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#1 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

I struggled where to place this gem within WB and this seems best. No traction on my FB page, which seems more a commentary on my 400+ friends there than this beautiful tale about an era bygone.

When folks ask about what I miss after my years living in Dixie I invariably mention storytelling...

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#2 Post by Greg Pierce »

Cool! Thanks for posting that Glenn.

Interesting both for the characters involved, as well as for the fact that there once was a time when a wine shop owner might have a 6 year old La Tache available for sale, and might pop one to give you a taste as well.

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#3 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

I thought there were layers to this narrative but also loved hearing about a young La Tache getting uncorked like that. Seems MLK recognized the quality!
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#4 Post by Robert.Fleming »

Thanks for sharing that, Glenn.

Were I you, I would ask the mods to move the thread to Wine Talk. It fits there, IMHO, and deserves the wider audience.

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#5 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

If I wanted a wider audience it would be in wine talk, subject titled MLK & La Tache.
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#6 Post by Robert.Fleming »

It adds a lot of context if you read the Wiki entries on Marvin Griffin and Ralph McGill:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Griffin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_McGill

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#7 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

I knew Ralph McGill's legacy from my time at Emory. As impressive a journalist as any.
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#8 Post by Ken V »

Very interesting.
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#9 Post by CJ Beazley »

I think you should post it in Politics, under the title "we can disagree and not be disagreeable"
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#10 Post by Terence T-Bone Livingston »

Robert.Fleming wrote:Thanks for sharing that, Glenn.

Were I you, I would ask the mods to move the thread to Wine Talk. It fits there, IMHO, and deserves the wider audience.
Having lived in Atlanta as well as in the wine biz there... I agree!
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#11 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

Did you know Jim Sanders Bone?
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#12 Post by Ed Gonzales »

i just stumbled on this. thanks doc for sharing.
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#13 Post by Terence T-Bone Livingston »

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:Did you know Jim Sanders Bone?
I met him when I was selling wine there in the mid-late 90's. It is now a Sherlock's store, and they are doing a fantastic job. He was very well respected in the wine community.
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Terence T-Bone Livingston wrote:
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:Did you know Jim Sanders Bone?
I met him when I was selling wine there in the mid-late 90's. It is now a Sherlock's store, and they are doing a fantastic job. He was very well respected in the wine community.
No shit, Sherlock?
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#15 Post by Doug Schulman »

What a story! Thanks for sharing it.

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#16 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

Terence T-Bone Livingston wrote:
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:Did you know Jim Sanders Bone?
I met him when I was selling wine there in the mid-late 90's. It is now a Sherlock's store, and they are doing a fantastic job. He was very well respected in the wine community.
That's cool man!
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#17 Post by Mark B »

Freakin' awesome. Thanks for sharing!
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#18 Post by Ian Alper »

Glenn - fantastic gem, thanks for posting it.

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#19 Post by edwardmilstein »

What a pleasure to listen to his reminisces. Thanks for posting this.
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#20 Post by Rick.T »

Very interesting, thanks for posting this.
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#21 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

I love how folks find this cool piece from time-to-time, thx everyone.
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#22 Post by cjsavino »

Found the link and posting this for today

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#23 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

Well done Chris! I updated the original 2015 post.
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#24 Post by Sean Devaney »

What a story! Thanks.

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