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Calif wine grape revenues by pricing district. Who’s the best?

Source: Vineyard Financial Associates

Who stands most to gain from the Trans-Pacific Partnership? (Hint: It’s not the U.S.)

Source: Peterson Institute for International Economics via  The Economist

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2015 Wine Industry Financial Symposium to focus on “New Rules of the Wine Business”

NEWS RELEASE July 28, 2015 Wine Industry Symposium Group Announces 24th Wine Industry Financial Symposium Focusing Upon the New Rules of the Wine Business (Napa, CALIF.) – The Wine Industry Symposium Group has announced a program filled with useful business information for the 24th Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium set for Monday, September 21 and […]

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Wine.com statement on class action litigation

Michael J. Osborn, Wine.com Founder & VP Merchandising emailed Wine Industry Insight this statement on the class action litigation: “In October 2013, we were named as a defendant in a class action alleging violations of various California consumer protection statutes in connection with the Wine.com StewardShip Program. StewardShip is our annual membership where we charge […]

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Wine.com facing $1 Mil class action settlement, but impact may be less than it appears

Related article: How is it that Wine.com will probably get a softer landing in its class action lawsuit settlement? The details   Wine.com may be on the hook for almost $1 million if a class action lawsuit settlement meets court approval at the end of next month. However, the settlement’s fine print could offer a […]

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How is it that Wine.com will probably get a softer landing in its class action lawsuit settlement? The details

Wine.com, like many companies, is likely to have a far softer landing than the almost $1 million settlement total indicates. This is because most of the potential liability — offered in the form of modest amounts to be applied to future purchases — is unlikely ever to be claimed. Wine Executive News subscribers please click […]

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Napa Cabernet Sauvignon prices are crazy big: even adjusted for inflation

Source: Vineyard Financial Associates

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Did global alcohol consumption really peak in 2012?

Source: The Economist

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It’s official: science proves online trolls are mentally ill sadists

Source: Researcher Erin Buckels via The Washington Post

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Today’s coverage of Napa’s big fire shows how pathetic “journalism” has become

As a former journalism prof (Cornell, UCLA) I am ashamed of most of my profession, With a few notable examples, the Twinkie-level to which daily news reporting has fallen is pathetic. Presented, below, front pages from four newspapers: three who should be ashamed and one shining example of actual journalism.        

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