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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Digging the wine

MARLBOROUGH

Former Notre Dame basketball coach Digger Phelps was in Marlborough last week, shopping at the Vin Bin wine shop with his sister, Diane, of Sudbury.

Rick Lombardi, co-owner of the Vin Bin writes in his monthly e-newsletter that Phelps bought three bottles: a 2003 St. Emilion Chateau Franc LaPorte, a Simi Alexander Cabernet and a 2000 Mondavi Oakville Cabernet.

He also notes that Phelps will go down in history for coaching the Fighting Irish to an upset victory over the UCLA Bruins in 1974, "ending the longest winning streak in modern sports."

He'll also have us know that the sometime-ESPN commentator played Bacchus, the god of wine, in a Notre Dame performance of "Orpheus and the Underworld" last spring.

--Megan Woolhouse

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