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Americans LIKE organic! But GMO? Not so much

Source: Pew Research Center

There has been no actual recovery in the the U.S. economy says major new Gallup study

Source and link to full 120-page study: Gallup

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Solving a cross generational marketing problem with “affordable luxury”

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Purple/Sonoma Wine Co’s American Canyon facility looking for buyers

A 2.5-million-case wine making facility that is currently home to Purple Wine + Spirits, as well as number of its custom-crush clients, is for sale.   The facility in American Canyon — a municipality at the southern end of Napa County — is prominently promoting its association to Napa Valley.   According to the offering […]

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U.S. Craft beer growth still healthy amid shifting sales pattern

According to Bart Watson, Chief Economist for the Brewers Association, the growth pattern for craft beer has shifted:   “We’ve seen scan (i.e. off-premise retail) [volume]weaken a bit in the 2nd half, but that’s coincided with strengthening premises use (i.e. direct sales) numbers, so those two may be offsetting themselves. I’d say the over-under [growth] […]

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How to throw the ultimate wine-and-cheese party using the miracle of data

Source (and interactive charts): Washington Post

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Treasury Wine strikes back at Ste. Michelle, amps up rhetoric – hints at stag vs stag vs stag collusion

For two companies who have said they will agree to mediation, the combatants are still armed, dangerous and seem to be seeing just how many points each can score before the referees call time and ask everyone to behave.   In a statement accompanying its latest legal documents filed in Federal District Court yesterday, Dec. […]

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The desktop is dying. Your marketing will too if you’re not going mobile

Source: Comscore

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Location-based mobile service usage is nearly ubiquitous in top wine and craft-beer states

Source: U.S. Telecommunications and Information Administration

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Trefethen Family Vineyards sells Oak Knoll vineyard to Westchester – Includes fully permitted 30K-gal winery, visitor & events

Trefethen Family Vineyards has sold a 41.15-acre Oak Knoll District vineyard near the intersection of Big Ranch Rd. and  Oak Knoll Ave., north of Napa city to ag real estate investment company Westchester.   The sale included approved permits for a 30,000-gallon winery, tasting room, visitors and events.     According to  Trefethen family Vineyards […]

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