It's our day off but not really, we're deep into projects outside of the tasting room today. The subject of AI is a big conversation these days in terms of how artificial intelligence can help small wineries like Smith Story take a few things off our plates. We've been using AI in a bit of communication so far and are using it to build out our Smith Story Gift Registry as well. I'm using AI to learn more about our customer demographics and to create new graphic designs too.
This "5" graphic was created in a split second by using AI and asking for a design with grapes and the number 5. Shazam!
Which by the way, as of lunchtime today, there are only 5 Storyteller memberships available for the spectacular 2023 Smith Story Fall Wine Release on September 1.
For those of you who follow us on Instagram, you've know about our #whenwedrinkotherthings tag for years now. The conversations we've had after exposing other wines, cocktails and coffee we've enjoyed with you has been really interesting. So I thought sharing my latest ChatGPT question with you would be super interesting too. The AI answer...wow was 100% accurate in terms of our own personal taste and "house style" of wines.
100% of the wines listed by AI were (and are) long time favorites of ours, so crazy and cool.
ALI: What are like minded wineries of Smith Story Wine Cellars?
Like minded wineries that share similar values and approaches to crafting high-quality, artisanal wines like Smith Story Wine Cellars might include:
Anthill Farms Winery: Known for their focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Anthill Farms emphasizes minimal intervention winemaking and sustainable practices.
Copain Wines: Copain is known for producing elegant, cool-climate wines that highlight the characteristics of the vineyards. They specialize in Pinot Noir and Syrah.
Hirsch Vineyards: This winery is celebrated for its commitment to biodynamic farming and producing terroir-driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast.
Flowers Vineyard & Winery: Flowers is renowned for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the rugged Sonoma Coast. They focus on sustainable farming and crafting wines with a sense of place.
Ridge Vineyards: Ridge is known for their exceptional Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. They prioritize single-vineyard expressions and sustainable practices.
Littorai Wines: Littorai is dedicated to biodynamic farming and produces small-lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from cool-climate vineyards.
Drew Family Cellars: Drew Family Cellars is recognized for their balanced and expressive Pinot Noir and Syrah, sourced from top-notch vineyards on the Mendocino Coast.
Remember that winery offerings and philosophies can evolve over time, so it's always a good idea to check their official websites or visit them directly to get the most up-to-date information.
These seven producers, full of inspiration to us, ask next time you see me about why!
Cheers - Ali
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