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Vine2Wine: Bordeaux vintage 2016 – Time to “lift the lid”

By | April 9th, 2017|Grape Moments, Marketing & Media, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine|

In a famous and celebrated top wine region such as Bordeaux, almost every change in the weather, property sale or first insect arrival of the year is reported with zeal. Many leading wine sales companies and media have their “on the ground” newshound sharing news, rumours and perceptions about almost everything. But then there was

#Vine2Wine – Good wine is made in the vineyard!

By | March 12th, 2017|Learning, Organic Viticulture, Vine2Wine, Wine making|

Producing good fruit precedes making good wine I was reading a blog article recently where the author had interviewed a number of seasoned winemakers about what they predicted was coming next in the Australian wine production business. As I read the article, a common theme was emerging. A theme that had me worried

“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

#WineTips36 – Micro-Climate

By | January 15th, 2017|#WineTips, Learning, Organic Viticulture, Wine making|

Micro-climate is the local atmospheric or weather conditions that exist in and around a particular block of vines or other geographic area. Micro-climates can vary even within a few tens of meters. In a vineyard, conditions in the middle of even a single vineyard block depend on different vegetation bordering the block, water drainage conditions

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

Paradise Rescued wins 2016 Stevie Award

By | October 23rd, 2016|Learning, Marketing & Media|

Press & Media Release: Paradise Rescued wins 2016 Stevie Award Paradise Rescued has been awarded a Silver Stevie International Business Award for its Small Budget Marketing Campaign launch of B1ockOne Bordeaux Cabernet Franc into the USA. Paradise Rescued Founder Director David Stannard proudly accepted the Stevie Award at a Gala dinner ceremony at the Cavalieri Waldorf