Your Opinion Matters!
Have you ever wanted to be a wine critic? Or fancied the idea of posting your own wine reviews for the whole world to see? Or, maybe you just want to read truly unbiased opinions (as opposed to those of the owner or winemaker) before you plop down your hard-earned cash for a bottle of vino. Well now you can. We've just launched a very cool new feature on the Dry Creek Vineyard web site and online store that puts writing wine reviews in the hands of those who matter most--our customers! Much like the customer review technology used on sites like Amazon, TripAdvisor or Zappos, our new system allows people to rate our wines themselves and write real life commentary about their experiences.
When my IT gal first proposed the idea, I must admit to being just a little bit hesitant. It reminded me of a popularity contest in grade school that I lost. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized what a great tool this could be for people. And, NO ONE is doing it! Besides, what have we got to lose? We have such absolute faith in the quality of our wines, why should we be afraid to put ourselves out there for public scrutiny?
It's been live for just under a week. And the reviews so far, have been nothing short of remarkable. Most have come from our wine club members, but others are starting to pour in too. I'm sure one of these days some prankster will write something that will make me shudder. (This wine went particularly well with the lamb innards and bat excrement my wife prepared for me on our 25th anniversary.) OR, it might even make me blush. (No I don't want to know the intimate details of how our wines have enhanced someone's love life.) But that's ok. Everyone is entitled to their opinion that's the whole idea.
So, if you have a minute, click on the link and check it out. Better yet, leave a review. Just try to keep it G rated so I don't have to do any splaining to the kids tonight.
This is a blog about what it's really like to be in the wine industry...so sit back, take a sip and enjoy!
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