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by Fred McMillin
for October 8, 1997
Dr. Staten in the Lion's Den
Here's How It Happened:
1992 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
Postscript: We all know that Reverend Staten is one of a long line of clergy-vintners. For example, the black-robed Benedictine monks are credited with preserving the art of winemaking during the Dark Ages. However, the first monks to enjoy wine were in a location few would guess. It was not near Rome, but about 300 A.D. St. Anthony and his followers served their guests wine in Egypt!
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