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milkmania
03-07-2007, 12:51 PM
great history!

Using $5,900 they borrowed and a recipe from the Modesto Public Library, Ernest and Julio rented a ramshackle building, and everybody in the family pitched in to make ordinary wine for 50 cents a gallon - half the going price. The Gallos made $30,000 the first year.

Ernest Gallo was one of the country's wealthiest men, listed on the Forbes magazine list of the 400 richest Americans with a family worth of $1.3 billion.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,,-6463797,00.html

chudson
03-07-2007, 12:54 PM
I think I may have thrown a few bucks Ernies way, God Bless America!!!

milkmania
03-07-2007, 01:02 PM
I think I may have thrown a few bucks Ernies way, God Bless America!!!

well, he ain't taking any of my money with him;)