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more about “Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post) …“, posted with vodpod

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Maybe it’s me, but there’s something special about, um, the Special of the Day.  Ok, maybe that’s redundant, but listening to the waiter offer his practiced listing of foods, flavors and preparation always makes my mouth water, even if I don’t order the Special.  But there’s something else;  it is the Chef’s pick of what’s best today, what’s fresh, something new, fun and different from what’s on the menu all the time.  And it is only for today.  So the expiration underscores the ephemeral nature of the moment:  today’s lunch.

Over the past week I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a 12Seconds.TV video of the daily lunch specials at New York City’s Roger Smith Hotel.  As I watch at 9 am PST, delicious preparations inspire me to look forward to my own Napa lunch, fantasizing about pan seared lamb chops with carrots, chanterelles and figs.  So I started responding with a video reply recommending a wine pairing.  It is actually great fun.  They post today’s special and I find a wine I’d order with it.  I’m in Napa, California.  They are in New York City.  But we’re bridging the gap with our passion for food and wine, sharing along the way and I hope, adding value to people’s daily food experiences.  We’re focusing on the senses, the visual, and your imagination, using a couple social media tools to connect us all.  To what end?  I hope to heighten the experiences we have together in person, over a shared meal.  And maybe world peace too.loresmerlotwglasstilt2

Today I recommended our 2005 Bin 36 Merlot (Hahn Estates in partnership with Brian Duncan of Bin 36, Chicago)  with their pan seared lamb chop. You’ve got to watch the 12 Second video to enjoy it.  Then there’s a video reply just beneath offering a wine pairing.  Not much detail in the 12 seconds, but you know you have time for it.  I always have time for my 12Seconds friends.  It is one of my favorite ways to connect.

I’ve said it before, but am astounded the way technology really does build relationships and bring people together.  It’s not the cold, impersonal tool once dreaded.  Web 2.0 and beyond, with user generated content and participation is able to bridge the gaps of time and space that went neglected before.

I’m meeting a friend for lunch and will relish the specials and our hour of conversation and just taking a moment to breathe.

Now I can’t wait for lunch.

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A Kiss on 12seconds.tv

I’ll “study” this deal more closely over the next week or so and report back to you…but 12Seconds is a share site where you can post 12 sec. video pieces to share…duh. But it is so supremely easy, fast and may I say a FABULOUS addition to Social Media. More Soon!

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California Wine: 30 Seconds of Wine 2.0 Live from New York City

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Wine 2.0 featuring Gary Vaynerchuk at Webster Hall in the Village marked the East Coast’s debut of the convergence of Wine & technology. What a fortuitous blend. Techno-philes’ brilliance met the savvy social skills of the wine set and discoveries abounded.

The fabulous old theatre hall hosted 40+ HD screens featuring wine video content from previous Wine 2.0 events, Hahn Estates Winery (that’s us!) & others. Sponsors also hosted wine related web sites including the Twitter Taste Live…an online texting community. You have to see it to believe it. It is very cool.

Here’s what it looked like:

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If you’re a winery or have anything to do with selling wine, you had better know about the web. And I mean more than just e-mail. Because right now, there are hoards of tech-savvy 20 & 30 somethings who LOVE wine almost as much as they love technology.

So if you’re not optimizing, twittering & friend-ing people on LinkedIn, FaceBook or Wine 2.0, AND following TTL (aka Twitter Taste Live …for wine & tech geeks alike), you may as well be…under a rock. But I suppose if you’re reading this, you’ve been acquainted with the Social Media platform. It is here to stay in a BIG way.

Find out more NOW.

View my page on Twitter Taste Live

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Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington talks about truth, the news and politics.
And web 2.0, internet conversations, community and participation!
More coming soon.


So Ms. Huffington believes in unplugging to connect and recharge…yes!
Yoga, hike, sleep, meditate…and might I add…open a bottle of wine with your friends!

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The world and the future is in the promise of our creative efforts, dedication to hard work and passion for what we do.  Obviously, but the reminder can re-invigorate and rejuvinate the business psyche as much or better than a massage.  So went Gary Veynerchuk’s message yesterday at Web 2.0…the WIne Guy from Wine Library TV found a convergence of passions that works for him…I mean REALLY works.  He said he grossed “$50 million last year…” but essentially it means nothing if you don’t love what you do.

That’s why we’re here at Web 2.0. Integrated into our DNA is an understanding that the e-movement is changing not just the way we do business, marketing & advertising; but it also is changing the way we live. Social Media, the internet & technology is in the throws of changing everything in every person’s life from social connection, communication & interaction to the way we move, work ,shop, vacation, learn, play & engage in the world around us. Words fall short on how integrated & how thoroughly our world is being impacted. Maybe this is already obvious to the majority…, but the intellectual understanding vs. the understanding embedded in the fabric of who we are and how we operate are 2 very different things. It could mean the difference between success & failure.

Share some wine with a friend & talk about it.  Ask quesions…the world is getting smaller, moving faster &  e-volving now.  You gotta be ready.   RE-position yourselves, engage & hang on…it will be a hell of a ride.

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