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The Cork Board welcomes Napa’s August Briggs Winery to the blogosphere

by TrevR on January 19, 2008

We’ve written before about the severe lack of local wineries who’ve sought to tap into the power the blogosphere, so we write this post having seen a ray of hope. It seems that August Briggs Winery, which is located at 333 Silverado Trail in Calistoga, has just launched a blog.

August Briggs Winery in the Napa Valley For now, the posts are being penned by Mark Koppen, the winery’s general manager, but he’s promised to involve the rest of the staff as well. It’s clearly early days for the blog, but we’d like to raise a glass and say cheers to the crew at August Briggs for jumping into the blogosphere–we can tell you it’s not so scary and can actually be quite fun!

Check out Brigg’s Big Wine Blog for yourself, we’ll certainly be watching to see where things go from here.

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has written 716 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter @TrevR.

  • http://www.secondleaf.com/ James

    Another winery starting a blog is indeed great news. However, after checking out the new August Briggs blog I left scratching my head wondering why they’re not using an established blogging platform to host their blog? With no ability to subscribe to an RSS feed, I moved on. “Blogging” without feeds and underlying support for pingbacks and such, is like their blogging on an island.

    There are several blogging platforms to choose from, they’ve already done all the hard work, most can be fully branded, and they’re free!

  • http://www.secondleaf.com James

    Another winery starting a blog is indeed great news. However, after checking out the new August Briggs blog I left scratching my head wondering why they’re not using an established blogging platform to host their blog? With no ability to subscribe to an RSS feed, I moved on. “Blogging” without feeds and underlying support for pingbacks and such, is like their blogging on an island.

    There are several blogging platforms to choose from, they’ve already done all the hard work, most can be fully branded, and they’re free!

  • http://www.uncork29.com/ TrevR

    Couldn’t agree more James, hopefully they get the subscription details worked out soon. We’ll give them a bit more time before we move on–at least they’re out there giving it a shot, which is a lot more than most wineries around here can say!

  • http://www.uncork29.com TrevR

    Couldn’t agree more James, hopefully they get the subscription details worked out soon. We’ll give them a bit more time before we move on–at least they’re out there giving it a shot, which is a lot more than most wineries around here can say!

  • http://www.augustbriggswines.com/ Mark Koppen

    To James and TrevR – Hang in there with us! We’re working with eWinery Solutions on our entire website, and included is a blog platform that is quickly finishing development (I’m hoping to have a totally integrated web solution). It will include an archive and the ability to subscribe – in the meantime, thanks for looking and keep coming back!

  • http://www.augustbriggswines.com Mark Koppen

    To James and TrevR – Hang in there with us! We’re working with eWinery Solutions on our entire website, and included is a blog platform that is quickly finishing development (I’m hoping to have a totally integrated web solution). It will include an archive and the ability to subscribe – in the meantime, thanks for looking and keep coming back!

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