Originally created 09/18/02

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Tell your tale of massive mileage

How many miles of road has your car traveled?

SOLICITATION

If the odometer on your dash represents an impressive feat of endurance, we would like to hear from you.

The Augusta Chronicle is looking for cars that have served above and beyond expectations.

Please describe your car (include the make, model and mileage) and your methods of maintenance that keep it running and mail to Lots of Miles, Newsroom, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box, 1928, Augusta, GA 30903. Or you may fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to lisalohr@augustachronicle.com

Please include your name, address and daytime and evening phone numbers. Submissions must be received by Monday, Sept. 30. For more information, call Ms. Lohr at 823-3332.

WINE TALK

Australian blend complements meat

Wanting to find something that will please almost any red-wine lover? The 2001 Rosemount Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend from Australia has something to offer everyone. The blend is 60percent Cabernet and 40 percent merlot, which is becoming more popular in California as well as Australia. This $10 wine starts with a healthy dose of dark dried-fruit flavors then balances perfectly for the finish. Using this blend of the two noblest red grapes creates a true work of art for the palate, expressing all the fruit and oak flavors together. A menu is a snap with this pairing. This wine will go with any pork or beef dish without a problem. This is a truly exceptional wine in the price category.

Cheers!

Wine writer Lain Bradford can be reaches at lain@winetalk.org or write in care of The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Actor Jack Warden is 82. Actor Robert Blake is 69. Actor Fred Willard is 63. Singer-actor Frankie Avalon is 62. Actor James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) is 41. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is 31. Actor James Marsden (Ally McBeal) is 29.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: You'll just about figure it out this year. You'll solve all the problems you've faced. Don't complain. By the time this experiment's done, you'll be an expert.

REACH US

Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or ecline@augustachronicle.com.