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Recycled Wastewater In The Wine Vineyard: Unknowns, Health Hazards, Brand Issues

NOTE TO READERS: In 2012 Wine Industry Insight pointed out in some of the dangers lurking in the current practice, theory and science of using recycled wastewater for irrigation of crops and landscaping: Toxic Irrigation: Major Study Indicts Chemicals Found in Recycled Wastewater Used For Vineyards And Other Crops. This article picks up where that […]

Wine Industry Connections – The Ontiveros Network

Solid, intelligent relationships underpin business success, especially in the wine industry. This is the first in a continuing series of articles based on federal, state and local documents as well as other public, open source information. The links among people and companies may be that of owner, investor, partner, executive, board member or other relationships […]

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Silverado Premium Properties & Winegrowers Sold To TIAA-CREF

Only the best of corporate transitions can go so smoothly that no one notices. That seems to have happened with the sale of Silverado Premium Properties LLC and Silverado Winegrowers Holdings LLC: the biggest wine industry sale that almost everyone missed. Almost everyone, except for Michael Fritz of Farmland Letter who, on May 24, 2012, […]

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Chinese Investors Snap Up Another Napa Winery/Vineyard

China-based companies continue to cherry-pick Napa winery and vineyard bargains with the latest being a Pope/Chiles Valley winery and vineyard with a substantial use permit. The purchase, by a publicly traded Chinese company, was made via a newly-formed California Corporation. Wine Executive News subscribers please click here to read the complete article. Also In This […]

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DISCUS Wades Big Time Into Oregon Grocery Liquor Sales Process

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) has forged close relationships with American grocery chains in an effort to fight “wine only” state laws according to multiple board members who have spoken with Wine Industry Insight on a “not for attribution basis.” Those interviews have also revealed a growing alliance between DISCUS and […]

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US Govt Asking Industry To Fund Most Of $50 Million Alcohol/Health Study

The federal government, along with scientists from Yale and Harvard, are asking wine, beer and spirits organizations to fund a landmark clinical study on the health effects of moderate alcohol consumption estimated to cost $36 million to $54 million. The NIH Foundation is seeking outside funding which includes asking beer, spirits, wine, insurance and drug […]

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Treasury Wine: Faint Praise, Crossed Fingers & Tough Love

Treasury Wine Estates is a lot like a brilliant, but ill-focused teenager still loved by his parents who realize an urgent need for some tough love if he’s ever going to perform up to potential. That seems to be the consistent opinion of David Errington, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch’s Australian research analyst whose Feb. 21 […]

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Treasury Wine: Incompetent, Irrational, Disorganized

Treasury Wine Estates continues to shoot itself in both feet because management is incompetent, its sales strategy is irrational and its U.S. assets are a drag that need to be divested as soon as possible, according to an analyst report from Bank of America/Merrill-Lynch. Wine Executive News subscribers please click here to read the complete […]

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Napa Lawsuits Snarl Chinese Tycoon’s Howell Mtn Land Buy

A Chinese tycoon with prominent global winery and vineyard holdings is still waiting to buy a substantial piece of Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain, thanks to a deal gone sour between Pacific Union College (PUC) and an Atlanta real estate developer. Court records indicate that the deal, in which the developer was to spin off part […]

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Silicon Valley Bank: The 2014 State Of The Wine Industry Is … Forrest Gump?

2014 Silicon Valley Bank State of The Wine Industry Report Live Video Conference – TODAY Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 – 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Click here for info on how to view IN A NUTSHELL: Forget Millennials for a while, but they may be a good market later. Foreign wine is 30% and […]

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