WineGavel Sued By Rare, Fine Wine Collectors

August 29, 2012

Two wine collectors from Hawaii, who shipped some 3,000 bottles of rare and fine wines to WineGavel, have sued the auctioneer, its officers, executives and the parent company alleging that bottles were auctioned improperly, without their permission and that they weren’t paid for more than 500 bottles which were sold. The court complaint also alleges […]

Aussie Winemakers Dispute Data Behind Minimum Alcohol Pricing

August 22, 2012

“There is no clear consensus in the relevant research that a minimum price would reduce harm” from alcohol abuse, according to The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia’s (WFA) lengthy formal comment on that country’s heated discussions on the topic. The WFA’s seven-page comment comes as a submission on the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) Issues […]

Calif Denies License To Central Coast Winery. Investigates Crushpad, 10 Others

August 21, 2012

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Market Enforcement Branch (MEB) has received verified complaints against the following handlers and processors of California agricultural products during the past four months for failure to pay for winegrapes. The MEB says the cases are under review. It is illegal in the state of California to buy winegrapes […]

Barrel Stop Winery Chapter 11 “can charitably be described as chaos” — Bankruptcy Trustee

August 1, 2012

Legal filings are usually tangled, obtuse and nuanced. So it was refreshing to read this one filed by the court-appointed bankruptcy trustee. Given its startling and uncharacteristic clarity, we decided not to paraphrase it, but to present it complete, untouched and unedited. RESPONSE TO OBJECTIONS TO MOTION TO CONVERT CASE TO CHAPTER 7 This chapter […]