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Wine DTC Hits Record $3.2 Billion in 2019 Amid Slowing Growth

NEWS RELEASE PR Newswire/January 22, 2020   Annual Sovos ShipCompliant Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report points to slowing channel growth despite prices reaching new highs.   BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Wineries shipped more than $3.2 billion worth of wine directly to consumers in 2019, according to the latest Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Wine Shipping Report from […]

SVB Report shows incredible drop in wine DtC growth rate

Source: Silicon Valley Bank State of the Wine Industry Report 2019

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Happy Holidays! This will be our last full issue until 2020.

This will be our last full issue until January 2, 2020. We will publish special issues if big news happens. Also, news highlights will be available daily at this Twitter link.

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UPDATE: Agenda set for Calif Ag Dept to hold Dec. 17 workshop on Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers changes to grape pricing districts

UPDATE: The agenda and speakers havve been announced for the CDFA Dec. 17 workshop on Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers changes to grape pricing districts Information regarding the petition and workshop agenda can be found at this link.   In addition to public input, the agenda includes presentations by: CDFA The USDA National Agricultural Statistics […]

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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 […]

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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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