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07/31/2009

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Mary .. in case it is beneficial to your readers, I recently did some research and surveys regarding the top 50 wineries on Facebook and Twitter (www.viralvines.com). It is interesting that none of the 50 on Facebook were in the top 50 on Twitter even though over 80% of the Facebook winners had Twitter accounts an over 96% of the Twitter winners had Facebook accounts. Keep talkin up the grapes!

Richard, Viral Vines is a great site! Yes, even among my wine industry friends I see a lot of variation in preferences for one site over another. Single owner-winemakers with small brands seem to like Twitter as a real time, pocket-friendly interface with industry associates and fans, while family-run wineries seem to prefer the more predictable and visual environment of Facebook.

One thing I hadn't anticipated when I started CCWB was the number of people asking for social media lessons and coaching (which I now offer). There's a lot of awareness out there now, but the wine industry is a physical work environment, so individuals appreciate a "crush course" in using social media!

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