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Pacific Gas & Electric – Bankruptcy-Related SEC Filings

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Wine Startup, Vinebox, Raises $5.9 Million to Bring Wine-by-the-Glass to Your Doorstep

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Calif Annual Grape Crush Report Could Be Delayed by Shutdown – CA Winegrape Growers

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U.S. Issues China Travel Warning: Visitors May Be Arbitrarily Detained

FROM THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT: Travel Advisory January 3, 2019 China – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Exercise…

DtC and Customer Experience Expert Scott Moss Joins Emetry as VP, DtC

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TTB takes AVA Action in 4 States: Establishes new (OR), expands two (CA, VA) & proposes a new one (CT)

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Jerry DeLorenzo hired as Executive Sales Manager for Barrel Associates International

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January 15th, 2019


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

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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

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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

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October 4th, 2018


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January 30th, 2018


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FULL COVERAGE: Supreme Court Justices Express Skepticism of Tenn Liquor Law

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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…

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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…

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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…

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U.S. wine has steadily lost American market share to imports. Now struggling to hold on to 65%

Source: Gomberg-Fredrikson via SVB 2019 State of the Wine Industry Report…

Off-premise case sales of wine have been dropping; revenues flattening

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Free shipping is STILL the #1 motivation for online shoppers! Yes, wine is heavy, but this is the anchor that weighs down DtC

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Wine.com is still #1 in online wine, but Drizly, Total Wine & Minibar are closing in.

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Moderate drinking good news drove wine consumption. What’ll happen now that Anti-Alc forces are in control? Some answers may come next week.

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

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July 27th, 2017


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