Pernod Ricard to Sell Jacob’s Creek And Brancott Estate. Is It Exiting Wine?

According to a September 20, report in the Australian Financial Review, Pernod Ricard “has mandated two investment banks to conduct a strategic review of its Australia and New Zealand business, which is expected to lead to a change of control before the end of the year.”

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Australian Vintage Struggles to Find Investor

The publicly traded wine company is looking for a buyer. The value of Australian Vintage is estimated at US$67m.

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Constellation Brands Buys Domaine Curry

Constellation Brands has bought the Napa Valley luxury wine brand Domaine Curry. The acquisition took place following a strategic realignment into the premium segment.

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Jackson Family Wines Invests in England

Jackson Family Wines is making significant investments in England, including acquiring the CEO of its future competitor, Gusbourne.

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Gallo Acquires Female Empowerment Brand

E. & J. Gallo Winery has announced the acquisition of American beverage brand Bev, along with its portfolio of premium canned wines and spritzers. This acquisition comes two years after Gallo obtained exclusive distribution rights in the United States.

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France: Vineyard Value is Rising - and Falling

Vineyards in France witnessed unprecedented changes in ownership in 2022, with prices fluctuating in various directions across different regions.

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Grands Chais de France to Buy German Giant Zimmermann Graeff

The French market leader Les Grands Chais de France seems set take over the German winery Zimmermann Graeff & Müller (ZGM).

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U.S. Consolidation Means Fewer Opportunities for Wineries

As distributors get bigger, they require brands with bigger volumes to service their markets. This will reduce opportunities for small-to-medium-sized wine producers. Liza B. Zimmerman reports.

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The Robert Nicholson Interview: US Investment in Bordeaux. More to Come?

Robert Nicholson, principal of International Wine Associates, advises on merger & acquisition in the wine industry. Most recently, he was involved in the purchase of Château Lascombes by the Lawrence Family. In this exclusive interview Nicholson frankly considers the likelihood of other US buyers buying French wine businesses.

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