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Russian River documentary film screens in Washington, DC

“From Obscurity to Excellence: The Story of Grapes and Wine in the Russian River Valley,” a 76-minute documentary film by Joe Nugent will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Washington, D.C. Nugent, a Sonoma County viticulturist and retired chemistry professor, premiered the film in December at Santa Rosa’s Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. The Wednesday screening will be hosted by the American Grand Cru Society. This film chronicles the Russian River Valley wine region’s century-long journey from relative obscurity… Read More »