Posted: November 18, 2008 By James Laube
The Chateau Montelena deal may be dead and we may never know all the reasons why. I still believe that Montelena’s owner Jim Barrett wanted to sell the winery and was elated to have a buyer. Whether he changed his mind and wants to keep the property, or the economy changed the would-be buyer's mind and forced him to rethink his strategy, is unknown.
Posted: November 5, 2008 By James Laube
Four months ago we were told that Jim Barrett wanted to sell Chateau Montelena and we assumed there was a buyer. But now Barrett apparently can't sell it at the original terms or doesn't want to sell it at all.
Posted: November 5, 2008 By Daniel Sogg
Posted: October 23, 2008 By James Molesworth
Posted: October 1, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: September 19, 2008 By Harvey Steiman
Industry analysts are having a field day guessing what's going to happen to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Washington's biggest wine company. Last week it was announced that Altria, which used to be Philip Morris, would be buying UST, which used to be U.
Posted: September 18, 2008 By James Laube
If you looked at Jean-Guillaume Prats’ passport this week, it would have stamps showing he’d been in France, Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Thailand (Bangkok), Indonesia (Jakarta), the United States and back to France.
Posted: September 17, 2008 By James Laube
Never mind troubled wines, a flawed cellar or even the need to replant vineyards. The Chateau Montelena deal is all about potential and what lies ahead, Jean-Guillaume Prats said Tuesday in an interview in Napa.
Posted: September 16, 2008 By Harris Meyer
Posted: September 5, 2008 By Tyson Stelzer
Posted: September 5, 2008 By James Suckling
Posted: August 31, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: August 29, 2008 By Robert Camuto
Posted: August 25, 2008 By Daniel Sogg
Posted: August 14, 2008 By Harvey Steiman
I recently got a preview taste of the first wines from Oatley Estate. I wrote about this project last year after sharing a few drinks with the principals, owner Robert Oatley and executive deputy chairman Chris Hancock.
Posted: August 11, 2008 By Harvey Steiman
Constellation Brands announced this week that it wants to sell three of its Australian winemaking facilities and lay off about 350 workers there. The announcement makes a lot more sense in the context of a conversation I had about a month ago with James Mariani, family proprietor of Banfi Vintners.
Posted: August 5, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: July 25, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: July 23, 2008 By MaryAnn Worobiec
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