New Vine Logistics
is was a wine related company that few probably had heard of but that was a rather important bottle in the US and California wine case - until they closed up shop a week ago (Alder has the story on Vinography).
This matters to me all the way in Florence since they were one of the companies we were looking at to handle our direct to consumer efforts. Unfortunately this is just another reminder of how fragile the economy is as a whole, and that wine sales in the US must be suffering on several levels. I am just glad that we were not far enough along in the process to actually have wine placed at this facility - I can't imagine the logistical nightmare of having the wine of 5 or 10 wineries in the New Vine warehouses at the moment!