Wine Industry Loses Legend Jess Jackson

We regret to report that wine legend Jess Stonestreet Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson winery, died today at his Geyserville, Calif., home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 81. His company released a touching obituary this morning, detailing how Mr. Jackson went from being "a one-time longshoreman and police officer" to becoming "one of the best-known figures in American viticulture, as Kendall-Jackson became the best-selling Chardonnay in America for over two decades."

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