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The Mayor of Wine

San Francisco's Gavin Newsom brings innovation to Napa Valley and City Hall
Tim Fish
Issue: November 15, 2006

To most Americans, Gavin Newsom is the upstart mayor of San Francisco who courted controversy over his support of gay marriage. To wine and food lovers, he is the energetic entrepreneur behind the PlumpJack empire who challenged conventional wisdom in 2000 by putting a screw cap on a $135 bottle of Napa Cabernet.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2006.

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