In a move that illustrates the dramatic evolution of the global wine market, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) made a $62.4-million bid in May to buy publicly traded Chalone Wine Group. The offer, for the 54 percent stake that the French company does not already own, is part of a joint venture with Constellation Brands and Napa Valley's Huneeus family.
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