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Vintage Wine Estates buys Mitsuko’s Vineyard from Clos Pegase founder Jan Shrem

Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) has bought Mitsuko’s Vineyard from Clos Pegase founder Jan Shrem. A source close to…

Vintage Wine Estates purchases Napa Valley’s DELECTUS Winery

Santa Rosa, CA. Octo. 10, 2016. Vintage Wine Estates announced today the purchase of DELECTUS Winery, a producer…

Beware of advertising disguised as valid editorial content

Advertising disguised as valid editorial content is not only unethical but illegal according to Federal Trade Commission Guidelines.…

William A. Seavey – In Memoriam

William Seavey, Napa Valley vineyardist, vintner, lawyer, and educator, passed away at his St. Helena home on September…

Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate buys former Harlan winery

NEWS RELEASE Projected Opening and First Releases Set for February 2017 Portfolio to Feature Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Wines…

Is it crazy to think you can get good wine by spending only $60 for an entire case?

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Delicato Bota Box Hits 4 Million Cases

NEWS RELEASE Case number 4 million placed by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits NAPA, Calif. (October 25, 2016)

October 25th, 2016

For Sale, 40 beautiful, secluded acres: Carmel Valley Estate Winery & Vineyard, $1.3 million

Chock Rock Winery, Vineyard and Residence (Click here for offering summary) All the square feet you need to

October 5th, 2016

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Announces Management Changes

NEWS RELEASE Robert Boyd Promoted to Senior Vice President of Joseph Phelps Vineyards   St. Helena, CA, September

September 21st, 2016

Christine Thomson Promoted to Wine Club and Tasting Room Manager at VML Russian River Winery

NEWS RELEASE (HEALDSBURG, Calif.) – Phil Hurst, president and CEO of Sonoma County’s Truett-Hurst Inc., announced this week

September 21st, 2016


Online Usability

Why Your Email Contact Form Says “Go To Hell” To Your Web Site Visitors

No one really has time to fill out all your little boxes. Fill in the blanks. Screw that!

April 29th, 2015

What Message Is Your Old Blog/Site Sending?

The sale of eWinery Solutions was so NOT a surprise given the persistent coma of its website. Note

September 18th, 2014

Offending Ads – Pages That Twitch With Animations

The number-one complaint from News Fetch readers comes from animations. We’ve been banning those for new ads and

September 15th, 2014

How do you make a sponsored content link pay off?

Sponsored content links are those paid by sponsors and, on Wine Industry Insight, clearly marked as such. (Not

September 9th, 2014


Reporting & Promoting

13 ways Online Advertising Is Less Expensive, More Secure & Convenient for You On Wine Industry Insight

 Comparable Banner Price WBM: Charges separately for Web and email. That more than doubles ad prices WII: One...

December 29th, 2015

Why You Should Never Announce an Announcement

“Announce” is redundant. It is a bland boring word, kind of like cheap corn filler or  ground beef....

December 9th, 2014

Offending Ads – Pages That Twitch With Animations

The number-one complaint from News Fetch readers comes from animations. We’ve been banning those for new ads and...

September 15th, 2014

The News-less “News” Release

News releases don’t have to be nauseatingly arrogant to be worthless. All it takes is the ability to...

September 10th, 2014


Vintners Supply closes, files for bankruptcy

Vintners Supply of Santa Rosa — which supplied home and small winemakers — has closed its business and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. 263 lots including a forklift, scales, pallet racking, fixtures, remaining filters, winemaking inventory and other assets will be sold at auction. Wine…

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No, 2016 world wine production did NOT drop 5% as headlined elsewhere!

No, 2016 wine production did NOT drop 5% as headlined elsewhere. That might eventually be the case. Or it might not. But it has not happened so far. Because 2016 is not over. In a poorly written press release sent out yesterday, the OIV (Internationale…

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Ste. Michelle Vs Treasury Wine: Corporate Stags Behaving Badly Or A Brilliantly Executed Sucker Punch?

At first glance, the violation of a 31-year-old peace accord between Napa Valley’s dueling stags appears to be a case of two big corporations behaving badly. That is what court documents, most legal sources and winery executives initially told Wine Industry Insight over the past…

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Bello Vineyard sale pending brings lower price, possible issues with clear title to real estate

A companion article may be accessed at: Bello Family Vineyards Rutherford estate possibly sold (or not) at bankruptcy auction. Turf battles & new legal complications raise doubts   A sale is pending for the Bello Family Vineyards estate property in Rutherford but at a price…

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