FREE! Subscribe to News Fetch, THE daily wine industry briefing - Click Here


Sponsored by:
Amorim-Naturity160x600
Wine Industry Insight_Digital_160x600-static
Home » Archives by category » Worth A Look (Page 2)

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 […]

Read More

Wine Bottle Shortage Is A Myth Says Glass Packaging Institute President

NOTE: Wine Industry Insight has posted the full presentation at this link. NEWS RELEASE – January 26, 2022 Glass Packaging Institute President Scott DeFife addressed the “Glass Shortage” Myth at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Highlighted the Sustainability of Wine in Glass   In his remarks and presentation to the press DeFife stated that: […]

Read More

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 for the completion of due diligence including independent third-party water well drilling and reports. To the extent possible, third-party reports will be made available to qualified bidders See official site at this link: Two Other Properties May […]

Read More

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 an over-stuffed headline composed by someone without news judgment or actual journalism experience (or has forgotten or been coerced by to abdicate that by the powers that be.)   There may be actual important information here, but […]

Read More

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 into the Mr. Wonderful Lifestyle   HEALDSBURG, Calif., November 4, 2021: Today, businessman, author, politician and television personality Kevin O’Leary — also known as “Mr. Wonderful,” has launched Shop Mr. Wonderful — a new lifestyle platform in […]

Read More

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 article nor many other ill-documented articles cite original and credible sources. And all of them are wrong.   Zyklon B First of all, Zyklon B is hydrogen cyanide.   It has been used as a pesticide (among […]

Read More

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 many wineries, but some states are just not worth the time and effort.   To help wineries sift the gold from the sand, Captina CompleteDTC has created a free tool to help determine which states make economic […]

Read More

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 25 years, beginning during the time he was the founding publisher of Wine Business Monthly. With each implementation Lew learned the source of how the system failed. Then he built another system correcting the newly discovered problem. […]

Read More

Calif Wine Grape Acreage Continued to Decline in 2020: USDA

  California’s 2020 wine grape acreage dropped 11.1% over 2019 for a total of 620,000 acres. Of the total grape acreage, 580,000 were bearing while 40,000 were non-bearing. This according to the latest USDA 2020 Grape Acreage Report (PDF)   The leading wine-type varieties continued to be Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Flame Seedless was the […]

Read More

NielsenIQ Shows On-Premise Spirits with no growth since end of pandemic. Beer off -2.2%; Wine down -8.1%

NielsenIQ Beverage Alcohol Update Week ending March 13, 2021 Unless otherwise noted, data and insights below are for the week ending March 13, 2021, compared to the same week last year in NielsenIQ off premise channels. Wine Sparkling led growth in off-premise wine. Table wine declined by 12.4%, while sparkling wine grew by 18.2%. French […]

Read More