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December 2005
New Orleans' Wine Businesses Creep Back to Life After Katrina
The outlook is uncertain but optimistic for New Orleans as restaurants, and wine retailers and wholesalers get up and running again.
by Suzanne Gannon
 In the days before Hurricane Katrina roared into New Orleans, it could be said that Glenn LeBlanc was a man with a plan, a disaster plan from which FEMA could have learned a lot. With meteorologists tracking the storm as a Category 5, the owner of Avenue Wines knew exactly what to do. He downloaded all of his critical files onto his laptop and then went to his warehouse to do some loading of another kind: he hefted between 450 and 500 cases of wine into the back of a 16-foot insulated Isuz...
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