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Wine grape outlaw Jeff Hill scores multi-million-dollar stock deal

DISCLOSURE: Lewis Perdue has worked for Dow-Jones and  is a former business and financial columnist for MarketWatch, TheStreet.Com and the Wall Street Journal online. He does not own any wine, agricultural or chemical related stocks. Despite two felony convictions and a current federal indictment, Jeffry Hill has scored an agribusiness stock deal that could be […]

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TTB investigation source says Justice Dept. dropping ball on Jeff Hill Napa Valley grape fraud case

According to TTB personnel close to the case, federal prosecutors appear to have fumbled the wire & mail fraud case against Jeffry Hill.   “Disgusting…disappointing,”a senior TTB official told Wine Industry Insight concerning the long delays in the case.   Hill has been charged with perpetuating a wide-ranging Napa Valley grape and wine fraud case […]

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Silicon Valley Bank Predicts the US Wine Industry is at the Tail End of a 20-Year Growth Period

NEWS RELEASE Silicon Valley Bank Predicts the US Wine Industry is at the Tail End of a 20-Year Growth Period Retiring baby boomers and frugal millennials are driving a rotation of consumer preferences   HELENA, Calif. – February 15, 2018 – Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) released its “State of the Wine Industry 2018”report today.   […]

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Constellation Brands names Bill Newlands President/ COO; Rob Sands Remains CEO

NEWS RELEASE   Bill Newlands Named Constellation Brands President and COO;Rob Sands Remains CEO VICTOR, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2018 – Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced that Bill Newlands has been promoted to president and chief operating officer (COO). Rob Sands, who previously held the title of […]

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CALIF CRUSH! 2017 Preliminary Report 4.007 Mil Tons of wine grapes, down a hair from 2016. Price up slightly

Download Complete 2017 Crush Report Report as PDF Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,242,984 tons, down 1.6 percent from 2016. In 2017, Chardonnay continued to account for the largest percentage of the total crush volume with 14.5 percent. Cabernet Sauvignon accounted for the second leading percentage of […]

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Bay Area Wine Grape Growers sue BNSF Railway alleging Illegal, Negligent Herbicide Damage

This article contains some content available only to premium Wine Executive News who may log in here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Two farming companies owned by Fred and Nancy Cline of Cline Family Cellars have sued the BNSF Railway Company and three of its contractors […]

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WII article prompts Triumph Wine Group to amend SEC filings & web site, but lacks vital state permit to legally make wine

This article is a follow up to: Triumph Wine Group Crowdfunded Financial Offering Marred by Inadequate Disclosure, Misleading Language, Flawed Business Plan Wine Industry Insight’s Jan. 15 article has prompted Triumph Wine Group to quickly amend its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and FlashFunders web site. However, an offering statement in English still is […]

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Triumph Wine Group Crowdfunded Financial Offering Marred by Inadequate Disclosure, Misleading Language, Flawed Business Plan

This article has an update: WII article prompts Triumph Wine Group to amend SEC filings & web site, lacks vital state permit to legally make wine; disclosure errors persist     Triumph Wine Group makes some pretty good wine, but its online, crowdfund offering fails investor scrutiny. Key among the issues is the fact that […]

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Triumph Wine Group declines to respond to WII request for comments, corrections.

Wine Industry Insight emailed Triumph Wine Group on Friday, January 12 asking for comments and any corrections. A copy of the draft article was enclosed in the email.   The following non-reply was received: On Jan 15, 2018, at 8:45 AM, michael rupprecht <michael@rupprechtlaw.com> wrote:   Dear Mr. Perdue: As I indicated to you in […]

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CBS News takes a look at money, wine, and murder in Napa

The CBS News program “48 Hours” aired a full episode this past Saturday based on Wine Industry Insight’s 16-month-long investigative reporting on the financial conflicts between aspiring Napa Valley vintner Robert Dahl and his investor, Emad Tawfilis.   The 48 Hours team’s extensive investigation added substantial new information that helps complete the story and fills […]

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