He asked for wine, so his prize is a bottle of 1976 Bolla Amarone Classico Chianti.
Wally lives in San Francisco with his wife Charlene. They also spend time in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, Jack London territory. He is a retired school teacher who manages the house and property he has built, starting when he was eighteen years old. His oldest son, Chris, graduated college, went to the San Francisco Culinary College, and is working his way up to a chef that specializes in the marriages of wine and food. Peter is a freshman at St. Marys in Moraga, California, where he is a top athlete.
Walter J. Lunny, III won this award, with several close runners-up, and the decision was made fair and square, although I should declare he has been my best friend since I worked at KFRC in 1963.
Lars and Eric
Eric has been in the internet and computer business for 25 years and is finally sick of the stress. He sells his company and buys 50 acres of land outside of Placerville as far from humanity as possible. Eric sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it's total peace and quiet. No computers. No internet. No telephone calls.
After six months or so of almost total isolation, he's finishing dinner when someone knocks on his door. He opens it and there is a big, bearded man standing there.
"Name's Lars... Your neighbor from four miles away...Having a party Saturday... thought you'd like to come."
"Great," says Eric, "after six months out here I'm ready to meet some local folks. Thank you."
As Lars is leaving he stops, "Gotta warn you there's gonna be some drinkin'."
"Not a problem... after 25 years in the computer business, I can drink with the best of 'em."
Again, as he starts to leave Lars stops. "More 'n' likely gonna be some fightin' too."
Eric says, "Well, I get along with people. I'll be there. Thanks again."
Once again Lars turns from the door. "I've seen some wild sex at these parties, too."
"Now that's not a problem" says Eric, "I've been all alone for six months! I'll definitely be there ... by the way, what should I wear?"
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