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by Fred McMillin
for October 17, 1997
Prologue: Anticipating the end of World War II, 1400 delegates from 46 countries convened on April 25, 1945 in San Francisco, and drew up the charter for the United Nations. At the time, I was a U.S. Navy officer teaching theoretical radar in the S.F. Bay Area. One winery seemed to dominate the California wine scene. Which one was it?
The Rest of the Story:
Just The Facts
Postscript: How long did that Beaulieu leadership of the 1940's last? Author James Laube gives the answer: "For most of this century, Beaulieu's Private Reserve has been the most famous and prestigious wine produced in California." To learn about the more recent years, see the Jan. 17, 1997 WineDay titled "The Latour Legacy."...or phone the very knowledgeable Director of Trade Relations, Jeff Prather at (707) 967-5252.
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