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May 19, 2008

Robert Mondavi, founder of the winery named after himself, has died at the age of 94.

Robert Mondavi, founder of the winery named after himself, has died at the age of 94. The Mondavi family stated that the legendary vintner died peacefully at his home in Napa Valley, California.

March 1, 2008

It can be difficult for the next generation to combine a founder’s values with the latest management thinking. Jane Moir interviews two families from Asia and the US, both involved in the food and beverage sector, who have successfully gone through a succession process

It can be difficult for the next generation to combine a founder's values with the latest management thinking. Jane Moir interviews two families from Asia and the US, both involved in the food and beverage sector, who have successfully gone through a succession process

January 1, 2008

The family behind wine-maker Sogrape has battled through wars and acquisitions to produce of one of the world’s most popular wines. Rodrigo Amaral talks to third-generation chairman Fernando Guedes about the firm’s international strategy

The family behind wine-maker Sogrape has battled through wars and acquisitions to produce of one of the world's most popular wines. Rodrigo Amaral talks to third-generation chairman Fernando Guedes about the firm's international strategy

December 11, 2007

The House of Mondavi – The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty
By Julia Flynn Siler. Published by Gotham, 2007

Christine Harland is a director of Camden Writers.

The House of Mondavi – The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty
By Julia Flynn Siler. Published by Gotham, 2007

This book – which is masterfully written – reads like the script for a television series. Unfortunately, it was all very real.

November 1, 2006

Russia and China are as promising as they are problematic for British fine wine institution Berry Bros & Rudd, as chairman Simon Berry tells Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Russia and China are as promising as they are problematic for British fine wine institution Berry Bros & Rudd, as chairman Simon Berry tells Melanie Stern

May 1, 2006

Mondovino
Directed by Jonathan Nossiter (documentary)
Produced by: Diaphana Films, Goatworks Films, Les Films de la Croisade, Ricardo Preve Films

Christine Harland is director of Camden Writers. www.camdenwriters.com

Mondovino
Directed by Jonathan Nossiter (documentary)
Produced by: Diaphana Films, Goatworks Films, Les Films de la Croisade, Ricardo Preve Films

It is easy to like the people we first meet in this film, people like Yvonne Hégoburu who transferred her love and affection to the grapes on her six hectares of land in the French Pyrénées after her husband died.

March 1, 2006

Having taken the reins of one of France’s finest wine-producing families at an extremely challenging time, Frédéric Drouhin of Maison Joseph Drouhin tells Marc Smith why he's confident French plonk will fight off the threat of the New World. For good, he hopes

Marc Smith is a business journalist. Marcsmith@campden.com

Having taken the reins of one of France's finest wine-producing families at an extremely challenging time, Frédéric Drouhin of Maison Joseph Drouhin tells Marc Smith why he's confident French plonk will fight off the threat of the New World. For good, he hopes

July 1, 2005

The Vanderbilts are one of the oldest and most powerful families in the USA. But it was George, whose love of travel and culture resulted in the architectural gem of Biltmore Estate. Scott McCulloch hears how this rich legacy has spawned growth and diversity

The Vanderbilts are one of the oldest and most powerful families in the USA. But it was George, whose love of travel and culture resulted in the architectural gem of Biltmore Estate. Scott McCulloch hears how this rich legacy has spawned growth and diversity

William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil Jr always knew he would succeed his father, he just didn't know when. What he did know was that he was destined to go one better than the man credited with restoring Biltmore House to its former glory, and doing it profitably.

January 1, 2005

Marchesi de Frescobaldi may be one of the world’s oldest winemaking dynasties, but that hasn’t stopped the family business from grabbing the mantle of modernisation with gusto. Scott McCulloch reports

Scott Mcculloch  is editor of Families in Business magazine.

Marchesi de Frescobaldi may be one of the world's oldest winemaking dynasties, but that hasn't stopped the family business from grabbing the mantle of modernisation with gusto. Scott McCulloch reports

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