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New Money In Town: Largest US Farmland REIT Dips a Toe in Calif Specialty Crops (Including Vineyards)

Agricultural property REIT Farmland Partners Inc, (NYSE:FPI), has dipped a toe into the California market with its recent acquisition of American Farmland Company (formerly AMEX:AFCO). The stock-for-stock merger, which was announced in September 2016 finally closed on Feb. 2. The combined company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.   Following the merger, FPI becomes the largest […]

Treasury/Ste. Michelle Celebrity Stag Deathmatch: Opening Skirmishes (Redux)

The celebrity stag death match between Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Treasury Wine Estates has entered its second round of opening skirmishes following the judge’s admonishment of both parties for their earlier round of legal catfighting (Dueling Stags: Judge Hands Losses To Both Ste. Michelle & Treasury, Then Spanks Their Lawyers).   No substantial new […]

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2016 Grape Crush UP 8.5% Over 2015. Overall Price Below 2012– Below Average or Normal? Depends on who’s counting.

The 2016 wine grape crush totaled a hair over 4 million tons, up 8.5 percent from the 2015 crush of 3,71 tons according to the  2016 Preliminary Grape Crush Report.   Total 2016 tonnage was about equal to the 2012 crush and lower than 2013. Average price per ton in 2016 was higher than 2015 […]

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Understanding bankruptcy clawbacks from the American Bar Assn & Lexis/Nexis

  This is one of Wine Industry Insight’s three-part series on the Fresh and Easy bankruptcy and its effects on wine and alcoholic beverage creditors. Two of the three articles contain material and links to court documents available only to premium subscribers. The three articles in the series are:   Gallo, Southern, Young’s Market & […]

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Southern W&S, Gallo, Young’s among 30+ wine/beer/spirits firms mired in Fresh & Easy Chapter 11 (Updated)

  This is one of Wine Industry Insight’s three-part series on the Fresh and Easy bankruptcy and its effects on wine and alcoholic beverage creditors. Two of the three articles contain material and links to court documents available only to premium subscribers. The three articles in the series are:   Gallo, Southern, Young’s Market & […]

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Wine, Beer & Spirits Companies Targeted by Clawback Lawsuits Filed in Fresh & Easy Bankruptcy

  This is one of Wine Industry Insight’s three-part series on the Fresh and Easy bankruptcy and its effects on wine and alcoholic beverage creditors. Two of the three articles contain material and links to court documents available only to premium subscribers. The three articles in the series are:   Gallo, Southern, Young’s Market & […]

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Dueling Stags: Judge Hands Losses To Both Ste. Michelle & Treasury, Then Spanks Their Lawyers

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Both combatants in this legal saga issued highly posturing comments on the judge’s decision. Wine Industry Insight has chosen not to include the statements because neither added useful information to this article.     Federal District Judge Richard Seeborg handed a loss to each side of the dueling stags legal drama, […]

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Blended blush, rose´ growth blow away 2016 varietal market: Nielsen

Overall 2016 table wine off-premise sales revenues were up 4% on a 1.5% volume increase, according to Nielsen’s 2016 full-year data for the 52 weeks ending December 31.   However, blended blush and rose´ growth blew away  the rest of the varietal market. No competition for pink growth While starting from a smaller overall volume […]

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2017 State of the Wine Industry – The Cliff Notes Version

Videocast and discussion of the findings from the release of the 2017 SVB Annual State of the Wine Industry Report, will start Wednesday January 18th at 9:30 am Pacific Time. [Click this link to signup and join the discussion] These excerpts are a taste of some highlights, points, and charts that Wine Industry Insight found […]

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Vintage Wine Estates wins court receiver’s bidding for Cameron Hughes Wine

NOTE: All hyperlinked court filings in this article are available in their entirety for Wine Executive News premium subscribers. Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) has emerged as the top bidder for the Clara Street Company — dba Cameron Hughes Wine (CHW) Company — according to documents filed with the San Francisco Superior Court. The court is expected […]

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