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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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Oregon wine now worth at least $5.61 Billion to state, up from $3.35 Billion in previous economic study.

The Economic Impact of the Wine and Wine Grape Industries on the Oregon Economy 2016 – Study Conducted by Full Glass Research, February 2018 Note: Because of budgetary this economic study is repeated every three years. Executive Summary – March 19, 2018 Economic Value The sum of all economic activity in Oregon related directly or […]

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2017 U.S., Calif wine export revenue plunges to 2013 levels

  Wine Institute News Release —  March 19, 2018, SAN FRANCISCO “U.S. wine exports, 97% from California, reached $1.53 billion in winery revenues and 380 million liters (42.2 million cases) in 2017. Golden State exports were down 5.5% in value and 7.9% in volume due in part to the strong dollar, heavily-subsidized foreign wine producers […]

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Railroads can be bad neighbors for vineyards say 5 pesticide incidents in Sonoma & Contra Costa Counties

Pesticide over-spray errors from railway right-of-way weed treatment pose a very real danger to vineyards, orchards and other crops according to five recent North Bay damage reports. The reports come from the Agricultural Commissioner and Superior Court in Contra Costa County, the Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Those […]

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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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