Hurricane-Damaged Wine Storage Company Loses Court Battle

WineCare, a high-security wine storage company flooded by Hurricane Sandy, has been liquidated following a year where clients were barred from accessing their collections. The facility was charged with storing over 27,000 cases of wine worth tens of millions of dollars, and since the storm, its owner has continued to stall pleading for more time to reorganize. Time is up, according to The New York Times. While the U.S. Court of Bankruptcy ruled in favor of the client collectors—who will eventually be reunited with their favorite bottles or face the reality of potential spoilage—the rule judge suggested the plaintiff put the situation in perspective: “There were thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy… most of which suffered a great deal more than your clients have.” [The New York Times]