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Venge Vineyards Acquires Robert Rue Vineyard and Winery in the Russian River Valley

Venge Vineyards of Calistoga has acquired the Robert Rue Vineyard and Winery in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley and renamed it Croix Estate.   Well-known for his highly rated, allocation-only, small-lot wines, third-generation Napa Valley winemaker, Kirk P. Venge said he plans to use Croix Estate for small-production, luxury-class, single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. […]

Enolytics Publishes Landmark Wine Consumer Research Report Powered by Hello Vino Mobile Data Set

Enolytics Publishes Landmark Wine Consumer Research Report Powered by Hello Vino Mobile Data Set

Industry-First Study Provides Behavioral Insights from Analysis of Two Million Wine Consumer Data Records Atlanta, GA, April 12, 2016 – Enolytics, a new firm leveraging big data for wine industry sales and marketing insights, launches today with its inaugural report titled “Wine O’Clock: What It Is, and Why We Should Care.” The industry-first research report, […]

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Laffort USA Announces Spring ‘Rendezvous’ Seminar Series

Presenting the latest Laffort research and development   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2016   St. Helena, CA: Laffort USA, leading supplier of innovative winemaking ingredients, announces the annual spring Rendezvous seminar series from April 24, 2016 through May 12, 2016 throughout the West Coast wine regions in California, Oregon and Washington, as well as […]

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Wilson Artisan Wineries Acquires Anderson Valley’s Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

March 31, 2016 – Geyserville, CA–Wilson Artisan Wineries announced  it has purchased Greenwood Ridge Winery in Anderson Valley’s Philo in Mendocino County. Wilson Artisan Wineries will take possession of the Greenwood Ridge tasting room, brand and inventory.   Specializing in late harvest Riesling, Greenwood Ridge was established in 1980 by Allan Green, and with an […]

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Orville Tyler Magoon, the Passing of a Giant

On March 19 in Santa Barbara, after a cruise to Hawaii, his beloved birthplace, Orville Tyler Magoon passed into history. He was surrounded by his wife and children. His life was one dedicated to our planet and its coastal treasures and to the people who surrounded him.   After his retirement from the Army Corps […]

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The glyphosate “study” that plays into Monsanto’s hands

This “study” was promoted in a news release that got picked up by a number of media outlets: Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found in California Wines, Even Wines Made With Organic Grapes   To be sure, there is a legitimate scientific debate right now over the health effects of glyphosate — the main ingredient in Round-Up weed […]

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Vintage Wine Estates creates scholarship to celebrate Women’s History Month

Santa Rosa, CA. March 23, 2016. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Vintage Wine Estates announces the creation of a $5000 scholarship to support women’s leadership in the wine industry. The scholarship will be awarded to a woman pursuing a Professional Wine Master of Business Administration degree at Sonoma State University.   “Vintage Wine Estates […]

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Here is Bullshit Data to Avoid

This snot-dripping specimen of bull offal reeks with all manner of unsubstantiated, self-aggrandizing language. Further, the bogus nature of this whole farce is evident with but one glance at the proliferation of NON-top-tier wines that dominate its list (at bottom of their “news” release.   SOURCE: Luxury Institute, LLC Luxury Institute, LLC March 22, 2016 […]

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Saving thousands on wine by refusing to shop like the average retail consumer.

  Last year, for the third year in a row, I wasted several thousand dollars trying out new wines for a feature in Wine Industry Insight’s email newsletter that goes to 22,000+ subscribers every day. (News Fetch back Issues here).   So many were so bad, I had to pour them down the drain.   […]

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Dickhead Website of the Day – attn.com

Crashes browsers as it attempts to spawn a new window with a douchebag advertisement. Don’t ever visit this site. Ever.    

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