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Wine Industry Loses Two Major Icons

We say goodbye to Willy Frank of the Finger Lakes and Rodney Strong of Sonoma.



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This week saw the passing of two leaders in the wine industry.

Willy Frank, a tireless promoter of New York state wine, died of a stroke Tuesday, March 7 in Naples, Fla. at the age of 80.

Rodney Strong, the former Broadway dancer whose forty-year career in the wine business made him one of the most respected vintners in Sonoma County, died March 5 at age 78.

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