Napa is missing a prominent sommelier — and his business partner, defunct wine brand and failed shipping service

March 30, 2016

Note to Premium subscribers. If you have forgotten your password, you and I are both in a bit of a bind. Passwords and other account information are maintained by the billing service, EC Suite, a subsidiary of CCBill. EC Suite has a major malfunction in the administrative interface that I need to access in order […]

WineDirect Continues To Dismantle Itself – Unloads Telesales/Direct Outbound Unit

March 16, 2016

It has been an unusually slow year for major news. I expect the pace to accelerate. This issue of Wine Executive News contains the following short article about a WineDirect/Vintage Wine Estates transaction followed by a raft of data and presentations presented last week at the Wine Market Council’s Yountville conference. WineDirect OutBound … Outbound […]

The bankrupt owner of the bankrupt Premier Cru has Wells Fargo’s $100K supercharged Corvette and they want it back.

March 2, 2016

Even as complaints about Premier Cru Fine Wines continued to mount on Yelp and The New York Times, John Fox — the now-bankrupt owner of the now-bankrupt wine company — found time to stop into a Bay Area Chevy dealership and buy a 2016 supercharged Corvette[$ VIP pdf] loaded with goodies and worth more than […]