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  • Jancis Robinson
  • Richard Hemming MW
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  • Jancis Robinson
  • & Richard Hemming MW
31 Aug 2015

Jancis interviews Larry Stone - once one of the best-known sommeliers in America, or even the world, associated particularly with Charlie Trotter in Chicago and then Rubicon in San Francisco. He ran Francis Ford Coppola's Inglenook estate in Napa Valley before leaving to set up his own wine estate in Oregon. Lingua Franca has not yet released any wine. We talk about Larry's remarkable story and the current state of the somm scene, referring to what Jon Bonné had to say on the matter in this video. But first, a close-up of a bottle of 60-year-old Inglenook shared with and signed by FFC at the encounter in London described in Dinner with Coppola.