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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 […]

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

The premium version of this 2,291-word article also contains links to 12 complete court filings.   Premium Subscribers can go directly to the premium version by logging in here:   CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Not a Wine Executive News subscriber?   Subscribe to Wine Executive […]

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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

The premium version of this 1,488-word article also contains links to 12 complete court filings. Premium Subscribers can go directly to the premium version by logging in here: CCBill premium subscribers, please click this link. Stripe premium subscribers, please click this link Not a Wine Executive News subscriber? Subscribe to Wine Executive News now, and […]

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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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Deadlines and dueling appraisals set up Rabbit Ridge Winery property for an existential turning point in mid-June

  The premium version of this article contains links to two complete real estate appraisals.   It also has 25 additional complete bankruptcy court and other relevant documents.   This is a follow-up  to our May 18 article: “Unusual court proceedings mark bankruptcy auction for Rabbit Ridge Winery property scheduled for June 10 auction.”   […]

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Unusual court proceedings mark bankruptcy auction for Rabbit Ridge Winery property scheduled for June 10 auction

NOTE: Extensive links to court filings and other documents are available to premium Wine Executive News Subscribers at the bottom of this article.   Rabbit Ridge Winery in Paso Robles is facing the bankruptcy auction hammer on its winery property for the second time in two years. And this, after the second Chapter 11 in […]

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North Bay vintners raise concerns about new wine brokering/consulting firm run by failed entrepreneur and convicted felon.

  NOTE:   This article has been updated on May 10, with new information emailed by Anthony Hsu, CEO of Maxwell Winery   In addition, this article was updated on May 8, following an email exchange on May 7, 2021 with Richard Cardoza, after he was sent a draft of the article for comment.   […]

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The Path To Netflix-Quality Wine Recommendations Leads Through The Doors of Perception

Articles in this series include: Article #1: How A Netflix-Style Recommender Is Vital to Reversing Wine’s Market Marginalization Article #2: Why solving the “Paradox of Choice” is a major reason Netflix’s recommender is worth $1 Bil/yr. And why wine fails at that. Article #3: Reviews and 5-Star ratings are so useless for recommendations that Netflix […]

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A “Netflix of wine” is impossible with current recommendation methods because Sight & Sound dominate Smell & Taste

This is #6 in our premium, in-depth series about the quest for the Netflix of wine.   Article #1: How A Netflix-Style Recommender Is Vital to Reversing Wine’s Market Marginalization Article #2: Why solving the “Paradox of Choice” is a major reason Netflix’s recommender is worth $1 Bil/yr. And why wine fails at that. Article […]

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