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NEWS FETCH — March 24, 2016

TOP NEWS Calif Ag Responds to Substandard Central Valley Project Water allocation Gallo Buys Stagecoach Vineyard and its 600 Acres of Napa Valley Hillside Vines The white wine trap NAFTA changes could jeopardize $3.5 billion in daily trade volume Utah approves country’s toughest drunk driver standard. Tourism industry objects. Winemakers: instantly access key wine & […]

NEWS FETCH — March 23, 2016

TOP NEWS Recent Uptick in Tied House Enforcement Actions by State and Federal Agencies Despite Trump promise and a wet winter, California farmers don’t get full water supply It took a NASA satellite to get a real grip on this year’s massive California snowpack For California farmers, Trump’s immigration crackdown is worsening an already desperate […]

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NEWS FETCH — March 22, 2016

TOP NEWS The American Wine Industry Party May Be Winding Down Liberation Distribution (LibDib) Launches the First Web-Based Three-Tier Alcohol Distribution Platform How America’s Favorite Bargain Wine Gets Great Facebook Engagement on a Shoestring Budget China’s online retail market to reach $186bn value by 2021 Risk study: $21.8 billion in property in Oroville inundation path […]

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NEWS FETCH — March 21, 2016

TOP NEWS How Billionaire Howard Leight Created An Internationally-Acclaimed Wine Brand Through Instagram Distilled Spirits & Wine Demonstrate Strong Growth While Beer Continues Reinvention Alexa now takes orders from Amazon’s instant Prime Now and alcohol delivery services Getting a Handle on China’s Imported Wine Industry With $569 million in winter storm damage, Governor Jerry Brown […]

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NEWS FETCH — March 20, 2016

TOP NEWS Calif ag worker wages & benefits climb but farms find few takers. Calif Ponders New Rules on Alcohol Delivery Services Champagne producers blame Brexit for 2016 sales decline Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next Wednesday Fine wine overtakes classic cars as number one investment of passion Repair costs for the troubled Oroville […]

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NEWS FETCH — March 17, 2016

TOP NEWS Wine & Trump budget: Trouble for industry and the Wine Institute Trump WOTUS Rule Rollback: Temporary relief, but no solution for growers, ag & private property owners Is the US wine boom over? Judge dismisses Empire/Breakthru fraud case Trump budget proposal will be DOA but concerns ag interests 3,000 acres in Washington’s Horse […]

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Wine & Trump budget: Trouble for industry and the Wine Institute

NOTE: The author of this article once served as a top aide to the current chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and offers the experience-based caution that anything found in a budget document at this stage is simply quicksand sandwiched between hope and hype. The newly released Trump budget may have some unpleasant surprises […]

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NEWS FETCH — March 16, 2016

TOP NEWS Winery Clubs Face Serious DtC Sales Problem For Club Growth Michigan: Canary in the DtC Coal Mine? Prosecco dominates US sparkling market growth while others just fizz around 3,000 acres in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills AVA! Long-term lease. Organic possible. Bids due April 6. Click this link or Contact Rick at Washington State […]

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NEWS FETCH — March 15, 2016

TOP NEWS Unsealed Court Documents Raised Questions on Monsanto Weed Killer US Wine Market Growth, Once Outperforming Spirits, Now Neck and Neck Just weeks after Oroville Dam crisis, damage found in another key California reservoir Optimism Among Small-Business Owners Soars US Economic Confidence Index Drops Ginflation? Brits drink so much gin it’s now used to […]

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NEWS FETCH — March 14, 2016

TOP NEWS Wine premiumization may not be all it’s cracked up to be No Surprises in Final 2016 California Crush Report: Just over 4 million Tons of Wine Grapes Beer giants have lost big by ignoring women — now they’re trying to win them back Beer Industry Could Lose $2 Billion From Legal Marijuana 3,000 […]

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