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Perdue studied physics and biology in college and usually works those into his books. He received his B.S. (1972) with distinction from Cornell University. He has served on the faculties at UCLA and Cornell University, founded four companies including two technology firms, a wine company and a magazine, and been a top aide to a U.S. Senator and a state governor. He has also run political races for Congress, worked as a Washington (D.C) correspondent (Ottaway/Dow-Jones, States News Service), a columnist for Gannett, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch and TheStreet.Com, and a book reviewer for Barron’s.

NEWS FETCH – April 18, 2014

TOP NEWS Recycled Wastewater In The Wine Vineyard: Unknowns, Health Hazards, Brand Issues Feinstein’s Calif water bill flows to the money Toxic terroir? China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted TTB Approves Powdered Alcohol: Really Farming still attracts many despite challenges What To Cover When You Meet Your Distributor? [Sponsored Link] CALIFORNIA BRIEFS Paso […]

Recycled Wastewater In The Wine Vineyard: Unknowns, Health Hazards, Brand Issues

NOTE TO READERS: In 2012 Wine Industry Insight pointed out in some of the dangers lurking in the current practice, theory and science of using recycled wastewater for irrigation of crops and landscaping: Toxic Irrigation: Major Study Indicts Chemicals Found in Recycled Wastewater Used For Vineyards And Other Crops. This article picks up where that […]

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NEWS FETCH – April 17, 2014

TOP NEWS Judges overturn senior water rights rulings on Sacto River contracts China’s Next Superpower Wine Move Napa wine exec pleads guilty in embezzlement case How to Protect Vineyard Designates [Sponsored Link] HARVEST 2014/GLOBAL WINE SUPPLY OZ: Victorian wine grape growers impacted by low yields CALIFORNIA BRIEFS California farmers planting more grapes Fracking Freak-Out Justified? […]

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NEWS FETCH – April 16, 2014

TOP NEWS Calif drought plan omits allocations for farm water Aussie wine China sales continue plunge: -16% Restaurants struggle despite rising March sales What To Cover When You Meet Your Distributor? [Sponsored Link] FREE GRANGE POLITICIAN SLAUGHTERED OVER PENFOLDS ’59 Australian state premier resigns over A$3,000 bottle of wine gift The real value of Australia’s […]

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NEWS FETCH – April 15, 2014

TOP NEWS Bulk wine grows to 50% of New World exports Restaurant sales rebound in March DtC shipments and winery hiring record double-digit growth 100 Years Of Calif. Cooperative Extension Today’s Farms Better Positioned to Withstand Economic Fallout What To Cover When You Meet Your Distributor? [Sponsored Link] FINANCE, M&A Paternina sells historic brand and […]

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First Keg Wine: Branding & Taste Not So Good

See the branding problem below? Hint:  All those anonymous shiny handles are wine on tap. There is a quality issue here as well. My first time ever sampling keg wines. Not a good start. I sampled three wines: 1. Unti Rosso, Dry Creek 2012 ($9.00/glass) was drinkable. Two others were bland, lacked taste and were […]

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NEWS FETCH – April 14, 2014

TOP NEWS Wine Biz Fraud: Are Your Employees Ripping You Off? Calif ABC May Regulate Medical Marijuana Marijuana’s thirst depleting North Coast watersheds Wine given heritage status in France What To Cover When You Meet Your Distributor? [Sponsored Link] HARVEST 2014/GLOBAL WINE SUPPLY NY Vintners hope to cork wine glut Rain hampering NZ harvest CALIFORNIA […]

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NEWS FETCH – April 11, 2014

TOP NEWS Wine Industry Connections – The Ontiveros Network Cali water plan: hardships to come as drought persists Eataly Running Out of Vino as Wine Shop Prepares to Close What To Cover When You Meet Your Distributor? [Sponsored Link] CALIFORNIA BRIEFS California: Lobbying for water, wishing for wine Former Sonoma Valley Bank CEO for bank […]

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Wine Industry Connections – The Ontiveros Network

Solid, intelligent relationships underpin business success, especially in the wine industry. This is the first in a continuing series of articles based on federal, state and local documents as well as other public, open source information. The links among people and companies may be that of owner, investor, partner, executive, board member or other relationships […]

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NEWS FETCH – April 10, 2014

TOP NEWS Feds Halt Water Transfers To Central Coast Water District Top Spirits & Wine Wholesalers On Pace For 2014 Growth China splurges 430% more on ‘expensive wine’ Congressman Proposes Law to Head Off GMO Labeling Instant Analysis: March payroll report What To Cover When You Meet Your Distributor? [Sponsored Link] CALIFORNIA BRIEFS Napa Valley, […]

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