Our Publications

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THE CORRUPTION CHRONICLES, PART 1
Spirited Magazine
By John Hinman
March 2017

HOW WINE SELLERS RISK LICENSES BY USING THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS
North Bay Business Journal
By Kay Philippakis and John Hinman
January 2017

SURVIVING DISTRIBUTOR POWER PLAYS
Practical Winery & Vineyard
By Suzanne DeGalan
August 2016

MINIMUM RESALE PRICE POLICY, PRICE-CUTTERS
Practical Winery & Vineyard
By Suzanne DeGalan
February 2014

OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AHEAD: OVERCOMING DTC REGULATION KEY TO GROWING LUCRATIVE SALES
By Wine Business Insider
July 2011

DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER WINE SALES GROWING MORE THAN TWICE AS FAST AS INDUSTRY
Napa Valley Register
By Paul Franson
June 2011

INTERNET RULES OF THE ROAD OF ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND TRANSMITTING ORDERS ONLINE FOR LICENSED BEVERAGE PRODUCTS
By John Hinman and Deborah Steinthal
November 2005

U.S. WINE MARKET LIBERALIZATION BY 2015: PERFECT STORM FORMING
By John Hinman and Deborah Steinthal
November 2005

 

THE PERFECT STORM PART IV: PREDICTING TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES
By Deborah Steinthal, John Hinman and Suzanne DeGalan
July 2011

WINE MARKETERS: MIND YOUR MEDIA
By Paul Franson
July 2011

THE PERFECT STORM 2010
By John Hinman, Deborah Steinthal, and Erica Valentine
January 2010

THE PERFECT STORM, REVISITED: PREDICTING FUTURE TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
By John Hinman and Deborah Steinthal
December 2007

TRANSFERRING RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSES IN CALIFORNIA
By Lynne Carmichael
June 2000

FREE COMMERCE IN WINE: TRAPPED IN A LEGAL WEB
By John Hinman and Robert T. Wright, Jr.
June 2000


Other Significant Press

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PROHIBITION-ERA LAWS HAVE CHILLING EFFECT ON LOCAL BEER, WINE EVENTS
www.sacbee.com
By Robert D. Davila
June 29, 2015

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE ABC: RENWOOD CONTESTS ACCUSATION ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA POST
winebusiness.com
By Ted Rieger
May 01, 2015

SUN SETS ON COALITION FOR FREE TRADE
By Lew Perdue
November 25, 2014

TWEETS CAUSE TROUBLE FOR SACRAMENTO-AREA WINERIES, BREWERIES
By Chris Macias

CA BARS MAY SOON BE ABLE TO SERVE INFUSED ALCOHOL
San Francisco Chronicle
By Marisa Lagos
August 26, 2011

EDITORIAL ON REGULATORS RUN AMOK: TIME FOR INFUSION OF COMMON SENSE
San Francisco Chronicle
March 14, 2010

STATE WARNS BAY AREA BARS NOT TO INFUSE DRINKS
San Francisco Chronicle
By Demian Bulwa
February 26, 2010

CASE DISMISSED AGAINST POPULAR MUSIC CLUB
San Francisco Chronicle
By Marisa Lagos
September 29, 2009

MICHAEL DAVID WINERY ACHIEVES HUGE VICTORY FOR SMALL WINERIES IN JURY TRIAL: COURT VICTORY KEEPS BRAND VALUE IN VINTERS, NOT DISTRUBUTORS
Wine Daily News
October 23, 2007

TOURIST MAGNET VIANSA SOLD FOR $31 MILLION
San Francisco Chronicle
By Cyril Penn
June 30, 2005

STATE COURT RULES BREWERS' SWEEPSTAKES AREN'T LEGAL
San Francisco Chronicle
By Bob Egelko
January 31, 2001

TANGLED TALE OF A WINE SCAM: LITTLE GUY LEFT HOLDING THE BAG AS NEW SCHEME APPEARS ON THE SCENE
San Francisco Chronicle
By Peter Sinton
January 22, 1996

 

REGULATING PRIVATE LABEL WINES AND THEIR AFFECT ON THE THREE TIER SYSTEM
Wine&Spirits Daily
April 28, 2015

CALIFORNIA ABC REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT CLASHES WITH WINERY SOCIAL MEDIA USE
Wine Business Monthly
By Ted Rieger
May 2015

MARK LENO BILL PUTS FRUITS, VEGGIES BACK IN BOOZE
San Francisco Chronicle
By Marisa Lagos
December 06, 2010

UNDERCOVER BOOZE BUST AT NOB HILL CLUB
San Francisco Chronicle
By Demian Bulwa
March 03, 2010

JUDGE SIDES WITH SF CLUB IN ABC CRACKDOWN
San Francisco Chronicle
By Steven T. Jones
September 30, 2009

STATE GOES AFTER LEGENDARY ALL-AGES MUSIC CLUBS
San Francisco Chronicle
By Marisa Lagos
April 11, 2009

LAWSUITS SEEK TO LET SHOPS NATIONWIDE SHIP WINE HERE
San Francisco Chronicle
By Cyril Penn
June 15, 2006

FEDS BUST COLLECTORS WHO SELL WINE ONLINE: DOZENS RECEIVE LETTERS ASKING FOR BACK TAXES ON SALES
San Francisco Chronicle
By Carol Emert
September 16, 2004

WINE MAY GET HEALTH LABEL: VINTERS LOBBY FOR WAY TO COUNTERACT WARNING
San Francisco Chronicle
By Carolyn Lochhead
June 25, 1997

WINE SPARKS WAR BETWEEN THE STATES
San Francisco Chronicle
By Peter Sinton
April 06, 1996