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Sunny Santorini
Haridimos Hatzidakis may well represent the future of the wine industry on the picturesque Greek island of Santorini. He was the first to see the potential in dry wine made from the red Mavrotragano grape, the first to bottle Mavrotragano, the first in perhaps a century to plant it in a vineyard of its own. 

Sports Talk Radio
Growing up in Lynn, Massachusetts, in the late 1950s and 1960s, Glenn Ordway didn't aspire to be a sports-talk host on the radio. That job didn't exist. If you talked about sports for a living, it meant you were a play-by-play announcer. Neighborhood kids imitated the smoothly erudite Curt Gowdy, who broadcast games of the hapless Red Sox. Or Johnny Most, whose heavy-machinery rattle narrated the details of each Celtics championship. 


On a warm Sunday morning last September, twin alabaster-white 747s bearing the flags of the United Arab Emirates sat on a runway at Lexington, Kentucky's Blue Grass Airport, looming over the passing traffic. Both had arrived the previous day bearing Sheikhs from Dubai's ruling Maktoum dynasty, brothers who had come to Lexington to spend as much as $100 million on year-old colts. By Thursday morning, once the best-bred horses had been disposed of, the planes would be gone. 

Sideways in Bordeaux
"Which of you guys is Miles?" everyone wants to know when they hear our plan. My friend Kelley and I are re-enacting the movie Sideways, in which two buddies – one a failed writer coming off a divorce, the other a sex addict on the brink of marriage – take a road trip to Santa Barbara, visit wineries, drink prodigious amounts of wine, and have adventures along the way. But we've made a few changes to the script. Instead of Santa Barbara, we're in Bordeaux, the world's most renowned wine region. 

John Calipari
The oversized portraits line the hallway of the newly renovated men's basketball office at the University of Memphis, beneath the track lighting. Like the state-of-the-art multimedia room that head coach John Calipari plans to install, the team's run of national television appearances, and pre-season jaunts to seductive sites like Maui and Cancun, they're meant to help impress recruits into signing with the Tigers.

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