by Jake Lorenzo
Apr 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Captain Jon called to his first mate, "Cast off, Jake, we're headin' out." A gentle breeze slid along the water carrying the salty smell of fish and mud. The blue sky sparkled, cloud free. We motored out of the marina onto the Napa River. I popped the cork on a delightful Spanish Cava, and we toasted our maiden voyage on Phazetoo, Captain Jon's new boat.Captain Jon was in the midst of a mid-life crisis, his second. Three years ago, he left his career as a consolidator. That was his first mid-lif...
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