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Solid new data on the impact of COVID-19 on wine & other AlcBevs from veteran data guru Jon Moramarco: bw166/Gomberg & Fredrikson

Total Beverage Alcohol Advance Servings +1.8% Last 12 Months through June +More At Industry Webinar Thursday Moramarco and…

Drizly data breach: up to 2.5 million credit cards, other data for sale on dark web.

More details + deeper dive: ShinyHunters Offers Stolen Data on Dark Web For sale on the dark web:…

Gallo PR tries to distance winery and Gallo Cattle Co., but no proof available.

This article is about a request for a retraction in a situation where there is no verification for…

Spirits continue to lead pandemic AlcBev growth

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all trends below are for dollar sales within Nielsen U.S. off-premise channels for the…

Off-Premise spirits sales continue to soar (+23.2%). Wine grows (+15.2%). Beer also ran (+6.6%)

HIGH-LEVEL OFF-PREMISE OVERVIEW Overview: Nielsen COVID-19 insights and analysis Nielsen.com: COVID-19: Tracking the Impact on FMCG, Retail and…

ETS & Enartis/Vinquiry Laboratories, to Merge

NEWS RELEASE, July 6, 2020   St. Helena, CA — The Burns (ETS Laboratories) and Nulli (Enartis) families…

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Vineyard Visibility: Michael David Winery Improves Results With Aerial Imaging

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May 22nd, 2020


From Overwhelmed to Organized: Vineyard 29’s first harvest with vintrace

Like most winemakers with too much to do during harvest, it was often a battle for Keith Emerson,

March 17th, 2020


ETS Laboratories adds winemaker Don LaBorde to leadership team

NEWS RELEASE St. Helena, Ca. (September 25, 2019) ” ETS Laboratories, the pioneer and leader in wine analysis

September 27th, 2019


Wonderful Nurseries Welcomes Ken Noren to Their Sales Team to Head Up Their Northern California, Oregon & Washington Vine Sales

NEWS RELEASE – JUNE 13, 2019 Wonderful Nurseries is pleased to announce that Ken Noren, a well-respected industry

June 12th, 2019


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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?

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September 18th, 2014


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September 15th, 2014


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This smelly vendor survey lacked data integrity, so USA Today flushed their stinky article down the drain.

Wine Industry Insight has previously written about slipshod vendor-conducted “surveys” that have obvious conflicts of interest and are...

August 23rd, 2019


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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Determining whether a survey is credible and the data valid as presented is often a difficult task.  ...

January 30th, 2018


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Ruby Grapes sues Intercoastal Wine charging criminal pandemic profiteering.

A Livermore public warehouse/wine and beer wholesaler has sued its Lodi warehouse company in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California charging racketeering, state-of-emergency price gouging, fraud, and other charges.   The plaintiff, Ruby Grapes LLC alleges in its complaint (pdf premium) that…

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At least 244 California wineries and vineyards received between $145 & $328 million from Paycheck Protection Program

More than 87,000 California businesses received funds from the from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).   Of those, 244 California Wineries and Vineyards received funds totaling between $145 and $328 million according to online documents from the program.Precise numbers were not provided, only the range…

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Legal updates: Copper Cane, Bryant Winery, Penrose Hill v Mabray, Jeff Hill

  The pandemic has put the courts into slow gear with mostly no in-person courtroom appearances. Each specific judge is deciding on whether to hold sessions by phone, with videoconferencing still not accepted.   With all that in mind, the following are brief summaries of…

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Long-simmering wine industry grudge match heads for federal court hearing

  PLEASE NOTE: All links to legal filings are for premium subscribers to Wine Executive News.   CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Also please note: This article may be updated when new information is available short…

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Tourist Destinations brace for lean years and lower AlcBev sales

Source: Bloomberg…

Growth of Cab Franc, Syrah/Shiraz outshine rose’, lead traditional varietals in DTC channels

Source: 2020 DtC Wine Shipping Mid-Year Report…

Alcohol SKUs drop at supermarkets (along with most other categories). Will this COVID effect be permanent?

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Wine off-premise dollar sales growth up 19.7%, still lags spirits up 29.3%: Nielsen

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all trends below are for dollar sales within Nielsen U.S. off-premise…

Food & beverages out-perform 2020’s B2C “most loved” categories

Source: Morning Consult: Most Loved Brands 2020…

Food & Beverage Will See Biggest Gains in Retail Ecommerce Sales Growth This Year

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COVID comfort with restaurants, other leisure activities stagnant for 5th week in a row. Dems & GOP continue to diverge

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