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“Its Not About the Dirt”: The Value of Failing….

By | March 4th, 2017|Its Not About the Dirt, Learning & Leadership, Mission Vision Passion, Sustainability|

In my recently released book "It's Not About the Dirt", I have opened in a strong manner. Not controversially, but reasonably full on. Chapter One is entitled "Success is Built on Failures". No matter how well we plan or implement a project, challenges and failures occur. It's how we respond to those events that will determine our

Proud to be Bordeaux Cabernet Franc

By | February 12th, 2017|#CabernetDay, Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Its Not About the Dirt, Marketing & Media, Sustainability|

There are only a handful of 100% varietal Bordeaux Cabernet Franc producers. And Paradise Rescued is proud to be one of them. And despite our very strategic Vision focussed approach to our wine business, becoming a leading promoter for the amazing wine varietal Cabernet Franc wasn’t in that picture. Where it all began -

“Its Not About the Dirt”: From a Thought to a Clear Picture

By | February 5th, 2017|Its Not About the Dirt, Learning, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion|

This week I released my new (second) book entitled “It’s Not About the Dirt”. In the book, the Paradise Rescued continues but with a difference. This time the book – one of the few leadership / business / entrepreneurial books to be written in Australia - has a slightly different focus. Yes, the Paradise Rescued

Cardan Bordeaux – it all starts in the vineyard

By | January 26th, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Organic Viticulture, Wine making|

“Aaah Monsieur Stannard bonjour” beamed a Councillor as I entered into the Secretary of the Mayor’s office – the seat of power in our small commune of Cardan, Bordeaux. I certainly appreciate being treated as an equal local member of the community. It feels special and not something I guess that every other business locally

New Year – Resolutions, Revolutions or Evolutions?

By | January 1st, 2017|Learning & Leadership, Mission Vision Passion|

Happy New Year 2017 from our team at Paradise Rescued Happy New Year. I would like to open this first 2017 Day 1 blog by wishing all our customers, fans and readers every best wish for a happy, healthy and successful 2017. So what’s your plan for this year? Did you have a plan

Christmas thanks

By | December 25th, 2016|Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion, Sustainability|

A selection of the Paradise Rescued achievements in 2016 Unreal – this is already the final weekly blog of 2016! Hard to believe? Yes, me too! That’s now six and a half years of continual story writing in and around our small Bordeaux based micro brand wine business – from a simplistic dream

Chill Australia! No hot red wine thank you!

By | December 18th, 2016|#WineTips, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media|

#B1ockOne Bordeaux Cabernet Franc. Paradise in a glass. There are only seven more sleeps until Christmas Day and I am just taking a quick look at my smartphone weather outlook across Australia. Most places look like having a nice day with temperatures in the high twenties – Celsius that is. In the Northern

David Stannard Paradise Rescued – the Stevie Award interview

By | November 20th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media|

Just 4 weeks ago, Paradise Rescued was awarded the 2016 Silver Stevie International Business Award for Best Small Budget Marketing Campaign of the Year. In our blog post this week we talk to Founder Director David Stannard about what this Stevie Award means for his niche micro brand. Paradise Rescued Founder Director David Stannard

The Chronicles of Cabernet Franc #CabFrancDay

By | November 13th, 2016|Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media|

Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux - one of the leading producer regions For this week’s #blog, we have invited Lori Budd, Founder Owner of Dracaena Wines in Paso Robles California and passionate CabFranc producer and promoter to talk on behalf of Cabernet Franc who has an important birthday event coming up - #CabFrancDay. Here’s Lori

#Vine2Wine: Bordeaux Vintage 2016 – our early view

By | November 5th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

It may just be me but it seems that the Bordeaux wine media has been remarkably quiet on the prospective Bordeaux Vintage 2016 vintage. Maybe this is just a calmer reaction following a generally successful and much publicised 2015 vintage, which followed several less good overall vintages. Or perhaps after such a good hot summer, a