A Patriarch's Passing

www.Carolyntillie.comCalifornian and American wine has lost one of its greatest leaders. Robert G. Mondavi, wine industry scion and founder of the the famous eponymous Napa winery passed away at the age of 94 on Friday, 05/16/08. Arresting and vibrantly engaging even towards the end, Mondavi is widely regarded as the greatest influence on American wine over the last four decades and an unstoppable force that led to the international renown that Californian wine in particular, now enjoys across the globe. He was a leader that introduced and blended New and Old World fine winemaking techniques... (more after the break)
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