Sunday, November 3, 2013

Beringer & The Morgan Stanley Report

Beringer Vineyards & Winery
I had some really intriguing calls the past 6 weeks that all come out of activity in Australia and Treasury Wine Estates in particular (TWE.EX). The calls centered on Beringer which has been rumored for sale for years. Those rumors have grown since the disclosure that Treasury Wine Estates had Beringer destroy $150MM in wine inventory in the US. Things got more intriguing last week with the release of the Morgan Stanley Report that predicted dire shortages of wine supply. All that traffic out of Australia ... so I started to wonder if the two events might be related?