I became an honorary Gin Rectifier last night (May 9). I took an oath and now I am duty bound to promote the best interests of gin.
Robert Skalli said: "I am very glad it's Boisset who will perpetuate and continue the spirit of the Skalli family; Boisset understands and will continue the quality of the wines and the partnerships that we have established for years. I am delighted that they, too, are a wine family actively involved in wine, in wine quality, and willing to grow the Skalli reputation worldwide. I am very confident in the future that I put into their hands. "
Boisset's purchase does not include the Skalli family's St. Supery winery in California's Napa Valley.
Boisset offloaded its spirits portfolio in 2009 and has been steadily acquiring wineries since, including California's Buena Vista winery in April 2011.