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This smelly vendor survey lacked data integrity, so USA Today flushed their stinky article down the drain.

Wine Industry Insight has previously written about slipshod vendor-conducted “surveys” that have obvious conflicts of interest and are concocted for marketing reasons.   We often get angry emails from the creators of smelly surveys on why our News Fetch daily briefing does not run links to them.   Well, USA Today’s recent retraction is a […]

Foley Family Wines issues statement regarding environmental violations by former President Reimers

Foley Family Wines has issued the following statement regarding environmental violations by former President Reimers  and his Krasilsa Pacific Farms vineyard published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat on August 13, 2019, Foley Family Wines:   “Foley Family Wines had no knowledge of the allegations levied against Krasilsa Pacific Farms for violations of regional, state […]

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Amazon Prime’s San Francisco DTC delivery licensing in 6 Graphics (Premium article)

This article is available to Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers who may  Log-In Here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click THIS LINK. Stripe premium subscribers, please click THIS LINK. Not a Wine Executive News subscriber?  Subscribe to Wine Executive News now, and get the rest of this original article along with everything else on the site […]

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Starmont Carneros Winery Facility Sold to Private Investor – Brand to remain with Schlatter Family

News release Starmont Brand and Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard Remain Under Schlatter Ownership. No Change to Starmont National Sales & Marketing   (St. Helena, CA; July 12, 2019) The Schlatter Family, owners of the Merryvale Family of Wines, announces the sale of its winery facility in Carneros to a private investor.   The Starmont Brand […]

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Older occasional & moderate alcohol drinkers live longer: New large study finds

  Alcohol Consumption in Later Life and Mortality in the United States: Results from 9 Waves of the Health and Retirement Study Abstract / Background Alcohol consumption in later life has increased in the past decade, and the relationship between alcohol consumption and mortality is controversial. Recent studies suggest little, if any, health benefit to […]

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Crimson Wine Group gets new CEO

  An alert subscriber pointed out that Wine Industry Insight had missed this bit of news that was released almost a month ago. Filings from the Securities and Exchange Commission: Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. Severence Agreement From Crimson Wine […]

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Wine Australia invests record $AUS 79 million in grape and wine sector in 2019–20

Media Release Monday 1 July 2019   Wine Australia invests record $79 million on behalf of grape and wine sector in 2019–20 Wine Australia will invest a record $79 million on behalf of the grape and wine sector in 2019–20, investing in research, development and extension (RD&E), market development and export regulation according to its […]

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Yellow Tail maker Casella for sale?

  NOTE: The link, below, leads to a premium article.   We found that it displayed the full article sometimes, but most often it did not. Therefore, we have written a short synopsis, below. You may want to try the link to see if you can get the full text. -lp According to a subscriber-only […]

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Is the clock ticking down on cult wines?

  Steve Heimoff has a solid piece on the state of “cult” wines here: Is the clock ticking down on cult wines?   However, Steve’s link to the Chronicle article did not mention that there was no actual reporting on the Bryant Family Vineyards legal case by Ester Mobley. I broke that story on June […]

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NABI Mourns the Passing of TTB Administrator John J. Manfreda – A Visionary and A Friend

NEWS RELEASE – MAY 27, 2019 NABI extends its deepest sympathy to John’s wife Rosemary, his children Michelle, Matthew, and Brendan and their families in this sad time of loss.   NABI President Robert M. Tobiassen prepared the remarks below. From 1978 to 2003, at ATF, John was Rob’s first- or second-line supervisor and always […]

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