The Mayor of Wine

San Francisco's Gavin Newsom brings innovation to Napa Valley and City Hall
Nov 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.

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