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SOLD OUT: Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium 2019 Closes Registration

SOLD OUT: Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium 2019 Closes Registration

Napa, CA, January 11, 2019 – The Steering Committee of the 2019 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium is pleased to announce this year’s summit has sold out. A schedule of thought-provoking keynote speakers, practical workshops, sponsor sessions and town hall-style meetings await registrants attending the summit on winery DTC sales and marketing, January 23-24, 2019, […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 7

Afternoon Brief, January 7

Organic Grape Growing Harms Vineyard Soil, Says a Consumer Advocacy Group: According to the pro-science consumer advocacy group, American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), organic wine may not be good for the earth-or at the very least, it’s bad for the local vineyard soil…

Afternoon Brief, October 18

Afternoon Brief, October 18

Constellation Brands Names Bill Newlands Next CEO: Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced Bill Newlands will assume the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding current CEO Rob Sands, on March 1, 2019…

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Afternoon Brief, October 17

Afternoon Brief, October 17

Big Wine Brands’ Bizarre Beginnings: Wine is weird. After grapes are plucked from vines, cleaned and crushed (or not), they’re ready for fermentation. Eukaryotic microorganisms go in, consume sugar, and burp out carbon dioxide and alcohol…

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Indiana: Time to Remove the Winery Direct Shipping Lockout

Indiana: Time to Remove the Winery Direct Shipping Lockout

Free the Grapes! calls for removal of protectionist laws in 2019 October 16, 2018, Napa, CA –  Free the Grapes!, a national coalition of wineries and wine lovers, is calling on consumers in the Hoosier state to write their state legislators in support of improving consumer choice in wine next year. https://freethegrapes.org As compared to […]

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Free the Grapes Alabama: Urge State Lawmakers to Allow Wine Shipments

Free the Grapes Alabama: Urge State Lawmakers to Allow Wine Shipments

Act Now to Support Senate Bill 243 for Consumer Choice February 12, 2018—Napa, CA – Alabama is one of only six states with an archaic ban on winery-to-consumer direct shipments. But proposed legislation would, if passed, allow adult consumers in Alabama to purchase a limited amount of wine directly from wineries licensed by the state […]

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Compliance Expert Jeff Carroll Joins Board of Directors for Free the Grapes!

Compliance Expert Jeff Carroll Joins Board of Directors for Free the Grapes!

February 1, 2018—Today, Free the Grapes! announces the appointment of a new advisor to their board of directors, Jeff Carroll. Jeff is currently Vice President of Product & Marketing, and oversees software solutions and marketing strategy at Compli, which provides beverage alcohol compliance software and services. Prior to joining Compli, Jeff spent 11 years at […]

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Free the Grapes Indiana: Wines Out of Reach for Indiana Consumers in Winery Lockout

Free the Grapes Indiana: Wines Out of Reach for Indiana Consumers in Winery Lockout

Protectionist law limits consumer choice January 22, 2018, Napa, CA – While Indiana is one of 44 states that allow legal direct to consumer shipments from wineries, the Hoosier State stands out from the other 43 states in one important and anti-competitive way: Indiana is the only state that prohibits wineries from carrying both a legal […]

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Rutgers’ Study: New Jersey Restriction on Wine Direct Shipping Costs State $4 Million

Rutgers’ Study: New Jersey Restriction on Wine Direct Shipping Costs State $4 Million

Tax collections and consumer choice hurt by arbitrary cap May 8, 2017, Napa, CA – New Jersey’s current ban on direct-to-consumer wine shipments from certain wineries costs the state $4 million each year in lost fees, as well as lost sales and excise tax collections, according to a study released today by the Eagleton Center […]

SOLD OUT: Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium 2017 Closes Registration

SOLD OUT: Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium 2017 Closes Registration

Steering Committee thanks speakers, sponsors, volunteers and registrants Napa, CA, January 5, 2017 – Today, the Steering Committee of the 2017 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium has announced this year’s summit has sold out. A schedule of hands-on workshops, demos and thought-provoking Keynote speakers await registrants and next week’s conference. “We are pleased that the […]

Afternoon Brief, February 3

Afternoon Brief, February 3

Basketball’s Tim Duncan Suing Terroir Founder Charles Banks:
NBA star alleges he was misled on winery fund and other investments; Banks denies all claims…

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