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Court filing alleges Hugh Reimers conspired with Langtry Farms insider in illegal scheme to sell smoke-tainted wine

NOTE: In response to our inquiry into the latest news the Langtry-Reimers lawsuit, below is the complete, unedited text of an email sent to Wine Industry Insight late Tuesday evening by Singer Associates Public Relations. We have not had time to thoroughly process the court filings or contact either side in the litigation. However, given the timeliness, […]

Simultaneously evicted and not. Is Rabbit Ridge the Schrödinger’s Cat of Wineries?

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Rabbit Ridge Winery Bankruptcy Trustee Hires Farm Operator for 2021 Harvest; Most Grapes Still Unsold

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Right-wine extremist from L.A. who turned a Lodi vineyard into a shooting range cops a plea with Feds

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Constellation Wins $2.3 Million For Legal Fees In To Kalon battle with Vineyard House

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Tobacco company finally divests Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

  It’s long been a head scratcher in the wine business why Altria/U.S. Tobacco — a company that sells inherently deadly consumer products — would own Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates —  a company that, according to the preponderance of medical research —  makes an inherently healthy product when used as recommended.   Today, Altria […]

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Scathing legal analysis of smoke taint rejections by wineries finds vague, inadequate and possibly illegal contracts.

Current winery smoke taint practices on accepting or rejecting wine grapes are vague, inadequate and possible illegal according to a wide-ranging, and detailed legal analysis commissioned by Allied Grape Growers (AGG) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG). The analysis was performed by Sacramento law firm Downey Brand, LLP. According to a joint news […]

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Were smoke-impacted grapes & wine laundered? Lake County Court Battle Highlights Taint Ambiguities & Winery-Grower Tension

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Grape insurance fraud allegations, smoke taint damages to oak tanks, and the perils of handshake deals play out in Lake County courtroom

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Vintage Wine Estates stock closes up at end of first day on Nasdaq. Drops after hours.

NOTE: To celebrate the completion of the merger, members of VWE’s leadership team will ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. A live stream of the event and replay can be accessed by visiting Nasdaq Stock Market Bell Ceremonies Yahoo Stock Tracker: Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. […]

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