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 22, 2006

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