Brad Reifler Shares His Favorite Thoughts on Success

One of the things that motivates me, is learning from others.

--Brad Reifler

There is no such thing as a self-made man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.

--George Matthew Adams

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

--Thomas Jefferson

All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends-wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.


The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.

--Vince Lombardi

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

--Harry F. Banks

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

--Robert H. Goddard

Recipe for success: Be polite, prepare yourself for whatever you are asked to do, keep yourself tidy, be cheerful, don’t be envious, be honest with yourself so you will be honest with others, be helpful, interest yourself in your job, don’t pity yourself, be quick to praise, be loyal to your friends, avoid prejudices, be independent, interest yourself in politics, and read the newspapers.

--Bernard M. Baruch

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent.

--Irving Berlin

Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.

--William J.H. Boetcker

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

--Michael Jordan

True success is the only thing that you cannot have unless and until you have offered it to others.

--Sri Chinmoy

Bradley Reifler’s Favorite Wines at Clinton Vineyards

“The Hudson Valley in upstate New York, long a regional favorite for spectacular fall foliage and outdoor attractions, is establishing a name for itself as a wine destination,” says Bradley Reifler, a Millbrook resident and wine aficionado. A local favorite is Clinton Vineyards at 450 County Road 12 Clinton Corners, New York producing several award winning wines to satisfy the most discerning palates. Bradley Reifler, founder and CEO of Forefront Capital has selected some of his favorites with tasting notes from the winery.

White wines

Seyval Blanc 2010

Signature white table wine--a classic Seyval Blanc-crisp,light and balanced with purity of fruit and underlying accents of citrus and green apple. Food friendly and equally enjoyable at cocktail time.

Bottle Price: $18.50


Seyval Naturel - (Méthodechampenoise)

This unique 100% Seyval Champagne is bright with a core of fruit flavors, hints of green apple and pear yield a toasty fresh finish.

Bottle Price $30.00

Jubilee - (Méthodechampenoise)

Elegant and lush with well integrated acidity.Apple, vanilla, dried fruit and citrus nuances. Dry with a long finish. 2011 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition, Best Hudson Valley AVA Wine.

Bottle Price $35.00

Peach Gala - (Méthodechampenoise)

Rich aromas of white peach introduces this delicious bubbly that features a fine blend of citrus and peach. It has finesse and a refined crisp finish with an exciting aroma.

Bottle Price $32.00

Royale - (Méthodechampenoise)

A classic aperitif.The Clinton Royale combines our Jubilee with Nuit (Wild Black Raspberry) creating a memorable taste.

Bottle Price $35.00

Dessert Wines

Cassis (375ml)

This "World Class" Cassis is the only one made in the United States to win Gold Medals and "Best in Class" in international competitions. It is full bodied and complex with multi-layered nuances, lovely after dinner. Add it to our Seyval Blanc for a Kir before dinner of for an elegant toast, add it to Jubilee or Seyval Naturel for Kir Royale.

Bottle Price $35.00


Pure wild black raspberries produce an intense deep color and unforgettable silky rich mouth feel.It has great structure and a lingering port-like taste. Silver Medal Winner, New York Wine Classic Copia Napa California CA, Gold Medal Winner, Indy International Wine Competition.

Bottle Price $35.00

Embrace (375ml)

A remarkable rich dessert wine made exclusively from local red raspberries. Smooth, rich and polished with generous berry taste which explodes on the palate. Superb with anything chocolate.

Bottle Price: $25.00

Desire (375ml)

The essense of ripe blackberries, this bold wine is characterized by an inviting velvety mouthfeel and exceptional long lasting rich finish. Excellent with cheeses.Silver Medal Winner, New York Wine & Food Classic.

Bottle Price: $25.00

“There are so many wonderful places to visit in upstate New York and an increasing number of award-winning vineyards, but Clinton Vineyards is a must-visit for wine lovers who appreciate a beautiful view and a delicious local wine,” says Bradley Reifler.