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Charles Communications Associates' BrandLive Video Channel

Archived Client Tastings, Events and Seminars

CCA has a proprietary BrandLive channel for clients' use, which incorporates live video and chat to create a customer to brand interaction that one would typically experience in a retail store, meeting or presentation. From any location, one can broadcast live video, invite customers to a unique URL, and they can ask questions in real time via a text chat function. No downloads. No advertisements. Immediate results.

Hourglass Winery Spring Releases

Jeff Smith, Proprietor and Tony Biagi, Winemaker, will guide us through four of their spring releases. 

Casey Flat Ranch Spring Releases

Alison Morey Garrett, Managing Partner and Laura Barrett, Winemaker, will provide background on Casey Flat Ranch, the property and the wines, while also leading the audience through a tasting of the winery's spring releases. 

Lodi Native Tasting 

Host and winemaker at St.Amant Winery, Stuart Spencer, along with Lodi winemakers Todd Maley and Chad Joseph (Maley Brothers), Layne Montgomery (m2 Wines), Michael McCay (McCay Cellars), Ryan Sherman (Fields Family Wines), and Tim Holdener (Macchia) will taste us through these unique and delicious Zinfandel wines from six separate Zinfandel vineyards in Lodi, California. 

SakéOne "White Day" Tasting

Hosts Steve Vuylsteke, CEO of SakéOne, and Greg Lorenz, SakéOne's Brewmaster, guide us through a tasting of 3 unique sakés from SakéOne's domestic and import portfolios. 

Lodi Wine & Cheese Pairings

Hosts Camron King, Executive Director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission, and talented Lodi winemaker, Jeremy Trettevik of Jeremy Wine Co., along with Cindy Della Monica, Owner & Cheesemonger at Cheese Central, will taste us through some unique and delicious wines from Lodi, CA.

Giving Thanks - A Salute to Lodi's Multigenerational Families

Highlighting families that have been in the Lodi wine industry for generations, Stuart Spencer, Program Director for the Lodi Winegrape Commission and second generation Winemaker for St. Amant Winery, will be co-hosting this tasting along with Randy Lange, fifth generation winegrape grower and Director of Winery Operations at LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards, and Farrah Felten, sixth generation winegrape grower and Tasting Room Manager and Wine Club Director at Klinker Brick Winery. 

Summer Whites from Lodi, August 2013

Hosts Camron King, Executive Director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission, and renowned Lodi winemaker, Markus Niggli of Borra Vineyards, go through some unique and delicious white wines from Lodi, CA, while exploring the diverse terroir of the region.

New Release Tasting with Purple Wine Co., August 2013

Lisa Ehrlich, VP of Marketing, and winemaker, Britt Moore, provide a background on the sourcing of each new wine from premium appellations throughout California, while also discussing the trend of Spanish wines.

Rosé Tasting with Lodi Winegrape Commission, June 2013

Although the Lodi wine region is known for their bold Zinfandels, the Mediterranean climate allows for over 75 different varietals to thrive in the area. The region offers intriguing new types of Rosés, which are now just being produced.

Lodi Rules™!, April 2013

In honor of Earth Day, hosts Stuart Spencer of the Lodi Winegrape Commission and winemaker of St. Amant Winery, and Ben Kolber, local winegrower, discuss wines that are certified by Lodi Rules™, California's first 3rd party-certified sustainable winegrowing program.

Hourglass Napa AVA Discussion, February 2013

What makes each American Viticultural Area different, and are they really as important as experts say? During this informative panel discussion, we'll explore in detail one of the most famous wine growing regions in the world alongside the people who live, love and know it best.

Featured Panelists include (in alphabetical order):

Hourglass Portfolio Tasting, January 2013

Hosts Jeff Smith, proprietor of Hourglass Winery and Tony Biagi, Winemaker, will lead us through a tasting of their four current vintages.

Lodi Wine Region Discussion & Tasting, November 2012

Hosts Camron King, Executive Director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission and Stuart Spencer, Program Manager for the Commission, take us through the history of Lodi into present day winemaking in the region. From old vine Zinfandel to exciting European varietals like Graciano and Vermentino, Lodi is fast gaining recognition for its high quality, diverse wines.

Purple Wine Co. Portfolio Tasting, October 2012

Purple Wine Company winemaker Britt Moore and VP of Marketing, Lisa Ehrlich, lead us through the history and winemaking behind Purple Wine Company’s signature Four Vines Winery appellation series and the company’s newest release, Cryptic, an affordable, luxurious red blend.