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Joshua Bell was only four when his parents gave him a violin after they noticed him plucking music on rubber bands stretched between handles of his dresser drawers. Nearly 40 years later, Bell performs on a Stradivarius violin, has a catalog of more than 35 CDs, and is one of the most celebrated classical musicians in the world. But music isn't Bell's only passion: He has long been interested in food and wine. Bell spoke with Wine Spectator's Tim Fish about his 1,000-bottle collection, a La Tâche that got away, and his theories on why many musicians are wine lovers.
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