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Magazine Archives: Nov. 30, 2008

Future Uncertain for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Washington state's biggest wine producer changes hands in Altria deal
Harris Meyer
Issue: November 30, 2008


A big merger in the tobacco industry may have important repercussions for Washington state's wine business. Cigarette giant Altria Group, which owns Marlboro, announced an agreement on Sept. 8 to buy smokeless-tobacco firm UST for $10.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 3, 2008.

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