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Hyde de Villaine buys Napa winery & vineyard that have been its home since 2003

ST. HELENA, CA (June 20, 2016) — Hyde de Villaine (HdV) purchased in May 2016 a 33.5 acre…

Former American Vintners Association President Bob Kalik has died

Robert G. “Bob” Kalik, the former President of American Vintners Association (Now WineAmerica), has died.   Kalik who…

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:…

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Flanagan Wines Finds New Home In The Dry Creek Valley

(June 28, 2016 ” Healdsburg, CA) ” Eric Flanagan, owner of Flanagan Wines, purchases the former Everett Ridge

June 29th, 2016

Giesen family of New Zealand TEAMS up with the Oatley family of Australia for joint ownership of the USA import agency

NEWS RELEASE SONOMA, CA June 21, 2016 “ Pacific Highway Wines & Spirits today announces that the Giesen

June 21st, 2016

Vintage Nurseries Hosts “Growers First Day” Event

This sponsored article presented by our sponsor, Vintage Nurseries   Vintage Nurseries, North America’s largest grapevine nursery, welcomed

June 20th, 2016

Republic National Distributing Company Issues Statement to Action Taken by U.S. Attorney of Maryland

NEWS RELEASE May 24, 2016   Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the nation’s second largest premium wine and

May 26th, 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


Investor disclosure now an issue as Constellation evades & GI Partners remains silent about Duckhorn sale

The accuracy of  Wine Industry Insight’s article about the proposed sale of Duckhorn Wine Company to Constellation by GI Partners remains officially unresolved as the two main parties in the transaction refuse to confirm or deny the deal.   GI Partners remains silent while Constellation…

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Amid no word at all from Constellation or GI Partners, Duckhorn exec says not for sale. Sources hold firm.

Wine Industry Insight’s article: Constellation In Talks To Buy Duckhorn from GI Partners has gotten plenty of comments, but none from the present owners of the wine consortium (GI Partners) and the presumptive buyer (Constellation Brands).   Well before the article ran, Wine Industry Insight sought…

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Constellation In Talks To Buy Duckhorn from GI Partners

This article is available to premium subscribers of Wine Executive News. Wine Executive News subscribers please click here to read the complete  article. Also In This Article: Following Consumer Premiumization Trend Purchase Should Find Favor With Analysts Not a Wine Executive News subscriber? Subscribe to…

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Napa & The Panama Papers – Scratching the surface

This is the first in a series of quick glimpses of wine industry people and entities based on the Panama Papers’ massive data trove. That data has been collected by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists News coverage of the Panama Papers has focused primarily…

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