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Silicon Valley Bank 2019 State of the Wine Industry: 7 Headwinds, 7 Tailwinds

2019 SVB State of the Wine Industry Report & Videocast will be held today, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. PT or 12:30 p.m. ET. Sign up to view live videocast at this link. The following are extracts from the 2019 State of the Wine Industry Report by Silicon Valley Bank   The grape […]

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Online claims about harms from organic wine & farming are junk science from a stealth corporate misinformation group.

NOTE: This article was prompted by this Forbes piece: Organic Grape Growing Harms Vineyard Soil, Says A Consumer Advocacy Group.  ACSH has a convincing — but misleading — veneer of scientific credibility that has mislead many respected news organizations.   An online post blasting organic farming — If You Buy Organic Wine, You May Be […]

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The up-and-coming founder of a Sonoma County Direct-To-Trade wine business is a convicted felon & instigator of a possibly illegal wine scheme

The founder of a new Sonoma County Direct-to-Trade business has been convicted of 25 federal felonies, has a highly sanitized LinkedIn profile, and has been involved in a highly irregular — and possibly illegal — wine production and sales operation. Recently honored by the North Bay Business Journal as one of “Forty Under 40 Ones […]

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Drizly more than doubles funding with New $34.5 Million Series C — Powers ahead of Coravin & Vivino to #3 position overall

The funding was revealed in a December 10 SEC FORM D Filing. The document link and full charts are available to Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers who may  Log-In Here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Not a Wine Executive News subscriber?   Subscribe to Wine Executive […]

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VinoVolo landed $17 million before being bought

Redacted content available for premium subscribers. The full chart and additional articles are available to Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers who may  Log-In Here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Relevant Links (live for premium subscribers) Paradies Lagardère Closes Acquisition of Leading Airport Restaurateur Hojeij Branded Foods […]

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Vino Volo displaces 5 companies, vaults to #14 in top wine tech venture fundings; Wine.Com gets even bigger at #1

Vino Volo funding chart article at this link: VinoVolo landed $17 million before being bought The overall top rankings have been changed thanks to: The recent discovery of an earlier $10 millon investment in Vino Volo $32.5 Million Growth Capital Investment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Credit Group (Nov 19, 2018) NOTE: Links above […]

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Wine Communications Group/Wine Business #17 in Wine Executive News Wine Tech Funding Series

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Minibar Delivery: #18 in Wine Executive News Wine Tech Funding Series

Redacted content available for premium subscribers. The full chart and additional articles are available to Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers who may  Log-In Here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Associated links (hyperlinked in premium version) Minibar Delivery: Two female entrepreneurs are changing the booze industry On-demand […]

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Malibu Coast AVA Devastated By Woolsey Fire – Some structures saved by vines

By Lewis Perdue with extensive assistance from the Malibu Coast Vintners and Grape Grower’s Alliance   Vineyards and wineries in the Malibu Coast AVA have been heavily damaged or destroyed by the still-raging Woolsey fire in the coastal hills west of Los Angeles. Neglected by the California Wine Institute, and once demonized by Los Angeles […]

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2018 Worldwide wine production rebounds after historically low 2017 vintage – OIV

 2018 vitivinicultural production is third-highest since 2000. Source: OIV news release

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