As part of its Chapter 11 reorg, Alma Rosa Winery should

bow to high-end tradition by using corks 17% 14 votes
abandon the organic certification 20% 16 votes
redouble publicity efforts 24% 19 votes
relocate to Bakersfield 37% 30 votes
79 total votes


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I'm wondering if any of the respondents herein know anything about running a winery or any other business.

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
August 2, 2012 at 7:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I do.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
August 2, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If there is bad press regarding the Cork vs. Plastic cap, a positive promo regarding the cap to the cork could improve business.
Then again selling an exclusive Limited Cork bottle for a higher price may illicit a the high-end retailer to off-set the loss from the Plastic Cap low-end retail.

dou4now (anonymous profile)
August 3, 2012 at 4:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

elicit, not illicit.

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
August 3, 2012 at 9:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Par exemplar: Their illicit business elicitted a response from the neighbors.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
August 3, 2012 at 11:52 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I see you share my appreciation for language.

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
August 4, 2012 at 9:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Indy editors have shown extremely poor judgment in making this a topic of its readers' poll.

marcmcginnes (anonymous profile)
August 4, 2012 at 11:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

They're in the public eye, fair game.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
August 4, 2012 at 11:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Like I said on another post: It's supply and demand. There are so many of these businesses now that the competition is making it harder to make money. It's all part of the free enterprise game.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
August 4, 2012 at 3:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Fair game"?


Really . . . .

marcmcginnes (anonymous profile)
August 6, 2012 at 7:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

As fair game as slamming a film you've never seen.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
August 6, 2012 at 7:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

An obviously false analogy, Ken.


marcmcginnes (anonymous profile)
August 7, 2012 at 8:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Enough of these dismissive collegiate types elevated on stilts and flatulence.

I don't think Alma Rosa Winery could relocate to Bakersfield with any better success given the climate there is not as conducive to growing wine grapes.

I am thinking though that these pseudonym commentators such as JohnLocke, who doesn't know the first thing about how to run a Democratic Republic, should be allowed to run a business of low-wage earners in high-rent Santa Barbara.

Perhaps JohnLocke types could relocate to Bakersfield (or was it Fresno) where Mayor Lodge once suggested that the homeless should get back up on their feet, rather than here in anointed with natural and preservationist beauty, Santa de Barbara.

DonMcDermott (anonymous profile)
August 7, 2012 at 10:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

MarcMcGinnes is right, it's not akin to slamming a film not seen. It is a lot fairer in fact to comment on a story in which facts have been presented such as this article; than to merely react to the title of a work of Art and dismiss it.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
August 7, 2012 at 11:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

No doubt everybody is scratching their heads wondering how a film comment came in! When I initially responded, McGinnes' comment was attributed to another user who had indeed slammed a film they had obviously not seen.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
August 7, 2012 at 11:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It appears Sanford Winery is for SALE;
Anyone with $1,750,000?!

dou4now (anonymous profile)
August 8, 2012 at 5:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

BIg difference between a democratic (small D) republic and the Democratic (large D) socialist nightmare you envision, McD. If you really want a democratic republic, get both PACs and unions out of the political donation business and eliminate collective bargaining for government employees. That would help the people, as opposed to the big dollar givers, decide what actually happens in this country. Which, BTW, would be well to the right of you, based on national polls. This is a center-right country. Why? Because more people believe in individual freedoms than in government management of whatever. Just take a good look at California, laughingstock of the country, to see what happens when the Dems have total control.

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
August 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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