Import/Export: US Wine Trade Deficit Has Worsened, But Americans Getting More $/Liter On Exports

February 23, 2012

While the giddy announcement last week that U.S. wine exports have increased is good news for American vintners, a closer look at the data merits a more cautionary outlook. When the numbers are taken in context, imports are still outpacing exports with the result that 2011 showed the third worst trade imbalance in the past […]

Bank Charges Barrel Stop “Incompetently Managed,” Urges Trustee & Asset Sales

February 15, 2012

Mechanics Bank, which holds more than $3.6 million of first-priority promissory notes for the bankrupt Barrel Stop/Dominari Winery, has charged that: The debtor is incompetently managed, The only viable alternative is a sale of the company’s assets and, A trustee must be appointed because the current owners have a conflict of interest. No response has […]