Saturday, November 08, 2008

Wine lovers tout Dubuque area vintners

Two Dubuque area wineries, Park Farm and Stone Cliff, have received nice mentions in Dan and Krista Stockman's wine column in the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette.

Turns out that the authors came to Iowa for a wedding, and they decided to make a mini-vacation out of it. They found their way to Park Farm and Stone Cliff, and made them the centerpiece of their weekly column for the Indiana newspaper.

Businesses and communities can go all-out with big promotional and advertising budgets, but I'm of the opinion that unsolicited testimonials and mentions such as these provide invaluable, albeit incremental, boosts to local tourism.

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