In the space of one month, E. & J. Gallo, the world's largest wine producer, has acquired two well-known names in the California wine industry: Louis M. Martini and Mirassou Vineyards. Such deals are rare for the California wine giant, which generally prefers to build its own brands rather than buy existing businesses.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 30, 2002.
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