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Date: 2009-09-16 19:49:26

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WINE INDUSTRY INSIGHT

EMAIL EDITION - VOLUME I, NUMBER 120 - September 16, 2009

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • IBG Beta Tests Direct-To-Consumer CollectiveVine.com

  • Vintrust Closing Collectors’ Services To Focus On Winery Fulfillment

  • Copperford/Olde Lockford Winery Heads Toward The End

NEWS FETCH



 IBG Beta Tests Direct-To-Consumer CollectiveVine.com

Inertia Beverage Group has launched a live beta of CollectiveVine.com, a direct-to-consumer web site designed, according to CEO Ted Jansen, “to aggregate the broadest selection of high quality, limited production wines on the web.”

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In an email updated to IBG clients, Jansen said that CollectiveVine.com is designed to “provide wineries with the ability to market and sell their wines direct to the consumer, and enable further expansion of wine sales opportunities through partnerships with numerous top online vendors and organizations.”

AFFILIATE PROGRAM, SHIPPING WILL COMPLY WITH LEGAL DEMAND

According to Jansen’s email update, “Initially, efforts to promote and drive consumers to CollectiveVine will be supported by Affiliate Program-style associations with partners who can leverage their own customer base to expose the products on CollectiveVine.

“One of those first partnerships,” his email said,  “is with the Entrepreneurs Foundation, where wineries and their products will be available to qualified buyers, while supporting this robust community cause.”

Depending upon their structure, some affiliate programs may not pass regulatory muster.

However, while no details are available yet, Jansen’s email noted that CollectiveVine, launched by IBG’s Marketplace Services program is “designed to work within the regulatory guidelines afforded with direct shipping licenses.”

“Given that our launch is a beta, we are still working through specific site design and content issues,” he told Wine Industry Insight. “But overall we are pleased with our progress. Also, we are confident that the operating model fits within the regulatory framework of each State within which we plan to operate.”

 



Vintrust Closing Collectors’ Services To Focus On Winery Fulfillment

Vintrust will close its collector cellarage and data operations permanently at the end of October and has recommended that its clients join a program that Vinfolio has created for them, according to a September 15 email to its clients.

VinTrust’s collector services included physical cellaring of wines, a database system to track wines whether in the Vintrust or other cellars, and a sommelier system for advice.

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  • VINTRUST CEO SAYS MOVE WILL WITH HELP IT FOCUS ON WINERY SERVICES
  • WINERY SERVICES EXPANDING IN NEW LOCATION
  • EMAIL LETTER SPELLS OUT TRANSITION
  • FREE TRANSPORTATION
  • VINTRUST REFUSING WINES AS OF SEPT. 15
  • FULL TEXT OF VINTRUST EMAIL TO COLLECTOR CLIENTS

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Copperford/Olde Lockford Winery Heads Toward The End

A Notice of Trustee’s Sale, filed with San Joaquin County, has set an auction sale for Copperford LLC’s real estate — including the Olde Lockeford Winery — at 12470 Locke Rd., Lockeford.

The sale, on behalf of lienholder J. W. Scott, is scheduled for 11 a.m., Sept. 24 at the San Joaquin County Courthouse. The amount owed to Scott, according to the notice, is estimated to be at least $1.6 million

Foreclosure threats by Scott forced Copperford LLC into bankruptcy on Nov. 4, 2008.

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  • SCOTT FORECLOSURE SALE: CART BEFORE HORSE?
  • DEFUNCT WINERY CONVERTED TO SHOPS & MICRO-WINERY OPERATIONS
  • FINANCIAL PROBLEMS APPEARED EARLY ON
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION COULD COMPLICATE SALE
  • IMPROPER CARE MEANS CUSTOM-CRUSHED WINE MAY BE VINEGAR
  • ILLEGAL LEVELS OF VOLATILE ACIDITY
  • SPOILED WINE MEANS WORTHLESS COLLATERAL FOR GROWERS AND CLIENTS
  • KEY COURT FILINGS AVAILABLE IN DATA CELLAR

Key court documents are available to VIP Premium subscribers in the Data Cellar. Those documents (listed below) include, among other data:

  • List of secured creditors
  • List of Unsecured Creditors
  • Liens and court cases
  • Transcripts of examination proceedings
  • Assets & Liabilities

COPPERFORD/OLDE LOCKEFORD DOCUMENTS IN THE DATA CELLAR:

Copperford - Karyn Litchfield Suport Use Of Collateral - filed 042009
Copperford - Initial Chapter11 Filing -filed 110408
Copperford - Full Summary Of Schedules - filed 111908
Copperford - Colafrancesco Motion To Support Trustee filed 042209
Copperford - Scott Motion Opposing Collateral Supporting Trustee - filed 041409
Copperford - Amended Summary Of Schedules - filed 120208

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