Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Still not exactly what we will end up with but it's getting there. This cut-out is a bit kicked because we've been tossing it around and packing it from place to place.
The actual paper stock is a more glossy silver that will give some of the cloud detail more 'light'. The words 'Pinot Noir' will have more jump as well. The colour are close, but we still won't get the true representation until it start to roll off the press.
Since it's a Canadian label, we don't have to have the surgeon general's happy message. But we do have to adhere to regulations concerning English and French for certain key elements. Our final approval or checkpoint is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency which is now looking it over. They make sure all the federal regs are being met.
Anne O'Grady at Magpye Productions is who we are working with to get this done.
Okanagan Wine Services (OWS) will begin offering warehousing and host of other services to area wineries in an area that seems to be chronically short of dedicated wine-friendly capacity.
Larry Stranaghan and Jeff Keen dropped by my neck of the woods the other day to introduce themselves and let Township 7 and Black Cloud wines know what they have to offer. The plan is to get started immediately. While they will consider using an existing building, they are prepared to build from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of their customers. Penticton seems to be the prime location under consideration.
Among the many features local wineries will find attractive:
- Climate controlled Storage: many wineries use off site storage but a lot of times you settle for less than ideal conditions to just get the stuff stored. OWS will be addressing the temperature, humidity and, hopefully, vibration issues.
- Custom packaging: it's old news in other jurisdictions but not here. The plan is to offer wine club shipping services and custom pick and pack. For all intents and purposes, a wine industry fulfilment centre.
- Inventory control through secure client access on their website. Shipped and received; barcoded and electronically recorded on your account.
- 24 -7 access and operation.
The website is operational at this time but there's still some detail to come. Use the phone number or email address under 'Contact us' to get more information.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
A quick Bberry phone pic of one of the the mock-ups we've been playing with.
A lot has changed. Colours, paperstock, the vintage date is wrong, etc.
But it gives you a rough idea of the concepts we've been working to make this happen.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
The way the schedule is starting to align, it looks like my Black Cloud 2006 Pinot Noir will make it's debut on this trip as well.
So far the schedule looks like this:
Tuesday, February 3 - 7:00 pm
2900 - 30th Street
On my way to Kamloops, I'm stopping at this great store that sells our wine in Vernon. Once a month they put on these special tastings complete with food accompaniment. I suggest you call if you want to join me and taste a selection of Township 7 wines.
Wednesday, February 4 - 7:30 pm
I think this is for members only but check with me if you're in the area and I'll try and sneak you in!
Thursday, February 5 - 3:30 to ???
Lansdowne Central Liquor Store
I'll be at the store for a few hours, talking with wine drinkers and pouring a nice flight of Township7 wines. Drop in and meet!
Still working on: a trade tasting for Kamloops restaurants and license holders in the city and quick trip to Sun Peaks to talk to folks there. Will try to get a day in on the slopes Friday!