Future Uncertain for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Washington state's biggest wine producer changes hands in Altria deal
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.