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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

Paradise Rescued Q&A: USA Sales Launch

By | September 11th, 2016|Bordeaux Wine, Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments, Marketing & Media|

David Stannard, Founder Director Paradise Rescued talks about the launch of B1ockOne Cabernet Franc in the USA. Last week Paradise Rescued announced that it was open for sales in the USA. In this week’s blog, we interview Founder Director David Stannard about the Paradise Rescued USA project and his thoughts on what is

B1ockOne Bordeaux Cabernet Franc USA release

By | September 4th, 2016|Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media|

Paradise Rescued B1ockOne Cabernet Franc Bottle & DropStop We are proud to announce that Paradise Rescued B1ockOne Bordeaux varietal Cabernet Franc is now available for sale in the USA through ShopRiteWines.com in Chester New Jersey, with first shipping available from 1st October. This is a big moment for our small niche Bordeaux brand that has gone

Vine2Wine – Magic Merlot Miracle

By | July 21st, 2013|Sustainability, Vine2Wine|

Last week we brought you the update on Cloud9 Cabernet Franc. This week we will look at Merlot! The Hourcat Centre story is a modern Magical Merlot Miracle! It is less than two years ago that we were lucky enough to be able to purchase the Hourcat Centre block comprising a 1/10th hectare block of

WineTips #20 – Biodynamic

By | July 6th, 2013|#WineTips|

WineTips #20 - Biodynamic The philosophy of biodynamic farming was developed by Rudolph Steiner in the early 1920s.  Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming that emphasizes the holistic development and interrelationships of the soil, plants and animals as a self-sustaining system. The Biodynamic approach  also embraces the interrelationship between lunar and

A Bordeaux Glass: well more than half full!

By | June 29th, 2013|Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Sustainability, Vine2Wine|

Cloud9 revisits his origins...in the CabFranc vineyard Hourcat Sud. You have heard us talk several times previously about the need for a vision and the critical role it plays in any organisation and its future. When well communicated, deployed and maintained it is the beacon which draws an organisation forward towards the successful

Attitude is the Difference Maker!

By | June 22nd, 2013|Cabernet Franc, Learning, Marketing & Media, Sustainability|

John C Maxwell - The Difference Maker Since the next three weeks are shaping up to be a series of Vine2Wine reports from Cardan, Bordeaux for our fans, and seeing as I am travelling for 29 hours before I arrive there, it seems reasonable to talk this week on personal development and leadership.

Bags bulging for Bordeaux!

By | June 16th, 2013|Cabernet Franc|

View from the Hourcat Sud vineyard towards the 12th Century Cardan church It’s an amazing time to get back to Cardan, as we approach the longest day of the year. Long warm days, short nights and masses of time to make things happen! In short, we can’t wait to be back in Bordeaux.

Vine2Wine – Fast forward to summer!

By | June 9th, 2013|Cabernet Franc, Vine2Wine|

It’s always great to be back writing a Vine2Wine blog post again and sharing the news from Cardan with you. When we last wrote some lines from the vineyard, we were all excited with the prospect of what spring was about to deliver! Well let’s fast forward….                   The Cabernet Franc vines in Hourcat

Grape Moments: Paradise Rescued, brand or sales?

By | May 12th, 2013|Cabernet Franc, Marketing & Media, Sustainability|

Paradise Rescued Cloud9 Cabernet Franc As we continue to work with many different experts in wine and viticulture worldwide, I was challenged by a blog (and follow up tweet!) written by Monika Elling, CEO of leading New York based Wine and Spirits marketing and communications company Foundations Marketing Worldwide effectively asking her audience