by Fred McMillin
Napa and Sonoma clashed in our Super Bowl battle. Each quarter there were three entries from each district, with some big names like Corison, Gary Farrell, Grgich, etc. Here's the kickoff!
Napa won this quarter by 6 points with these entries:
Sonoma won this quarter by 19 points with these entries:
Sonoma leads 19 to 6.
Napa won this quarter by 5 points with these entries:
Napa won this quarter by 12 points with these entries:
Napa, 23 To 19!
A pharaoh favorite: The wines of the legendary King Tut (ca. 1370-1352 B.C.) included the best from Egypt's large Oasis of Baharia, which made three grades. The pharaoh no doubt skipped the third grade, as it was made by adding water to the skin-seed-pulp fermentation residue. They then pressed it again...we wonder if they called it TWO BUCK TUT?
Credits: Edgar Vogt
Statistics: Ophie Mercado
Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. He was voted one of the U.S.A's 22 Best wine writers by the Academy of Wine Communications. For information about the wine courses he teaches every month at San Francisco City College (Fort Mason Division), please fax him at (415) 567-4468.
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