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IGGPRA Announces Date and Topics of Third 2017 “Practical Grape Growing” Seminar

On May 17, the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) will hold the third of their eight-part series on “Practical Grape Growing.” This seminar is offered to all grape growers in and around the Central Coast. Attendance is free for members and $20 for non-members. Seminar topics include Labor Contractor Liability, Ag Order 3.0, Bloom […]

Bello Bankruptcy spawns least 84 related lawsuits

Data below from Pacer Monitor  Walldesign, Inc., a subchapter S corporation California Central Bankruptcy Court Chapter 11 Judge: Catherine E Bauer Case #: 8:12-bk-10105 Case Filed: Jan 04, 2012 Creditor Meeting: Feb 29, 2012 Claims Deadline: Mar 26, 2014 Adversary 8:13-ap-01054 – Walldesign, Inc. v. California Pacific Homes, Inc. et al 02/07/2013 Adversary 8:13-ap-01409 – […]

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Women of the Vine & Spirits Announces European Expansion

World’s leading organization supporting women in the alcohol beverage industry expands into Europe, announcing powerhouse lineup of European Advisory Board Members   April 11, 2017 (New York) – Women of the Vine & Spirits (, the world’s leading membership alliance dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, announced today […]

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Robert Biale Vineyards Announces the Passing of Clementina Biale (1929 – 2017)

Clementina Biale, matriarch of the Biale family, surrounded by her family, peacefully passed away in her home and beloved vineyards, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Napa.   In 1953, Clementina, born Clementina Calvi, emigrated from Prunetto, Italy to Napa, following her marriage to Aldo Biale. She  raised four children with Aldo, and became  instrumental […]

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A Napa Valley Winemaker Says Air Quality Data Biased

The following is a letter written to the editors of Wine Industry Insight:   Hello Becca and Lew,   Regarding your link to the article about burning and smoke written by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, I must fill in a few details.  Although reducing smoke is always a good thing, the entire Spare-the-Air program by […]

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NEWS RELEASE: Building a Model Wine: The 11th U.S. Wine Marketing Exchange to be Held March 31st in Napa

Napa Valley, CA (March 21, 2017) – What does the successful wine brand of tomorrow look like? How can you build a strategy for marketplace success?   Each year, Nomacorc and Vinventions bring together some of the wine industry’s top leaders and influencers to exchange new thoughts and ideas on topics like this, and to […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Treasury Wine Estates announces addition of French wine portfolio to accelerate growth in North Asia

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) today announced the introduction of a French wine portfolio to disrupt the traditional ‘old world’ mould of the French category and drive growth for the Company globally, with an initial focus on North Asia.   Shared at the Company’s inaugural Investor Day in Napa, California, the new French proposition, to be […]

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NEWS RELEASE: Leading Economists, Authors and Strategists Gather For Ahead of The Curve 2017 To Examine The Napa Brand

NAPA, CA (March 6, 2017) – On Wednesday, March 8, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers will present Ahead of the Curve 2017: The Big Brand Called Napa Valley. This half-day symposium and luncheon offers a rare opportunity to hear from top experts in their field as they explore the vineyard’s role in promoting the Napa Valley […]

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Waugh Family Wines News Release On Six Degrees

NEWS RELEASE   Contact: Ryan Waugh Owner/Winemaker, Waugh Family Wines (707) 738-6446   BRONCO WINE CO. ALLEGEDLY VIOLATES TRADEMARK LAWS, DAMAGES WAUGH FAMILY BRAND   Napa, CA – Napa-based Waugh Family Wines has mounted a “David-like” challenge to U.S. wine “Goliath” Bronco Wine Co., having recently filed a federal lawsuit over an allegedly egregious […]

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Special 5-Article Series: The Dangers of Clean Water Act Enforcement

Dire consequences face every farmer & landowner who fails to grasp the vast and vague regulation of the Clean Water Act Clean Water Act Permits: Expensive, time-consuming, uncertain Ag exemptions to the CWA in law and as interpreted by Courts, EPA & Army Corps of Engineers How does soil become a pollutant? And a plow […]

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