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Heroes and heels: Who freeloads on other reporters and who’s a mensch?

Come back periodically to see who credits Wine Industry Insight for breaking this story: Sullivan Vineyards Bankruptcy: Napa Valley’s Chapter 11 From Hell (and who freeloads) Clearly facts cannot be copyrighted. That’s why there are more re-worked articles on the web than original reporting.   Ethical reporters give credit to those whose hard work and […]

NEW REAL ESTATE COVERAGE: You’re only as far away from dirt as your next glass of wine

Growing up in a farming family, the household mantra to city folk was that, “You’re only as far away from agriculture as your next meal.”   The analogy holds for wine. No dirt, no wine.   Over the past eight years of online publishing Wine Industry Insight, we have received a series of persistent requests […]

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Here are the cities where Amazon offers 2-hour alcohol delivery

Accordng to Amazon, these Prime Now cities offer 2-hour alcohol deliveries.   Cincinnati, OH Chicago, IL Columbus, OH Los Angeles, CA Minneapolis, MN New York City, NY Phoenix. AZ Portland, OR Richmond, VA San Diego, CA San Francisco Bay Area Seattle, WA There is an interesting article here from Food & Wine magazine. Sadly, it’s […]

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Balzac Communications Founder Paul Wagner retires, Michael Wangbickler Becomes President

NEWS RELEASE   Napa, CA (August 31, 2017) – Balzac Communications & Marketing, a leading craft food and beverage marketing communications agency, announced today that Paul Wagner has stepped down as President of the company and relinquished the title to current Chief Executive Officer Michael Wangbickler. Wagner will take the title of President Emeritus as […]

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Duarte prosecution bias, inaccuracies extends even to incorrectly drawn map of the region

NOTE: This is a sidebar to the main article: Ripped? Not so much. U.S. Attorney promotes unsubstantiated & inflammatory allegations in Duarte plowing case The prosecution effort to prejudice its case extends even to inaccuracies found in their expert witness map of the region.   The map, reproduced below, overstates the significance of intermittent seasonal […]

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Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty formally launches Cannabis law practice group led by Carlstrom

NEWS RELEASE AUGUST 2, 2017   Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty (“DP&F”) has launched its Cannabis practice group.   This group offers a specialized, full-service approach to serving the business needs of clients navigating California’s increasingly complex cannabis industry. Erin Carlstrom, Senior Counsel, will lead the DP&F Cannabis practice group based out of its Santa Rosa […]

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3 Badge Sells Masterson’s and Bib & Tucker whiskey brands to Deutsch

COMPANY NEWS RELEASE AUGUST 2, 2017   Sonoma, Calif. (August 2, 2017) – With the sale of its Masterson’s and Bib & Tucker whiskey brands to Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, 3 Badge Beverage Corporation is positioning itself for new consumer product opportunities and for enhanced growth in its existing portfolio. The acquisition of the […]

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American Farm Bureau jumps into Duarte fight

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TTB says it’s doing something, with somebody against somebody about slotting fees in Florida

The TTB says it is doing something about slotting fees with somebody in Florida and wants everybody to know about it … but what they are doing, with whom and against whom is a lot more closely held to the chest than the NSA’s hacking tools.   Wine Industry Insight received an email from the […]

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John Duarte to speak at special screening of “Pray for Rain” movie starring Jane Seymour

John Duarte will be giving a presentation about his trials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prior to a special viewing of “Pray for Rain,” a feature film starring Jane Seymour, Annabelle Stephenson, and Nicholas Gonzalez. The film opened in theaters June 16. The Man-Made Part of the California Drought According to information from […]

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