Heady Bouquets And A Sharp Headache

It's 9 a.m., and I'm on my, let's see now, fourth bottle of Chianti. I'm not a lush (yet), nor am I trying to relieve the stress of working for BUSINESS WEEK's Rome bureau. I'm taking part in one of Europe's toughest wine competitions: Vinitaly, a three-day affair in which almost 1,000 wines will be sampled in a splendid 16th century villa in Verona.

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