Sally raises a glass with son Andrew at Wine World Monday night
Sally raises a glass with son Andrew at Wine World Monday night

D ick Benjamin, our good friend, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2013. A week later on the 16th he was laid to rest. After the graveside services we gathered at Wine World to remember Dick.

Dick, along with wife Sally, were co-founders of Wine World in 1972. He loved many things, music (especially opera), wine, and of course Sally and his family. Here is a video tribute that gathered just a few of the comments. Unfortunately YouTube time constraints limited us to 15 minutes. A longer version has been made available to Sally.

Dick at the first table at Wine World tasting, January, 2013
Dick at the first table at Wine World tasting, January, 2013

A Wine World Third Thursday Tasting was one of the very first tastings we covered for BottleReport.com in 2009. This past January I took a shot of Dick handing me a glass of wine at the first table where he always greeted their tasting guests. I was very honored that Sally chose this photo to used on the cover of his memorial service program. He was a great man in all respects. We will miss him dearly.

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  1. Judy Whaley Reply

    Will surely miss Dick!! Such a kind and gentle man. So knowledgeable in the Wine World! You will be missed!

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