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(spéc · ta · tor): One who is chronically addicted to
up at Mondavi???
things are imploding over there at the Robert Mondavi Corporation (RMC).
It seems that the fan is blowing at full speed and the shit is flying!
week, Michael Mondavi was forced to resign his seat on the board of
directors. (Michael was at one time CEO and Chairman of the Board)
Shortly thereafter, Tim Mondavi resigned from his position as vice
chairman and head winegrower. It doesn't just suck to be a Mondavi
family member, 360 workers at RMC were laid off. That's one third of
the entire company's workforce! What is up with that?
may recall back in September, the RMC braintrust announced that it would
be selling off its premium brands and luxury holdings. That means
that Mondavi's interests in Opus One, Ornellaia, Luce, To Kalon vineyards,
the RMC Oakville winery, etc., are all on the block. (I'll bet those
chowderheads who invested in wine.com are kicking themselves
now!) The unfortunate RMC shareholders will be left with the
"lucrative" high-volume brands like Woodbridge, La Famiglia and
the Robert Mondavi Private Selection.
has it that Michael, Tim and their sister, Marcia Mondavi Borger, are
putting their heads (and finances) together to buy up the jewels of the
RMC. Now if only they had a unique and innovative website to bundle
into the package... Where could they buy such a website...???
(Hey, we could become mondavistuff.com.) You never know...
October 22, 2004 Looking for old Breaking
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...more real wine news
of the Month
In the spirit of
international detente and in honor of an action that foreshadows
monumental change in Franco-American relations, this month the
highly coveted Winery of the Month Award must go to
As we reported in Breaking
News last week, the lovely and talented Véronique Drouhin-Boss
has announced a new line of French wines called Véro,
obviously named after the winemaker herself. These new wines are
targeted at the American market with the grape variety printed on the
label. The woman is a genius I tell you, a GENIUS!!!
I can't wait to get my hands on Véro! (The wine, you perverts, not
In celebration of
this monumental international gesture, I am urging all you winos to go out
and celebrate with a nice French wine. That's right,
celebrate with something French in honor of our friend, Véronique.
If I knew where or when you could find Véro, I would let you know.
Perhaps some big-time wine importer could let us in on the secret...
WinoBabe of the Month!
The Cab Master General
She frolicks in the
surf... She strikes a pose...
She makes a KILLER cab. That's right, Ann Colgin of
Colgin Cellars is WinoBabe of the Month!
WinoStuff Magical Red Wine Stain Removing Elixir
Developed by NASA...
Used on the Space Shuttle...
As seen on TV...
Not available in stores...
Do it now!!!