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Lewis Perdue is an entrepreneur, technologist, scientist, professor, author, publisher, journalist, and outdoorsman. Click here for more on Lew. Email Lew at: lewis[dot]perdue[at]wineindustryinsight[dot]com

Saving Venge Vineyards, in the owner’s own words and photos

The Glass Fire in Northern Napa and Sonoma Valleys is contained now and headed for the record books — even as Red Flag Fire Warnings are currently extended because of possible new dangers from low humidity and new Diablo winds — hot, dry,  how howling gusts out of the Northeast sometimes topping 90 mph at […]

Struggling Through: Household Finances In the Pandemic

Sources: Moody’s, Morning Consult (pdf)

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What is the “true” unemployment rate and why is it so different than the official estimates?

Source: Axios

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Wine consumers increasingly cautious/pessimistic as 2020 grinds on

Source: Wine Intelligence

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Miller Family Wine Company Acquires BNA Wine Group’s Portfolio of Wines

PR Newswire October 14, 2020   SANTA MARIA, Calif., — Miller Family Wine Company, a division of the industry-leading Thornhill Companies, is pleased to announce their recent acquisition of BNA Wine Group’s portfolio of wines, including the popular Butternut brand.   Founded by three wine industry veterans in Nashville, Tennessee, BNA Wine Group has earned a […]

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Consumer comfort with eating out dropping on COVID fears. Other leisure activities also stagnate as new surge looms.

Source: Morning Consult

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Owner of Copa di Vino comments on Shark Tank wine scammer

  James Martin, owner, CEO and Founder of Copa di Vino, emailed Wine Industry Insight a statement on the Shark Tank wine scammer:   “Joseph Falcone did not pitch Copa di Vino on Shark Tank, nor was he ever an investor in the product. I was the only person to appear on the show on […]

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Whole Foods Is Left Behind in Amazon’s Pandemic-Fueled Boom

Source: Bloomberg(Possible paywall)

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Copa di Vino investment scammer sentenced to prison related to Shark Tank wine product

  Original Court Documents for Premium Wine Executive News Subscribers are available at the end of this article. Note: The company, Copa di Vino has not been accused of illegal conduct   Defendant Stole More Than $500,000 from Investors to Fund His Securities Trading Account and Satisfy Mortgage on a Florida Home   Earlier today, […]

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Fewer Americans have filed for bankruptcy in 2020 than in 2019. (But the reasons why tell a depressing tale.)

Fewer Americans have filed for bankruptcy in 2020 than in 2019. Sources: Graphic, The Economist Data, SSRN, University of Illinois, Brigham Young and Harvard From the research paper: “Large businesses have continued to seek and receive relief from the bankruptcy system as they would during a normal recession, and relatively wealthy homeowners have on average […]

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