BeatBox bests Saucey, moves into #16 position in Wine Tech fundings with $15.87 million

February 13, 2019

This is part 2 of a 2-part premium double feature. The first article is at: Leading Millennials to wine? Sell the fun and don’t call it wine! But will BeatBox go the way of wine coolers and Annie Greensprings?   Beatbox makes a wine-based fruit beverage with 11.1% ABV. Its 5-liter box contains the equivalent […]

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Wine Institute receives $6,482,501 from USDA Market Promotion Program for Export Promotion

February 8, 2019

Premium Wine Executive News subscribers can obtain the working Excel file of the data below by logging in to: THIS LINK. NOTE: There may actually be another $3 million from some other source as reported by Wine Business. However, that cannot be confirmed yet through USDA or other public information sources at this time (9:38 […]

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Venture investments in wine – 2019 gets started: Top 48 total approaches $1 Bil – + Vinebox & Wine.com update

January 22, 2019

The total venture investment in the top 48 U.S.-based wine companies has hit at least $924.4 million. I say “at least” because these are just the numbers I can confirm. The industry’s propensity to hide every investment like a dog buries a bone means that the total is most likely greater than $1 billion. Top […]

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The up-and-coming founder of a Sonoma County Direct-To-Trade wine business is a convicted felon & instigator of a possibly illegal wine scheme

December 18, 2018

The founder of a new Sonoma County Direct-to-Trade business has been convicted of 25 federal felonies, has a highly sanitized LinkedIn profile, and has been involved in a highly irregular — and possibly illegal — wine production and sales operation. Recently honored by the North Bay Business Journal as one of “Forty Under 40 Ones […]

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Drizly more than doubles funding with New $34.5 Million Series C — Powers ahead of Coravin & Vivino to #3 position overall

December 13, 2018

The funding was revealed in a December 10 SEC FORM D Filing Previous Wine Industry Insight/Wine Executive News wine tech funding profiles: VinoVolo landed $17 million before being bought Minibar Delivery: #18 in Wine Executive News Wine Tech Funding Series Wine Communications Group/Wine Business #17 in Wine Executive News Wine Tech Funding Series Kuvée brings […]

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