About the Prince (Rusty Gaffney, MD)
I have a passion for good Pinot Noir – California, Oregon, Burgundy, or wherever it may turn up.I drink good Pinot daily, I read about Pinot daily through all the available sources on wine, and I visit Pinot-producing wine areas of the world regularly. I don’t give numerical scores on Pinot – just some helpful comments. Like good sex, good Pinot is totally sensual and not numerical (was your last romantic encounter a 91 or 92/100?). Finding good Pinot is a daunting task that requires patience, persistence, and money. Often less than 500 cases of a Pinot are available for the world. I hope that this newsletter allows you to score a few choice bottles for your cellar.
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Bennie Archuleta, MD, Founding Commandeur of the Renaud Society, New Mexico, USA
Bennie S. Archuleta, Jr. passed away January 12, 2008. He was born February 9, 1949 in Las Vegas, NM and grew up in Denver and Las Vegas. Bennie received a Master’s Degree from Highlands University and his medical degree from the University of New Mexico, specializing in cardiology. Bennie performed his internship and residency at Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, OR. He was an associated with Albuquerque Cardiac Associates, Cardiology Associates of New Mexico, Desert Cardiology in Tucson and Arizona Heart Institute in Prescott. His associates remember the excellent, professional care and respect he gave to all his patients and those he treated were always grateful to have Bennie as their doctor. He was currently serving on the Board of Directors for Jet Trucks, was on the Institutional Review Board and was a research investigator for Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and served on the Khatali Alumni Board, UNM School of Medicine. Bennie retired in 2003 and spent the next 5 years living life to the fullest. He pursued his passions for photography, art, travel, baseball, and family and was happiest spending time at his ranch in Sapello.