launches live video chat feature for virtual wine tastings

This week officially launched their brand new Google hangouts feature. Hangouts is Google’s alternative to Skype, but unlike Skype you do not need special software and you can initiate live group video chats directly from your browser.  This makes it an ideal tool for conducting virtual presentations.

“The days of tweet-ups are mostly behind us”, says CBO of winetimes Jan Laubscher. “Broadband is improving and video communication is on the increase.  Possibilities are endless and at we want to provide our clients with as many online channels of interaction as possible. All of a sudden a winemaker from Africa can present his wine to a group of businessmen from around the world, straight from his cellar”.

You can find this new feature on each of the pressbox pages on

Read more about Google Hangouts here