Alert, Jackson Family's Hugh Reimers to Lead Foley Family Wines
FILED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Foley Family Wines has tapped former Jackson Family Wines president Hugh Reimers to be its new chief administrative officer, setting him on a course to become president down the road, reports Press Democrat. Read More
TTB Launches Large-Scale Pay-to-Play Investigation in IL
FILED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is moving full steam ahead in cracking down on pay-to-play operations across the country, making good on promises made last year. This week the agency launched its second large-scale trade practice enforcement operation this year, and this time its magnifying glass is on Illinois. Read More
SGWS: Fraud Claims are "Ultimately Vacuous"
FILED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 Yesterday Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by a California retailer that accuses it of fraud, unfair competition and other alcohol law violations. This is the latest volley between the distributor and retailer, following the retailer's amended complaint. SGWS says the claims are "broad and eye-catching, but ultimately vacuous," per court documents. Read More
2017 Marks New Phase for Rebecca Creek Distillery
FILED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 San Antonio-based Rebecca Creek Distillery has been busy in the last year. It put to rest a lawsuit against its co-founder and former president Mike Cameron, secured $15 million in new capital and most recently named Pernod Ricard alum Howard Jeffery as coo. Read More
Johnson Bros. Move to Dismiss Monopoly Charges
FILED SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 Minnesota-based Johnson Brothers didn't pull any punches in its motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them and its West Virginia subsidiary Mountain State Beverage of trying to monopolize distribution in West Virginia. "Unable to beat Mountain State Beverage in the wine distribution business, Plaintiffs have turned to the courthouse," per the motion to dismiss. Read More
Wine Gaining Share on Drizly Platform
FILED SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Wine continues to be the dominant category on the Drizly platform, accounting for 43% of total sales in the month of August. Spirits is second at nearly 35% followed by beer at 22%, according to Drizly's Monthly Pulse for August. Read More
Alert, Silver Oak Owners Purchase Oregon Vineyard
FILED SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 The Duncan family, owners of Napa Valley's Silver Oak, has purchased Prince Hill Vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley, a spokesperson confirms to WSD. The Duncans plan to use the vineyard as a source for their Twomey brand. No purchase price was disclosed. Read More
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