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2019 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium


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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…

Dutton disagrees with anti-sustainability movement link

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Former Brown-Forman President Bill Street Dies

NEWS RELEASE   Louisville, KY – July 26, 2018 — Brown-Forman regrettably announced today the death of former…

BevMo and Minibar Delivery to Partner on Alcohol Delivery in California

NEWS RELEASE JULY 25, 2018 Will kick off with 4 stores in the Los Angeles area   BevMo,…

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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


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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Young’s Market VP Narito named by Wine Searcher in Somm Scandal

  NOTE: Wine Industry Insight has reached out to Narito via Twitter, LinkedIn, and by leaving a comment on his web site (The Reggie Report). We are awaiting a reply. Wine Searcher identifies Master Sommelier at heart of Somm Scandal LinkedIn – Reggie Narito, VP…

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Saucey ranks #13 in wine venture funding survey, #2 in on-demand delivery

On-demand delivery service Saucey ranks #13 in Wine Industry Insight’s wine venture funding survey with $10.2 million in investments. That compares with competitor Drizly’s $53 million which is ranked #5 in overall venture funding and #1 in the on-demand market. Data in this segment is…

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MailChimp could cancel you for violating this “Catch 22” rule that every marketer ignores

This is the first of a multi-article series. Source: eMarketer More than 80% of online marketers are concerned that marketing tech vendors might expose their companies to legal risks.   Facebook’s latest data breach affecting more than 50 million accounts certainly amps up worries because…

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62% of Americans prefer beer & spirits. Why? Taste matters, but #1 reason? Wine is just too complicated.

#2 Reason: Unpopularity breeds aversion — It matters to share with friends. Source: Wine &…

#1 Terlato Top Ten wine carries the name of a political group which was oft-cited in the most recent Supreme Court battle.

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Members of GenZ may turn out to be poor prospects for wine, beer & spirits marketers

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Vermont leads nation in per capita craft breweries

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Gen Z! That’s what you call the post-Millennial Generation now coming of legal drinking age

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The world’s largest wine companies look tiny compared with the overall global market

Napa’s winery foot traffic rebounded big time after Oct 2017 fires.

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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?

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

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