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The Rise and Fall of the Mondavi Empire

A new book provides an in-depth look at how the first family of American wine lost control of their life's work
James Laube
Issue: August 31, 2007

In November 2004, the house of Mondavi collapsed. The wine world learned that the Robert Mondavi family, the first family of American wine, would no longer own their namesake wine company. Robert Mondavi Corp.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 19, 2007.

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