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The sort of wandering, vapid news release that drives journalists nuts!

What exactly the NEWS here? This is an Easter egg hunt with no egg.   Trinchero Family Estates Partners With Karen Cakebread and Ziata Wines   NOWHERE does this “news” release tell us what the “partnership” involves. Is there a joint venture?   Did they buy Ziata?   Is this a distribution deal?   Buried […]

Mi Sueño Winery Names Vanessa Robledo as CEO

NEWS RELEASE   Rolando and Lorena Herrera Make the Move to Share Their Dream with a Wider Audience  NAPA, California (January 21, 2016)—Rolando and Lorena Herrera, owners of Mi Sueño Winery, announced that Vanessa Robledo has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the winery. Robledo will oversee business management, marketing, and wine sales, both […]

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North Bay Business Journal’s Dishonest, Unethical, Unprofessional Behavior Today

If someone says they have information for you, but they will only give it to you if you promise not to publish it before a certain time, that is called an “embargo.”   If you accept the terms and violate the embargo by publishing early, you have broken your promise and violated the agreement.   […]

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Free “Wrath of Grapes” – A Happy-New-Year Bonus For Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers

Thank you for being a Wine Executive News premium subscriber. Your support has made it possible to devote time to 47 exclusive, in-depth premium articles this year. This original reporting broke the first news and continued follow-ups on major stories in the wine industry. A sample of a few of those articles are linked below. […]

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidaze!

This is our last issue of News Fetch until Monday, January 4, 2016 unless something big happens. Have a wonderful winter respite!

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An aggressively stupid, Millennial suck-up headline from people at Inc. Magazine who don’t know seem to know jack about the wine market or what it means to be “disruptive”

This aggressively stupid headline reflects a malignant ignorance about the wine market and is the year’s best example of a “click bait” headline full of fluff Millennial suck-up: How This Millennial Entrepreneur Is Disrupting the $10 Billion Wine Market   DUMB: The California wine market alone was $24.6 billion last year. From which part of […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Blasts Bogus Univ. of Florida Study Claiming Alcohol Tax Hikes Decrease Gonorrhea

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council today blasted a University of Florida study, which claimed that gonorrhea rates in Maryland decreased as a result of 2011 alcohol sales tax hike in the state, calling it “intellectually dishonest.” According to the press release for the study published yesterday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, […]

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WANTED: Fearless, self-driven, creative advertising sales super-heroines (or heroes)!

Wine Industry Insight and its newest publication — Craft Beverage Insights — are looking for successful, enthusiastic, digital advertising sales professionals who are creative, assertive and self-confident and ready to disrupt the old order.   Part-timers and moonlighters welcome.   Wine Industry Insight’s daily (M-F) email newsletter — has the largest trade subscribership in the wine trade: […]

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National Grape & Wine Initiative Announces $6 Million Federal Research Grant to Transform U.S. Vineyard Management

Groundbreaking Technology Expected to Help Farmers Accurately Predict Crop Yield, Precisely Manage Resources SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 7, 2015) – The National Grape & Wine Initiative (NGWI) announced today it helped secure $6 million over four years in federal funding for research to develop and apply new technologies to transform the way grapes are grown throughout […]

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Restauranteur/vintner Pat Kuleto sells 602-acre Sage Canyon Ranch vineyard

Restaurant entrepreneur and vintner Pat Kuleto has sold his Sage Canyon Ranch vineyard for $8.25 million, according to  realtor Lisa Sheppard who handled the sale along with Todd Sheppard and Jeff Bounsall. The 602-acre property is located between Howell Mountain and Pritchard Hill in Napa Valley, overlooking Lake Hennessey and includes a 60-acre Bordeaux style […]

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