Home Industry News Releases Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines Announces Launch of SkysideIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessMoët Hennessy Estates & Wines Announces Launch of SkysideBy Press Release – July 16, 2019 1488 0 ReddIt TAGSAnne DempseyConsumerMoët Hennessy Estates & Wines Email Facebook AdvertisementAnne Dempsey Appointed as WinemakerMoët Hennessy Estates & Wines is pleased to announce the launch of Skyside and Anne Dempsey as Winemaker. Born within Newton Vineyard in 2007 as Red Label and known today as Skyside, these wines have evolved as a result of consumer trends and feature a unique expertise for identifying the best terroir and highest quality grapes. In time for summer, Skyside’s three delightful wines, Chardonnay, Red Blend and Cabernet Sauvignon are all priced under $25.Skyside Chardonnay 2017 (SRP: $19.99) a refreshing fruit-forward blend of nectarine and stone fruit with vibrant aromas of peach, bright citrus and honeysuckle.Skyside Red Blend 2017 (SRP: $19.99) a unique blend of Merlot, Petite Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine expresses delightful aromas of cranberry and plum fruits, warm baking spices, violets and chocolate.Skyside Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (SRP: $22.99) shows aromas of violets, blueberry and plum fruits, spices, coffee and chocolate.Skyside’s logo displays an eagle flying over vineyards which ties to the brand’s motto, “roots to grow, wings to fly.” Artfully crafted by Winemaker Anne Dempsey, Skyside strives to combine the Californian legacy of the brand with an inspirational sense of freedom while delivering top quality wines at a great value. With the 2017 vintage and transition from Newton Vineyard, Skyside has expanded its boundaries to source the finest grapes from five counties that make up the North Coast appellation including Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake, Solano and Napa.“Skyside has naturally evolved into a standalone brand that will offer wine enthusiasts quality California wines at an affordable price,” says Winemaker Anne Dempsey. “Skyside brand ethos is to use grapes grown at sustainable vineyards, sourcing in California broader appellations. It’s an incredible opportunity to be part of this brand evolution, supporting growth and innovation for years to come.”Anne Dempsey’s passion for wine stems from a family tradition started in the 1920s, when her grandfather migrated from Tuscany to the U.S. to start his own wine business. Anne holds a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis. Following her studies, she held positions at leading wine producing regions including Marlborough, New Zealand and Franschhoeck Valley in South Africa. Her passion for wine grew based off these experiences and led her to return to the U.S. where she refined her knowledge of the iconic California wine region. She has held roles as Assistant Winemaker at Clos Pegase in Napa Valley and ten years as the Enologist and then later Winemaker at Gundlach Bundschu in Sonoma. When not working in the vineyards, Anne pursued her a Masters in Business & Administration at Sonoma State University.Skyside’s Chardonnay, Red Blend and Cabernet Sauvignon will be available in 750mL bottles nationwide at leading retailers and Clos19.com as of July 1, 2019.About SkysideSkyside is the newest brand in the Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines portfolio that has naturally evolved from Newton Vineyard to become a standalone brand. Rooted in over 40 years of winemaking experience at Newton, Skyside and Winemaker Anne Dempsey have a unique expertise for identifying the best terroir and highest quality grapes. Skyside strives to combine the Californian legacy of the brand with an inspirational sense of freedom while delivering top quality wines at an affordable price point.Advertisement Share Previous articleMLB All-Star Derek Lowe Reclaims Second Korbel Win and $25,000 in TahoeNext articleCognac Takes on Tales of the Cocktail 2019 Press Release Pinterest Linkedin Twitter
By E. Hartman Reckord, JIS PRO RelatedRadio Stations to be established in Five Primary and Junior High Schools RelatedRadio Stations to be established in Five Primary and Junior High Schools Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Primary and junior high school students from five pilot schools, are to be trained to operate school radio stations, which will be established for the creation and dissemination of media content. The initiative is part of the Media Literacy Project of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ), which is now in its third phase. Executive Director of the BCJ, Cordel Green, made the disclosure at a recent meeting held at the National Heroes Circle offices of the Ministry of Education to update officials from the Ministry of the achievements under the project. It was also intended to inform them of work to be undertaken in phase III from June 2012 to September 2013. Mr. Green informed that 150 grades seven to nine students will be trained in media operations as a practical component under the project. They will be selected from five schools where low power radio stations will be established. The schools are: Balcombe Drive Primary and Junior High, Calabar Primary and Junior High School in St. Andrew; Granville Primary and Junior High and Flankers Primary and Junior High in St. James and Central Branch All-Age, Kingston. “We are going to establish five radio stations in the selected schools and expand it to include Internet radio,” he informed. “We developed a kind of mentorship programme for the establishment of the school radio station because we want to twin them with existing stations and we are also collaborating with an entity abroad, which is likely to become (a) partner, which is already experimenting with Internet radio stations in Jamaica and that will help us to spread that out very rapidly,” he added. It is projected that at the end of this phase, the Ministry of Education will begin full roll-out of the media literacy curriculum in primary and secondary schools and teachers’ colleges. “When the programme is fully rolled out in schools, children are expected to increase their use of electronic media for learning and self development; be more aware that some content can be harmful; learn how to recognise inappropriate media content; and be equipped to make informed decisions and respond to risky content in the media,” he said. The Media Literacy Project, which targets grades one to nine students, was launched in 2007 with support of the Ministry of Education, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE). The curriculum is being delivered in the schools by 30 trainee teachers, who were trained in phase II and assessed on their practicum and final project. Giving an overview of the first phase of the project from 2008 to 2010, Mr. Green said that a package of four lessons on videos, each designed for delivery within a 20-minute class, was developed for grades four to six, which was the original focus of the project. He said the videos and other teaching manuals were then tested by the JBTE in 10 primary schools and select teacher training colleges across the island. Based on the feedback, grades one to three were included. Also, attending the meeting at the Ministry were: Assistant Executive Director, BCJ, Karlene Salmon-Johnson; Advisor to the Minister of Education, Craig Perue, Chief Education Officer, Clement Radcliffe, Information and PR Officer, BCJ, Nicole Morrison; Systems Administrator, BCJ, Jelani Crawford, National Literacy Coordinator, Dr. Andre Hill, and Education Officer – Media Services Unit, Allison Hall. Radio Stations to be established in Five Primary and Junior High Schools EducationJune 21, 2012 RelatedRadio Stations to be established in Five Primary and Junior High Schools
The child started to cry, and Tambunga locked himself inside his room. The child did not require medical attention. The sister-in-law said she and her husband went out to the front porch. When Tambunga was arrested and inside the back of the patrol car, he became verbally abusive toward the deputies, Mackinnon said. He then began hyperventilating, spitting, coughing and foaming at the mouth. Nicholas Tambunga, of Fort Myers, was arrested on two counts of battery on an officer, firefighter or EMT and one count of cruelty toward a child without great harm. While Nicholas was going to his room down the hallway, her son … was walking down the hallway at the same time, Mackinnon reported. (The woman) stated she heard Nicholas yelling at (the child) to get into the living room. (The child s mother) stated she came around the corner to get (the child) when she observed Nicholas shove (the child), forcing him into a wall. According to deputy Ryan Mackinnon, deputies were called to the Prospect Avenue residence by Tambunga, who was reportedly intoxicated and arguing with his brother and sister-in-law. His sister-in-law ordered Tambunga to his room because he was drunk, but Tambunga dialed 911. EMSwas called, and while en route to the hospital, Tambunga reportedly kicked a firefighter and blew snot and spit at an EMT. FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 21-year-old Fort Myers man was arrested by Lee County (Fla.) Sheriff s deputies Sunday after he reportedly assaulted a 5-year-old and a paramedic. He is being held on $21,500 bond at the Lee County Jail. After a time, Tambunga reportedly calmed down and apologized for his behavior.
156 Views one comment Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Dominica begins annual abolition of slavery celebration by: Dominica Vibes News – July 22, 2015 Dominica’s annual celebration in observance of the abolition of slavery has begun.Emancipation 2015 commenced with a media launch at the Old Mill Cultural Centre in Canefield on Wednesday 22 July 2015 and an Art Exhibition featuring the work of Dominican artistes.Acting Chief Cultural Officer, Jacinta David said Emancipation is a celebration of freedom, the struggles of our ancestors, maroons and others to abolish slavery. “It is an occasion to pay tribute to those who gave up their lives in that struggle and to those who died during the Atlantic crossing and as a result of inhumane conditions and brutality of slavery. It is an occasion to celebrate who we are as a people and a time to reflect on our freedom,” Ms David said.She indicated that this year’s theme ‘Breaking The Chains Of Mental Slavery’ affords us an opportunity to explore the detrimental effects of slavery on our people, the manner in which they socialize, the treatment of the environment and cultural values.“Have you ever wondered why lighter skin blacks are treated differently than darker skin blacks? Why many blacks still feel ashamed of their color and basically do everything to make themselves look dissimilar to the way they were born, like bleaching their skins, have plastic surgery on their faces or straightening their hair? Why we still see black as inferior and white as superior. Why as a child we preferred white dolls over black dolls. Why it that a large proportion of black males feel that it is okay to have children with multiple women. Why is it that many of our young women are single parent, how about the strong woman syndrome,” Ms David posited.According to Ms David, it is time for our people to break the chains of slavery as it was abolished over one hundred and eighty years ago in 1834.“We are all created in the image and likeness of God. As Bob Marley said “emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds” and so Emancipation this year will focus on breaking those chains by creating awareness. Break those chains of mental slavery beginning today,” she urged.Among the activities to commemorate Emancipation 2015 are a Film & Rap Session on 30 July, Emancipation Walk and Concert on 31 July, Golden Drum Awards ceremony on 1 August and the Nature Island Literary Festival on 6 -9 August.– / 7
Share RelatedSilver Tarpon Band Finally Gets on the FieldBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band gave its first performance of the 2015 marching season last Friday night at Tarpon Stadium. The band took the field for the first time this year at halftime of the football team’s 31-19 win over the…September 4, 2015In “News”Saxophones, Clarinets and Flutes!By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS When anyone who has ever watched a marching band in action is asked to think of a marching band instrument, it’s probably going to be a brass or percussion piece. As the self-professed “Old Snare Drummer from Iowa” I myself, am naturally biased…August 8, 2015In “News”Summer Band Camp starts June 25By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s official – the 2017-2018 school year is over and the countdown to next year has begun. A number of things, however, are scheduled to start up long before the first day of classes, and one item that shows up on the calendar…June 1, 2018In “News” By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSIt takes more than a few directors to run a high school marching band, at least in Port Isabel. Every year the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band elects a number of officers, including a president and vice-president, a librarian and even a spirit leader.The directors, starting with the head director of bands in the Port Isabel school system, Scott Hartsfield, are in charge, of course. But the band officers, elected by and from the band membership, are essential to the smooth operation and success of the band.In part, band officers serve as liaisons between their fellow bandsmen and the directors. For one sort of problem or another it’s often easier to start with a friend or classmate who is a band officer than it is to go straight to one of the directors.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.
For the Hub City TimesNEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – Derek Kraus made a thrilling three-wide pass for the lead, then pulled away to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener at New Smyrna Speedway on Feb. 11.Kraus was running third in the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, with 41 laps remaining, when he took advantage of the two leaders coming in contact while battling side-by-side. He darted to the inside to take the lead.Kraus said he anticipated the pair would touch. When they did, he made his move.“They drifted up in (turns) 3 and 4,” he said. “I saw an opening and I took it.”The 17-year-old from Stratford faced a big challenge, starting 16th after qualifying was rained out on Feb. 10 and the grid was set per the rule book. He and his BMR NAPA team had an extra day to think about their strategy, with the 175-lap race being postponed a day due to the weather.“We made a lot of adjustments after practice and that helped,” Kraus said. “We had a really good car all night. We had to save our tires and I feel like that’s what helped win the race. That helped us out there in the end.”He made a pit stop during the first of two scheduled breaks, then remained on track during the second one. After seizing the lead, he pulled away from the field and then held on after another restart with 10 laps remaining.“It was a big win for me,” Kraus said. “It’s a great way to start off the season.”The victory by Kraus marked his sixth career NASCAR K&N Pro Series win, but his first in a K&N East event. In two previous series starts at New Smyrna, Kraus finished third in 2017 and fourth in 2018.The race will be televised on NBCSN on Feb. 13.The next event on the K&N Pro Series East schedule will be at Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway on April 6.
richard macmanus Listened to the latestGillmor Gang Show, with Jonathan Schwartz as guest. Sun’s Schwartz is one very smartcookie and a very effective speaker. The following quote in particular stood out forme:“We [Sun] want a world where there are tons and tons of interesting, interactive iPodequivalents – where people are doing interesting things with their devices attached to anetwork. Why? Because that creates more demand for network services, where we[Sun] can actually come in and do a good job at monetizing it with more scalablehardware, more affordable storage or better infrastructure software.” [at about 46 minmark]He goes on to talk about “lots of added value” on the network, citingtelecommunications carriers / network operators who give away mobile phones in order tosell services. He used the phrase “cost compression” several times near the end toemphasize that businesses (like Sun and Microsoft) need to find new business models onthe network.A lot of what Schwartz said (especially that last point) complementsthe ideas that came out of myinterview with Tim O’Reilly. Web services business models is a fascinating subject,but rather than focusing on the bigco’s I prefer to look at how the little companies arecreating new opportunities in this Web 2.0 world. Companies like Bloglines, Flickr, Feedburner, TheRobot Co-op.And by the way (as Jonathan might say), an eBook Reader is one device beggingto be attached to the network. One problem is that there’s noiPod-equivalent for eBook Readers. There are many reasons for that, which I won’t gointo right now. My point for this post is that there are many potentialbusiness opportunities for new companies to create network services around eBooks, shouldthe right platform ever be put in place (in the same sense that the iPod is a platform formusic services). 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#E-Books#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts
HomeDigital MarketingFlok wants to bring chatbots to the small business masses Posted on 27th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Flok wants to bring chatbots to the small business massesYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Small business mobile marketing platform flok is seeking to bring chatbots to the mass of local business owners. Today, the company launched chatbot integration with its consumer app, enabling enrolled local businesses to answer common customer questions and provide information via an automated assistant.The company refers to the new chatbot functionality as an “AI marketing assistant.” It can interact with consumers and answer a range of questions, which may be different depending on the individual business and business category. A salon bot would potentially have different things to say than a restaurant or sporting goods store bot.After joining an individual business’ loyalty club, users can initiate a chat with that business. Above and below are screens from dummy accounts, reflecting the flow and user experience. In the above example, customers are prompted with questions that the bot can readily answer.The company has tried to make set-up and implementation simple, given that this is directed toward local businesses and not developers. Bot chat content is substantially drawn from the provided data when a business owner joins flok. As mentioned, however, chatbot content varies somewhat by category and can be further enhanced or customized by individual businesses.If a consumer asks a question that stumps the bot, the business owner or marketing representative will receive a ping on her smartphone and can respond manually in real time to the customer through the flok app.In a survey released two weeks ago, flok found that messaging and use of SMS by local businesses for customer communication was well established behavior: “4 out of 5 Baby Boomers & Gen-X business owners are already messaging with customers about business-related topics.” And more than 90 percent of local business survey respondents said these tools were useful for customer service.Facebook has been promoting bots and chat as a broad platform for commerce and customer communication. Right now flok bots are only available through the flok app. Later in the year, however, flok plans to enable small business bots for Facebook Messenger and other social messaging apps.From our sponsors: Flok wants to bring chatbots to the small business masses
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