A Grape Struggles to Avoid Extinction
May 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The last annual dinner of The Charbono Society took place on April 1, 1989 at the Inglenook Winery in Napa Valley. One hundred aficionados in black tie worked their way through a seven- course meal and drank their way through cases of Inglenook Charbono from 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983 and 1984. Perhaps they suspected that the society was near its end; perhaps not. The society had been held together by the dedication of Inglenook winemakers and of others like John Parducci, who also made a Char...
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