French wine group Vignerons de la Mediterranee has filed a complaint against its US importer, a subsidiary of Domaines Barons de Rothschild, claiming US$600,000 for breach of contract.
The Narbonne-based companionship alleged that importer Pasternak Wine has conspired to limit sales of Pays d’Oc wines in the US. Pasternak also imports Domaines Barons de Rothschild (DBR) wines in the US and has been solely owned by DBR since 2013. DBR, which owns Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, was named as co-defendent in the complaint. Vignerons de la Mediterranee also accused Pasternak of selling on the distribution rights on its wines to DBR without its written consent. It claimed that its own products were then place at a disadvantage. In a complaint dated January 5 2015, Vignerons de la Mediterranee questioned the state of New Jersey Supreme Court to award hurts of US$613,749.60 plus interest and counsel fees.A spokesperson at Pasternak gave no comment
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