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Liberation Distribution (LibDib) Launches the First Web-Based Three-Tier Alcohol Distribution Platform

NEWS RELEASE March 22, 2017   New distributor uses technology to open alcohol distribution to any winery, brewery or distillery, while giving restaurants, bars and retailers access to a larger variety of boutique craft libations.   San Jose, CA, — Alcohol distribution has not changed since the inception of the three-tier system at the repeal […]

Canned wine dollar sales growth grew by 125.2% last year. What will 2017 bring?

Canned wine dollar sales growth grew by 125.2% last year. What will 2017 bring? Source: Nielsen

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Is wine healthy? How about beer, sushi or granola? Look how Americans & nutritionists disagree

Source: New York Times

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Calif ag worker wages & benefits climb but farms find few takers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics via Los Angeles Times

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Wine & Trump budget: Trouble for industry and the Wine Institute

NOTE: The author of this article once served as a top aide to the current chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and offers the experience-based caution that anything found in a budget document at this stage is simply quicksand sandwiched between hope and hype. The newly released Trump budget may have some unpleasant surprises […]

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Trump WOTUS Rule Rollback: Temporary relief, but no solution for growers, ag & private property owners

Despite optimism and a spate of giddy articles declaring an end to federal over-reach on Waters Of The United States (WOTUS) issues, President Donald Trump’s rollback of the Clean Water Rule offers temporary relief, but no permanent solution. This is because the President’s action rolls back a proposed set of executive action regulations that were […]

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Rigged data! Check out these 9 ways to spin charts

Rigged data! Check out these 9 ways to spin charts There are probably more ways to spin your data with charts than there are to leave your lover. The example below comes from an article that lists five ways.   Not listed in that article are a several that Daily Data runs across often. In […]

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Prosecco dominates US sparkling market growth while others just fizz around

Source: Nielsen via Wine Industry Network

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US Wine Market Growth, Once Outperforming Spirits, Now Neck and Neck

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No Surprises in Final 2016 California Crush Report: Just over 4 million Tons of Wine Grapes

California Grape Crush Final Report 2016 (Full Document: PDF) NEWS RELEASE   United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service Pacific Region Grape Crush   SACRAMENTO – The 2016 crush totaled 4,227,110 tons, up 9.3 percent from the 2015 crush of 3,868,459 tons. Wine grapes accounted for 4,031, 147 tons of that. The total […]

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