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» No comments   |   Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Having just read a very impressive WINE SPECTATOR story about a very impressive wine man who did many impressive things, I have to add a few comments about my experiences with Robert Mondavi. The SPECTATOR article alluded to Mondavi’s influence abroad but didn’t provide detail about his overseas impact. During the 1980s, when the Mondavi […]

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» No comments   |   Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Wine and the use of wine won some high-level endorsements this month in a couple of WINE SPECTATOR revelations. While we strive for secularism in these columns, we can’t overlook pronouncements by the Pope — especially when they deal with our favorite beverage. In a public benediction in St. Peter’s Square earlier this month, the Holy Father […]

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» No comments   |   Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm

When I saw that my nearest Total Wine outlet was offering for a limited time a 20% discount on Italian wines, I lamented that it’s been four years since I was last in Italy and rushed off to buy a couple of mixed cases of wines from all parts of the Italian peninsula. Nearly all […]

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