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Off-premise wine growth must maintain 22% growth rates to offset the on-premise losses = Nielsen

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Sonoma County puts a target on all its wineries by not identifying the one reporting 14 employees testing positive for COVID-19

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Sullivan Rutherford Estate outlines transition to new management team and revived emphasis on quality and preservation of winery history

Sullivan Rutherford Estate is pleased to announce the latest developments at the historic Napa Valley estate, founded in…

Nielsen: Big wineries grab 70% of COVID sales – Table and sparkling wine continue off-premise surge – DtC average price declines

Source Nielsen, U.S. off-premise channels, reflecting the week ending May 16, 2020. For the latest 11-week time frame…

Calif to move forward on new pricing district for Suisun Valley

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will move forward in the regulatory process to determine if…

UC Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology Professor Emeritus Dave Smart has died

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From Overwhelmed to Organized: Vineyard 29’s first harvest with vintrace

Like most winemakers with too much to do during harvest, it was often a battle for Keith Emerson,

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ETS Laboratories adds winemaker Don LaBorde to leadership team

NEWS RELEASE St. Helena, Ca. (September 25, 2019) ” ETS Laboratories, the pioneer and leader in wine analysis

September 27th, 2019


Wonderful Nurseries Welcomes Ken Noren to Their Sales Team to Head Up Their Northern California, Oregon & Washington Vine Sales

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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?

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September 18th, 2014


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This smelly vendor survey lacked data integrity, so USA Today flushed their stinky article down the drain.

Wine Industry Insight has previously written about slipshod vendor-conducted “surveys” that have obvious conflicts of interest and are...

August 23rd, 2019


Wine Industry Insight/News Fetch wine review policy

Most wines reviewed in News Fetch’s popular “Wine of the Day” feature are purchased by the editors with...

October 7th, 2018


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October 4th, 2018


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Determining whether a survey is credible and the data valid as presented is often a difficult task.  ...

January 30th, 2018


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COVID re-opening guidelines for commercial real estate. PLUS! — the lawsuit over cooked wine

With a number of Coronavirus re-opening plans varying widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, I thought it might be useful to send along the following links to pdfs that outline some best practices from Cushman and Wakefield.   These are especially important both as regards health…

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Vineyard House, Constellation to battle for To Kalon designation rights in Federal Court trial to start Aug. 31

The long-running dispute between Constellation Brands (Robert Mondavi Winery) and The Vineyard House over To Kalon vineyard designation rights is scheduled for trial beginning August 31 in San Francisco U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District Of California. The remainder of this article, and…

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JaM Cellars files for new preliminary injunction against The Wine Group’s Franzia Brand; Trial date set

JaM Cellars’ “rich & buttery” federal lawsuit against The Wine Group’s Franzia brand heated up on May 15 when it filed a request for a preliminary injunction (premium link) against The Wine Group in its trademark infringement case filed in the U.S. District Court for…

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O’Neill & Southern-Glazer’s Settle lawsuits over distro agreement termination in Five States

O’Neill Vintners and Distillers (O’NEILL), and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits (SGWS) have settled a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, over O’Neill’s efforts to terminate distribution agreements with SGWS units in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Iowa, and Indiana. The rest…

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Remote working can help attract good employee prospects. Here’s one good thing from the COVID crisis.

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Source: Brands Are Speaking Out on Black Lives Matter. How Are Consumers Going to Respond?…

2019 Bottled wine exports up in volume & value; Bulk volume up, value down: OIV

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Consumer Confidence Stabilizes, But Hides More COVID-Related Vulnerabilities & Pessimism

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Millennial unemployment has suffered especially hard due to COVID-19. May put GenX back in economic driver’s seat.

Source: U.S. Labor Dept. data via Washington Post “At the beginning of 2019, millennials became…


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