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Retiring Tribune wine columnist shares 40 years of lessons

Retiring Tribune wine columnist shares 40 years of lessons

This is my last column on wine for the Chicago Tribune; it may be my last wine writing ever. This old man is moving on, to write and teach about what else matters to him, to his noggin, heart and students: food and its cooking, history, religion, the craft of writing itself. Back in my hometown of Denver, it's rumored that John Elway once whispered this advice to Peyton Manning, based on Elway's own experience: "It's always better to quit while you're on top." Though this is just a wine column, I'm glad I did a good job of it; you often told me as much. Thank you. But to close the book, I want to share with you what wine has taught me during the...

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