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Insolvent Sonoma Cider assets for sale. Auction bids due by this Friday (May 18)

Bids for the assets of the defunct Sonoma Cider and its contract wine canning operation must be submitted by this Friday — May 18. being accepted by Liquid Solutions Group.   After five years of operation  the company was shut down in March: after fizzling through $6.2 Mil in venture capital. Claims against all the […]

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List of top 50 wine business venture fundings + Coravin #1 in total financing

A note from Wine Industry Insight Publisher and Executive Editor Lewis Perdue about this article and the regular series to come: “As noted in the disclaimer in both charts below, we recognize that the data we have reluctantly extracted from our research into private fundings will always be incomplete thanks to the lack of transparency […]

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Drinks.Com sues WineDirect alleging substandard shipping service; WD countersues

Drinks Holdings Inc. (DHI) — best known for its Drinks.Com direct wine sales — has sued ecommerce and fulfillment company, WineDirect (WD) in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, and unfair competition. The suit was brought by DHI and its allied company, Hemispheres against WD and its Chief Executive Officer […]

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Wine industry missing out on investment due to its lack of financial transparency

“Over the past 30 years, venture capital has become a dominant force in the financing of innovative American companies.” — Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 15-5 With few exceptions, the wine industry’s lack of financial transparency has prevented it from benefiting from the venture capital engine that has boosted nearly every other […]

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Chinese wine venture capital investments blow away United States efforts

First in new series on U.S. and global venture capital in wine NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles looking at U.S. and global venture capital investments in wine-oriented technology, sales, transportation, and allied areas. The rational for this new feature can be found at: Wine industry missing out on investment due […]

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DiBuduo retires as Pres/CEO of Allied Grape Growers, Board appoints Jeff Bitter new president

NEWS RELEASE, DATE: April 10, 2018   FOR MORE INFORMATION: Nat DiBuduo: 559-276-7021 or nat@alliedgrapegrowers.org Jeff Bitter: 559-276-7021 or jeff@alliedgrapegrowers.org   (Fresno, Calif.) After nearly two decades of leadership, Nat DiBuduo will retire as president and CEO of Allied Grape Growers (AGG) at the end of June. The AGG board has appointed Vice-President of Operations […]

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Tribes: the only wine recommendation engine that that complies with personal data regulations like GDPR

This is a cross-post with Recommendation Insights  which has a lot more on the topic ***> Facebook has been taking seriously deserved grief over its mishandling of personal data. They are the most visible ship heading for the tip of the iceberg.   The Titanic of personal information misuse is big data and the iceberg […]

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Canned wine marketers left in lurch after Sonoma Cider/Beverage Works abruptly shuts down after fizzing through $6.2 Mil in venture capital.

  After five years of fizzling through $6.2 million in venture funding, Sonoma Cider and its contract wine canning operation have abruptly been shut down by investors and have left numerous contract customers –large and small — scrambling to recover their wine, figure out how to keep it on track, and get it to market. […]

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EU’s strict GDPR regs are a €20-million risk to your business. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Reprinted from our March 28, 2018 News Fetch Plus, here are a few links News Fetch has published since then: Consumers will severely punish you if you fail to protect their personal data. These are the top 10 ways NEWS FETCH — May 18, 2018 … Marketers see GDPR paring their email lists but improving results NEWS […]

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NIH halts controversial moderate alcohol consumption study first revealed by Wine Industry Insight 4 years ago

The National Institutes of Health says it has halted a $100 million industry-funded moderate drinking study whose origins were first revealed in 2014 by Wine Industry Insight reporting.   NIH Director Francis Collins told a Senate subcommittee yesterday said that enrollment in the Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health (MACH15) study had been halted a on […]

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