I often see the puzzled looks when I talk about how wine tastings are used to create team bonding, and I understand that this can seem like a bold idea.
Bold ideas are a good thing!
Every season is a good time to use team building events to strengthen company culture and team bonds. But if you asked your employees to pick the best time to have a team building event, in most cases summer time would be the winning answer. Summer’s warm, sunny weather puts everyone in a cheerful mood, making it a great time to create connections and bring your teams together. Read more ›
When corporations started coming around to the idea of teamwork, they realized something was needed to start building a sense of camaraderie within their companies. This is how team-building events gained popularity. Now, companies of all sizes understand the importance of team-building events for their overall success. However, for your team-building event to be the most effective, it needs to be memorable! You need a corporate event that your employees will be excited about. When considering corporate event ideas, think about these tips to make your event a success:Read more ›
37% higher retention rate when customers are referred by other customers.
200% increase spending by customers acquired through referrals
These are pretty remarkable statistics. Why would you not want to use your existing clients as a referral source?
A referral program based on word-of-mouth and can carry a lot of weight in a person’s decision making.
People like to do business with those they like and trust, that is a known fact. When your clients have a positive experience, they like to share the experience with those they know. That is the strength of word of mouth. Keep those people talking about you with a program that will guarantee to keep up the chatter. Reward them for spreading the good word about your business.
Q – What kind of party doesn’t require wine?
A – It was a trick question; EVERY party needs wine; otherwise, it isn’t much of a party, at least in our books!
The real question is which wine do you serve at which event? Is it okay to serve champagne at backyard BBQ? What will people think if I serve up Malbec at a wedding? Is boxed wine too tacky for Christmas? We already know that wine needs to be matched with the right food to accentuate the strengths of both. Same goes for pairing wine with events. You want them to compliment each other just right. Here is something to get you started:
We’ve all heard it before. We all love to mention it as we enjoy a glass of wine at dinner and at parties. The idea has been stated and passed around so often, that it has become embedded into our culture as a fact. But, is it actually true? Can wine be healthy for us? We would all like it to be true! Let’s take a look at some of the facts:
Wine and Cholesterol
It has been long believed that wine can be beneficial for the heart, but more recent studies have demonstrated that it may be also beneficial for the blood. Wine seems to raise the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) while lowering LDL (bad cholesterol). Furthermore, phenols (a chemical compound in wine) help to protect the arteries from the bad cholesterol.