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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

News roundup

Ernest Gallo died. While know for their much maligned gallon jugs, the Gallo brothers have nevertheless helped many of us keep wine on the table until the next payday. And his story is a good, old American rags-to-riches tale with a touch of Citizen Kane thrown in.

The victims of this kind of conterfeit scam probably deserve it. I mean, 15 grand for a bottle of wine? Hemingway said, "Some people drink wine, and some people drink labels."

Okay, instead of $15K, how about just $700 a bottle? This story almost has me convinced.

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