Daily Wine News: Sherry-Lehmann Investigation

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 05-26-2023


The New York Times investigates problems at Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits. “It owes the state $2.8 million in unpaid sales taxes. Dozens of wholesalers have told the state liquor authority that Sherry-Lehmann is delinquent on payments. Many have stopped delivering. The problems, however, go deeper. Sherry-Lehmann has failed to deliver well over $1 million of wine to customers who paid in advance…In addition, customers of Wine Caves, a storage business run by Sherry-Lehmann’s owners, have repeatedly tried and failed to get their wine out of storage…”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley profiles geologist Brenna Quigley. “Over the last few years, her reputation has soared within the wine industry, to the point where it’s a point of pride — and a marketing boon — to be able to say that Brenna Quigley did your vineyard’s geologic analysis. The 32-year-old is inarguably the state’s premiere wine geologist.”

In the World of Fine Wine, Roger Morris asks whether, rather than seeking formal classifications for natural winemaking, we shouldn’t instead borrow a more appropriate designation from the world of fine arts.

A former Wine Spectator employee has filed a transgender discrimination lawsuit against the magazine, reports Kerana Todorov in Wine Business.

Aleks Zecevic looks at what the fall of the Berlin Wall meant for wine in Wine Enthusiast.

Is Montefalco Sagrantino Italy’s most underrated red wine? Tom Hyland thinks so in Forbes.

Dave McIntyre reports on how wineries are adapting to a post-pandemic world in the Washington Post.

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