Aussie Wine Company in Crisis

Harvey Steiman, Tyson Stelzer
Issue: September 30, 2010

Trouble is brewing in Australia. The Grateful Palate's Australian affiliates, which produce wine under labels such as Bitch Grenache, Evil Cabernet Sauvignon and Marquis Philips for American importer Dan Philips, are in receivership and face possible bankruptcy. Growers and other creditors of the South Australia-based affiliates of the company received notice on June 18. Many growers, already facing tough times, worry they'll never get paid for fruit they sold to Philips.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 24, 2010.

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