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Perdue studied physics and biology in college and usually works those into his books. He received his B.S. (1972) with distinction from Cornell University. He has served on the faculties at UCLA and Cornell University, founded four companies including two technology firms, a wine company and a magazine, and been a top aide to a U.S. Senator and a state governor. He has also run political races for Congress, worked as a Washington (D.C) correspondent (Ottaway/Dow-Jones, States News Service), a columnist for Gannett, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch and TheStreet.Com, and a book reviewer for Barron’s.

Inc. 500 Social Media Use Up, Twitter Seen As Tops In Sales

Click images to enlarge. Source: UMass/Dartmouth The 2013 Inc. 500 and Social Media

NEWS FETCH – August 29, 2014

TOP NEWS EPA says Calif Delta tunnels may be illegal Funding The War Chests To Buy Treasury Wine Feds clear way for Calif oil, gas frack-leasing to resume The US market for wine sees exponential growth Researchers investigate link between wine and emotion 12 Things to Consider When Expanding your Beverage Brand’s Line-up. *Sponsored Link* […]

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Barrel Repair Data (Costs approximate.)

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NEWS FETCH – August 28, 2014

TOP NEWS Napa Vintners provide $10 million for new disaster fund Calif delays massive Delta water tunnel project Catastrophe-modeling firms view Northern California quake damage Jenga Barrels! How Clever Napans Untangle The Quake Jumble & Avoid More Disaster 12 Things to Consider When Expanding your Beverage Brand’s Line-up. *Sponsored Link* HARVEST 2014/GLOBAL WINE SUPPLY Is […]

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Quake Relief Sales: Be Specific Or Be Suspicious

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With Lawsuit Behind Him, Paul Dolan Talks About The Future

EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Dolan emailed us yesterday with the following narrative explaining his perspectives on the future now that the Mendocino Wine Company lawsuit has been settled. With his permission, the email is presented below, complete and unedited.   Hi Lew I decided I should share a very short version of my story, as I […]

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The cost of acquiring mobile app users is outrageously high

Source: Fiksu via Venturebrat

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Jenga Barrels! How Clever Napans Untangle The Quake Jumble & Avoid More Disaster

Carefully. A typical, 59-gallon wine barrel weighs about 120 pounds empty and 600 pounds full. But after an earthquake, you need to think of barrels full of ultra-top-quality Napa Valley wine as as a mountain of $20,000 Jenga blocks — precariously jumbled and ready to avalanche at the wrong move or the next aftershock. Climbing […]

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NEWS FETCH – August 27, 2014

TOP NEWS Federal Aid May Be Extended to California Winemakers Mendocino Wine Company Settles Dolan Lawsuit L.A. County Outlaws New Vineyards in Malibu Virgin Wines records best ever sales for July Three Major Calif Water Districts sue to stop Klamath water releases Australia wine biz rethinks reliance on China Without insurance, Napa winemakers absorb quake […]

Read More Is Moving … To Napa Valley Vintners

The domain, is moving to the Napa Valley Vintners on Friday. Right now it points to — the “Volunteer or Provide Free or At-Cost Goods For Quake-Hit Wine Businesses” help forum we set up Sunday morning. I grabbed as soon as I saw trolls trying to hijack #napaearthquake on Twitter. I didn’t […]

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