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Ridge Vineyards President Found Dead.

Posted by John Andrews, Jan 29, 2009.

What makes this bizarre as it appears to be a suicide.

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jan 29, 2009.

Top news on Decanter

With all those LI founders dying, its certainly bee a morbid last 30 days in the US wine world.

Reply by Philip James, Jan 29, 2009.

John - i read that earlier - the sfgate article has a pretty horrible, yet busy, series of mud chucking comments beneath it

Reply by John Andrews, Jan 29, 2009.

I've taken the stance of never reading 'user comments' any more ... it can be more depressing than the actual articles.

Reply by Chris Carpita, Jan 29, 2009.

Very true...I remember reading an article a while back about a Washington D.C. intern that had been found "lying dead by the side of the road". Most of the commentors were involved in a heated debate about the proper usage of "lay" vs. "lie".

Reply by Pymonte, Jan 29, 2009.

You know, I disagree. I've found that a lot of youtube comments tend to be more entertaining than the videos themselves.

On more thread-related news, this is tragic. I always think it's beautiful when people say that the world was a better place for having had someone in it, as cliched as it can sound. This is a man whose work was enjoyed by millions of people worldwide.

Reply by Oenophilus, Jan 30, 2009.

I always found Donn to be a gracious man - equally friendly to colleagues as to drunken louts at ZAP. You are right, Pymonte. Many of us are greater for having known him. Cheers, Donn!

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jan 30, 2009.

I really liked the anecdote about the two cups of coffee in the sfgate article.

Among Mr. Reisen's traits as he walked the halls at Ridge was a hearty sense of humor, Draper said, which helped define the rapport between the two, including on occasions when Draper would stop by Mr. Reisen's office in a worked-up state. "He'd take one look at me and say, you've had two cups of coffee. We're going to postpone this," Draper recalled.

Reply by fibo86, Jan 31, 2009.

This is a tragic waist of another life, by his own hand or another.
I will say that if by his own hand much sader as this is an end to a pain that hopefully none of us will know. I only just watched an interesting program on depression if you see any of these signs in anyone, you SHOULD be worried.
You don't have to be down and out as you will see from the show. (if you chose to watch)

Reply by fibo86, Jan 31, 2009.

Man my spelling sucks

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