I’m Yelping now. It wasn’t my idea. It was yet another link sent to me by a reader to “increase exposure”. I’ve become the “Drudge Report on Wine” per another reader that thinks that readers that send me links are a good thing. (Thoughts? More links?)
This past Sunday local winery Dragonfly asked me for help finding a new name for their wine – as “Dragonfly” was under copyright protection with biggie Napa winery Nickel & Nickel.
The catch: Keeping the art intact on the label. Specifically: the bug.
They also offered a bottle of wine to whoever came up with the name they chose!
I announced it on my Facebook page, to Eve’s Wine 101 group on Facebook, here in a blog post and asked readers to e-mail me at home, via Facebook or comment on my blog.
I then proceeded to inundate Steve Lemley, Dragonfly co-owner with Nate Hasper, all of the names readers were sending me.
They threw in the towel about 6 hours later: They were going to take all of the suggestions and make a decision. They basically made my readers cease and desist! I wasn’t ready to get off the bar stool myself, but, I had no choice. I’m just the passionate conduit; they’re the the electrical source.
So here is the big news if you didn’t turn your head to the left to read it on the new label above:
Which is just another name for the Dragonfly butterfly…that is thankfully not protected by copyright by any other winery.
And in regards to the “Name that Winery” winner?
From Steve Lemley, “I did get a message from a facebook group member for Pulchella very early in the process. His name is Christopher Lamendola and he is also an offical wine club member for Pulchella winery. We can announce him the winner and that he will be receiving a free bottle in the mail.”
Eve, We have met and have taken all the ideas into consideration. We have agreed on an approach and name. Could you please let everyone know that we have decided on a name and we will publish the results to you, face book members and club members probably next week. (maybe by Thursday so you can publish it Friday if you would like.) We need to secure the DBA before we announce the new name. Thanks sooooo much with all the help.
As we respect their request, its not news we were expecting. This means we are going to have to come up with a new name for Dragonfly Winery and relaunch the label. We are going to keep the logo and layout of the label exactly the same but we are going to have to replace the name with something else.
As you know, it took years for us to come up with a name so it won’t be an easy task seeing we are passionate about the name and brand. Any ideas on a name that works with our logo and label? Let us know, we are open to suggestions. Maybe your readers have some ideas???
That’s the latest. I wish it was good news.
Cheers, Steve Lemley
Both Whole Foods Market and Bristol Farms Market will be attending and pairing foods and wines. In fact, we will have several tables in the area traditionally reserved for the restaurants, where some have asked to be able also to pair wines at their tables. Naturally, we agreed. We love the idea — in fact, we hope that people who attend the Wine Classic will discover new wine varietals that they can purchase from our participating wineries and enjoy with their favorite foods.
Many participating wineries will be offering specially discounted prices to people who attend the Wine Classic and order wines from them at the event.
Why not attend the Wine Classic for a terrific evening of hundreds of wines to sample, foods from many local restaurants and caterers, live music, a silent auction…and discover what you have been missing while you support a very worthy charitable event — College of the Canyon’s instrumental music program.
For more information, please see the website: http://www.scvwineclassic.org/.
On a recent visit to a restaurant, oh lets just say for argument’s sake, in Tucson Arizona, we asked for the “big wine glasses please” that we were assured they owned. We were told something along the lines of, “They’re in the dishwasher.”
When we saw other guests just arriving, also with their own wines in tow, we tried again, wanting to have the hot, wet glasses fogging up our wines first.
But now they were said to be, complete with what appeared to us as unapologetic glee, “Being used at another table.”
When the other table got OUR glasses, at that point, we just wanted to get our bottles opened to dash into whatever receptacle we could find. (I was grateful not to be wearing pumps.)
We grumbled until we started, gee, you might have guessed it, drinking. Eating helped too. Suffice to say if you want a really nice glass either drink out of your own at home, steal from your neighboring table or go to a wine-friendlier restaurant.
No, I’m not telling you where we were. But feel free to reply to this post as to where we should eat…errr I mean drink…next.