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June 5, 2008

This afternoon we met a Swiss man named Jean-Francois Pellet. He is the winemaker and part owner of Pepper Bridge Winery in Walla Walla. We filmed him on his nice wood deck outside of his tasting room. There was a great back drop of green vines.

I think something that stood out most in this interview was the notion of growing up in a culture where wine is surrounded and enjoyed by all in everyday life, even as a child as Jean-Francois in Switzerland. Jean-Francois was also very knowledgeable about sales of Merlot past-present-and possible future. He was a very nice, friendly down-to-earth kind of guy. He did not even get annoyed when Rudy accidentally called him Jean-Pierre.