WINE & DINE

An outsider makes good

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“Most winemakers come to the career of wine through a family history or connection or an inherent fantasy of the product or the lifestyle,” Wine & Dine columnist Doug Paulding writes. George Bursick took an entry-level job at a winery all the way to the top, becoming a successful consultant and, now, serving as executive winemaker of Maxville Winery.

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Touring the lush, lovely Loire

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Ah, the Loire Valley: I’ve heard many appreciative comments about the region. And over the years, I have met many winemakers and winery owners from the Loire and tasted many of their wines. Now, however, I’ve returned from a whirlwind Cliff Notes tour of the valley and have a firsthand perspective.

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