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Issue: October 31, 2001

After a nine-month struggle with a competing bidder for Montana Wines, British wine and spirits giant Allied Domecq won control of New Zealand's largest wine producer. Deciding the stock price had become too high and tired of legal wranglings over alleged violations of stock exchange rules, Australian brewer Lion Nathan sold its remaining 43 percent stake in Montana to Allied Domecq for roughly $194 million.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 2001.

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