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(WineSpectator)   Robert Mondavi pops the cork   (winespectator.com) divider line 65
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2008-05-16 09:59:20 PM
TeddyRooseveltsMustache: That's Mugabe not Mondavi.

Congratulations on killing it.


That was my bad. I thought Zimbabwe was a wine.
 
2008-05-16 10:23:51 PM
Too bad. I was hoping he'd kick down UCD a couple-ten-more-million buckaroos before he croaked. We prettimuch need it.

Great theater under his namesake and his monay, the Mondavi Center is world-class in terms of acoustics and aesthetics. And events there are typically (excepting really major artists) half off for students. One of the bennies I suppose.
 
2008-05-16 10:35:16 PM
If it isn't farming, or veterinary...
UCD is basically a worthless school.
Although it does provide the area with a college....
I guess that makes it worth something.

I'm unsure why Mondavi gave them that nice concert hall.
It sits unused for most of the year.
Perhaps the tree protesters can use it to sleep in, and avoid being arrested again.
 
2008-05-16 10:38:47 PM
SAD tag? The man was psycho, and the wine, not "that" good.

/NEWSFLASH, better
 
2008-05-16 10:52:13 PM
Reactron: Zimbabwe is finally free.

Alright, I admit it I don't know what the play is. Please to explain?
 
2008-05-16 11:03:39 PM
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Robert Mondavi: This isn't wine! It's tequila and 5-Alive, and those little marshmallows you put in cocoa.


/God bless you, sir.
//Bought a bottle on the way home tonight.
 
2008-05-16 11:08:41 PM
This, is a very nice wine.


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2008-05-16 11:15:30 PM
Top flight wine is only one contribution Robert Mondavi gave to California Wine makers, he made Napa Valley and in turn all other AVAs what they are today. The first wine maker to open his winery for public tasting, to hold parties for the public and bring American chefs on board to pair wine with fine food.
The two American wines that won the judgment of Paris in '76 may not have been Mondavi's, but winning wine makers Mike Grgich (Chateau Montelena) and Warren Winiarski (Stag's Leap Wine Cellars) perfected their craft while working for Mr. Mondavi. And although his star may have faded over the last few years...he stands as tall as any man or woman in the history of American wine.
 
2008-05-16 11:22:59 PM
And just what is your definition of psycho Mr. mrwknd? The man was a marketing genius sir, betrayed by a younger brother interested in making wine he could ship out in a rail car and a mother who felt the need to protect her younger son from his own short comings.
 
2008-05-16 11:38:47 PM
Mondavi, shall I never despair.
You taught many to enjoy wine with flair.
You've brought joy to my bar,
Now in Heaven you are,
And I hope you find your liver waiting there.
 
2008-05-17 12:07:23 AM
Reactron: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: That's Mugabe not Mondavi.

Congratulations on killing it.

That was my bad. I thought Zimbabwe was a wine.


"Zimbfandel," from Robert Mugabe's Cellar? No, I don't want to know what's in Robert Mugabe's cellar... or who!
 
2008-05-17 06:48:14 AM
dude, i'm drunk on his wine right now. woohooo!!!!

/really
//lame that he's dead
 
2008-05-17 09:22:41 AM
Thats a shame. I always used to grab his wine whenever I made steaks..

I'll tip one back today for him.
 
2008-05-17 09:47:52 AM
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And just what is your definition of psycho Mr. mrwknd? The man was a marketing genius sir, betrayed by a younger brother interested in making wine he could ship out in a rail car and a mother who felt the need to protect her younger son from his own short comings.

Well, a fist fight over a fur coat, mother bans him from the business. He sues family (years in court), meanwhile starting his winery, conflicts w/own chlidren gets his business sold ($1 bil). Yes, these are the SAD tales of a life in genius. But, a nutjob visionary.

/US wine ok
//late response; beer fog, cheers
 
2008-05-17 01:23:36 PM
tonguedepressor: This, is a very nice wine.

We opened that very bottle last night in his honor.

This makes me quite sad.
 
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