On an October evening, James Winkler works a crowd of some two dozen mostly young, attractive professionals. The group sits in rapt attention as he evangelizes for a substance that is as intimidating and inscrutable as it is coveted: wine. They laugh at his anecdotes, such as the one involving a customer who demands that her husband pour French wine over her body as she lies sprawled across a table in the buff.... More >>>
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Chemical slander? Wine instructors at Tony's insist large wineries, especially U.S. producers, illegally use substances such as glycol and penicillin in their mass-produced wines. Sources in the California wine industry say such charges are false, even libelous to large California producers.