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Wine up 17.9% in off-premise channels vs same week 2019. Table wine dollars grew by 14.0%, outpaced by sparkling which was up 33.3%

Unless otherwise noted, all trends below are for Nielsen off premise channels for the week ending 9/05/20 compared…

Napa’s Lamborn Family Vineyards cancels 2020 vintage over wildfire smoke damage

Thanks to @wblakegray Tweet for bringing this to our attention.…

Boer, Chacón Rodríguez selected as co-chairs of 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

News Release, September 10, 2020 SACRAMENTO, CA — The 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s LLC Managing Committee,…

Tastry Offers Testing for Smoke Taint in California Wines

NEWS RELEASE September 2, 2020 (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) Tastry™, the leading sensory sciences company, is leveraging their…

Echolands Winery buys Mill Creek Vineyard in Walla Walla AVA

Echolands Winery Announces Acquisition of Mill Creek in Walla Walla AVA, a 340-Acre Vineyard Site at the Foothills…

Spirits lead off-premise growth, Wine close behind. Beer dominates in cans. Wine share tiny at 1.1%: Nielsen

NOTE FROM NIELSEN: Unless otherwise noted, all trends below are for dollar sales within Nielsen U.S. off-premise channels…

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Vineyard Visibility: Michael David Winery Improves Results With Aerial Imaging

Article by Ceres Imaging   Despite the bucolic setting of the average vineyard, risk can be everywhere. Sun-dappled

May 22nd, 2020

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

Like most winemakers with too much to do during harvest, it was often a battle for Keith Emerson,

March 17th, 2020

ETS Laboratories adds winemaker Don LaBorde to leadership team

NEWS RELEASE St. Helena, Ca. (September 25, 2019) ” ETS Laboratories, the pioneer and leader in wine analysis

September 27th, 2019

Wonderful Nurseries Welcomes Ken Noren to Their Sales Team to Head Up Their Northern California, Oregon & Washington Vine Sales

NEWS RELEASE – JUNE 13, 2019 Wonderful Nurseries is pleased to announce that Ken Noren, a well-respected industry

June 12th, 2019


Online Usability

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

No one really has time to fill out all your little boxes. Fill in the blanks. Screw that!

April 29th, 2015

What Message Is Your Old Blog/Site Sending?

The sale of eWinery Solutions was so NOT a surprise given the persistent coma of its website. Note

September 18th, 2014

Offending Ads – Pages That Twitch With Animations

The number-one complaint from News Fetch readers comes from animations. We’ve been banning those for new ads and

September 15th, 2014

How do you make a sponsored content link pay off?

Sponsored content links are those paid by sponsors and, on Wine Industry Insight, clearly marked as such. (Not

September 9th, 2014


News Reporting & Journalism

This smelly vendor survey lacked data integrity, so USA Today flushed their stinky article down the drain.

Wine Industry Insight has previously written about slipshod vendor-conducted “surveys” that have obvious conflicts of interest and are...

August 23rd, 2019

Wine Industry Insight/News Fetch wine review policy

Most wines reviewed in News Fetch’s popular “Wine of the Day” feature are purchased by the editors with...

October 7th, 2018

Presentation and supplemental material for participants of WBC18

WBC18 Presentation Daily Bruin Handbook...

October 4th, 2018

How to tell if a survey is credible

Determining whether a survey is credible and the data valid as presented is often a difficult task.  ...

January 30th, 2018


Feds charge man with using Woodbridge vineyard as right-wing militia training camp

NOTE: This article is still being drafted. Please check back as we find further information. A Woodbridge-area vineyard was used as a training camp for right-wing counter protestors to prepare to engage in civil disorders, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for…

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Aerial imagery firm TerrAvion shuts down leaving up to $50 million in Chapt 11 liabilities, less than $50K in assets

  Please Note: full court documents and some links are premium and available to Wine Executive News subscribers. Subscription info here:   CCBill subscribers please click this link. Stripe subscribers please click this link.     Venture-funded aerial imagery firm TerrAvion shut down operations Friday,…

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Ag imagery start-up and Y Combinator graduate TerrAvion files for Chapter 11 protection

  AgTech start-up TerrAvion — a graduate of the Y Combinator system —  filed for Chapter 11 Protection on August 31, 2020, in Federal Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. According to its website: “TerrAvion is the largest volume subscription aerial imagery for agriculture…

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Constellation/Robert Mondavi Winery vs The Vineyard House: Set to begin trial Monday (083120) in San Francisco Federal Court

Recommended background links: Recent: To-Kalon lawsuit dismissed, then reinstated and combined as both parties refile, but “iconic” still all about myth, Benjamins, and grapes at $38K/Ton Recent: Robert Mondavi Winery Sits in the To Kalon Vineyard. Its Owner Says There’s No Such Place Historical: The…

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Food kits, crop protection are now top Foodtech/Agtech VC investment trends

Top 10 foodtech VC financings in H1 2020 Top 10 agtech VC financings in H1…

COVID boom is still boosting off-premise AlcBevs

NIELSEN COVID-19 BEVERAGE ALCOHOL INSIGHTS Week Ending September 12, 2020 Nielsen Beverage Alcohol Practice TOTAL…

Caution: Consumer confidence momentum slowed in Mid-September

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