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by Fred McMillin
|9th||SYRAH by Zaca Mesa, 2000, $20|
|8th||MERLOT by Casa de Caballos, 2002, $26|
|7th||7th MERLOT by Solaris, 2001, $16|
|6th||6th MERLOT by Ballentine, 2000, $22|
|5th||5th MERLOT (Jack London) by Kenwood, 2001, $24|
|4th||4th MERLOT by Rodney Strong, 2001, $18|
|3rd||3rd SYRAH by Edna Valley Vineyard, 2002, $14|
|2nd||2nd MERLOT by Chateau St. Jean, 2002, $15|
|1st||1st SYRAH (Le Mistral) by Joseph Phelps, 2002, $30|
Merlot won 6 out of 9 matches. It ain't finito, training wheels or not.
And a Parting Chuckle
The vintner became ill and his wife rushed him to the doctor, who took one look and asked the husband to step out into the waiting room. Doctor: "It's clearly a case of too much stress. From now on, you must immediately satisfy his every need...when he comes home after work, meet him with his slippers and a glass of his favorite wine, on weekends sit with him while he watches all the sports on TV, and so forth. That is, give up your interests and eliminate all of his stresses. If you don't, he will die!"
The wife thanks the doctor and hurries to her husband. Husband: "What did he say? What did he say?" Wife: "He said you're going to die!"
About the Writer
Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. For information about the wine courses he teaches every month at either San Francisco State University or San Francisco City College (Fort Mason Division), please fax him at (415) 567-4468.
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