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Wine Maniacs is an honest account of Layne Witherell's 30 years in the wine business. It is an original and passionate look behind the scenes of a business that you don't realize exists. The uniqueness of this book is that Witherell has experiences in the business from the retail, wholesale, winery, importer, wine writer, teacher, and wine judge worlds. The good, the bad, and the ugly in the world of wine.
Layne has been in the wine business since the 1970’s. In that time, he has tasted many thousands of wines. As an importer, wholesaler, retailer, wine judge, winery CEO, radio talk show host and wine teacher – he has lived it all. He has spent his time in San Francisco; Portland, Oregon; Missoula, Montana; Richmond, Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia and (finally) Portland, Maine.