Kevin Faulconer

LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

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Oceanographer Walter Munk honored in France

Veritable La Jolla saint Walter Munk — the Scripps Institution of Oceanography chair who’s still hard at work at 100 years old — is now a knight in France. Well, sort of.

He was “knighted” by the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Fraternity of Knights of the Wine-Tasting Cub), a brotherhood of Burgundy wine growers and enthusiasts founded in 1934. He was nominated by Alex Robertson and Max Gurney of the Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Club, who are both knights themselves and who attended along with other La Jollans including Dr. Damien Leloup, Barry and Seonaid Bielinski and, of course, Walter’s wife...

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