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Family-owned winery Quilceda Creek exceeds fundraising goals with a stunning $305,280 donation to Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen

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The Other Side of the Walt Ranch controversy

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Wine is healthy. Wine is dangerous. All studies on both sides of this are totally inconclusive.

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Elevation – New 60,000-Case Custom Crush Launched In Healdsburg

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Turrentine Analysis of 2021 Preliminary California Grape Crush

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Vineyard Visibility: Michael David Winery Improves Results With Aerial Imaging

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

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ETS Laboratories adds winemaker Don LaBorde to leadership team

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December 29th, 2020

Why Your Email Contact Form Says “Go To Hell” To Your Web Site Visitors

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April 29th, 2015

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September 15th, 2014


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  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

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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.

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August 23rd, 2019


Rabbit Ridge CEO Gets Fifth Delay To Respond to Contempt of Court Allegations.

  The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved a fifth delay — until June 27 — for a response from Rabbit Ridge CEO Leroy Codding who has been accused of multiple contempt of court misdeeds by the court-appointed trustee.   Previous Wine Industry Insight Articles on…

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Rabbit Ridge CEO Accused of Multiple Contempt Of Court Misdeeds By Bankruptcy Trustee

This article now undergoing copyediting NOTE: This extensive 6,561-word article, and full 392-page court filing are available to premium Wine Executive News subscribers who can go directly to the full version by logging in here:   CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium…

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Southern Glazer’s Hit With Wine Sales Consultant Class Action Employment Lawsuit

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Riboli Family Wines Completes Bankruptcy Purchase of Former Rabbit Ridge Property

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