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Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm scales back, forges ahead
He's the beloved, maverick winemaker who led the way for screw caps, ingredient labeling and little-known varietals. Today, eight years after the sale of his big brands, the envelope-pusher is forging ahead as he tries to reseize Bonny Doon Vineyard and breed new wine grapes.
(Photos by Omar Vega/Evan Agostini/John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone
Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.