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Federal court judge denies Bryant Family Vineyard gag order for former financial consultant

Bryant Family Vineyard’s effort to open a West Coast legal front against its New York-based former financial consultant was denied by a San Francisco federal district court judge on Friday. The case stems from a lawsuit filed in June in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in which the consultant, Lauren […]

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Bryant Family Vineyards’ Financial Consultant Amends Complaint, Gets Sued by Bryant Alleging Non-Disclosure Violation

  NOTE: Hyperlinked documents, below, are available for premium subscribers.     Bryant Family Vineyards sued their financial consultant on July 31. The action came  just one day after the consultant filed an amended complaint in the case.   As first reported by Wine Industry Insight on June 3, the consultant — Lauren Ridenhour — […]

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Triumph Cellars (formerly Calistoga Cellars) Implodes

Previously in Wine Industry Insight: Triumph Wine Group Crowdfunded Financial Offering Marred by Inadequate Disclosure, Misleading Language, Flawed Business Plan WII article prompts Triumph Wine Group to amend SEC filings & web site, but lacks vital state permit to legally make wine   Triumph Cellars (formerly Calistoga Cellars) seems to have gone all “404” along […]

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Starmont wine facility buyer is long-time San Francisco entrepreneur/charitable benefactor and no stranger to wine

  Today’s Wine Industry Insight News: Starmont Carneros Winery Facility Sold to Private Investor – Brand to remain with Schlatter Family Buyer is Prominent entrepreneur and SF Bay Area charitable benefactor This entire article is for premium subscribers only. Premium Subscribers Log-In Here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click […]

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Bronco, Gallo & other large wineries dominate Napa County with 70% of permitted production

While the name “Napa” has come to represent pinnacle of American ultra-fine wine ,in reality, 45% of the permitted production is vested in two companies with budget wine reputations — Gallo and Bronco.   Those two companies account for approximately 45% of all permitted wine production in Napa County, according to Wine Industry Insight’s preliminary […]

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UPDATED: To-Kalon lawsuit dismissed, but “iconic” still all about myth, Benjamins, and grapes at $38K/Ton

  NOTE 1: This June 28 article has been updated today to reflect a response received yesterday from Vintage House.   NOTE 2 : To-Kalon has variously been written as To Kalon and ToKalon. We have chosen to use the version with a hyphen because that is the style used by the U.S. National Park Service […]

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Valuable oral contract guidance to be had in Bryant Family federal lawsuit

  NOTE: The text below is redacted and reformatted for improved non-lawyer readability. Among the changes are the elimination of various legal references, shortened paragraphs etc.   The full original document can be found at this link (for premium subscribers)   Attorneys are consistent in recommending that agreements be captured in written contracts, state laws […]

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Wine biz could get ahead of cancer warnings if it would only wake up and do something with articles like this

  NOTE: A link to this article was published in the May 15, 2019 issue of Wine Industry Insight’s daily “News Fetch.” The wine industry has not lifted the smallest of its pinky fingers to inform consumers of the numerous, well-documented fatal flaws in the study published on The Lancet.  Failing to act contributes to […]

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Bryant Family Vineyards facing serious financial accusations in federal court

  Bryant Family Vineyards — one of the most expensive Napa Valley “cult” wineries — may be experiencing financial problems according to a complaint filed in a U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The winery is one of the original cult wines to emerge during the early 1990s, along with wineries […]

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Boisset, Eisele, Vin-Go, Icon Wines among top creditors in Montesquieu Chapt 11 & yacht debacle

EDITOR’S NOTE:The original headline for this article contained the phrase “bespoke collection of wines… whicb is not the same as the “Bespoke Collection.” This offers a lesson in branding because the use of a common adjective such as “bespoke” carries many opportunities for confusion. The “Spirit of the East” is still sailing the world, but […]

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