By Quini Team June 4, 2016 Comments Off
Quini SWIRL May 2016

Quini has landed in the UK! In early May, we announced a marketing and reseller partnership with Media Motives, parent company of ukvine magazine and ukvine.com. Check it out and add your English wine reviews on your Quini app – or Ukvine.com – to share your opinion.

As Quini continues to accelerate, we want to share a hint into a great part of what makes our brand and business so compelling. And it’s not luck. We’re in an enviable place in many ways including having access to the world class talent and vision of our founders. Bruce and Tina Alcock have built Global Mechanic into a world recognized name in digital media and production, with Bruce’s life works for the past 25 years about to put Vancouver on the world map at Annecy in France this month. Read Vancouver to Conquer Annecy, published on La Source. Congratulations Bruce and Tina.

Over the next few weeks, expect a number of exciting announcements from Quini. If you are in the full service restaurant or retail wine business, you will definitely want to stay tuned.

Until next month, thank you for your loyalty and support. We are looking forward to a massive summer of wine!

Cheers!

KEEPING IT REAL – THE STORY OF NATURAL WINES

Have you opted into a more health conscious lifestyle? Looking for wine selections that will meet the requirements of your health goals? Natural wines may provide you with a good option.

Paris-based wine educator and Quini fan Tanisha Townsend explores the natural wine alternative, in her latest article.

Read it here.

THE 5 REAL REASONS YOU’RE LOSING RESTAURANT STAFF

Originally not our headline, but one to pay attention to by any full service restaurant operator.

The piece was posted on Toast’s blog and lays out the issues and opportunities clearly and succinctly. If you are in the restaurant business, heed Reason #4 discussed in the article. And QUINI SOMM is why we care and how you can leverage the opportunity.

NEW YORK WINE PART 3 – LAKE ERIE AND NIAGARA

The third installment of our wine region series on the state of New York has us visiting the region of Lake Erie and Niagara. With history dating back to the ice ages and and the development of the composition of soil, this region is sure to enlighten the geological wine lover.

Read the full article here.

HIRING & TRAINING TOP CHALLENGE  IN RESTAURANTS

46% of restaurateurs view Hiring & Training Staff as their biggest challenge, according to Toast Inc.’s Restaurant Technology in 2015 Report. Are you or anyone you know in the full service restaurant business? Here is the latest technology to help you simplify, automate and increase the effectiveness of your wine program.

By Vincent Clarke May 13, 2016 Comments Off
New York Wine Regions

Located in the single largest wine grape-growing region east of the Rocky Mountains, Lake Erie Wine Country extends for an approximate 50 miles starting at Silver Creek, in Chautauqua County, New York to the Erie County town of Harborcreek. That small expanse is home to more than 25 wineries, both commercial and estate, with vineyards growing a variety of American and French vinifera varieties. A large concentration of concord is used in the production of wines, as well as commercial and artisan juices, jams, and jellies.
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By Vincent Clarke March 9, 2016 Comments Off
Hudson Valley Wine

Some of the oldest vineyards in America can be found in New York’s Hudson Valley.  It is believed that the French Huguenots were responsible for planting the first grapevines in the Ulster County town of New Paltz in 1677, significantly before county lines and barriers in that part of the state had even been established.
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