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In Memoriam: David Taub, Tireless Promoter of Quality Wines and Frank Prial, A Pioneering Voice for Wine

Mitch Frank, Thomas Matthews
Issue: February 28, 2013

David S. Taub, chairman and CEO of wine importer Palm Bay International, died Nov. 8 in Long Island, N.Y., following a long battle with kidney disease. Also, Frank J. Prial, the first wine columnist for The New York Times, died Nov. 6 in West Orange, N.J., from complications of prostate cancer. Wine Spectator's Mitch Frank and Thomas Matthews report.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 29, 2013.

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