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2017 State of the Wine Industry – The Cliff Notes Version

Videocast and discussion of the findings from the release of the 2017 SVB Annual State of the Wine Industry Report, will start Wednesday January 18th at 9:30 am Pacific Time. [Click this link to signup and join the discussion] These excerpts are a taste of some highlights, points, and charts that Wine Industry Insight found […]

Vintage Wine Estates wins court receiver’s bidding for Cameron Hughes Wine

NOTE: All hyperlinked court filings in this article are available in their entirety for Wine Executive News premium subscribers. Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) has emerged as the top bidder for the Clara Street Company — dba Cameron Hughes Wine (CHW) Company — according to documents filed with the San Francisco Superior Court. The court is expected […]

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These are the busiest wine addresses in Napa County: 342 licensees are located at 24 addresses.

There are 904 wine TTB licenses in Napa County. 342 of them are located at these 24 addresses. In fact, more than 100 are located at the top 3. Full, detailed spreadsheet available with licensee names A spreadsheet with all of the names of the licensees at every address is available for download by Wine […]

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Nielsen 52-Wk data: French wine has highest revenue growth; Imports still top dollar/bottle

Other quick-glance takeaways Import share edges down but still bests domestic price gains and average bottle price. $15-19.99 category tops in $ share gains $3-$5.99 still largest category by dollar volume, has 30% of share Syrah/Shiraz still sucking followed by declines in Merlot and White Zin. SauvBlanc has largest gains in $ volume Zin has […]

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This Napa Valley winery has a permit for 539,688 visitors a year. Here’s how the other top 25 rank

Top 25 Napa Valley winery visitor permits Wine Executive News subscribers please click here to read the complete chart. 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 every day, including original documents, spreadsheets,and source materials for […]

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Purple/Sonoma Wine Co’s American Canyon facility looking for buyers

A 2.5-million-case wine making facility that is currently home to Purple Wine + Spirits, as well as number of its custom-crush clients, is for sale.   The facility in American Canyon — a municipality at the southern end of Napa County — is prominently promoting its association to Napa Valley.   According to the offering […]

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Treasury Wine strikes back at Ste. Michelle, amps up rhetoric – hints at stag vs stag vs stag collusion

For two companies who have said they will agree to mediation, the combatants are still armed, dangerous and seem to be seeing just how many points each can score before the referees call time and ask everyone to behave.   In a statement accompanying its latest legal documents filed in Federal District Court yesterday, Dec. […]

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Trefethen Family Vineyards sells Oak Knoll vineyard to Westchester – Includes fully permitted 30K-gal winery, visitor & events

Trefethen Family Vineyards has sold a 41.15-acre Oak Knoll District vineyard near the intersection of Big Ranch Rd. and  Oak Knoll Ave., north of Napa city to ag real estate investment company Westchester.   The sale included approved permits for a 30,000-gallon winery, tasting room, visitors and events.     According to  Trefethen family Vineyards […]

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Cameron Hughes Wine Co. being sold by court-ordered receiver

PLEASE NOTE: links to court documents are available to premium subscribers of Wine Executive News. The Clara Street Company, dba Cameron Hughes Wine (CHW) is quietly being offered for sale by its court-appointed receiver. CHW was placed in receivership by the Superior Court of San Francisco at the request of its lender, Union Bank.   […]

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Stag battle: Ste. Michelle asks court to dismiss Treasury Wine declarative relief request

CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, Wine Industry Insight stated that Federal District Court Judge Richard Seeborg had combined the cases. That was incorrect. Judge Seeborg adjudged both cases as related but did not consolidate them, thus allowing the Treasury’s request for declaratory relief to remain open.  To the non-lawyer, this may seem […]

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