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Mobile apps are choking your ability to scale site visits.

Source: Comscore 2016 U.S. Mobile App Report

Expect wine, beer & food to get more expensive: Calif farmers dig more wells, deeper than ever as regulators throttle back ag water.

Source: California Department of Water Resources via Sacramento Bee

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Mobile marketing rules as internet users say goodbye to the desktop led by the 18-44 demographic

Source: Comscore 2016 U.S. Mobile App Report

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NEWS FETCH — September 22, 2016

TOP NEWS Calif wine grape market stable amid prospects of large crop Diageo: Drink Up That Dividend! California’s legal marijuana market is on the verge of exploding Experts: Plan to comply with new overtime rules in December 21 states join in lawsuit over Labor Dept overtime rules China blasts grape vines into space 2017 U.S. […]

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Regardless of what the TTB says is okay, consumers will avoid your bottle if you add the wrong things

Source: Nielsen

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NEWS FETCH — September 21, 2016

TOP NEWS Breakthru Beverage & Empire Merchants get nasty double whammy with fraud lawsuit & Trump casino bankruptcy clawback Breakthru Denies Allegations Made Against Top Execs In Empire Merchants’ Federal Lawsuit Citing Duarte case, U.S. Senate Committee Releases Report on EPA, Army Corps Overreach on WOTUS Unified to Open with NY Times Columnist and Author […]

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Breakthru Beverage & Empire Merchants get nasty double whammy with fraud lawsuit & Trump casino bankruptcy clawback

New York’s largest distributor Empire Merchants and its co-owner Breakthru Beverage Group, have been hit with double whammies that include internecine fraud charges and an unanticipated problem resulting from the Trump Casino bankruptcies. Empire is the largest distributor in NY, doing about $1.9 billion in 2015, according to Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.   The September double […]

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Announces Management Changes

NEWS RELEASE Robert Boyd Promoted to Senior Vice President of Joseph Phelps Vineyards   St. Helena, CA, September 21, 2016— Joseph Phelps Vineyards is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Boyd to the newly-created position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. An integral part of the winery’s management team for over five […]

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Christine Thomson Promoted to Wine Club and Tasting Room Manager at VML Russian River Winery

NEWS RELEASE (HEALDSBURG, Calif.) – Phil Hurst, president and CEO of Sonoma County’s Truett-Hurst Inc., announced this week that Christine Thomson has been promoted from assistant tasting wine club manager to tasting room and wine club manager their VML Winery facility on Westside Road.   Thomson will continue to report to CEO Hurst in her […]

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Astra Digital Marketing Services Launches, Aims To Be #1 For Wine DTC Channels

NEWS RELEASE Napa, CA – September, 20, 2016 – Astra Digital Marketing Services, a digital marketing agency dedicated to being a game changer in the direct to consumer channel of the wine industry, has announced new services that will drive winery DTC and digital marketing efforts.   Astra Social creates a dynamic social presence that […]

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