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Avero Acquires social media and reputation management software VinTank

NEW YORK, NY – December 15, 2016 — Avero announced today the acquisition of winery social media and…

Landmark Capital provides $37.5 MM to Re-Finance Sebastapol properties including The Barlow Wine/Spirit/Craft Beer venue

The following is a vague, badly written, endlessly self-congratulatory news release posted on PR Newswire today. There is…

Why license appraisers? Who needs ’em? Who regulates ’em?

State licensing of real estate appraisers began in the 1980s as an effort to prevent recurrences of valuation…

Charles Banks’ wire fraud trial date set by federal court. Napa paper plays old story as sensational news.

The jury selection and trial for federal fraud charges brought against vintner/financier Charles Banks IV are to begin…

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…

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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

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


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


Vintage Wine Estates wins court receiver’s bidding for Cameron Hughes Wine

NOTE: All hyperlinked court filings in this article are available in their entirety for Wine Executive News premium subscribers. Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) has emerged as the top bidder for the Clara Street Company — dba Cameron Hughes Wine (CHW) Company — according to documents filed…

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These are the busiest wine addresses in Napa County: 342 licensees are located at 24 addresses.

There are 904 wine TTB licenses in Napa County. 342 of them are located at these 24 addresses. In fact, more than 100 are located at the top 3. Full, detailed spreadsheet available with licensee names A spreadsheet with all of the names of the…

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Nielsen 52-Wk data: French wine has highest revenue growth; Imports still top dollar/bottle

Other quick-glance takeaways Import share edges down but still bests domestic price gains and average bottle price. $15-19.99 category tops in $ share gains $3-$5.99 still largest category by dollar volume, has 30% of share Syrah/Shiraz still sucking followed by declines in Merlot and White…

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This Napa Valley winery has a permit for 539,688 visitors a year. Here’s how the other top 25 rank

Top 25 Napa Valley winery visitor permits Wine Executive News subscribers please click here to read the complete chart. Not a Wine Executive News subscriber? Subscribe to Wine Executive News now, and get the rest of this original article along with everything else on the…

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Boomers still hogging the expensive vintages, GenX ramping up, Millennials middle-marketing.

Source: Rob McMillan – SVB On Wine Videocast and discussion of the findings from the…

Bulk Calif Chardonnay leads global pricing as it pulls ahead of French in second half of 2016

Flavored alcoholic beverages gaining with women & young consumers

Wine spends 0% of its budget on Spanish language TV ads (Hmmmm)

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