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Wine Dynasty - Tasting Panel Magazine

"What if you were to take the all-start concept from sports and apply it to making wine? The result would be Long Shadows. "My mentor was Bob Mondavi, "confesses Allen Shoup. "He inspired fine wine in California and worked tirelessly to help the world see fine wine as a part of that continuum of great cultural pleasures that celebrated art, dance, music, fine dining, literature and poetry or simply the beauty in nature. Bob felt that each of these pleasures were reinforced by the other and gave life extra meaning. He cast a long shadow on the industry." But if Robert Mondavi planted one seed that would inspire Shoup's future signature project, it was the Napa icon's brilliant plan to unite with another celebrated vintner, Baron Philippe de Rothschild."