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09.30.2005

Vines in Space

It was only a matter of time before some crazy rich winemaker decided to get himself blasted into space carrying along some of his rootstock, wasn't it? OK. Maybe I'm just short sighted for not being able to have seen this coming, but there it was in the news. Saturday morning, Dr. Greg Olson, the spry 60 year old owner of La Vinette wine estate in Paarl, South Africa will become the worlds third space tourist. For his undisclosed millions of dollars spent on the trip, he'll be bringing some vines to plant in a special area of the space station, and then will come back down to earth where he'll promptly start marketing space wine. You think I'm kidding.

I guess if you got nothing better to spend your money on.... Me, I'd rather have some of that wine from theTitanic.

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