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One of the Wine Commonsewer top three all time greatest April Fools Day pranks was played by Taco Bell in 1996 when the company took out an ad in the New York Times claiming to have bought the Liberty Bell to help retire the national debt.
This isn't readily apparent but there is a cool video of some of the news coverage from April 1, 1996 at the Paine PR site. Simply click on (view QuickTime) next to the Taco Bell logo. I don't know why it says that, it doesn't make any sense to me either. Requires Quick Time, which can be downloaded free here.
We all know that Miles was at least half wrong in his assessment of Merlot and TWC exposed Miles' hypocrisy early on here.
Truth is there are terrible Merlots floating around out there and, worse, in some quarters, Merlot was once the code drink of the plastic people who considered themselves to be hip, cool, and trendy. Order a glass of Merlot and everyone knows just how cool you are. Then came Sideways and suddenly it's Pinot.
With Merlot's fall from grace came a precipitous dip in sales. To remedy that problem, Swanson Vineyards is working overtime at merlotfightsback.com to polish up the flagging image of Merlot. Sure they have motive, Merlot is their game, but the efforts are to be applauded because, well, a well-crafted Merlot can be as complex and enjoyable as any fine California Cab.