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Narrative Wine Websites

Port2Port Wine's 'Stories' Feature Highlights the Romance of Wines

— May 12, 2017 — Lifestyle
Port2Port, a South African fine wine retailer, has recently launched a 'Stories' platform on its website to give consumers a more authentic connection to the hundreds of wines that the company offers. Considering that wine has a history dating back thousands of years and a reputation as a classy, romantic drink, using stories to color wine only adds to its appeal.

Typically, wine differentiation doesn't stray much beyond basic metrics: things like country of origin, year of vintage, and variety. This leaves little room for an authentic brand experience, as it forces consumers to think of wine as a commodity rather than something deserving of emotional engagement. With Port2Port's Stories platform, fine wine brands have the opportunity to tell the stories behind the wines, giving consumers a romance that they wouldn't have otherwise.
Trend Themes
1. Authentic Brand Experience - Using storytelling to create an emotional connection with consumers and differentiate the brand experience in the wine industry.
2. Emotional Engagement - Highlighting the romance and history of wines to evoke emotional engagement and create a more compelling consumer experience.
3. Storytelling in Wine - Utilizing storytelling to bring depth and character to wine brands, enhancing consumer perception and appreciation.
Industry Implications
1. Wine Retail - Creating a more authentic and engaging online wine shopping experience by incorporating storytelling.
2. Marketing and Advertising - Leveraging storytelling to create compelling brand narratives and emotional connections in the wine industry.
3. E-commerce - Exploring the use of storytelling to enhance the online shopping experience and increase customer loyalty in the wine industry.
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