Copia Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Alan Jaroslovsky will allow Copia’s liability insurance company to pay a $250,000 settlement ending a sexual harassment lawsuit. According to court documents, former Copia employee Crystal Tynan alleged that she had been harassed by Copia’s former Director of Operations Art Ferretti. Tynan had filed suit in Napa County Superior Court and […]

Tandem Winery Sold to Quivira’s Kight

January 19, 2009

Pete Kight, proprietor of Healdsburg’s Quivira Vineyards & Winery, has acquired Tandem Winery in Sonoma County in partnership with Tandem owner/winemaker Greg La Follette. According to a news release, La Follette will remain with Tandem to will focus on winemaking and viticulture.  The deal closed January 16. No terms were disclosed. In addition to the […]

Holiday 2008-2009 Champagne Sales Plummet

Champagne and sparking wines left smoking craters in cash registers during the 2008-2009 holiday season. Data from Information Resources Inc, covering the four week period ending January 4, 2009, show domestic sparklers falling by almost 15 percent and imports plummeting nearly 27 percent over the same period a year ago. LOSERS AT EVERY PRICE POINT […]