When I started writing a newspaper column about value wine two-and-one-half years ago I intentionally set my goal pretty high.

I thought 20 newspapers would be a really great goal. Over the weekend I picked up the Peru Tribune in Peru, Indiana, for number 14.

I get frustrated when I send 50 emails to editors, many of who I know, and hear back from one. But sometimes I get a request out of nowhere wanting to add the column and it just makes my day!

It’s a pretty good birthday present. I can now say 14 Indiana newspapers and approximately 200,000 Hoosier homes.

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