WineGavel Battling Remy Cointreau & Multiple Other Lawsuits

February 27, 2013

WineGavel, the four-year-old online and live auction company, continues to struggle with lawsuits and angry customers. In the year since Wine Industry Insight first broke the story of the company’s troubles (Final Hammer Dropping On WineGavel?) we have learned of at least seven lawsuits in Napa, San Francisco and Ventura Counties against Bridgeview Enterprises — […]

Imports Up 11% – Now 35% Of US Market + More Data The Headlines Missed

February 7, 2013

January opened the  season on 2012 wine data. John Fredrikson, Allied Grape Growers and the Joe Ciatti Company all presented at the Unified Symposium in Sacramento. Concurrently, Turrentine Brokerage released its detailed market update. And on Wednesday, Feb., 6,  Demeter released its own take on the market. The 2012 California Crush Report is due Friday. […]

Calif Denies Licenses to 2 Central Coast Wineries, Investigates 2 Others

February 6, 2013

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Market Enforcement Branch (MEB) has received verified complaints against two Central Coast wineries in the past two months for failure to pay for winegrapes. The MEB says the cases are  under review. It has also denied the licenses of two Southern California wineries. LICENSE DENIALS The MEB said […]