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February 19, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During that enchanted October evening in the grand ballroom of the U.S. Grant Hotel, no one could have sensed the impending split between two of the most popular couples to grace La Jolla society. Wealthy, powerful John M. and Sally B. Thornton were hosting one of the elite private parties of the 1990 social season: a sumptuous dinner, followed by the San Francisco Ballet's "Sleeping Beauty"--a presentation underwritten by the Thorntons--at the Civic Theatre.
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May 15, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scandalous battle between two prominent San Diego County couples for control of the renowned Culbertson Winery has ended out of court with John and Martha Culbertson conceding the loss of the family-founded business to venture capitalists John and Sally Thornton.
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NEWS
February 20, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Champagne maker John Culbertson is no stranger to the pitfalls of his fickle business. Like that time in 1983 when the refrigeration units at his Fallbrook winery failed, causing hundreds of bottles to explode. More than two-thirds of that 1983 bottling flowed into an avocado grove, leading Culbertson to remark: "You've got to have deep pockets in this business."
NEWS
February 20, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Champagne maker John Culbertson is no stranger to the pitfalls of his fickle business. Like that time in 1983 when the refrigeration units at his Fallbrook winery failed, causing hundreds of bottles to explode. More than two-thirds of that 1983 bottling flowed into an avocado grove, leading Culbertson to remark: "You've got to have deep pockets in this business."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scandalous battle between two prominent San Diego County couples for control of the renowned Culbertson Winery has ended out of court with John and Martha Culbertson conceding the loss of the family-founded business to venture capitalists John and Sally Thornton.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1989
Luis A. Cota has been named national sales manager of John Culbertson Winery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1998
A Costa Mesa man was taken into custody Sunday morning after barricading himself in his brother's apartment in what police are calling a family dispute. John Michael Culbertson, 36, lured his brother, Keith, 33, out of his apartment on Costa Mesa Street early Sunday, police said. When Keith Culbertson was outside, John Culbertson forced his way into the home and pushed out his brother's housemate, Donita Hunter, 29, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Champagne maker John Culbertson is no stranger to the pitfalls of his fickle business. Take that time in 1983 when the refrigeration units at his Fallbrook winery failed, causing hundreds of bottles of champagne to overheat and explode. More than two-thirds of his entire 1983 bottling flowed into an avocado grove, leading Culbertson to remark later, "You've got to have deep pockets in this business."
SPORTS
March 1, 1989
In the other boys' Division I semifinal: Poway 52, Mt. Carmel 46--After a two-year layoff, Poway returned to the section championship game with a big fourth-quarter rally at Mira Mesa High. The Titans trailed, 36-33, after three quarters but missed only one field goal and one free throw the rest of the way. Adam Jones, Gabby Awbrey, Jay Blankenbeckler and John Culbertson scored four points apiece during Poway's fourth-quarter run.
SPORTS
March 1, 1992
In another Division II game Carlsbad 73, Valhalla 62--Second-seeded Carlsbad led by 20 midway through the fourth quarter. The Lancer's Kewan Shariff scored 11 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter. Chad Nelson added 18 points for Carlsbad (22-6). Sophomore guard Beau Sager scored 17 points and senior forward Wayne Sippial 11 for Valhalla (21-8). Division I Mt. Carmel 79, Fallbrook 72--Third-seeded Mt.
NEWS
February 19, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During that enchanted October evening in the grand ballroom of the U.S. Grant Hotel, no one could have sensed the impending split between two of the most popular couples to grace La Jolla society. Wealthy, powerful John M. and Sally B. Thornton were hosting one of the elite private parties of the 1990 social season: a sumptuous dinner, followed by the San Francisco Ballet's "Sleeping Beauty"--a presentation underwritten by the Thorntons--at the Civic Theatre.
TRAVEL
July 30, 1989 | MICHELE GRIMM and TOM GRIMM, The Grimms are Laguna Beach free-lance writers/photographers and authors of the updated "Away for a Weekend."
Along with wine tasting, visitors to this valley can now eat and sleep amid the vineyards in southwestern Riverside County. Cafe Champagne, a bistro that has received favorable reviews, and the hilltop hideaway called Loma Vista Bed and Breakfast recently joined the 11 wineries that carry the Temecula name. Newest is the John Culbertson Winery, which produces sparkling wines by the traditional French methode Champenoise.
MAGAZINE
March 27, 1988 | ROBERT LAWRENCE BALZER
JUST IN TIME for Easter celebration, here is an advance, inside tip on one of the most beguiling, delectable, beautiful sparkling wines I've ever beheld or tasted. It's in limited quantity, available only through the winery in Fallbrook, but a telephone call will bring it to you just in time for a Sunday gathering of friends and family. Never mind the menu that you've planned. This wine will be perfect with eggs Benedict or traditional baked ham. What is this wonder wine?
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