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They Said It… Our Editor Responds

* Said a leading Russian health official after Russia banned wine imports from the former Soviet republic of Moldova: “The wine should be used to paint fences.”

Says our editor: Hey, it’s always important to have a nice, strong base coat.

* Said Paul Leary of Napa Valley’s Blackbird Vineyards: “Mother Nature gives us something new each year…

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Bart Araujo on Going Beyond 'Sustainable'

     The Eisele Vineyard is one of the historic jewels of the Napa Valley.

     To keep it that way, in 1998, the owners converted it to organic.

     Then in 2001, it was certified biodynamic…

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How to Make a Memorable (in a Good Way) Toast

     It won’t be long until wedding and reunion season arrives. And
that means you may be called upon to raise a glass and propose a toast.

     If the thought of bombing in front of a bunch of friends (or
perfect strangers) takes the fun out of the occasion, you need to
follow the Boy Scouts’ motto: Be prepared.

     Here are a few tips to help you formulate a toast that everyone in attendance will remember…

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They Said It… Our Editor Reacts

     * Said Clifton Fadiman: “To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.”

     Says our editor: So why didn’t they serve wine in history class?

     * Said Maurice Healy: “I took one sip; I closed my eyes, and every beautiful thing that I had…

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