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The Grape Gatsby

The Raw Material: How to Make Wine Red  In the time of the Great Gatsby, clothes certainly did make the man. However, strip away the illusion of fashionable wealth; what have you got? The naked truth. To Mark Twain, clothes … Continue reading

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Let the Credits Roll

Local Specialties, Workhorses and Common Blends  It never ceases to amaze me that very few moviegoers stay for the credits. If you think about it, without those hundreds, even thousands of off-screen players contributing behind the scenes, that film, whether … Continue reading

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Skeletons in the Closet

The White Pinot Family   The newest hobby of the Internet generation seems to be tracing one’s ancestry. My prince of a brother-in-law has been so dedicated to tracing his roots that the wave of enthusiasm has swept not only his … Continue reading

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The Catwalk

Rhone Whites  A catwalk can be a narrow walkway high above a stage, or a fashionable ‘runway’ where the pin-up pulchritude of haut couture parades the latest fashions of Paris, New York, London and Milan.  But catwalks are not the exclusive domain … Continue reading

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If Away I Be, It’s Woe is Me

Chenin Blanc  A director once told me, “If given the choice between directing talent that gives me too much rather than too little, I’ll take too much any day.” The reason: it’s easier to trim back rather than graft on. … Continue reading

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Sweet Lies

Riesling  It is a public relations nightmare when a business has to do double-duty damage control on two fronts. At best it’s an uphill battle; at worst it’s a proverbial ‘damned if you do and damned if you don’t’ scenario. … Continue reading

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Someday My Prince Will Come

Sémillon   I am amazed at just how plugged into pop culture Mad Dog is despite his protests of having absolutely no interest in it whatsoever. Naturally I have to ask, “If you’re not interested, how come you know so much?” … Continue reading

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