"I just wanted to tell you have much I enjoyed your
most recent issue, #66. You taught and reminded me of something
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I'm guilty of a anti-Merlot snobbery myself, and I'm certain
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I also enjoyed the "What is a great wine list" story.
"Keep it up!"
Diana Van Buren
Partner & General Manager
New York City, New York
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Campanile Restaurant & La Brea Bakery
Los Angeles, California
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Master Sommelier & Owner
The Boulder Wine Merchant
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1. I know who is doing the tasting. Have been a subscriber
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Director of Marketing & Public Relations
St. Supery Winery
Napa Valley, California
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Director of Public Relations
Cannon Wines Limited
San Francisco, California
"I was browsing through Restaurant Wine the other day
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"What a pity we don't have a comparable magazine in
"Keep up the good work."
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Braintree, Essex, England
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Vice President, Director of Marketing/Advertising
Freixenet USA, Inc.
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Nick di Guilio
"Excellent publication. Fair, concise, informative and
Vice President & General Manager
"It has been my privilege to recommend you to our distributor
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"We all thank you."
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
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happening and who the innovators are."
Paige M. Poulos
Paige Poulos Communications