Andrew Traughber

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    February 18, 2010

    Bon Vivant Wines in Columbia, Illinois, Closing This Weekend

    Dave NelsonAndrew Traughber of Bon Vivant Wines​Gut Check contributor Dave Nelson passes along word that Bon Vivant Wines in Columbia, Illinois, is closing its doors after business this Saturday, February 20. Owner Andrew Traughber is taking a position with Cellar Advisors, a St. Louis-based wine- ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    FoodWire: Wine Tasting at Bon Vivant Wines Thursday, 11.12

    Dave NelsonInside Bon Vivant Wines in Columbia, Illinois​Bon Vivant Wines, which this here publication deemed the Best Wine Store of 2009, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a wine tasting tomorrow, November 11, from 5-7:30 p.m. The tasting will feature wines from importer Kermit Lynch.Acco ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    The Noble Writ: Romo-ance and a Romo-rant

    This week we're going to delve into yet another virtually extinct grape variety that, in the right hands, makes absolutely delicious wine: romorantin. First, though, a bit of a rant. There are more worthy grapes out there than just cab, merlot, pinot noir and chardonnay. And, for the really adventu ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    The Noble Writ's St. Louis Grand Crus: Andrew Traughber, Bon Vivant Wines

    Dave Nelson is the author of the blog Beer, Wine and Whisky. He writes about wine for Gut Check every Tuesday.St. Louis Grand Crus is an ongoing series in which I highlight an individual wine shop, restaurant or winery doing remarkable work in the St. Louis area. In this edition, it's Andrew Traughb ... More >>

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