Wineries need ambassadors. They need them because in the world of wine the role of the wine sales rep has changed so much, partially because of Covid-19, causing many to be furloughed, but really because so often they are so overloaded and time-famished: many worthy wines are rarely presented to…


What’s Up Doc???……Events will be like what after Corona…The states “opening up map” during Corona….Grocery shoppers have concerns…Forget DUI, the new term is DWW (drinking while working)….ZOOM may be your next ad outlet….ZOOM fatigue is hitting us all…How to work better remotely…Two thirds of workers are now working from homeCable…


I don’t see the events, conference, or trade show industries being the same for a very long time. As a consistent attendee and participant at lots of events, for many years, and as someone who has produced large and small public and private events from as few as four people…


The news of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death this morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas has started to sink in. And, having lived through something similar in sports myself, after a few hours of reading the news accounts, I couldn’t help but think back to a dreaded fall Sunday and…


Amazon is clearly dominating the hardware world. And, Microsoft and Google know it. That’s why Microsoft is developing Skype for the Amazon Echo and why Google is making it easy for Amazon’s Alexa to access your Gmail.

In the case of Google, it’s on Home devices can’t access your corporate…


It invariably happens. You are about to do something with software or a SaaS based service that you’ve never done before and you need help. You don’t need the IT department or the IT Person to help you, as you’re smart enough to know how to read instructions.

You surf…


It’s been a few years since Paso Robles had a Hospice du Rhone, the wine event that helped really define the region as a Rhone grape mecca in the USA. But “Hopsice” is more than just an event. It really is the result of pioneering efforts by the Haas family…


SWITCH Changes Its Name to DIALPAD. Talk About A Broadbandit

Craig Walker may quickly be finding his face on someone’s “Most Wanted List.” Given his most recent move at his GV (Google Ventures) and A16Z backed startup, he’ll possibly be thought of as the this Internet era’s Willie Sutton, Clyde…


Living in Los Angeles means home delivery is a staple for me. I use or have used a combination of Amazon Fresh, Amazon Prime Now, Google Express, FedEx, UPS, the USPS, UberEats, DoorDash, Caviar, GrubHub, Postmates, and of course, direct from the pizzeria, pasta shop, and other restaurants.

But home…


Confessions of wine, tech, travel communications junkie

Well now, after all this time, you would think I’m written out..or some may say, written off. I started writing about wine online in 1985. …

Andy Abramson

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