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Magazine Archives: Dec. 31, 2009 - Jan. 15, 2010

Diageo Invests in California Properties, Hiring Top Hands

James Laube
Issue: December 31, 2009

Diageo has hired Michel Rolland and Paul Hobbs to fine-tune the wines at two of the company's prime California properties, Beaulieu Vineyard and Acacia. Bordeaux-based Rolland, arguably the world's best-known wine consultant, is working with BV, while Hobbs, who also has a global clientele and his own Sonoma-based namesake winery, is mentoring at Acacia.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 8, 2009.

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