Wine Moments – Jargon Pinot Noir

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Every business, organization, and industry has its own unique language – its own jargon - comfortable to all who know it.  Whether highly technical or not, those who work in it speak a language that would receive puzzling looks on Main Street. 

Jargon Pinot Noir V.2008 is a full-bodied red wine that speaks in all the right ways.  It has a soft mouth feel that says "I'm smooth," and a peppery finish that says "I'm spicy." Those hints of vanilla and cherry say "I'm complicated, too."  A great wine served with grilled chicken, pizza, even chili.

Cut through the wine jargon, and just drink good wine!

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Rik and Melissa Obiso, co-owners of Attimo Winery, a new winery located in the New River Valley of Virginia, write a weekly wine recommendation for Handshake 2.0. Attimo Winery plans to open to the public as early as 2012.  Attimo Winery (formely Eclipse Winery) was featured in  Couple hope grapes will yield dream business and Wine business budding in Montgomery County in The Roanoke Times.  You're invited to read all the recommendations, more about Attimo Winery on Handshake 2.0, and to follow Attimo Winery on Twitter @attimowinery.

Attimo Winery, a Virginia winery, is a client of Handshake Media, Incorporated, the parent company of Handshake 2.0.

Wine Moments – Old School Lane Cabernet Sauvignon

Virginia winery and Virginia wines in Christiansburg, Virginia

Wine moments with Attimo Winery

"Old school." The phrase is commonly used to describe an older but better way of doing things, even business.  "Old school" business practices conjure up memories of small town businesses that made home deliveries and knew customers by name.

The Old School Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 is a smooth, deep red wine with abundant cherry flavors.  We found this red improved its flavor when chilled – a rare quality for Cabernet Sauvignon.  Serve this wine with pork or duck the next time old friends are gathered together. 

Remember good times and make new memories with Old School Lane.

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All are invited to join the Attimo Winery Planting Party, April 17-18, 2010.

Rik and Melissa Obiso, co-owners of Attimo Winery, a new winery located in the New River Valley of Virginia, write a weekly wine recommendation for Handshake 2.0. Attimo Winery plans to open to the public as early as 2012.  Attimo Winery (formely Eclipse Winery) was featured in  Couple hope grapes will yield dream business and Wine business budding in Montgomery County in The Roanoke Times.  You're invited to read all the recommendations, more about Attimo Winery on Handshake 2.0, and to follow Attimo Winery on Twitter @attimowinery.

Attimo Winery, a Virginia winery, is a client of Handshake Media, Incorporated, the parent company of Handshake 2.0.

Today’s Eclipse – Villa Appalaccia’s Aglianico

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It may be the world's oldest cliché, but patience really is a virtue, especially in the workplace.  Being an effective manager requires patience.

The Villa Appalaccia's Aglianico 2007 is a concentrated red wine with chocolate and plum undertones.  This Italian grape requires extraordinary patience, as the vines are stubborn to grow and the fruit is slow to ripen – often ripening long past the end of the normal harvest season.  Luckily, it requires little to no patience to enjoy this Virginia vintage!

Patience with people or patience with grapes – there is little difference.

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Guest columnists Rik and Melissa Obiso, co-owners of Eclipse Winery, LLC, a new winery located in the New River Valley of Virginia, write Today's Eclipse, a weekly wine recommendation for Handshake 2.0.  Eclipse Winery, LLC plans to open to the public as early as 2012.  Eclipse Winery was featured in  Couple hope grapes will yield dream business and Wine business budding in Montgomery County in The Roanoke Times.  You're invited to read all the Today's Eclipse recommendations, more about Eclipse Winery, and about Rik Obiso on Handshake 2.0.  You can follow Eclipse Winery on Twitter @eclipsewinery.

Today’s Eclipse – Nine Vine’s Rosé

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Eclipse Winery, LLC, is located in the New River Valley of Virginia


Good Customer service will keep loyal consumers happy, but great Customer service – service that goes above and beyond to an unexpected level – will win over new clients and consumers.  That unexpected element may be all it takes to set two competing businesses apart.


The Nine Vines Rosé, 2007 brings that unexpected element to what can sometimes become hum-drum – a blush wine.  This GrenacheShiraz blend, with robust raspberry and cherry flavors, is unique enough to set itself apart from the everyday rosé. 


With Nine Vines Wines – expect the unexpected. 


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Guest columnists Rik and Melissa Obiso, co-owners of Eclipse Winery, LLC, a new winery located in the New River Valley of Virginia, write Today’s Eclipse, a weekly wine recommendation for Handshake 2.0.  Eclipse Winery, LLC plans to open to the public as early as 2012.  Eclipse Winery was featured in  Couple hope grapes will yield dream business and Wine business budding in Montgomery County in The Roanoke Times.  You’re invited to read all the Today’s Eclipse recommendations, more about Eclipse Winery, and about Rik Obiso on Handshake 2.0.  You can follow Eclipse Winery on Twitter @eclipsewinery.


Today’s Eclipse – Trou de Bonde Roux

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Eclipse Winery, LLC, is located in the New River Valley of Virginia

A "roux" is literally an equal blending of two or more things.  In business we call it a merger.  A successful merger is supposed to result in a company that is far better than any one of its original components.   

The Trou de Bonde Roux, 2006 is a blended red wine in the French style.  This delightful wine is surprisingly plush, with bright berry and warm vanilla flavors.  The blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Tempranillo is well done, with no single grape taking the stage.

Acquire a great merger – Roux!

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Guest columnists Rik and Melissa Obiso, co-owners of Eclipse Winery, LLC, a new winery located in the New River Valley of Virginia, write Today's Eclipse, a weekly wine recommendation for Handshake 2.0.  Eclipse Winery, LLC plans to open to the public as early as 2012.  Eclipse Winery was featured in  Couple hope grapes will yield dream business and Wine business budding in Montgomery County in The Roanoke Times.  You're invited to read all the Today's Eclipse recommendations, more about Eclipse Winery, and about Rik Obiso on Handshake 2.0.  You can follow Eclipse Winery on Twitter @eclipsewinery.

Today’s Eclipse – Braxton Hall Cabernet Sauvignon

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Eclipse Winery, LLC, is located in the New River Valley of VirginiaFew in the business world do not understand the laws of supply and demand.  This complex relationship holds true for agrarian products, such as grapes, as well.  Growing conditions can cause a significant decrease in the quantity of a particular grape, thereby increasing the demand.

The Braxton Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 is exemplary of this business law.  A late spring frost in 2008 resulted in a small of harvest of prime Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the Santa Rosa, California region.  The resulting wine is highly coveted for its earthy feel and berry flavor, and yet hard to come by. 

When supplies are low, and demand is high – take advantage!

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Guest columnists Rik and Melissa Obiso, co-owners of Eclipse Winery, LLC, a new winery located in the New River Valley of Virginia, write Today's Eclipse, a weekly wine recommendation for Handshake 2.0.  Eclipse Winery, LLC plans to open to the public as early as 2012.  Eclipse Winery was featured in  Couple hope grapes will yield dream business and Wine business budding in Montgomery County in The Roanoke Times.  You're invited to read all the Today's Eclipse recommendations, more about Eclipse Winery, and about Rik Obiso on Handshake 2.0.  You can follow Eclipse Winery on Twitter @eclipsewinery.

Today’s Eclipse – Provam Vinho Verde

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Eclipse Winery, LLC, is located in the New River Valley of VirginiaMany companies look for and hire summer interns.  The influx of youth, energy and exuberance in the summer season can bring an eagerness to try fresh ideas.

The Provam Vineyards Vinho Verde, 2008 is a style of white wine made from green grapes in an effort to capture the taste of the young fruit.  This style of Portuguese wine, with its slight sparkle and distinct freshness, has definite fruity and floral aromas reminiscent of a fresh garden. 

Youth may indeed be wasted on the young, but the exuberance of the Vinho Verde need not be wasted.

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Guest columnists Rik and Melissa Obiso, co-owners of Eclipse Winery, LLC, a new winery located in the New River Valley of Virginia, write Today's Eclipse, a weekly wine recommendation for Handshake 2.0.  Eclipse Winery, LLC plans to open to the public as early as 2012.  Eclipse Winery was featured in  Couple hope grapes will yield dream business and Wine business budding in Montgomery County in The Roanoke Times.  You're invited to read all the Today's Eclipse recommendations, more about Eclipse Winery, and about Rik Obiso on Handshake 2.0.  You can follow Eclipse Winery on Twitter @eclipsewinery.

Today’s Eclipse – Silver Pony Syrah

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Eclipse Winery, LLC, is located in the New River Valley of Virginia

A person labeled a one-trick pony won't get too far in the business world.  Gone are the days where employees had a single role to play.  Employers are looking for people with many facets and talents – everyone needs to be able to multi-task.

The Silver Pony 2007 California Syrah is certainly that multi-faceted wine.  This ultra-dry red has a depth that allows it to pair well with a variety of foods. It is both bright with berry flavors and briny with distinct olive flavors.

Drinking versatile wines leaves the one-trick pony at the circus.

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Guest columnists Rik and Melissa Obiso, co-owners of Eclipse Winery, LLC, a new winery located in the New River Valley of Virginia, write Today's Eclipse, a weekly wine recommendation for Handshake 2.0.  Eclipse Winery, LLC plans to open to the public as early as 2012.  Eclipse Winery was featured in  Couple hope grapes will yield dream business and Wine business budding in Montgomery County in The Roanoke Times.  You're invited to read all the Today's Eclipse recommendations, more about Eclipse Winery, and about Rik Obiso on Handshake 2.0.  You can follow Eclipse Winery on Twitter @eclipsewinery.

Today’s Eclipse – Casillero del Diablo Carmenere, 2008

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Eclipse Winery, LLC, is located in the New River Valley of Virginia

"Better the devil you know, than the devil you don't…" This proverb is of Irish origin, but is often used in a business setting regarding another entity – boss, subcontractor, etc.

Casillero del Diablo literally means Cellar of the Devil.  The 2008 Carmenere– a deep, richly oaked red - is one of Chile's finest wines, rated 89 by Wine Spectator.  It is smooth and warming on the palate, much like the devil you know… Only, it's a grape you don't.

At work: Stick with the devil you know.  In wine: Give this little devil a try!

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Guest columnists Rik and Melissa Obiso, co-owners of Eclipse Winery, LLC, a new winery located in the New River Valley of Virginia, write Today's Eclipse, a weekly wine recommendation for Handshake 2.0.  Eclipse Winery, LLC plans to open to the public as early as 2012.  The Eclipse Winery story, Couple hope grapes will yield dream business was featured in The Roanoke Times.  You're invited to read all the Today's Eclipse recommendations, more about Eclipse Winery, and about Rik Obiso on Handshake 2.0.  You can follow Eclipse Winery on Twitter @eclipsewinery.

Today’s Eclipse – La Milagrosa’s Milcampos

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Eclipse Winery, LLC, is located in the New River Valley of Virginia

The truth of 2009 is that many businesses are failing and falling.  The crumbling lending industry is eliminating businesses that are not strong enough to stand on their own financially.  Strong businesses are even re-evaluating their structures and spending habits.

The La Milagrosa's Milcampos Tempranillo, 2006 is truly a stand-alone wine.  Its robust flavors and silky floral undertones give this wine structure.  It is rare to find a wine that can be enjoyed alone or with food equally.

May sipping La Milagrosa's Milcampos Tempranillo help you find the strength and structure to stand alone and make it through these tough times.

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Guest columnists Rik and Melissa Obiso, co-owners of Eclipse Winery, LLC, a new winery located in the New River Valley of Virginia, write Today's Eclipse, a weekly wine recommendation for Handshake 2.0.  Eclipse Winery, LLC plans to open to the public as early as 2012.  The Eclipse Winery story, Couple hope grapes will yield dream business was featured in The Roanoke Times.  You're invited to read all the Today's Eclipse recommendations, more about Eclipse Winery, and about Rik Obiso on Handshake 2.0.  You can follow Eclipse Winery on Twitter @eclipsewinery.