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2019 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

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Yellow Tail’s $5 Mil “Tastes Like Happy” ad aimed at 2019 Super Bowl

According to Shanken Daily News: Yellow Tail is planning to spend $5 million on Superbowl 2019 ads. The…

Vintage Wine Estates buys Qupé

NEWS RELEASE – Nov 4, 2018 Vintage Wine Estates has purchased the Qupé wine brand. Founded in 1982…

Vintage Wine Estates buys Leslie Rudd’s Distillery No. 209

Acquires brand and inventory of San Francisco distillery founded by Leslie Rudd NEWS RELEASE November, 1, 2018. San…

With Vintage Point Partnership, Dave Phinney Looks To Bolster Department 66 Brand

Courtesy of Shanken Daily Known as one of California’s most innovative winemakers, Dave Phinney is also at work…

Shanken: Direct-Shipping, Part 2: The Retail And Wholesale Landscape

While wineries are hitting their stride with direct-shipping, retailers are facing resistance on the shipping front. Since 2005,…

Direct-Shipping Goes Mainstream

Direct shipping of wine is now mainstream in much of the United States. Last year, volume of direct-shipped…

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Wine Industry Reflects on Emerging Issues, Trends and Recent Fires Shaping Future at Unified Symposium

NEWS RELEASE   SACRAMENTO, Calif., January 25, 2018 “ Every facet of the wine industry, from research and

January 26th, 2018

Cannabis Drinks Expo To Launch, July 2019, San Francisco

NEWS RELEASE, January 26, 2018   Cannabis Drinks Expo launches to tackle most disruptive challenge to drinks industry

January 26th, 2018

Surge in Wine Tourism Brings Huge Opportunities

Sponsored by ProWein   By Mark Angelillo Mark co-founded over 10 years ago with the goal of

January 23rd, 2018

Wine’s Trending Pursuit of Freshness: Why Less is More

This content provided by ProWein 2018   By Stuart Pigott and Paula Sidore   Wine boasts 6,000 years

November 21st, 2017


Online Usability

Why Your Email Contact Form Says “Go To Hell” To Your Web Site Visitors

No one really has time to fill out all your little boxes. Fill in the blanks. Screw that!

April 29th, 2015

What Message Is Your Old Blog/Site Sending?

The sale of eWinery Solutions was so NOT a surprise given the persistent coma of its website. Note

September 18th, 2014

Offending Ads – Pages That Twitch With Animations

The number-one complaint from News Fetch readers comes from animations. We’ve been banning those for new ads and

September 15th, 2014

How do you make a sponsored content link pay off?

Sponsored content links are those paid by sponsors and, on Wine Industry Insight, clearly marked as such. (Not

September 9th, 2014


News Reporting & Journalism

Wine Industry Insight/News Fetch wine review policy

Most wines reviewed in News Fetch’s popular “Wine of the Day” feature are purchased by the editors with...

October 7th, 2018

Presentation and supplemental material for participants of WBC18

WBC18 Presentation Daily Bruin Handbook...

October 4th, 2018

How to tell if a survey is credible or just fake data

Surveys are a dime a dozen. There’s even an app for that (Survey Monkey). However, most surveys cannot...

January 30th, 2018

“Gotta Read” content boosts your readership. Here’s how to create it.

Note: The analytics charts showing the results of McMillan’s successful construction are at the bottom of this article....

June 18th, 2017


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…

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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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Kuvée brings in $8.25 million before biting the dust at #16 in WineTech funding + Bonus #15 (SevenFifty)

SevenFifty is #15 in WineTech funding, but that profile is a premium-only feature, no free preview.   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…

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At $20 million, Vinfolio (after 15 years of financial instability) moves into #12 position in wine tech funding series

NOTE: Given the wine industry’s general lack of financial transparency, the confirmed investments in this article are most likely lower than actual amounts. Wine Industry Insight sent a courtesy draft of this chart to the company and requested any corrections or comments. No response was…

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You’ve got to be sustainable to be profitable – Regardless of customer generation: Nielsen

Corporate sustainability is in high demand across gender and generations Source: Nielsen…

The U.S. buys almost 1/3 of all European wine exports — #1 in the world

Source: Bloomberg…

Minibar Delivery’s on-demand wine types remain relatively constant for past 3 years

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DTC seen as financial salvation for wineries, but revenue growth is erratic

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Effective Advertising

Keynote Presentation – Effective Advertising – International Bulk Wine & Spirits Symposium – Lewis Perdue

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June 3rd, 2018

Mobile Internet growing, but desktop dominates business hours & purchase decisions

Right-click images to enlarge Image Source: Lewis Perdue keynote presentation, 2017 International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show IBWSS...

July 27th, 2017

13 ways Online Advertising Is Less Expensive, More Secure & Convenient for You On Wine Industry Insight

 Comparable Banner Price WBM: Charges separately for Web and email. That more than doubles ad prices WII: One...

December 29th, 2015

Offending Ads – Pages That Twitch With Animations

The number-one complaint from News Fetch readers comes from animations. We’ve been banning those for new ads and...

September 15th, 2014

How do you make a sponsored content link pay off?

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September 9th, 2014

Corporate Awards & Prizes: Subtle Ways Of Biasing Media Coverage

And one step on a slippery slope toward being a “made man” (or woman. Financial scribes urged to...

June 26th, 2014

Developing The Effective Online Advertisment

The following is part 1 of the course materials that I use in my “Communications as Capital” class...

June 10th, 2014