I would like to thank you for "Overdue Pardons" (Oct. 18). Like Mr. Griego, I am also a life-long CT resident that votes and practices Paganism. I am heartened to see that this issue is getting some attention, and I am interested in pursuing this issue of pardons which as you noted has been addressed in several other states. Thank you for sharing this information in an unbiased way with the public which have very little exposure to and understanding of Wiccan and Pagan paths.
In the article when Wicca and Paganism are mentioned, they are not capitalized, though the word "Christian" is. It is appropriate that a legally recognized and practiced religion should be capitalized as in the case of "Christian." It is a sign of both formal recognition and respect.
In Vino Veritas?
I just read your article about this so-called wine scandal ["The Great Wine Swindle?," Nov. 1] and wanted to comment. You do not mention anything in your article about why these wineries seek grapes from California, New York and Chile. As a new transplant from California, I can tell you the wine quality and lack of varietals in Connecticut equate to bad wine. One can only drink so much Cayuga! These wineries want to stay in business and you do that by offering drinkable wine. I have visited the majority of wineries here in Connecticut and it is no surprise that J. Edwards is my favorite. Why? Because they get their grapes from California, and California is superior.
I come from a long family history of wine growers and wine lovers. So what that these vineyards want to make their customers happy. As long as they disclose this on the bottle (origin), they should stop being targeted (by the way, this investigation is funded by tax payers ... which is tragic) and get back to making wine.