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Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

What Lies Ahead for American Wine

Posted: May 20, 2009  By James Laube

There’s a little something for everyone in Silicon Valley Bank’s 2009-2010 State of the Wine Industry report. It’s a must-read for winery owners (and would-be vintners) and anyone who works in the trade.

News & Features  :  News

Do-It-Yourself Bordeaux

The make-your-own wine trend gains steam as San Francisco's Crushpad opens shop in Bordeaux

Posted: April 27, 2009  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  News

A Shake-Up at Screaming Eagle

Co-owner Charles Banks has left the cult Napa Cabernet winery and Jonata; his partner Stan Kroenke remains in charge

Posted: April 9, 2009  By James Laube, Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

Foster's Picks New Leader for U.S. Wine Division

Stephen Brauer brings valuable experience to struggling company

Posted: March 26, 2009  By Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Savvy Investor Buys into Napa's Buccella Cabernet

Posted: March 23, 2009  By James Laube

Bill Price is a popular guy these days. He’s a shrewd businessman who knows wine and has access to capital. While he sees turbulent times ahead for wine, he also likes the opportunities of today’s wine market.

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2009 Issue  :  News

Sonoma Icon Sebastiani Sold for Reported $47 Million

Posted: February 28, 2009  By James Laube

News & Features  :  News

William Foley Buys Majority Stake in Napa's Kuleto Winery

Mogul continues wine acquisitions by taking controlling interest in restaurateur's St. Helena estate

Posted: February 26, 2009  By James Laube

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Unfiltered: Judge Rules Phelps Vineyards Must Pay $24M to Former Execs

Plus, Foster's Group's wine division not for sale … yet, Marco Fantinel rings the NASDAQ opening bell, Napa Valley Grapegrowers crown a pruning champion, and Clos du Bois supports women's heart disease awareness

Posted: February 19, 2009  

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Would-Be Winery Buyers are Watching and Waiting from the Sidelines

Posted: February 17, 2009  By James Laube

Looks like some folks still have dry powder. I read today that Oracle, the software giant, is on a buying spree, having pulled the trigger on 10 acquisitions in the past year, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.

News & Features  :  News

West Coast Wineries Wrestle with Recession

As consumers stop eating out and buy cheaper wines, producers are changing their game plans in order to survive

Posted: February 17, 2009  By Mitch Frank, Tim Fish, Harris Meyer

News & Features  :  News

A Merger of Italian Giants

Cantine Riunite & CIV, one of Italy's largest cooperative wineries, buys Gruppo Italiano Vini, another big co-op, creating a $600 million winery

Posted: January 16, 2009  By Jo Cooke

News & Features  :  News

Wilson Winery Owners Buy Jepson

Sonoma couple now owns five wineries as they add Mendocino property to their company

Posted: January 9, 2009  By Augustus Weed

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Right Time and a Wrong Time to Sell a Winery

Posted: January 8, 2009  By James Laube

Two of the most recent winery deals involving changes in ownership offer keen insights into the business. The partnership between the owners of Flowers Vineyard & Winery and Huneeus Vintners, announced Tuesday, makes perfect sense.

News & Features  :  News

Huneeus Forms Partnership with Flowers

Owner of Quintessa and Veramonte makes a substantial investment in Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir producer

Posted: January 6, 2009  By James Laube

News & Features  :  News

Why Sell Sebastiani Now?

The historic Sonoma winery sold for a surprisingly low price; the swooning economy or longtime family tensions may have played a role

Posted: December 29, 2008  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Sonoma Icon Sebastiani Sold for Rumored $47 Million

Posted: December 20, 2008  By James Laube

The Foley Wine Group has purchased Sebastiani Vineyards, one of the cornerstones of the Sonoma County wine industry for the past century, owner William Foley told Wine Spectator. The family-owned winery, founded in Sonoma in 1904, had been trying to sell its business in recent months, according to Mary Ann Sebastiani Cuneo, one of the principal owners.

Nov. 30, 2008 Issue  :  News

Future Uncertain for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Washington state's biggest wine producer changes hands in Altria deal

Posted: November 30, 2008  By Harris Meyer

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Buyers and Sellers with an Eye on Napa Valley

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.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Plenty to Consider with the Montelena Non-Sale

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.

News & Features  :  News

Chateau Montelena Sale Falls Through

Famed Napa Valley property is off the market; French buyer had trouble with financing in current economy

Posted: November 5, 2008  By Daniel Sogg

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