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Ciatti: 2015 California Winegrape Crush; A Tale of Two Harvests: Valley vs Coast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 10, 2016, San Rafael, CA)   The Preliminary California Grape Crush Report released today…

Enoplastic Capsule Founder Leaves €1.5 million Xmas Bonus For Employees

Wine Industry Insight received the following yesterday from Enoplastic’s Fairfield office. While the story is a bit old…

The sort of wandering, vapid news release that drives journalists nuts!

What exactly the NEWS here? This is an Easter egg hunt with no egg.   Trinchero Family Estates…

Mi Sueño Winery Names Vanessa Robledo as CEO

NEWS RELEASE   Rolando and Lorena Herrera Make the Move to Share Their Dream with a Wider Audience …

North Bay Business Journal’s Dishonest, Unethical, Unprofessional Behavior Today

If someone says they have information for you, but they will only give it to you if you…

Free “Wrath of Grapes” – A Happy-New-Year Bonus For Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers

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2015 US Distilled Spirits Up 4.1% Boosted By Millennials, Craft & More

NEWS RELEASE Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016   Distilled Spirits Deliver Steady Sales Growth of 4.1 Percent in 2015

February 2nd, 2016

Prize Winners Announced for Vintage Nurseries Growers Survey

This article presented by our sponsor, Vintage Nurseries Supporting its ongoing “Growers First” initiative, Vintage Nurseries recently invited

January 20th, 2016

Bronco Wine Company Earns Gold From Zero Waste Business Council

NEWS RELEASE Ceres, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2016) — Bronco Wine Company, one of the largest wineries and the

January 13th, 2016

Constellation Ventures Invests in Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

COMPANY NEWS RELEASE Constellation Ventures Invests in Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery Venture capital arm of Constellation Brands acquires

January 11th, 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


Calif. Preliminary 2015 Wine Grape Crush Report Down 5% from 2015 – 3.7 Million Tons

Other resources and analyses Ciatti: 2015 California Winegrape Crush; A Tale of Two Harvests: Valley vs Coast Allied Grape Growers – 2015 Preliminary Crush Report Turrentine Press Release Feb. 10, 2016 Click here to download the entire report (pdf). News From: United States Department of…

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No wine among most valuable global brands. Bud Light, Bud and Heineken place in bottom 50%

No wine brands turned up in the 2015 ranking of the world’s 500 most valuable global brands, according to Brand Finance, an independent intangible asset valuation consultancy. Source: Global 500 2016 Methodology According to Brand Finance, their methodology “calculates brand value using the Royalty Relief…

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Specifics of the Peju Province-Acacia deal: Price, financing, asset description and maps

Peju Province Winery, LP paid $[premium content] million for the former Acacia Winery and [premium content] acres of land according to Napa County records. Slightly less than half of the property is planted to vineyards. The winery is part of the winery portfolio which Treasury Wine…

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What Fred Franzia Said Tuesday That Shook Up His Unified Symposium Audience

Keynote speeches at the Unified Wine Industry Symposium are usually benign recitations of mostly known facts delivered in a polite tone resembling a British tea party with pastries and cute cakes. I’ve never see a speech get the whole Symposium buzzing. But Bronco Wine Company…

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If you’re trying to sell wine to women, you’ll do better avoiding boxes, cans & synthetic corks

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2015 California Grape prices down overall, but up in Napa and Sonoma

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