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Questions The Wine Institute Found Un-Tenor-able

Below is the complete email sent to the Wine Institute who objected to the “tenor” of with the questions and said it would  not answer or cooperate. I had sent the initial questions in hope of getting a response and following up with further questions. The first of a series of articles can be found […]

Winery Marketer Gives It Up To Help Terminal Cancer Patients Have One Good Day

Lewis Perdue asked his friend Peter Nowack to write the following for of Wine Industry Insight. We have published it here with light editing and hopes for a recovery that amazes his doctors. By Peter Nowack (writing about himself, as a client, in the third person) Avid winery marketer, blogger and social media persona, Peter […]

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Cuvaison Estate Wines Sells Calistoga Winery and Tasting Room

NEWS RELEASE Napa Valley Winery Is Consolidating to Its Carneros Winery and Tasting Room NAPA, Calif., April 2, 2015 – Cuvaison Estate Wines announced today the sale of its Calistoga winery and tasting room in northern Napa Valley. Purchased by the Schmidheiny family of Switzerland in 1979, the Calistoga winery was home to Cuvaison Estate […]

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Liv-Ex Index Up On Euro Depreciation & Dollar Strength

The following was kindly provided to Wine Industry Insight by Liv-Ex    Fine Wine Market Changing There has been much discussion about a change in direction for the fine wine market. In 2009, fine wine prices surged due to increased demand from Asia following the removal of tax in Hong Kong and fiscal stimulus in […]

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Vintank Acquired By Award-Winning Digital Agency

Vintank, which has served the wine industry customer insights from more than a billion social media conversations has been acquired by W2O Group, a diversified digital agency in San Francisco providing advertising, public relations, software and creative services. The acquisition was announced March 30. No purchase price was given. Vintank will probably be rebranded, said […]

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Don Sebastiani & Sons Disputes Lawsuit Arsenic Test

EDITOR’S NOTE: Don Sebastiani & Sons sent the following statement to Wine Industry Insight. It is presented here in its entirety with several paragraphs relocated to move significant information higher. Additional paragraph breaks have been added for readability. No changes were made in wording or punctuation.   On Thursday, March 19, CBS This Morning aired […]

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John Jordan Congratulates Sister on J Sale To Gallo

E. & J. Gallo Announces Acquisition Of J Vineyards & Winery Wine Industry Insight received the following email from John Jordan, of Jordan Winery, both to congratulate his sister, Judy, and to emphasize that the sale of her winery is not connected with his winery. WII received permission to print the email in full: Dear […]

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Buzz that Wine Industry Insight hears: Gallo buying J Sparkling?

Buzz that Wine Industry Insight hears: Gallo buying J Sparkling? 2 highly placed sources so far. Not yet officlal.

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Wine Institute & Beverage Grades Both Have An Arsenic Science Problem

Both sides in the new arsenic in wine controversy  have scientific weaknesses. Beverage Grades Has Problems First of all, if there is a study by Beverage Grades, it is not a published, peer-reviewed nor does it release data and protocols to allow third-party replication. In fact, we don’t even seem to have a study, just […]

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Mike Wolf Named 2015 Napa Valley Grower of the Year

NAPA, CA (March 10, 2015) – Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) have chosen long-time Napa grape grower Mike Wolf as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Napa Valley Grower of the Year.  Wolf will be honored for his tremendous contributions to Napa Valley farming and the community on May 15 at the 40th annual NVG Annual […]

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