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Bryant Family Vineyards loses in last-ditch effort to keep consultant case in Calif; NY move to dismiss case due any day now

Despite Bryant Family Vineyards CEO Bettina Sulser Bryant’s last ditch legal ploy to keep consultant Lauren Ridenhour’s case in California, U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen on Nov. 6, denied the Bryant desperation effort and formally transferred the case to New York where it faces an uncertain future. The Bryant Trust has requested that […]

Skip SF Chronicle fire coverage: it’s hiding behind paywall

So much for the concept of “public service.” This is the journalism equivalent of jacking up gasoline and food prices in a disaster. (NOTE:  Some people may be able to access the articles by clearing cache, but this doesn’t always work).

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Bryant Winery lawyer issues wandering letter filled with vague unsubstantiated claims and asks for a retraction. (Rejected)

Other articles in this series: Sulser Bryant sues to silence the whistleblower who once saved her $3 million SLAPP Shot? How Sulser Bryant’s San Francisco lawsuit against her former financial consultant may violate state law Sulser Bryant’s imaginary media conspiracy Full text: Bryant Winery Lawyer Letter (pdf)     Perdue initial response emailed to attorney […]

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Registration is Now Open for the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium

NEWS RELEASE   Registration is Now Open for the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium Wine convention returns to Portland this winter amidst strong growth momentum within the Oregon wine industry.   September 19, 2019, Portland, OR… Registration is now open for the 2020 Oregon Wine Symposium, an annual convention taking place February 11 and 12 at […]

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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 […]

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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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