Havens Wine Cellars Back In Business

February 16, 2011

Havens Wine Cellars is back in business and will release their 2009 Oakville Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon at Premier Napa Valley on Feb. 26. Winery founder Michael Havens will not be associated with the new company.¬† Aaron Pott, the former winemaker and General Manager of Quintessa Estate, is the consulting wine maker. Pott also consults for […]

Pinotgate Litigation Update: Constellation Moves To U.S Court, Gallo Stays In State

February 10, 2011

The litigation charging Constellation Brands with fraud and other counts in connection with allegedly mislabeled Pinot Noir has been moved to a federal court. A nearly identical lawsuit filed against E & J Gallo will remain in Los Angeles Superior Court. Constellation’s request that its case be heard by the U.S. District Court for the […]

Market Enforcement Branch Actions: Rabbit Ridge, Demetria & 10 More

The Market Enforcement Branch of the California Department of Food & Agriculture is investigating verified complaints or has revoked, denied licenses or taken other action against 12 California wineries. Please visit this Wine Industry Insight article for more information about the MEB and its role. COMPLAINTS BEING INVESTIGATED Greenfield Wine Company, American Canyon The Meeker […]

Wine Group CEO Details Insight & Strategy On Millennials & Generational Marketing

February 2, 2011

Everybody in today’s wine industry talks Millennials, but few companies have positioned themselves better to capitalize¬† on this 75-million-strong demographic than The Wine Group (TWG). What’s more, Wine Group CEO David Kent indicates that his company may have the industry’s firmest grip — not just on Millennials — but on generational marketing as a whole. […]