"Trah Lah Lah has won fans among Naked Wines' Angels" via Bloomberg

Elin McCoy wrote her Bloomberg column about my UK importer Naked Wines, and her article uses a lot of my personal experiences with the company.

It’s a bit strange referring to Naked Wines as a wine importer.  The more I work with them, the more I realize they have many many roles in the wine trade.  Calling them a wine importer almost feels like I’m neglecting their role as retailers, financers, communicators, and innovators.  Some of the projects described in Elin’s article like the MarketPlace can’t be classified as a traditional ecommerce site.  Naked isn’t buying wine and then selling it.  They’re instead providing a platform where other people can sell their products like eBay or GroupOn.  If this project succeeds and draws enough attention, it could totally marginalize the import and retail side of the business.

Anyway, it’s always fun talking to journalists about Naked Wines because they’re constantly trying new things.  So every interview, there’s a slough of new questions and answers.  I never get bored! 😀

I met Elin last October at the European Wine Bloggers’ Conference and she got to taste some of my wines back then.

She had this section in her article about O’Vineyards:

Domaine O’Vineyards

Joe, Ryan, and Liz O’Connell at their winery Domaine O’ Vineyards in Cabardes, France. The O’Connells, from Florida, purchased the vineyard in 2004, and their cabernet-merlot blend Trah Lah Lah has won fans among Naked Wines’ Angels. Source: O’Vineyards via Bloomberg

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards, located in the North Arrondissement of Carcassonne, is just minutes from the Carcassonne train station, the Medieval City, and the Carcassonne Airport.
GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

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North Arrondissement of Carcassonne
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Best by GPS.
    Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou using the D118. At the end of the last straight part of D118, you will come to a roundabout with the Dyneff gas station.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which curves up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire on the left.
  4. At the last juction, bear left. the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.