App Smart Extra: Another Round of Wine Apps - By Bob Tedeschi
August 22, 2011 ~ Thursday’s App Smart column covered the apps that wine lovers should use when they buy a new bottle or dust one off from their wine cellars. But mobile apps can benefit oenophiles in other ways too. Wine Events ($4 on iOS and Android) is a bit pricey, but the service is useful. It is produced by the publishers of LocalWineEvents.com, which manages a big database of events like tastings (for wine, spirits and beer) and festivals.
Podcast: Eric Orange - By Gina Ghioldi
July 18, 2011 ~ Podcast: Eric Orange Eric V. Orange and his well-known wine & food site LocalWineEvents. Eric found his brass ring — or shall we say, glass, when he started LocalWineEvents.com, which is worldwide site with over 300,000 events posted and nearly a million page views a month! Eric is set to discuss the web sites and stats, launching an internet info/web business, the wine business in general, his past wine experience working at a vineyard, and his worldwide event site, the largest collection of wine and food events all in one place! The site also receives over a million page views a month.
Pairing wine and web sets table for Valley Forge-based site's growth - By Sue Spolan
February 08, 2011 ~ It's happy hour somewhere, and LocalWineEvents.com wants to help you get your prosecco on. The Valley Forge-based service offers free wine event listings in 500 cities around the world, including the greater Philadelphia area. Eric Orange, LocalWineEvents.com CEO, used to sell wine for Paterno Imports. He was living in Denver, Colorado, where he presented the Paterno product line to restaurants, retailers and ski resorts. Setting up tastings and dinners was part of the marketing plan, but getting the word out was the big challenge. After commiserating with fellow wine merchants about a dinner where only six people showed up, Orange realized two things: one, that he was not alone in needing a powerful wine promotional tool, and two, that the world wide web was the perfect way to connect wine enthusiasts with wine sellers. Today, The Juice, LocalWineEvents.com's twice-a-week newsletter, goes out to 136,000 subscribers worldwide. The service has just launched location-based mobile apps for iPhone and Android, and a mobile friendly site for other smartphone users. LocalWineEvent's Facebook page boasts 30,000 fans. The LocalWineEvents.com listings provide details on event theme, date, time and location, and include a fairly large radius. For example, Philadelphia oenophiles get event information for New York City and Wilmington in addition to home town happenings. While listing and searching are free, and the privately held LocalWineEvents.com relies on multiple revenue streams, from fees for featured listings to banner ads. "In my view, I have created the perfect Internet business model," Orange says, citing a cycle of consumer generated input and constant updates generating perpetual return traffic.
How to drink better wine in 2011 - By Kendra Anderson
January 04, 2011 ~ .... Taste to win: Part of being able to drink more great wine is about having the ability to taste one. But developing a trusty palate takes work. Make it easier on your tastebuds (and your wallet) by planning to attend at least one wine tasting a month in 2011. There is absolutely no reason you can't do this -- you can literally find a free wine tasting just about every single weeknight somewhere in Denver. Just Google "free wine tasting Denver" and take your pick. Want something a bit more organized (and are willing to cough up some cash for a more in-depth experience)? LocalWineEvents.com will get you hooked up. ....