Just when we hadn't heard from him in a while. Bill Foley, of Foley Family Wines, is buying a minority interest in Epic Wines, a California importer and distributor. "I just felt like we needed ... more influence in where our wines are sold," he says. "Now I can sell through a distributor that I'm a partner in." As a bonus, Bill will also become a part-owner in the Butterfield Station brand, which sells about 80,000 cases annually.