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USA Trade Tasting Exhibitor Space 75% Sold, 3rd Day Added To Accommodate Trade

NEWS RELEASE New York, NY August 24, 2015 – Registrations to the USA Trade Tasting (USATT) are now…

Yet Another Wine Selection Epic Fail: Fifty Shades of Red … Wine

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The Wasted $40 Wine Lesson: How Club W’s taste profile put this user in the right ballpark, but wrong game

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Wine Mergers & Acquisitions Heat Up

Rumors and other information about the following pending acquisitions have been filling Wine Industry Insight’s email in-box for more that three weeks now. WII has been unable to formally confirm these with the principals involved, so the ultimate outcomes may differ from what is known…

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Reports That Oakland Port Labor Fiasco Is Over: “A Lie” Say Wine Country Shippers

Despite  some reports that the Port of Oakland fiasco has ended, a number of angry wine country shippers, their customers and others say that is simply not true. “It’s a lie,” said George Francis, the owner of Billet Transportation who hauls for a wide number…

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Court Updates – Cameron Hughes Wine Co., Deerfield Ranch Winery, Dahl Murder/Suicide Aftermath

The updates in this edition come mainly from conversations and emails from premium Wine Executive News subscribers who have asked, “Whatever happened to [fill in the blank]?” In this edition, we will fill in those [blanks] with Cameron Hughes Wine Company, Deerfield Ranch Winery, and…

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Treasury Wine bulks up with luxury brands, inches away from plonk. And masstige (Masstige?!?)

Source: TWE FY15 Full Year Results Investor Presentation…

Wine & spirits go to pot in Colorado. Symposium to look at market effects of legal weed.

A preview from “Share of Buzz From a Colorado Perspective” to be presented at the…

CORRECTION: The massive Central Valley subsidence: is Actually a LOT Worse Than 10 Feet!

CORRECTION: The massive Central Valley subsidence: is Actually a LOT Worse Than 10 Feet! Yesterday’s…

Groundwater over-pumping has caused some parts of Calif to sink 10 FEET or more!

Source: NASA via LA Times…

2015 Calif Drought: $Billions lost, thousands unemployed, massive crop acreage idled

Source: University of California, Davis…

Wine Industry Financial Symposium 2015: What A Difference 20 Years Makes In Industry Perception

In 1995, the wine industry saw the following as the main drivers of growth: Health…

June food & beverage retail sales stuck in May

  Source: Census, Retail Trade Survey…

Frequent wine drinkers are really … really into craft beer

Source: Wine Market Council…

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NEWS FETCH – August 28, 2015

TOP NEWS Mercury-laden fog swirls over coastal California Smoky Washington Wine Grape Harvest Alarm raised…

NEWS FETCH – August 27, 2015

TOP NEWS Early CA harvest results spark some spot market activity There’s no drought of…

NEWS FETCH – August 26, 2015

TOP NEWS How China’s Crisis Threatens the U.S. Wine Industry Diageo: Will The Hangover Persist?…

NEWS FETCH – August 25, 2015

TOP NEWS Will a Stock Correction mean Lower Wine Sales? Texas A&M team isolates organisms…

NEWS FETCH – August 24, 2015

TOP NEWS From “Emerging” to “Established:” Lessons and Suggestions to Develop an Emerging Wine Region…

NEWS FETCH – August 21, 2015

TOP NEWS Lew Platt 320-acre vineyard property on Sonoma Coast sold PD/GWSS Board approves North…

NEWS FETCH – August 20, 2015

TOP NEWS Reports That Oakland Port Labor Fiasco Is Over: “A Lie” Say Wine Country…

NEWS FETCH – August 19, 2015

TOP NEWS Drought costs CA ag $1.84B and 10,100 jobs in 2015 Court Updates –…

NEWS FETCH – August 18, 2015

TOP NEWS Leading Premium-Plus Wine Players Drive U.S. Growth Special PD/GWSS Board Meeting Set to…

NEWS FETCH – August 17, 2015

TOP NEWS Winemakers Unplug Napa’s Anti-Growth Matrix Do Not Count on El Niño to End…

NEWS FETCH – August 14, 2015

TOP NEWS Wine Industry Growth Slows as Competition Heats Up Pesticides are more toxic than…