Monday, June 26, 2006

Progress Report

We still haven't seen the new server,the new computer is being reworked but the filming has stopped and gone to editing.
We now will be posting more reviews the old way (slower) but they are getting done and we have a backlog of products to post. We will be up late tonight posting on the website( of course)We hope to have the new computers in our hands later this week and hit the ground running after July 4th on stepping up our postings !

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Spirits Review FUBAR

In case anyone has been looking for some more new reviews we apologize.
Here is the current situation here:

Server has been fried by Niagara Mohawk- we are still trying to build a new one.

New computer is still not acquiescing to our demands to work.When it is up we expect to increase posting by 100-150% as our new software packages will eliminate a lot of work and boost productivity. It will also allow me to post directly to the page eliminating some time lags (see below for example)

Photographer and webmaster are MIA till at least next week.They are working on a movie called "Summer Longings" by Cyanotype Productions ( This means no photos or postings till then.In the interim we are reviewing and writing as much as possible to get ready.

New group for "Spiritual Assistance"

We have started a new google group for Craft Distillers and Importers of fine spirits who are looking for markets,distribution, and retailers at .
We are looking for people who would like to sign up for membership and exchange information,tips, and leads on how to get a foothold in the market.
We will be setting up forums and topics as people ask for them and will also be setting up a website ( later on and incorporate it into the site.
The aim is to form a group of individuals/companies that can help get products advertising,public relations, and to market .
This venture has started because there are so many good products out there and breaking into the market requires a lot of money,savvy and luck. We hope to overcome this through mutual assistance, trading information,and pooling of resources.
As many in the trade know, the distribution network is consolidating rapidly and many small good products are being squeezed out by the mass produced dross. Most small producers cannot get the large distributors to sell their products.
We are actively looking for distributors who are seeking high quality products and are willing to hand sell them to retailers and restaurants, retail stores ( brick and mortar and internet) restaurants who wish to have some of the best new emerging products on the market .