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Codorniu Raventos to sell majority stake to Carlyle Group

NEWS RELEASE   THE CODORNÍU RAVENTÓS GROUP ENTERS INTO EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE CARLYLE GROUP TO SELL A MAJORITY STAKE IN THE COMPANY   BARCELONA, SPAIN, JUNE 28, 2018 – The Codorníu Raventós Group has signed an exclusivity agreement for the sale of a majority stake in the company to funds managed by The Carlyle […]

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Central Valley ag land prices to decline, N. Coast increases will slow due to CA Sustainable Groundwater Act: Rabobank

Source: Rabobank

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Winc (Formerly Club W) comes in at #7 In WII’s Winetech funding survey

Relevant links For this start-up, the secret to selling wine online is making it yourself “Club W” Rebrands as “Winc” The un-redacted table is available to Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers. Premium Subscribers Log-In Here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Previous Wine Industry Insight/Wine Executive News […]

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Cause-Marketing wine company ONEHOPE Raises $33 Million with record number of investors

  Cause-marketing wine sales company ONEHOPE  has raised at least $33 million from at least 44 investors — most of them individuals. The amount raised puts them in the number 8 position in Wine Industry Insight’s wine venture funding series despite the fact that the most recent finding round amount has not been publicly disclosed. […]

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Lot 18 funding: $44.5 million good enough for 6th place in winetech venture funding

Lot 18 has raised a total of $44.5 million, good enough for sixth place in wine-tech venture funding behind eSkye Solutions which is no longer an independent company. The un-redacted table is available to Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers. Premium Subscribers Log-In Here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click […]

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Dissecting a winery’s Google troll attack via multiple anonymous accounts and fake “reviews”

This is article 2 in a series. Article #1 is: Google’s inability to deal with fake accounts and content makes reviews UNtrustworthy Article #1 in this series looked at Google’s comfort level with fake reviewers and posts that are not actually reviews from people who had never visited a location or tried a product. While […]

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At $53 million, Drizly places #4 in winetech funding, but #1 in the total number of investors.

Local alcoholic beverage delivery service Drizly has rasised a total of $53 million so from 23 total investors — 19 in one single round! The un-redacted table is available to Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers. Premium Subscribers Log-In Here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Not a […]

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Google’s inability to deal with fake accounts & content makes reviews UNtrustworthy

This is article 1 in a series. Article #2 is:Dissecting a winery’s Google troll attack via multiple anonymous accounts and fake “reviews” Russian trolls and other fake content creators who have tried to influence U.S. elections and other public policy issues have become hot topics and brought hot-seat grilling to Google, Twitter and Facebook. And […]

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Vivino surfs to online prominence atop a wave of Euro Cash

While American high-tech venture capital garners most international headlines, Vivino has surfed its way to consumer wine prominence atop a wave of Euro investment that tops $56.3 million.   Other than a UK firm (still bre-Brexit) and unspecified angel-sized contributions from a U.S. fund organized by a group of professional athletes,  the Vivino financial engine […]

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SOMM star sued by Napa Valley event and tour company

  Has SOMM star Dustin Wilson followed his verve across a forbidden legal line with his retail operation and associated businesses?   Napa Valley luxury wine event and tour company founder Mary T. Beller thinks so.   Beller, who owns Verve Wine Country LLC (aka Verve Napa Valley)  has sued Verve Management LLC — owned […]

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