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Auction Period Extended for Bidding on Property Once Owned by Rabbit Ridge Winery

According to auction house Hilco, “The qualified bid deadline has been extended to February 15, 2022, to allow…

International winery leaders call for support of 2050 net zero emission goal

CAUTION: Badly written, self-indulgent, self-congratulatory news release ahead.   The actual worth of the words is devalued by…

Vintage Wine Estates launches new lifestyle platform with Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

NEWS RELEASE – NOVEMBER 4, 2021   New platform offers specially curated products and an exclusive sneak peek…

No, Chlorpyrifos was not invented by Nazis and is not related to Zyklon B

When writing about scientific topics, it is vital to go to original, credible sources. Neither this recent Register…

Which States Are Best For DTC Wine? Free Tool separates the winners from the losers.

NEWS RELEASE – Healdsburg, CA, August 10, 2021 — DTC can be a profitable path to success for…

Can Palate Club Blend Algorithms and Sommelier Expertise Into a Wine Club? (Actually, No, But They Are Not Alone.)

  DISCLOSURE: Wine Industry Insight Publisher Lewis Perdue has designed and implemented 4 wine recommenders over the past…

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Ganau launches EPIQ – Corks with threshold of ≤0.5 ng/L TCA — below level of human perception. Process backed by peer-reviewed science

NEWS RELEASE – JANUARY 18, 2021     Ganau reveals EPIQ, a natural cork with threshold of ≤0.5

January 18th, 2021

Vineyard Visibility: Michael David Winery Improves Results With Aerial Imaging

Article by Ceres Imaging   Despite the bucolic setting of the average vineyard, risk can be everywhere. Sun-dappled

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


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TOP NEWS FTC approves revised Gallo-Constellation blockbuster wine deal Pix.Wine Aims to End The Balkanization of Wine What

December 29th, 2020

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


News Reporting & Journalism

So what the HELL is the NEWS here?

  This week has seen an overabundance of clueless news releases that FAIL to reveal WHAT the news...

August 4th, 2021

The truth rarely hides beneath nuance

Spinning bad or inconvenient news is a practice that is often done badly: Badly when the spin is...

June 22nd, 2021

Correction: Foppoli is mayor of Windsor, not Healdsburg

On Friday, I incorrectly wrote a headline indicating that Dominic Foppoli was mayor of Healdsburg. He is the...

April 12th, 2021

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


Headed for Unified? Get an N95: “Because “Cloth masks are not going to cut it with omicron.”

By Lewis Perdue Wine Industry Insight Publisher/Executive Editor and Chairman/Chief Scientist for the Center for Research on Environmental Chemicals in Humans     In addition to masks, the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium has added additional set of safeguards for the exhibit hall.   Scientific…

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Rabbit Ridge’s New Owner — Fluid Wine Fund I — Poised For Future Built On Tangled Bankruptcy Assets

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Sale prices of Rabbit Ridge Property Registered With County: Different From Chapter 11 Filing

$11,500,000 $9,700,000 $4,300,000 ========== 25.5 million…

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Tomorrow – December 8 — is last chance to bid on Rabbit Ridge Winery Property and Vineyards

Click here for more information. Previous Wine Industry Insight Articles on Rabbit Ridge Rabbit Ridge Winery Properties Set for Over-Bid Auction Riboli drilling test water wells for possible Rabbit Ridge Winery Purchase Simultaneously evicted and not. Is Rabbit Ridge the Schrödinger’s Cat of Wineries? Rabbit…

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