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Rombauer memorial scheduled for June 5 in St. Helena

Memorial church services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 5 at Grace Church in St. Helena,…

Copia presentation of wine & music as an expression of culture and society scheduled for May 17

McPherson Award winner Paul Wagner will be giving a multi-media presentation titled “Wine and Music” at  1 p.m.,…

Napa Valley vintner Koerner Rombauer has died

Napa Valley, California, May 11, 2018 —- Koerner Rombauer, the founder of Rombauer Vineyards and a beloved figure…

Vintage Wine Estates schools analysts & Shanken: Company not for sale to TWE, but lands $75 Mil investment

Vintage Wine Estates never was on on the block according to Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) CEO/President Pat Roney…

Wine industry loses two respected colleagues

David Stevens and Nick Passmore have passed away according to relatives and friends on Facebook. We have not…

NY Canned-wine merchant Alexis Beechen has Visa card subscription “accident.” Note: Shoplifting behind the paywall is ¡no bueno!

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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


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December 9th, 2014


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NIH halts ethically challenged 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 ethically questionable 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…

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NIH to investigate funding process of massive moderate alcohol consumption study

The National Institutes of Health has announced its intent to investigate the circumstances and ethics of the funding process of a moderate alcohol consumption study that scientists have asked spirits and beer companies to fund. According to documents obtained in 2014 by Wine Industry Insight,…

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Wine.Com’s $140 million funding foundation takes #1 position in WII’s wine venture funding series

Wine.Com is truly the last company standing that grew out of the early bleeding edge of wine e-commerce. The current Wine.Com — and its total funding —  is an outgrowth of eVineyard whose components along the way include Virtual Vineyards, WineShopper.Com, and a previous wine.com…

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Insolvent Sonoma Cider assets for sale. Auction bids due by this Friday (May 18)

Bids for the assets of the defunct Sonoma Cider and its contract wine canning operation must be submitted by this Friday — May 18. being accepted by Liquid Solutions Group.   After five years of operation  the company was shut down in March: after fizzling…

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People will spend more than twice as much per person at your winery than your urban tasting room

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