The Mariani family, owners of Banfi Vintners, an importer and distributor based in Long Island, N.Y., and the Tuscan estate Castello Banfi, has bought Pacific Rim Winemakers, a Riesling specialist in Washington. Also, a group of investors from New York, led by sommelier and wine consultant Robert Bohr, recently concluded a deal to buy Domaine René Manuel in Burgundy from Cottin Frères, owner of Labouré-Roi. Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman and senior editor Bruce Sanderson report.
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