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Romancing the grape

California vintner-philosopher adopts non-classical approach

''Scholium Project represents an opportunity for me to experiment, '' says Abe Schoener. ''Scholium Project represents an opportunity for me to experiment, '' says Abe Schoener. (Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)
By Stephen Meuse
Globe Correspondent / September 17, 2008

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Are you a classical or romantic personality? These terms may not capture every nuance of temperament, but who doubts their usefulness in describing a fundamental difference in outlook? Classicists prefer to measure everything against a universal and timeless gold standard. For the romantically-inclined, excellence is a matter of what is most appropriate at a given time and place. (Full article: 738 words)

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