As I’ve been thinking about this last Enolytics 101 post of 2018, on the status of our work in wine + data, something kept itching at the back of my neck.
For a long time I couldn’t figure out what it was. Something incongruous. Something that didn’t match up.
It had to do with big data, and what we’ve learned this year during the day to day operations of our business.
My attention kept lingering on the “big” of big data, and eventually I realized what was bugging me.
Big data is, actually, small.
I mean “small” partly in the sense of micro decisions. Those micro decisions are what we analyze when consumers choose to engage digitally about wine, and create the digital trail that we follow. Yes, they’re micro but micro multiplied by millions of wine drinkers all around the world, one at a time, still adds up to big.
I mean “small” too in the sense of choices that make up the momentum of big data, and this community. The choices you make to open these emails every week, for example; it takes just a minute or two to read but your consistency in opening the emails helps to steer the content.
It’s also the choice to start the conversation one on one when your interest is piqued, or to push our capabilities with a challenge we haven’t grappled with yet.
That’s what happened most of all.
We are grateful for that most of all. To grapple with data in a way that makes sense for our industry. And to channel data, to put it to work so that it makes your business better.
That’s what we’re after: to serve the wine industry with data-based insights.
2018 has been an amazing year for that. We’ve made progress. We’ve taken strides in the right direction, right alongside you.
Thank you for that. Truly.
You are the reason we're here.
We wish you a peaceful and restful holiday season. See you again, right here, in 2019.