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Distilled Spirits Council Helps Broker Deal for Spirits, Wine and Beer Sales in Colorado Grocery Stores

Council Urges Governor to Sign Bill   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council today praised the Colorado…

Venge Vineyards Acquires Robert Rue Vineyard and Winery in the Russian River Valley

Venge Vineyards of Calistoga has acquired the Robert Rue Vineyard and Winery in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley…

Enolytics Publishes Landmark Wine Consumer Research Report Powered by Hello Vino Mobile Data Set

Industry-First Study Provides Behavioral Insights from Analysis of Two Million Wine Consumer Data Records Atlanta, GA, April 12,…

Laffort USA Announces Spring ‘Rendezvous’ Seminar Series

Presenting the latest Laffort research and development   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2016   St. Helena, CA:…

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…

Orville Tyler Magoon, the Passing of a Giant

On March 19 in Santa Barbara, after a cruise to Hawaii, his beloved birthplace, Orville Tyler Magoon passed…

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WWS will hold Winemaking Roundtable meeting Feb. 24th at Domaine Carneros

NEWS RELEASE The Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSenseís (WWS) Winemakers’ & Viticultural Roundtable will host

February 23rd, 2016

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


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


Bill Hambrecht Hit By New Multi-Million-Dollar Federal Lawsuit

Yet another multi-million-dollar lawsuit over unkept personal guarantees has been filed against financier/vintner William R. “Bill” Hambrecht.   Hambrecht has lost a steady series of similar lawsuits among more than $22.5 million in judgments since April 2012. (See links at the bottom of this article…

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Lead, cancer, arsenic and now BPA — A new Prop 65 warning requirement hits food, alcoholic beverage retailers.

A consortium of food and alcoholic beverage trade groups have sent all of their California members the offer of a free Prop 65 warning sign for BPA and stern advice to post the sign immediately at cash registers.   Most holders of California ABC retail…

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Trade a bottle go to jail? That’s what the Calif ABC may have in mind if you use this new app.

If you — a private citizen without an alcoholic beverage license — want to exchange a bottle of your wine, spirits, craft beer or cider for another one offered by a like-minded (and equally unlicensed) private citizen, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control wants…

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Some see conspiracy in missing wine-pesticide story pulled by San Francisco TV station

ABC television affiliate KGO-TV (ABC 7) in San Francisco is locked down tighter than the Nixon White House and refusing to comment or even return phone calls about why its segment on weed killer in wine is now missing.   In the April 29th issue…

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