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John Duarte is out to prove that junk science unjustly railroaded his federal court case

“We had expert reports to argue with that covered same ground with less detail and passion. None of it mattered because summary judgement ruled that we were guilty before we could put on a defense. Then judge dismissed our expert reports before penalty phase.” — John Duarte Farmer and rootstock nurseryman John Duarte believes that […]

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Pacific Gas & Electric – Bankruptcy-Related SEC Filings

The following are the most recent documents filed by PG&E with the SEC as of 5:39 a.m., Jan. 15, 2019 8-K,Roger H. Kimmel resigned from the board – Jan 15, 2019 FORM 8-K – Jan. 14, 2019 News release: PG&E Board of Directors Conducting Search for New Chief Executive Officer, Geisha Williams Steps Down; John […]

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Wine Startup, Vinebox, Raises $5.9 Million to Bring Wine-by-the-Glass to Your Doorstep

  NEWS RELEASE, January 9, 2018 San Francisco, CA – VINEBOX Inc., parent company for VINEBOX and Usual, launched in 2016, by Rachel Vodofsky and Matt Dukes has raised $5.9 million in funding led by Harbinger Ventures.  VINEBOX Inc. will use the funds to expand their San Francisco based team and further scale their online […]

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Calif Annual Grape Crush Report Could Be Delayed by Shutdown – CA Winegrape Growers

NEWS RELEASE January 9 – Crush Report may be Impacted by Government Shutdown   SACRAMENTO, January 9, 2019 – The ongoing federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, may soon affect a key program of great importance to winegrape growers.   Thursday, Jan. 10 is the deadline for wineries to submit grape purchase data from […]

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U.S. Issues China Travel Warning: Visitors May Be Arbitrarily Detained

FROM THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT: Travel Advisory January 3, 2019 China – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals. Chinese authorities have asserted broad authority to prohibit U.S. citizens from leaving China by using ‘exit bans,’ […]

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DtC and Customer Experience Expert Scott Moss Joins Emetry as VP, DtC

News Release NAPA, CALIFORNIA, DECEMBER 2018. The Emetry team is excited to welcome digital marketing and e-commerce expert Scott Moss to the team as VP of Direct to Consumer (DtC). Scott will lead the DtC strategy as Emetry sets a new standard for applying wine data sources and provides wine brands unique and exclusive insights […]

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TTB takes AVA Action in 4 States: Establishes new (OR), expands two (CA, VA) & proposes a new one (CT)

  Calif – Central Coast – TTB Expands the Arroyo Seco Viticultural Area Connecticut – TTB Proposes the Eastern Connecticut Highlands Viticultural Area Oregon TTB Establishes the Van Duzer Corridor Viticultural Area Virginia – TTB Expands the Monticello Viticultural Area  

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Why we did not include the Vinventions alternative closures “study/survey” in our links

There was no supporting material and no compliance with credible survey practices. ( How to tell if a survey is credible). The release contained no data that could be used to determine if this was a legitimate survey/study or simply an exercise in promotional marketing. We sent the following email to the public relations firm that […]

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Yellow Tail’s $5 Mil “Tastes Like Happy” ad aimed at 2019 Super Bowl

According to Shanken Daily News: Yellow Tail is planning to spend $5 million on Superbowl 2019 ads. The brand’s — Yellowtail – Tastes Like Happy — “casting call”  solicits user-produced videos to be used in the effort. The rules can be found at this link.

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Vintage Wine Estates buys Qupé

NEWS RELEASE – Nov 4, 2018 Vintage Wine Estates has purchased the Qupé wine brand. Founded in 1982 by Bob Lindquist, Qupé is internationally recognized for cool-climate, high-scoring Rhône varietals on California’s Central Coast; notably Syrah, Grenache, Roussanne and Marsanne. The name Qupé (kyoo-pay) is taken from the Chumash word for poppy—the California state flower […]

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