When I got back to my desk, I wrote my column for The NewsJournal in Wilmington on Bursick's pronouncements. Many readers don't know it, but writers don't write the headlines for their stories. Fortunately, I have good headline writers, and my column on Bursick and J appeared under the headline:
"Audacious Winemaker Shoots for the Top with His Pinot Noirs."
I was not surprised to find out that the folks at J did not go all spastic on me or George. A few days later, veteran PR head Tony Lombardi sent me a note with a link to the J blogsite (http://jvineyards.blogspot.com/). There was a picture of George with a faux tattoo that says "Audacious Winemaker" that Lombardi had a local tattootist whip up.
Which goes to show you that Bursick, unlike the grape he plans to take to new heights, is not thin-skinned.
Until next time...