After 10 years of service, we have retired Carpe Vino’s web site design and launched an entirely new format, one that is sleek and easily navigable that ties seamlessly to the look and feel of our online store. The new site had a soft launch on our 10th anniversary, August 15, and it will continue to be tweaked over the coming weeks.
“We’ve updated our original site many times,” said co-owner Drew Moffat, “But as our first decade ended, we decided to do a wholesale re-design to create a more contemporary look and feel.” Check out the new site at www.carpevinoauburn.com.
The first thing you will notice is a new, dramatic approach utilizing rotating banners with beautiful photography and graphics that seem to pop off the screen. On the left are two tiers of wine bottles representing our “Best Sellers” of the previous week and “New Arrivals” from the last seven days. On the right is a bold listing of “Breaking News and Events”. The “Hang Time” column now anchors the bottom of the page.
A navigation bar with pull-down menus at the top of the page makes it easy to do anything from make a reservation to inspect our current menu. You can also go directly to our new “Digital Wine List” that help earn Carpe Vino an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.
And visitors always have instant access to our location, hours and OpenTable reservations through a pop-up tab that is always at the bottom of the page.
It is easy to purchase wine, too, but clicking on the “Buy Wine” button at the top of the page, which instantly transports visitors to our online store. The site is rich with ever-changing content and we hope you’ll stop by often to see what’s new.
The projected was conceived and managed by Drew; a huge thanks to our Webmaster Chris Tandoc and our long-distance web/database guru, Michael Matthew.