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Reviews will help you sell. But be aware that while consumers like reading online reviews, they rarely write them

Source: eMarketer

Duarte versus U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – WII coverage links

Vineyards, grain supplies have stake in “Goofy” Federal Plowing-Is-Pollution Case Plowing Is Pollution, Dry Streams Are Navigable Water Says Federal District Judge In Duarte “Plow A Field, Go To Jail” Lawsuits John Duarte’s “plow a field, go to jail” struggle with Feds makes LA Times Vineyards at risk (as well as most anything you eat): […]

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Calif bulk Chardonnay prices blew right through the roof in June!

Source: Ciatti Company via Rabobank

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Millennial foodie trends: fusian, spiralized, craft & quinoa, but no wine. WTF?

Source: YPulse via Washington Post

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Cline Family Cellars Adds Tom Gendall To Winemaking Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SONOMA, CA, July 19, 2016 – Cline Family Cellars has strengthened its winemaking team with the hiring of Tom Gendall as their new Assistant Winemaker. Gendall’s winemaking experience has been influenced by local and international work at locations in Napa Valley, New Zealand and Germany. In this important role, Gendall will be […]

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Wine Institute dominates USDA export funding, but craft beer & hops are gaining

Source: USDA MAP Funding Allocations – FY 2016. For a full list sorted by dollar amount, please click here (.xlsx).

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How Much Alcohol Is in Your Drink? Stronger Beers and Wines Make It Harder to Tell

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Demand for high-end wines leaves room for under-$10 category to increase prices

Demand for high-end wines leaves room for under-$10 category to increase prices Source: “Wine Pricing…No Longer Sour Grapes?” from RBC Capital Markets   Quick takeaways (lots more in full analyst report):   When a consumer chooses to purchase wine that retails for more than $40, they are no longer buying that product as a consumer […]

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Sin taxes are never as much fun as the sin. This map shows how much you’re paying in your state.

Much more info at the source:

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$8 million in arrears, Hambrecht’s VML Winery set for lien auction

VML Winery in Healdsburg has been scheduled to be sold to the highest bidder at a public auction next week The winery is owned by the Hambrecht Wine Group and is the primary production facility for the Truett-Hurst Wine company.   In October 2015, Hambrecht sought to evict Truett-Hurst from the VML Winery which had […]

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