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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

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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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Riboli Family Wines Completes Bankruptcy Purchase of Former Rabbit Ridge Property

Previous Wine Industry Insight Articles on Rabbit Ridge Farm Credit, Bankruptcy Trustee Working Out Final Details of Rabbit Ridge Winery Final Sale Rabbit Ridge’s New Owner — Fluid Wine Fund I — Poised For Future Built On Tangled Bankruptcy Assets Rabbit Ridge Winery Properties Set for Over-Bid Auction Riboli drilling test water wells for possible […]

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Kylix/Harvard Land Purchase from Wine Group May Have Set Santa Barbara County Record

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Wine’s BIGGEST Unanswered, Market-Killing Question: Why?

On Feb. 21, 2022, Wine Gourd author David Morrison — who is a globally recognized and widely published scientist, biostatistician, and wine drinker — posted this very coherent and detailed post: The wine industry is asking the wrong question.   Dr. Morrison certainly knows his way around both data and wine, and prompted me to look […]

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Duarte Nursery Requests Postponement of New Biden “Waters of the United States” Rule

Note: This letter was sent to Wine Industry Insight by John Duarte with permission to publish it in its entirety. BRISCOE IVESTER & BAZEL LLP 235 MONTGOMERY STREET SUITE 935 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94104 (415) 402-2700     February 7, 2022     U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20460   […]

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Wine Grape Prices Take Big Jump : 2021 California Grape Crush Report (Preliminary)

Full report here (PDF) In 2021, Chardonnay continued to account for the largest percentage of the total tonnage crushed at 16.0%.   Cabernet Sauvignon accounted for the second largest percentage of the total crush at 15.3%.   Grapes produced in District 4 (Napa County) received the highest average price at $6,090.55 per ton, up 32.5% […]

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Farm Credit, Bankruptcy Trustee Working Out Final Details of Rabbit Ridge Winery Final Sale

Farm Credit West and the bankruptcy trustee in charge of the former Rabbit Ridge property have entered the final financial stages prior to the scheduled over-bid auction now scheduled for Feb. 15.   The property was once owned by Rabbit Ridge Wine Sales owner and winemaker Erich Russell who lost the property after two bankruptcy […]

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Headed for Unified? Get an N95: “Because “Cloth masks are not going to cut it with omicron.”

By Lewis Perdue Wine Industry Insight Publisher/Executive Editor and Chairman/Chief Scientist for the Center for Research on Environmental Chemicals in Humans     In addition to masks, the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium has added additional set of safeguards for the exhibit hall.   Scientific studies prove that the best option for personal safety and […]

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