Often it is easy to see the bureaucratic mess of working with a particular agency, whether it the DMV or the TTB without understanding the good they do in protecting the public interest. Well, today the TTB gave us a clear example of them earning their pay. A few weeks back I read about an incident in Czechoslovakia where […]
Just finished reading an article in Wines & Vines about a winery in New Hampshire, Jewell Towne Vineyards, that tried something new to connect with its customers: instead of a standard wine club they created a weekly wine pick-up program similar to a community supported agriculture (CSA) system. Over their 18 week trial it worked […]
While most of our days here at Orion are focused on how to make our products more relevant to our winery customers, we always enjoy recognizing the invidual influences of our team. Yan Huang reminded us that this weekend is the traditional Chinese Mid-Autum festival, a very important holiday in China. She is celebrating with […]
We are proud to add Brian Carter Cellars in Woodinville, WA to our roster of WiMS great customers. Welcome aboard and thanks for lettings us help you. And for those not familiar with the Woodinville area, below is a nice tour. Woodinville Wine Country by 4th Avenue Media from 4th Avenue Media on Vimeo.
Interesting article in Wine Spectator describing the growing presensce of the FDA at wineries. Per the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) the FDA needs to perform the first audit of a winery within the first 7 years of existence and then every 5 years after that. This, of course, is a fairly new practice […]
It has been a 6 month labor (of love?), but our new website is now launched. Besides the face lift, we’ve added some great new items under the hood, including links to our WebEx support session, a new screen capturing tool for support calls called Screenr, and our initial knowledge base (which will be expanding with […]
Orion Wine Software is happy to announce that Blend 5.1 is released and available for installation! 5.1 has over 60 New Features, Enhancements and Fixes Refreshed Look We have taken this chance to do the first update of the icons and graphics of Blend since migrating to Windows. The new look is a preview of […]
Thanks to all of our great customers who made it out to Napa for our annual user conference. We really appreciate the great feedback and participation (and the wines that were brought to share). The individual product managers will be reaching out to those of you who had additional questions and ideas. We are looking […]
The first series of webinars have been a lot fun–with great feedback from the participants. We plan on continuing them for the foreseeable future and we are interested in any topics you would like to cover. Below is the schedule for the last one in April, all sessions begin at 9:00 AM PST. 3/16 Barrel […]
Save the Date for the Orion Wine Software Annual User Conference, May 23, 2012, to be held in Napa Valley, California. An official invitaiton and announcement concerning the venue will be available by April 12, 2012. We look forward to meeting with you in May!