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Canadian SPAC punts on pot, pivots to premium US wine in last-minute hunt for quality (Then becomes US citizen!)

By Lewis Perdue Publisher, Executive Editor, Wine Industry Insight   In December 2020, a $360 million cannabis-oriented Canadian (SPAC) sponsored by a combination of US and London-based executives had looked at (and rejected) more than 100 companies. As the game clock ran down toward the SPAC equivalent of a two-minute warning, the team realized it […]

A close look at the Vintage Wine Estate acquisition path that’s led to its upcoming public offering

Note: Portions of this free article will be available only to premium subscribers who may log-in here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link This is part 1 of a series on the Vintage Wine Estates public offering.   The $690 million (ESG) public offering of Vintage Wine […]

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The Duckhorn Portfolio files for an estimated $300 million IPO

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Wine wreck-commendations: Genes determine that no two people taste the same wine the same way.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is #4 in a series about Netflix and wine Article #1: How A Netflix-Style Recommender Is Vital to Reversing Wine’s Market Marginalization Article #2: Why solving the “Paradox of Choice” is a major reason Netflix’s recommender is worth $1 Bil/yr. And why wine fails at that. Article #3: Reviews and 5-Star ratings […]

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Calif 2020 grape harvest CRUSHED by smoke, warm weather

  Complete link coverage from other media outlets can be found at this link. Click this link for the Full Crush report (PDF)   Ciatti Company: Mother Nature & Smoke Taint “Total tons were down but that was due to both Mother Nature’s lighter yields and issues of smoke exposure that plagued most of the […]

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Complete coverage of 2020 California Preliminary Crush Report

Value of North Coast’s 2020 grape harvest cut in half by wildfires, pandemic Prices and Tonnage Drop like a Rock Wildfires clobbered CA wine grape crop in 2020, feds say California North Coast wine grape crop value drops by nearly half from fires, weather, pandemic California Crushed 3.4 Million Tons of Wine Grapes in 2020 […]

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Bespoke Capital to take Vintage Wine Estates Public in SPAC offering

ADDITIONAL LINKS Bespoke Capital SEC  Form 6-K Agreement to Acquire Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. What is a SPAC? Explaining one of Wall Street’s hottest trends   NEWS RELEASE, FEBRUARY 4, 2021 Vintage Wine Estates, One of the Fastest Growing U.S. Wine Producers, to Become a Public Company February 04, 2021 07:00 ET | Source: Bespoke […]

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Reviews and 5-Star ratings are so useless for recommendations that Netflix tossed its prized $1-million algorithm. They’re even worse for wine

  NOTE: This is article #3 in our series on why wine needs a Netflix-like recommendation solution.   Article #2 is here: Why solving the “Paradox of Choice” is a major reason Netflix’s recommender is worth $1 Bil/yr. And why wine fails at that.   Article #1 is here: How A Netflix-Style Recommender Is Vital […]

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Why solving the “Paradox of Choice” is a major reason Netflix’s recommender is worth $1 Bil/yr. And why wine fails at that.

NOTE: This is article #2 in our series on why wine needs a Netflix-like recommendation solution.   Article #1 is here: How A Netflix-Style Recommender Is Vital to Reversing Wine’s Market Marginalization   “[H]umans are surprisingly bad at choosing between many options, quickly getting overwhelmed and choosing ‘none of the above’ or making poor choices”— […]

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Constellation Brands Wins Trademark Dispute Over ‘To Kalon’ Wine; Judge excoriates Nickel

  A federal court judge has granted Constellation Brands U.S. Operations Inc.  a permanent injunction after ruling that Vineyard House LLC violated trademarks and intellectual property relating to the “To Kalon” name.   District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern California district said in her order that: “As trial […]

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