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The Silicon Valley Bank 2023 State of The Industry Survey is Now Open

Below is a message from Rob McMillan who is taking some well-deserved R&R. Where are we headed as an industry? By now, everyone should be able to agree we are at an inflection point.   We certainly have some obstacles to dodge. What are they?   What is the magnitude of the problems?   How […]

Could this be 2022’s first Sonoma County farmworker harvest death?

Above: Screen capture from eyewitness video. Reproduced by permission One man was killed and another received minor injuries in a very-early morning automobile/tractor collision west of the town of Sonoma on September 14 shortly after 1 a.m.   Official and eye-witness details are confusing, but according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) incident report (below) […]

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Onyx Asset Advisors Selected to Market Assets of Haus Beverage

  NEWS RELEASE/OFFERING INFORMATION   September 14, 2022   Onyx Asset Advisors, LLC (“ONYX”) has been selected as exclusive sales agent to market Haus Beverage Inc. (“Haus”) assets as an operating concern.   On On August 3, 2022,  Haus voluntarily entered into a General Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors under California law (“ABC”) after […]

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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

NEWS RELEASE – May 24, 2022 Snohomish, WA — –Quilceda Creek President and Director of Winemaking Paul Golitzin and General Manager Scott Lloyd announced today that the winery exceeded its recent sales fundraising campaign for World Central Kitchen and has donated an astounding amount for a small family-owned winery: $305,280.   The primary purpose of […]

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WineDirect Hooks Up With Vinum 55

NEWS RELEASE – Mar 16, 2022 WineDirect Collaborates with Wine Concierge Delivery Service Vinum 55 Connecting Wineries to Their Ideal Consumer Through Concierge DTC Delivery Services in AZ & TXv   Industry leader WineDirect has partnered with wine concierge delivery specialist, Vinum 55, to provide an unparalleled fulfillment service, with white-glove and temperature-controlled delivery to […]

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The Other Side of the Walt Ranch controversy

By Igor Sill, Sustainable & organic Napa grape grower Letter To Napa’s BOS and Planning Commission   There is a great deal of controversy and confusion surrounding greenhouse gas emissions and real property rights as to the Walt Ranch project. After addressing and resolving all other issues, Napa’s BOS March decision is now focused on […]

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

  Basically, all the studies on both sides of this issue have non-causal conclusions because association is not causation.   This recent link talks about the flaws in a recent study on how red wine is healthy: A recent study suggests red wine may protect you from COVID. But I wouldn’t drink to this yet […]

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

NEWS RELEASE, February 14, 2022 60,000-Case Facility Optimized for Smaller Wineries: Founded by Accomplished Team   Healdsburg, CA –February 14, 2022—Capable of processing lots from one to 50 tons, Elevation Custom Crush LLC is open for the 2022 harvest with its fully-equipped 17,000-square-foot facility offering full-crush service. The facility is located at 20 Mill Street […]

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Turrentine Analysis of 2021 Preliminary California Grape Crush

Preliminary 2021 Winegrape Crush Report is 3.613 Million Tons by Turrentine Brokerage February 10, 2022 Novato, CA – The California Department of Food and Agriculture Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2021 has been released. It is a summary for the supply of the wine and grape industry, containing tons crushed and prices of wine grapes […]

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Ciatti Analysis of 2021 Preliminary California Grape Crush

PRESS RELEASE (February 10, 2022, Novato, CA) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2021 was released today. This harvest was larger than last year but still below what would be considered a normal crop. The 3.61 M tons stayed in line with the Ciatti Company’s earlier pre-harvest projections […]

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