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State-of-the Art Packaging Company Makes Inroads in Wine Country with High Tech Facility Upgrades

State-of-the Art Packaging Company Makes Inroads in Wine Country with High Tech Facility Upgrades

Rack & Riddle Set to Showcase Comprehensive Equipment Overhaul, by MASPACK Packaging USA, at Industry Event in Late Spring, 2019 MASPACK Packaging USA, the American arm of MASPACK Packaging, based in Italy, is set to begin completion of a three-phase overhaul for Rack & Riddle’s custom crush facility in Healdsburg, CA. MASPACK USA assisted Rack […]

Rack & Riddle Automates Custom Crush Bottling Facilities to Increase Production and Boost Overall Efficiency

Rack & Riddle Automates Custom Crush Bottling Facilities to Increase Production and Boost Overall Efficiency

High-output bottling line a huge upgrade, doubling production Healdsburg, Calif (June 13, 2018) – Rack & Riddle, Wine Country’s leading custom crush wine service, has recently upgraded its facilities with a fully automated, state-of-the-art still wine bottling production line. The advanced robotic system now provides increased output and accuracy for its custom crush clientele. Installed in late […]

Learn How You Can Add Sparkling Wine to Your Portfolio

Learn How You Can Add Sparkling Wine to Your Portfolio

The numbers speak for themselves! California sparkling wines are growing at a rate of 11 percent by volume year to date. While the overall wine market is growing at 2 percent annually, sparkling wine sales have increased more than 12 percent despite being only 6 percent of the entire market. Stop by and taste samples of Rack & […]

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Lawsuit over Paso Robles Vineyard Wells Reveals Growing Water Fight: A lawsuit in California’s Paso Robles wine region could impact how vintners in an increasingly thirsty region get their water…

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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

Charles Smith Reshapes Washington Wine Industry: When Charles Smith makes a move, the earth moves. On Monday, a big “crack” was heard throughout the Washington wine industry when it was announced that Smith had sold his eponymous wine brand to mega-giant Constellation Brands for a reported $120 million…

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Afternoon Brief, October 10

Afternoon Brief, October 10

Vintage Wine Estates Purchases Napa Valley’s Delectus Winery: Vintage Wine Estates announced today the purchase of DELECTUS Winery, a producer of high-scoring, luxury appellation red wines…

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Afternoon Brief, October 3

Afternoon Brief, October 3

Napa Valley Fruit Versus Napa Valley Wine: A proposal before the federal agency in charge of wine labeling has vintners in emerging regions complaining that Napa Valley is trying to hurt their businesses…

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Afternoon Brief, September 28

Afternoon Brief, September 28

Winery Mergers and Acquisitions Expected to Continue on California’s North Coast: The North Coast wine industry will continue to experience mergers and acquisitions over the next few years as major wine companies seek to expand their presence in the premium American wine market, two top executives said Tuesday…

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Afternoon Brief, September 23

Afternoon Brief, September 23

Healdsburg Vintner Truett-Hurst Sales Surge 19% for Fiscal Year: Healdsburg-based wine company Truett-Hurst Inc. capped its fiscal year with 19.1 percent growth in net sales, better margins and net loss turned down to a trickle, helped partly by cutting two challenging brands…

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Afternoon Brief, September 19

Afternoon Brief, September 19

Sonoma Harvest Fair Releases List of Medalists: The judges for this year’s Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition have made their final recommendations, and 94 percent of the wines entered will receive some type of medal…

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Afternoon Brief, September 15

Afternoon Brief, September 15

Alcohol Industry Bankrolls Fight Against Legal Pot in Battle of the Buzz: The fight against legalized pot is being heavily bankrolled by alcohol and pharmaceutical companies, terrified that they might lose market share…

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Afternoon Brief, August 23

Afternoon Brief, August 23

Sonoma County Vintners Announces Community Connection Initiative: Sonoma County Vintners Executive Director Jean Arnold-Sessions today announced the organization’s “Community Connection” initiative…

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Afternoon Brief, August 2

Afternoon Brief, August 2

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers Acquires Robert Hall Winery: O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, the seventh-largest wine producer in California by volume, has announced the purchase of Robert Hall Winery in Paso Robles, California…

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Afternoon Brief, August 1

Afternoon Brief, August 1

Unfair Competition in the Wine Industry: California counties are increasingly using California’s Unfair Competition Law to bring government enforcement actions against local businesses for myriad reasons…

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Afternoon Brief, July 8

Afternoon Brief, July 8

Paul Hobbs Solidifies Position in the Sonoma Coast Acquiring Goldrock Ridge Vineyard: Winemaker Paul Hobbs has acquired the 42 acre Goldrock Ridge Vineyard, located in the northwest corner of the “true” Sonoma Coast appellation, near the town of Annapolis, CA, thus successfully concluding a quest that began over 3 years ago…

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