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U.S. is Chilean Wine’s #1 Market. Japan, China Close

The World’s Top 10 Best Value Wines

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Duarte signs consent decree to settle federal court case over Tehama County plowing case

Without admitting guilt or liability or accepting the federal charges against him and his family’s nursery, John Duarte has signed a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) to end his long, grueling fight with the Army Corps of Engineers (CoE). DoJ attorneys had sought $2.8 million in fines and substantial more in […]

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Duarte Trial Judge Blocks Key Expert Evidence: Says Would Hurt Federal Government’s Case

Federal District Court Judge Kimberly J. Mueller has refused to admit testimony of two expert witnesses whose evidence indicates that the wetlands that John Duarte is accused of harming were, in fact, not harmed. The reports also assert that the government’s experts erred in fundamental ways.   According to Mueller’s written opinion (premium link), published […]

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Boomers are serious creatures of habit when it comes to Champagne. Here are their buying decisions

Source: Nielsen

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Duarte prosecution bias, inaccuracies extends even to incorrectly drawn map of the region

NOTE: This is a sidebar to the main article: Ripped? Not so much. U.S. Attorney promotes unsubstantiated & inflammatory allegations in Duarte plowing case The prosecution effort to prejudice its case extends even to inaccuracies found in their expert witness map of the region.   The map, reproduced below, overstates the significance of intermittent seasonal […]

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Ripped? Not so much. U.S. Attorney promotes unsubstantiated & inflammatory allegations in Duarte plowing case

  The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) attorneys prosecuting the case against John Duarte’s Tehama County wheat farming case have consistently overstated their case by deliberately using inflammatory allegations such as ” deep ripping” to describe tillage that their own expert witness testimony puts in various reports at 7 to 14 inches.   (Right click […]

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Federal study indicates alcohol abuse is dropping. Were recent “Public Crisis” warnings incorrect?

The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) issued a statement late yesterday that said articles about Alcohol abuse becoming a public health crisis were incorrect. DISCUS attached a copy of the following chart.   Wine Industry Insight located the original document and have published the graph, below. The data in the SAMHSA paper offer more context and […]

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U.S. Hispanic population growth has leveled off

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Most Millennial wine buyers have no brand in mind when they walk into a store. How’s Your POS working for you??

Source: Nielsen

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