“The Pulse” is a series of tactical reports analyzing the immediate impact of current technologies and Internet trends and developments that impact the wine industry. These are written from a winery or consumer-centric perspective and only occur if the company has released a press announcement or by request from wineries, companies, or consumers.

November 11, 2014

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

On Saturday we all became aware of the social media shot heard around across America. In a nutshell some cowardly “large scale producer” (why, we’ll never know) complained about a few wineries (and breweries) for RT’ing tweets about the Sacramento Grape Escape event that included the retail sponsor (SaveMart). The complaint was tied to antiquated [...]

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May 25, 2012

Vivino – One App to Rule Them All...

It’s been a long time since we’ve done a Pulse report (probably because so few... more

January 31, 2011

Wine Spectator Vintage Chart...

Download the entire pulse report » Analysis Summary: Positive 2010 saw the release of a... more

May 6, 2010

Vinopedia, A New Wine Search Engine, Emerges ...

Download the entire pulse report » Analysis Summary: Neutral to Positive Instant, accurate information is... more

March 18, 2010

Submerce launches CellarPass, an Open Table l...

Download the entire pulse report » Analysis Summary: Poor to Neutral As more and more... more

December 16, 2009

VinoVisit Launches Website and Widget...

Download the entire pulse report » Analysis Summary: Positive As tasting rooms boast an incredible... more

November 18, 2009

Wine on the iPhone – What’s the best app?...

Download the entire report » There are dozens of wine related applications (apps) now available... more

September 16, 2009

Natalie MacLean's Expertise Shine in Foo...

Download the entire pulse report » Analysis Summary Neutral to Positive Natalie MacLean is a... more

September 16, 2009

Snooth Releases Wine & Food Pairing Widge...

Download the entire pulse report » Analysis Summary Neutral to Positive As with similar services,... more

June 10, 2009

Snooth Launches iPhone Application...

Download the entire pulse report » Analysis Summary Neutral While a mobile platform will be... more

June 4, 2009

Vinfolio Launches the Vinfolio Marketplace...

Download the entire pulse report » Analysis Summary Positive In early July 2009, Vinfolio will... more

March 23, 2009

Hello Vino, LLC announces mobile service at B...

Download the entire pulse report » Analysis Summary Neutral to Positive Hello Vino is a... more