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Spring Mountain Vineyard Has Filed For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

  This is the redacted version of a premium article for Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers. CCBill subscribers, click here. Stripe subscribers, click here. Click here to Subscribe to Wine Executive News Saint Helena’s Spring Mountain Vineyard has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.   The petition was filed September 29, 2022 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court […]

Storied Carneros Pinot Winery For Sale By Vietnamese-American Billionaire

  This is the redacted version of a premium article for Wine Executive News Premium Subscribers. CCBill subscribers, click here. Stripe subscribers, click here. Click here to Subscribe to Wine Executive News   A storied Carneros winery with decades of history is for sale, again.   The winery at 1285 Dealy Lane first reached national […]

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Fred Franzia Has Died

The following email was sent to employees this morning. No further information is available at this time.   To Bronco Wine Company Family,   It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our father and founding partner Fred T. Franzia.   Fred died early this morning at his Redwood home in Denair, California, […]

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Gallo Sues Freixenet Over Prosecco Bottle Design

  The E. & J. Gallo Winery of Modesto, Calif.,  has filed suit against Freixenet Mionetto USA and Defendant CL Direct Imports of White Plains New York for allegedly “infringing Gallo’s federally-registered, distinctive, and incontestable trade dress.”   The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.   The […]

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Bankruptcy Trustee Rips Into Rabbit Ridge Owner In Contempt Of Court Battle

The complete 111-page court document from which this article was prepared can be accessed by Wine Executive News premium subscribers. CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Click here to Subscribe to Wine Executive News The following text is the beginning summary of Court Document ECF352 -Trustee Reply […]

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Patent Lawsuit Against Gallo by Vineyard Investigations May Be Nearing End

Full documents and other content in this article can be accessed by Wine Executive News premium subscribers. CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Click here to Subscribe to Wine Executive News When scientist/vintner and Vineyard Investigations, Inc. (VII) owner Paul Skinner approached E. & J. Gallo in […]

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Rabbit Ridge New Owner Responds To Trustee’s Contempt of Court Filing.

A NOTE from Lewis Perdue, Wine Industry Insight Publisher and Executive Editor: Because the court filing was filed late yesterday (July 5), and because I am having  eye surgery early tomorrow morning, I have written a lead paragraph accompanied by an attached PDF of the court filing. I have annotated the filing, rather than my […]

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Rabbit Ridge CEO Gets Fifth Delay To Respond to Contempt of Court Allegations.

  The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved a fifth delay — until June 27 — for a response from Rabbit Ridge CEO Leroy Codding who has been accused of multiple contempt of court misdeeds by the court-appointed trustee.   Previous Wine Industry Insight Articles on Rabbit Ridge Rabbit Ridge CEO Accused of Multiple Contempt Of […]

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Rabbit Ridge CEO Accused of Multiple Contempt Of Court Misdeeds By Bankruptcy Trustee

This article now undergoing copyediting NOTE: This extensive 6,561-word article, and full 392-page court filing are available to premium Wine Executive News subscribers who can go directly to the full version by logging in here:   CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Subscribe to Wine Executive News […]

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Southern Glazer’s Hit With Wine Sales Consultant Class Action Employment Lawsuit

A federal employment lawsuit that seeks class action status was filed May 5, 2022 against Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. The lawsuit against the distributor’s primary LLC and its Texas operation was filed in Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. The lead plaintiff in the case, Southern Glazer’s employee Savannah […]

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