

In the recent Queens Birthday Honours list Wendy Lawson of Catherine Vale Winery in the Hunter Valley was awarded an OAM for her service to the community of the Hunter Valley region through a range of roles with environmental and tourism organisations and viticulture. Catherine Vale produces wine from Barbera and Dolcetto and more recently Arneis. The winery also uses Verdelho to produce a Madeira style fortified wine. A good opportunity to try these wines is coming up on Sunday 1 July when an afternoon of Jazz is planned at the vineyard. Or the cellar door is open on weekends. See

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Many of the pages on Vinodiversity have a comments function, powered by Facebook but you don't need a Facebook account to post a message. I love to hear that at least one person is actually reading what I write.

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