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Liv-Ex Index Up On Euro Depreciation & Dollar Strength

The following was kindly provided to Wine Industry Insight by Liv-Ex    Fine Wine Market Changing There has been much discussion about a change in direction for the fine wine market. In 2009, fine wine prices surged due to increased demand from Asia following the removal of tax in Hong Kong and fiscal stimulus in […]

Don Sebastiani & Sons Disputes Lawsuit Arsenic Test

EDITOR’S NOTE: Don Sebastiani & Sons sent the following statement to Wine Industry Insight. It is presented here in its entirety with several paragraphs relocated to move significant information higher. Additional paragraph breaks have been added for readability. No changes were made in wording or punctuation.   On Thursday, March 19, CBS This Morning aired […]

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John Jordan Congratulates Sister on J Sale To Gallo

E. & J. Gallo Announces Acquisition Of J Vineyards & Winery Wine Industry Insight received the following email from John Jordan, of Jordan Winery, both to congratulate his sister, Judy, and to emphasize that the sale of her winery is not connected with his winery. WII received permission to print the email in full: Dear […]

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Buzz that Wine Industry Insight hears: Gallo buying J Sparkling?

Buzz that Wine Industry Insight hears: Gallo buying J Sparkling? 2 highly placed sources so far. Not yet officlal.

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Wine Institute & Beverage Grades Both Have An Arsenic Science Problem

Both sides in the new arsenic in wine controversy  have scientific weaknesses. Beverage Grades Has Problems First of all, if there is a study by Beverage Grades, it is not a published, peer-reviewed nor does it release data and protocols to allow third-party replication. In fact, we don’t even seem to have a study, just […]

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Mike Wolf Named 2015 Napa Valley Grower of the Year

NAPA, CA (March 10, 2015) – Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) have chosen long-time Napa grape grower Mike Wolf as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Napa Valley Grower of the Year.  Wolf will be honored for his tremendous contributions to Napa Valley farming and the community on May 15 at the 40th annual NVG Annual […]

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Mendo Growers Facing Severe Frost Challenges

NEWS RELEASE February 24 2015 Frost season is here and many Mendocino County farmers are in shock with the early arrival of the serious risk of damage to their grapevines, according to Aubrey Mailliard Rawlins, Executive Director of the Mendocino WineGrowers, Inc. Normally grapevines awake from their winter dormancy around mid‐March. Some varietals are earlier […]

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Sonoma Valley Winery Deerfield Ranch Files for Chapter 11

WINERY PRESS RELEASE February 17, 2015 Deerfield Ranch Winery Files for Chapter 11 Protection KENWOOD, CA, February 16, 2015 – Deerfield Ranch Winery, an award-winning winery located in Kenwood since 1982, announced today that it filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the Northern District of California, Santa Rosa Division. Deerfield […]

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Wine Has A Problem Because It Is “Sold.” Badly. Or Not At All

There’s been this statement floating around recently that “wine is sold, not bought.” And that’s a problem. Because, when wine is sold, it is most often sold badly or not at all. Which is why wine is now losing out to beer and spirits. To keep wine sales growing means that the industry must give […]

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TTB: Proposes AVA In Fresno County & Allowing 2-State Production & Finishing

The following summarizes press announcements of two recent TTB Proposals and a final AVA ruling.  TTB Proposal to allow Two-State Production And labeling Wines labeled with an American Viticultural Area (AVA) name as an appellation of origin could be fully finished in any State adjacent to the State in which the AVA is located. Current […]

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