Posted: June 22, 2006 By James Laube
Charles Banks is a relative newcomer to wine. But the 38-year-old has deep pockets, knows his way around financial markets, appears to be a quick learner and has some refreshing insights and perspectives on the business, even as he cuts his teeth presiding over his new winery in Napa Valley, Screaming Eagle.
Posted: June 21, 2006 By James Laube
Charles Banks looks at the wine business the same way he views a pro-sports franchise. Not a surprise when you consider that his partner owns two pro franchises and he has close ties to many stars and star athletes.
Posted: June 21, 2006 By Daniel Sogg
Posted: June 20, 2006 By James Laube
Charles Banks, the new owner of Screaming Eagle , has some lofty ambitions for his recent acquisition. Here’s the flight plan for Napa’s Cabernet darling: The most important thing is to uphold the high standards set by Screaming Eagle’s founder, Jean Phillips.
Posted: June 15, 2006 By Eric Arnold
Posted: June 15, 2006
Posted: May 31, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
Posted: May 13, 2006 By James Suckling
FLORENCE -- Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, the Tuscan wine giant, announced yesterday that it has spun off some of its top wine estates into a new company, Tenute di Toscana, and then sold a small part of it to foreign investors, including Russian vodka producer SPI Group (whose brands include Stolichnaya) and former Napa Valley vintner Michael Mondavi, who now runs an import company.
Posted: May 10, 2006 By Mitch Frank
Posted: May 6, 2006 By James Suckling
LOS ANGELES – I had dinner last night at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant Chinoise on Main for a vertical tasting of Trimbach Clos Ste.-Hune and Cuvée Frederic Emile. As good as the wines were, the most impressive part of the tasting was a short conversation I had with Jean-Michel Cazes of Château Lynch-Bages.
Posted: April 25, 2006 By Mitch Frank
Posted: April 3, 2006 By Eric Arnold
Posted: March 31, 2006 By Jo Cooke
Posted: March 24, 2006 By Eric Arnold
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