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Fred Tasker, Miami Herald And WLRN’s ‘Wine Guy,’ Dies At 79. ‘He Took Readers Around The World’

Fred Tasker pouring a bottle of wine into a glass
The Miami Herald
Reporter and columnist Fred Tasker wrote for the Miami Herald from 1969 to 2012 and was known as “The Wine Guy” for his Herald column and radio appearances broadcast on WLRN in South Florida from 1999 to 2016

There could only be one Fred Tasker and, for more than 40 years, Miami Herald readers were exposed to the mad genius of his brilliant mind.

Tasker could explain everything you need to know about wine in his Herald column to the latest breakthrough in brain surgery. He charted Miami’s growth, covered the area’s burgeoning arts scene, chronicled chefs in the kitchen, wine makers in their vineyards and even weighed in on the eternal battle over the toilet seat — should it be left up or down?

These things were important to readers so they became important to Tasker.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.