The EU economy is seriously in trouble. I know, shocking isn’t it?! In the Spanish and Portuguese wine sector, wineries are closing their doors and banks are sitting on properties t. It’s a mess. And sadly, this is not going to get any better any time soon, but there are wineries out there who are trying to make the best of it.
And how does one make the best of it? Social media may be able to help some of you, though I am not sure it can do much for the majority of you. I know there are a lot of wineries looking at social media as some kind of silver bullet to change their fortunes overnight. Unfortunately, social media is just one tool in a well stocked tool box, one among many that can help you.
Why am I blathering on about this? Well, we at Catavino know a lot about the internet, we know a lot about Twitter, Facebook, Social Tasting Notes sites, and other electronic ‘tools’. We teach seminars, we organize events, and we do some web development and consulting. We do all these things in a very open and collaborative way. During the past 5 years, we’ve learned a lot about how to do this well, and what we need to improve.
So today, we’ve decided to implement: Name Your Price Services. Yes, it does mean what it sounds like, you need a service, contact us and name your price. If your project and price are fair, and within reason, you have a service provider!
Here is how it works. Decide what you need help with, or what you want advice on, or maybe what you need developed. Then decide on how much money you have to spend right now. We are open to discounted pricing, but keep in mind that we do need to feed ourselves as well. Then send us an email at: email@example.com with all the details. We’ll then review it, and if it sounds reasonable, we’ll set up a conference call with you to see how we can make it happen.
The absolute truth is we’re very busy now, but we want to see more wineries and wine professionals get online. Whatever we can do to make it a reality, we will! So please give us a ring, or send us an email, and we’ll get you started on the web today!
Ryan and Gabriella Opaz