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Macedonian Thrace Brewery files €100 million-plus lawsuit against Heineken and Greek operating company Athenian Brewery

Amsterdam, Friday 24th February 2017: Macedonian Thrace Brewery (MTB), a leading independent brewery in Greece, has filed a…

Wilson Artisan Wineries Acquires Anderson Valley’s Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

March 31, 2016 – Geyserville, CA–Wilson Artisan Wineries announced it has purchased Greenwood Ridge Winery in Anderson Valley’s…

Jeffry Hill Court & Professional Updates

An exclusion order is being prepared by the U.S. Attorney’s office in connection with the trial of Jeffry…

Bill Collins, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Napa Valley Vintners and one of the founders of the Napa Valley Wine Auction, dies

Obituary and photo provided by the family. William David Collins, Jr., born April 6, 1927 in Amarillo Texas,…

ASEV Responds to Industry’s Growing Concerns About Smoke Taint by Assembling Leading Experts at June National Conference

Davis, Calif., January 27, 2017…Drought, climate change and a spate of Pacific Coast wildfires have heightened concerns about…

Treasury Wine Estates & other Oz vintners boosted by Australia/China Free Trade Agreement

“Australian wine exported to mainland China is continuing to grow rapidly, aided by the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.…

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PRESS RELEASE: Cavallo Ventures, Inc. Growth With Strategic Investment In AgCode

Wilbur-Ellis Venture Capital Arm Makes Third Investment   SAN FRANCISCO “ February 9, 2017 “ Cavallo Ventures, Inc.,

February 17th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Palmateer Wine Group Acquires Northern California Wine Brokerage Company

SAN RAFAEL, California (February 7, 2017) ” Palmateer Wine Group of San Rafael, CA is pleased to announce

February 8th, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates Selects Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits as its exclusive Importer and Distributor in Canada

12 January 2017 MEDIA RELEASE:  Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE) today announced that it will appoint market leader,

January 13th, 2017

Good Company Wines acquires Wine Tasting Network

Sonoma, CA. – November 15, 2016 – Good Company Wines, Inc., America’s leading full-stack wine company and parent

November 16th, 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


New Money In Town: Largest US Farmland REIT Dips a Toe in Calif Specialty Crops (Including Vineyards)

Agricultural property REIT Farmland Partners Inc, (NYSE:FPI), has dipped a toe into the California market with its recent acquisition of American Farmland Company (formerly AMEX:AFCO). The stock-for-stock merger, which was announced in September 2016 finally closed on Feb. 2. The combined company is headquartered in…

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Treasury/Ste. Michelle Celebrity Stag Deathmatch: Opening Skirmishes (Redux)

The celebrity stag death match between Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Treasury Wine Estates has entered its second round of opening skirmishes following the judge’s admonishment of both parties for their earlier round of legal catfighting (Dueling Stags: Judge Hands Losses To Both Ste. Michelle…

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2016 Grape Crush UP 8.5% Over 2015. Overall Price Below 2012– Below Average or Normal? Depends on who’s counting.

The 2016 wine grape crush totaled a hair over 4 million tons, up 8.5 percent from the 2015 crush of 3,71 tons according to the  2016 Preliminary Grape Crush Report.   Total 2016 tonnage was about equal to the 2012 crush and lower than 2013.…

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Understanding bankruptcy clawbacks from the American Bar Assn & Lexis/Nexis

  This is one of Wine Industry Insight’s three-part series on the Fresh and Easy bankruptcy and its effects on wine and alcoholic beverage creditors. Two of the three articles contain material and links to court documents available only to premium subscribers. The three articles…

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Bye-Bye California Drought!

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