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朱莉与皮特离婚了,这一大块财产不好分

John Kell 2016年09月22日

有报道称,夫妇二人在2012年以6,000万美元的价格,收购了该酒庄。现在该怎么分?

 

随着巨星夫妇安吉丽娜·朱莉与布拉德·皮特离婚的消息得到证实,人们纷纷开始猜测导致两人婚姻破裂的原因,以及他们如何解决六个孩子的抚养权问题。

但《财富》杂志首先想到的一个问题时:朱莉和皮特如何分割价值数百万美元的法国葡萄园?

没错,因《史密斯夫妇》、《沉睡魔咒》、《十一罗汉》(Ocean’s Eleven)等电影而知名的朱莉和皮特,也涉足了酿酒行业。有报道称,这对夫妇在2012年以6,000万美元的价格,买下了法国南部的米哈瓦酒庄(Chateau Miraval)。这座酒庄在被朱莉-皮特夫妇买下之后,在酿酒业广受好评,目前共推出了四款不同的葡萄酒:一款玫瑰红葡萄酒、两款白葡萄酒和一款红葡萄酒。其中,玫瑰红葡萄酒获得评论家的一致好评:它在《葡萄酒观察家》的2013年“百大葡萄酒”榜单中,名列第84位,是唯一上榜的玫瑰红葡萄酒。

初步的媒体报道主要关注的是朱莉与皮特分手的原因和孩子问题,关于包括酒庄在内的财产分割的详细情况,后续肯定会有报道。作为清算夫妻共同财产的一种方式,这座酒庄可能会被出售,也有可能由一方将其全部买下。多年以来,早在两人申请离婚的消息曝光之前,多数媒体报道(如果明星八卦可信的话)均显示,皮特比朱莉更加重视这座酒庄。

许多名人都喜欢投资酒业。 “吹牛老爹”肖恩·康姆斯、乔治·克鲁尼和贝辛妮·弗兰凯等,都从酿酒行业收入了数百万美元。而且近几年,有越来越多的名人开始代言和投资酿酒行业。对于多数人来说,这只是一项副业,永远不可能成为这些演员或音乐家的全职工作。但这并不意味着,这些酿酒厂不会成为酿酒行业的重量级品牌。

朱莉和皮特夫妇在酿酒行业的这笔投资,就是一个很好的商业决定。他们的玫瑰红葡萄酒获得了《葡萄酒观察家》的好评,该杂志形容这款葡萄酒“酒体精致,风格典雅,带有红莓干和蜜桔的纯净果味。”

投资玫瑰红葡萄酒,也展现出两人敏锐的商业直觉。近几年,粉色酒精饮品不止得到了女性青睐,也吸引了更多男性消费者,在汉普顿斯和迈阿密等海滨度假胜地很受欢迎,因此玫瑰红葡萄酒的销售激增。米哈瓦玫瑰红葡萄酒成为了潮流的引领者。

或许,米哈瓦之所以能够获得好评,正是因为它与两位名人老板的联系并不密切。朱莉和皮特与其他人不同,他们对于自己的酒庄事业一直都很低调。而“吹牛老爹”和弗兰克尔则经常在采访和社交媒体上谈论自己的酒类业务。朱莉与皮特却更喜欢谈论他们的电影项目和慈善活动。当然,这座酒庄确实因为与两位名人的关系而获得过免费的媒体报道:2014年,朱莉和皮特在葡萄园里举行了一个小规模的结婚仪式。(财富中文网)

译者:刘进龙/汪皓

With the news that A-list actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing, rumors will swirl about what led to the demise of their union and how will they split custody of their six young children.

But at Fortune, one of the first questions that came up: How will the Jolie-Pitts split their multi-million French vineyard?

Yes, Jolie and Pitt—most known for hit films including Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Maleficent, Ocean’s Eleven—are in the alcohol-making business. They reportedly paid $60 million to buy the Chateau Miraval estate in the south of France in 2012. Since making that purchase, the estate has established itself as well-regarded wine maker, with four different wines on the market today: one rosé, two whites, and one red. The rosé, in particular, has been well received by reviewers: It ranked 84th on Wine Spectator‘s list of the top 100 wines of 2013—the only rosé to make the list.

With early media reports focusing on the cause of the separation and the Jolie-Pitt children, details about the splitting of the assets like the vineyard will likely come later. The estate could be sold as a way to liquidate assets that were acquired during their relationship, or perhaps one party could buy out the other. Most media reports (if celebrity gossip is to be believed) over the years—long before the divorce filing was reported—have indicated that the winery is more prized in Pitt’s eyes than Jolie’s.

Celebrities love to place bets on booze. Sean “Diddy” Combs, George Clooney, and Bethenny Frankel are all making millions off the industry, which has seen the pace of endorsements and investments by famous names accelerating in recent years. For most, it is a side project that will never replace their full-time jobs as actors or musicians. But that doesn’t mean that some of these brands can’t be heavy hitters in the alcohol world.

The Jolie-Pitt investment in the wine world actually looks like a good business decision. Their rosé received a well-regarded review from Wine Spectator, which described the wine as “refined and elegant, with pure flavors of dried red berry and tangerine.”

That rosé bet also shows some keen business intuition. Sales of rosés have exploded in recent years, as the pink-tinted alcohol beverage has grown beyond a female-driven movement by luring more men and finding popularity beyond beach-front enclaves like the Hamptons and Miami. Miraval Rosé got ahead of the trend.

Miraval is perhaps well regarded because it isn’t too closely associated with its celebrity owners. Unlike Diddy and Frankel, who talk up their alcohol businesses frequently in interviews and on social media, Jolie and Pitt have been low-key about their winery business. They generally preferring to talk up their film projects and humanitarian efforts. Of course, the winery does benefit from some free press due to its ties to celebrities: Jolie and Pitt married in a small ceremony at the vineyard in 2014

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